Coss Marte, Founder of CONBODY, Shares ‘Second Chance’ Insights on Impact Podcast with John Shegerian

LOS ANGELES, Aug 31, 2021 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Coss Marte, CONBODY CEO, fitness guru and thought leader in reintegrating former incarcerated people into society, is on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian this week. The show will be hosted by Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposal company and a cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company.

Marte was jailed as the ringleader in a multi-million dollar marijuana operation. He was also severely overweight and was warned by his doctor that his lifestyle would likely kill him if not controlled. Given this dire prognosis, Marte began to get in shape using the only tools he had – his prison cell and his own body weight. He lost 70 pounds in six months and then repeated his successful bodyweight exercise formula with 20 other inmates. After serving his time, he started CONBODY, a prison-style bootcamp that has gained over 50,000 clients and hires former prisoners to teach fitness classes.

In the Impact episode, Marte describes his unique and effective training program that does not rely on equipment. He also talks about his commitment to helping people make changes that will result in fitness and lifestyle goals being met and maintained.

“The interview with John Shegerian for the Impact Podcast has further inspired me to continue and grow my business,” said Marte. “It also served as a reminder that transforming your hustle and bustle is doable for anyone who comes out of the institutional system, and all you need is the courage to do so. I really appreciate the opportunity to be on the show. “

“We were honored to have Coss on our show to tell his incredible story and share his amazing work with CONBODY that is sure to move and inspire our audiences,” said Shegerian. “Coss’s efforts make him a really powerful example of how one person can turn their life around completely and make a significant and positive difference in the lives of so many others.”

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Each week, guests are invited as thought leaders to tell the audience firsthand how they can make the world a better place on a daily basis.

Recent guests have included executives from Verizon, Best Buy, General Motors, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, JetBlue, Comerica Bank, Goodyear Tire, Virgin, GE, Timberland, New York City, Beyond Meat, Lipton Tea, Patron Tequila, Panasonic, Molson Coors, Seventh Generation, the US Tennis Association, Ecosia, Waste Management, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and a number of fascinating thought leaders and innovators including Martin Luther King III; Real estate powerhouse and television personality Ryan Serhant; Writer / Comedian / Author Jeannie Gaffigan; Softball legend and ESPN baseball host Jessica Mendoza; The pioneer of PTSD treatment, Dr. Rick Doblin; ESPN radio personalities Sarah Spain and Israel Gutierrez; Ultra Endurance Athlete Rich Roll; the late legendary actor Ed Asner; and hundreds more.

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