Demetrius D. Robinson: Founder, CEO Tighten Ups Gym
Demetrius D. Robinson, born May 30, 1973, began working his first job in 1984 as a paper boy at the age of 11. Demetrius delivering over a 1,000 newspapers daily while pulling a wagon his father hand built for him, because the standard wagons could not handle the workload. THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN and standard hasn’t been in his methods since then.
Demetrius graduated from Murray Wright high school in 1991. During his school years he ran track as well as playing on the football team. Demetrius took track and football to the next level advancing in the 200m to be an Olympic hopeful in 1996 and playing semi-pro football in 1995. He has also coached little league football and softball.
Demetrius worked 12 years in the food industry as a cook to become a chef. He then worked another 5 years at the casinos as a line cook, advancing to a manager, heading three departments in record time. Fortunately this work streak was brought to an end, and Tighten Ups Gym was born and is now 10 years in operations. Fitness has been in his entire life from PAL football until now. Pro Boxing has just been added to his endeavors.
Demetrius has shown that he is a true leader in a number of ways. First being a loving husband and father, being active in the church as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, church executive board , as well as doing all sorts of behind the scene things in the community, such as being the entrepreneurial speaker for the NAACP Career Day Youth Summit in 2008 sponsored by Ford Motor Company.
In February of 2008 Demetrius (Tighten Ups Gym) was featured in the Michigan Chronicle. He ran in the Detroit Free Press Marathon in 2010 and in February of 2010 he began broadcasting on WCHB Talk Radio with Mildred Gaddis every Monday morning. His segment is called “Get Your Body Tight with Mr. Tighten Ups.