ConBody

The story behind the workout is almost as good as the workout itself: While serving a prison sentence in his 9’x6’ cell, Coss Marte developed a unique and effective exercise program without the need for any equipment. Using military bootcamp techniques, and some additional secrets that Coss developed himself, this program is designed to be completed anywhere, anytime. Committing himself to this program, Coss was able to lose 70 lbs. in just six months. The real message is about prison reform. ConBody hires formerly incarcerated individuals to teach fitness classes. Their mission is to bridge a gap between two communities: young professionals and formerly incarcerated individuals.

location
New York, NY
specialty
Military Style Boot Camp
top rated class
ConBody Bootcamp 1

instructors

Instructor Coss Marte

Coss Marte

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 started to get in shape using the tools he had -- his prison cell and his own body weight. Within six months he lost 70 pounds and replicated his successful formula of body weight exercises with 20 other inmates. Then he launched ConBody a prison style bootcamp that has gained over 10,000+ clients and hires formerly incarcerated individuals to teach fitness classes. Since the launch of his company he’s been featured in over 200 major media outlets such as NBC, CNN, The New York Times, TED Talks, and Men’s Fitness. He’s also won major pitch competitions such as Pitch for Good by TOM’s shoes and the YPO shark tank competition, which combined raised $200,000.

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