Interview with
Terra Castro

Terra Castro | Founder
Detroit Body Garage


Q: Why did you start your business?

A: I was a professional triathlete for over a decade. When I retired I realized I could use movement and my love for my community to help my city, Detroit, and start a business. I launched Be Bold Crew LLC: a mobile endurance racing and training program in 2015 then opened Detroit Body Garage (our brick and mortar location) in 2016.

Q: What are some key factors or decisions that contributed to the success of your business?

A: Staying true to my mission & values. Focusing on community. Being real and meeting my clients where they are. Making sure to have wise mentors/advisors.

Ask for help. Be BOLD and take risks. It's all worth it.

Q: What are some challenging aspects of your business?

A: Being able to manage admin while also coaching/programming. I am the sole owner/founder so I wear a lot of hats. Self care is key and making sure you get rest.

Q: Do you feel you made any serious mistakes as you were starting or growing your business? Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently?

A: No I think there is just a learning curve each month/year you are open.

Q: What other advice or words of inspiration would you like to share?

A: BE BOLD, be willing to leap and take risk. It is worth it. Love your neighbor. Get involved. Use your business for more than just revenue.

About Detroit Body Garage

Community Gym. Rebuild one part at a time. Become a vehicle of change through movement & community.

"Ask for help. Be BOLD and take risks. It's all worth it."—Terra Castro