Tarquin Thornton-Close began his career as a strength coach and personal trainer in 2008. “When I got into fitness almost a decade ago, I wanted to share it with others. I wanted to open my own studio to do personal training the way I thought was best and to offer the best level of service possible,” explains Tarquin. He opened Triptych Strength, his own studio, in January 2017.
Now, Triptych Strength is a personal training studio that offers high-quality trainers in a high-end facility free of crowds. Triptych Strength has three trainers and Tarquin and his wife Lauren run the business.
When he came to Main Street Launch, Tarquin had secured the space that Triptych Strength operates in, but he needed additional capital to get the doors open. “The loan from Main Street Launch got us off the ground. It paid for our equipment, upgrades to our website and logo, and working capital to help us in the initial months. We would not have been able to open this fast without the loan,” remembers Tarquin. “Darius [Mahajer, Senior Vice President – Main Street Launch] was great about staying in touch and guiding us through the process. Everyone at Main Street was friendly and helpful, and the process was easy and clear.”
Tarquin offers advice to aspiring entrepreneurs: “Be prepared for the little things to add up – it will always cost more than you plan for. Be flexible with your business plan. Know what is non-negotiable and what you can adapt to meet your clients’ needs.”
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