INSIDE INSPIRATION: HOW AN EX-CONVICT BECAME A HEALTH AND FITNESS GURU
WHO: In 2009, Coss Marte was sent to jail as the ringleader of a multi-million dollar cocaine operation. He was also grossly overweight and warned by his physician that his current lifestyle, if left unchecked, would likely kill him. Faced with this grim prognosis, Coss decided to get in shape using the tools he had: his prison cell, and his own bodyweight. Within six months he lost 70 pounds and replicated his successful formula of bodyweight exercises with 20 other inmates. On his release, he launched ConBody: a prison-style bootcamp that has gained over 10,000 clients and hires formerly incarcerated individuals to teach fitness classes.
WHAT: Hear Coss tell his story – from growing up in a horrible situation, to finding the drive to climb out of it any way he could, and how the mistakes he’s made have helped make him the man he is today. He’ll also talk about how he marketed himself to grow ConBody – and, as a result, where ConBody is today.