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The Fit Spirit Goes
by Lawrence Chin Founder
(Excerpt from Voyage Ohio) Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I started as an investor after moving to the US from Trinidad, and I had a successful investment company. After the market crashed in 2008, my company took a loss, and I decided to pivot to my next venture. Growing up, I always had a passion for fitness- specifically martial arts, dance, and gymnastics.
I actually used to compete in the martial arts arena in Trinidad! So, a natural next step was to start teaching classes here for people interested in fitness and wellness. In 2010 I started my business, which eventually grew to become FitSpirit Fitness in 2011. Our goal was to be different from all the other fitness companies out there.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has definitely not been a smooth road. I have faced multiple tragedies in life, like losing my first business and losing my eldest child in 2013. At times, my world has been rocked. I have since promised myself to continue living for my daughter; she was always someone who went out of her way to make people happy and comfortable in themselves, and that is the essence of FitSpirit What sets us apart is that we truly try to motivate our clients physically and mentally so that they leave our studio feeling happy and accomplished.