Tyrone was lost in life. Through fitness he turned his life around and established his successful Be The Fittest company with the help of The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme. Now, he not only run's his business, he's helping to turn around the lives of others who need help too.
Tyrone grew up in London, with his mother and sister. He did well at school, but went ‘off the rails’ around the time he went to college. During this time, his mother and sister had moved out of his home. Tyrone was home alone and lacking in any guidance other than that from his friends and peers. Tyrone found himself hanging around with the wrong crowd and it was during this time he ended up getting in to trouble. This left him living a life where he found himself with no hope.
The only thing that helped him escape was fitness. Throughout his youth Tyrone was always into sport and working out. He taught himself how to make the most of short workouts which would eventually give him solid grounding for a business idea. Tyrone struggled to get jobs, living life without any purpose or hope. At this time he found out he was having a daughter. This gave him the incentive to try and start his own fitness business.
Tyrone approached The Prince’s Trust who supported his business idea, through its Enterprise programme, and helped him establish his company Be The Fittest. Since then, his business has thrived. He has independently launched his own branded apparel range and worked with Reebok on influencer campaigns. Both sides of his business are receiving celebrity referrals and endorsements. Model David Gandy takes his training advice, whilst Lottie Moss, Made in Chelsea’s Binky Felstead and Saturday’s singer Mollie King all count Tyrone as their personal trainer. With up to 10 clients a day Tyrone is always busy and now employs associate trainers to help him with increased demand.
Tyrone become a Young Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and in 2016 was selected as astronaut Tim Peake’s shadow runner as he completed the London Marathon to raise awareness of The Trust’s work. In January he’ll be on our television screens as one of the trainers in a new MTV show. He is now helping inspire the hardest to reach young people turn their lives around by becoming entrepreneurs through the new Prince’s Trust Online platform and is planning to offer training and employment opportunities to unemployed young people like him.
Tyrone said: “Just 4 years ago I was lost in life and I had no hope. But with the support of The Prince’s Trust I now run a successful personal training business. It gives me the chance to do what I love, provide jobs to other and has opened so many doors, including the chance to star in an upcoming MTV series. Now it’s possible to access the advice and support from your own home, I’d recommend Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme to any young person who feels like they’re going nowhere – what have they got to lose?”