“My great grandfather, Lorenzo Snow, immigrated to America from Limerick, Ireland and opened the original Trinity Club over 100 years ago in what was then known as the Five Points in lower Manhattan.”
Trinity and owner Martin Snow have a historical family legacy which movies are made from; both of Martin’s great grandparents are legends in their own right. Lorenzo Snow amassed an unbelievable boxing record of 168-2, with 156 knockouts. But, when Lorenzo fell victim to the Spanish influenza in 1919, his wife, Margret “Maggie” McEldowney, a mother of 21 children with 96 grandchildren, continued to run the club. A boxer herself, she renamed the club, Trinity Boxing Club and was frequented by some of the biggest names of the day, among them Al Capone, Al Jolson, Charlie Chaplin, and second cousin Joseph Kennedy. For Maggie, life was good until her untimely death during the crash of 1929; which lead her family to close the club.
The legacy continues, when Martin Snow decided to establish Trinity Boxing & Athletic Club, Inc. (Trinity) in 2004, located a block away from the World Trade Center until 2015. Trinity NYC offers training programs based on a professional boxer’s regiment and adjusted for the non-fighter. According Martin, “There are three kinds of fighters – amateur, professional and everyone else. This is the gym for everyone else.” Trinity NYC gym had grown to 200 unlimited training members and attracted many celebrity and clients from the entertainment industry that include the cast of Game of Thrones and Tyra Banks to Carmelo Anthony. Many of these clients enjoy Trinity Boxing but their professional lives demand a bi-coastal lifestyle. This led Mr. Snow to open a second location in Los Angeles, Trinity Boxing & Athletic Camp LLC.
However, in 2012, Hurricane Sandy along with a landlord lease dispute impacted Trinity’s bottom-line and credit rating. And even though he won the settlement with the NYC landlord, Trinity would have to relocate. When Martin was unable to secure financing for the move; a Chase banker referred him to VEDC, who provided financing for equipment, debt refinancing, working capital, and tenant improvements.
Trinity Boxing Club NYC is located at 116 Duane St, New York, NY 10007
Call 212-374-9393 for more information.