‘RHONY’ Boxing Coach Breakout Star Says He Can ‘Teach Boxing to Anyone’ (Even Tinsley Mortimer)

Tinsley Mortimer and Dorinda Medley may have sparred on The Real Housewives of New York City, but the real breakout star from the episode was boxing coach Martin Snow.

Trinity Boxing Club is a New York recreational boxing gym located near Wall Street
Trinity Boxing Club is a New York recreational boxing gym located near Wall Street |Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Snow made his debut appearance on the series during the first episode. His gruff but humorous approach with Leah McSweeney, but especially Tinsley Mortimer resonated with viewers. He endeared himself to viewers even further during the latest episode.

He and Mortimer had a boxing lesson where he repeatedly referred to her as “Tinesdale.” But he offered her some heart to heart advice reminding her she’s strong. “You are a freaking legend,” he tells her. “There will never be another Tinsdale!” After the serious pep talk, fans are wondering —who is Martin Snow?

He owns Trinity Boxing Club

Mortimer and McSweeney visited Snow’s boxing gym, Trinity Boxing Club in Tribeca. The building has some serious historic roots and is often the set for Showtime series, Ray Donovan. “We have an 18 ft. boxing ring, a bunch of heavybags and a few ghosts who can’t take a hint,” according to the gym’s website that sounds like it was written by Snow.

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The gym also has a Los Angeles, California location too. Snow’s team offers group classes Monday through Friday, which include sparring, drills, and athletic conditioning.

Snow’s humor is seen throughout his website. He is featured on the company’s home page surrounded by nuns. “Fight the good fight, keep the faith, but keep your distance,” he shared.

Snow started boxing in college

Snow shared his story on the site, which proves to be as interesting as the man seen on the series. “Now that is a long story,” he shared in a bio page.

“Short version is I got involved with boxing during college while at Fordham. I started at Gleason’s Gym,” he continued. “After college, I entered the NYC Golden Glove. I was pretty decent and made it to the finals at the Garden. In the early 1990’s, I started teaching boxing at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn and also at other health clubs and gyms.”

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Snow has some serious goals with his business. “In 1997, we opened our own gym on New Street, behind the New York Stock Exchange. We survived the World Trade Center attacks, and in 2004 we opened Trinity Boxing at Greenwich and Carlisle Streets.” He added, “We got flooded by Sandy, rebuilt, but ultimately had to move and came to Duane Street in 2016. We also opened a gym out in LA in 2006 since we were training so much there.”

He’s best known for teaching anyone who wants to learn

Although he played an armchair therapist to Mortimer, he says his claim to fame is being able to teach just about anyone to box. “And through boxing we make people better at what they do,” he shared. “Boxing has mental, physical and spiritual sides to it, so it challenges you in all those ways. We help people you find your guts, and teach you to think on your feet, literally and figuratively.”

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He shared a photo with McSweeny on his Instagram. “The Mighty Mac,” he captioned the photo. McSweeney admittedly misses being able to workout at the gym too. “Miss you @martinsnow @trinityboxing You have gotten me through the most challenging times for the last decade. You trained me to fight and to embrace my crazy. Cannot wait to be in the ring again,” she wrote on Instagram along with a photo.

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursdays at 9/8c on Bravo.