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Joy Keys chats with Coss Marte, Founder of CONBODY

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Coss Marte grew up in New York's Lower East Side, where he began dealing drugs at a young age, with his first arrest at only thirteen years old.

In prison, Marte was told by doctors that if he didn't start eating right and exercising, he was likely going to die within five years. This wakeup call for Marte motivated him to do calisthenics with his own body weight, losing over 70lbs in 6 months. Gaining the attention of others, Marte began training inmates, helping them lose over 1000 pounds collectively. It was in solitary confinemJoy Keys,podcast,women podcasters, black podcasters,Philly podcasters,Philadelphia,Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys,nt where Marte created a business plan to take his fitness program outside of his cell upon release; which became a reality in 2016 with the launch of CONBODY's first fitness studio, located on the same NYC street corner where Marte was arrested.

CONBODY hires formerly incarcerated trainers de-stigmatize the formerly incarcerated community and ease their integration back into society. Through the CONBODY FOUNDATION,.

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