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Inspiring Conversations with Antonio Martin of Bros 2 Pros Sporting Agency/Raw Natural Strength

Today we’d like to introduce you to Antonio Martin. 

Hi Antonio, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My story started in 2012. I just signed an arena football contract for a two-year deal, when my life changed. I was working security in a nightclub in Detroit when shots were fired. My best friend, the other security guard, was shot 6 times and died. I was shot once in the back and became paralyzed from the waist down. Although my football playing days were over my athletic career wasn’t. After leaving the hospital I had a new outlook on life. I instantly became an entrepreneur. I figured just because I couldn’t play football didn’t mean I couldn’t help others with their football dreams. So, I created Bros 2 Pros Sporting Agency. Bros 2 Pros help young men who don’t have the grades to go to college, who didn’t make it to the NFL, who have the skill but never was recognized & others looking for support on their football journey, a second chance. We also mentor and teach the young men how to be leaders in their homes and the community. I have a fitness brand I created in 2019 called Raw Natural Strength that helps people reach their fitness goals. In 2018, after being paralyzed for 6 years I became a professional athlete once again. I joined Team USA Paralympic para powerlifting team. I learned strengths I never knew I had. I traveled the world and became the American record holder in my sport with a lift of 500lbs. After learning so much about my God-given talent, I wanted to once again help others. My brand is a natural brand with no added supplements so God, my wife, and I came up with the name Raw Natural Strength. I thank God after all I’ve been through, I’m able to help others succeed in life. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Of course, my road has been bumpy. My biggest obstacle is not having the use of my legs. Learning to do things all over again and learning new ways to do it was a struggle at the beginning but with God, on my side, my entire journey has built me into the man I am today. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Bros 2 Pros Sports will have its football training camp for the first time this year in July. Flyer pictured below. 

What’s next?
I have a big event coming to Michigan next year. Our plan is to continue to help players fulfill their football dreams and people achieve their fitness goals. 

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Melanie Martin

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