Nov 16, 2016
Coss Marte disrupted his own prison sentence by developing a fitness program behind bars. He dropped 70 pounds in six months with no equipment. Fellow prisoners soon became his clients. After he was released from prison for dealing drugs, he used the hustle his mom instilled in him and a mentorship with Defy Ventures to turn his training program into a small business. Marte is the founder of ConBody, a gym that hires formerly incarcerated people that sits on the same New York street corner where he used to deal.