On this episode of Trevor Talks Podcast, I had the opportunity to speak with Coss Marte, The founder of CONBODY.
I first heard Coss' story when my brothers were watching his documentary on VICE Network and I instantly reached out for an interview in which he graciously accepted.
About Coss Marte:
The founder of CONBODY, Coss developed his bodyweight training style when he was incarcerated for 4 years on drug charges. Coss lost 70 pounds in 6 months and found his calling. He founded CONBODY fitness studio in New York City, where he hires other former inmates who have turned their lives around through fitness.
CONBODY is a prison style fitness bootcamp that hires formerly incarcerated individuals to teach fitness classes. CONBODY, developed by former inmate Coss Marte, is the ultimate no-equipment, workout program. Using military-style bodyweight training techniques that he learned in prison, Coss was able to lose 70 pounds in six months with nothing but the walls and floor of his 9-by-6 prison cell.
CONBODY's real message is about prison reform. Our mission is to bridge a gap between two communities: young professionals and formerly incarcerated individuals. We partner with non-profit organizations to provide resources (educational, housing, employment, and mentorship) to former inmates. CONBODY has hired over 40 former inmates and has a 0% recidivism rate.