Eugenio Pallisco is a distinguished fitness entrepreneur and personal trainer based in Dallas, Texas.
He first discovered his passion for fitness and helping others while participating in various sports and athletic clubs during high school. His mentors at the time, who also happened to be teachers, laid the foundation for what ultimately became Pallisco’s core fitness philosophy: service for the betterment of others.
While Pallisco first started as a gym fitness instructor, he soon expanded his expertise into an independent personal training business focused on the well-being and long-term success of his clients. He has a proven track record of helping individuals transform their lives, whether it’s through high-intensity cardio, strength and power exercises, or improving their skill and technique at a particular sport. No fitness challenge is too great or too small that can’t be overcome with his expert guidance.
Clients can expect to always receive the highest quality of fitness training with Eugenio Pallisco, as he is committed to putting in as much time and sweat as it takes to ensure his clients’ safety, well-being, and fitness goals are met.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
We all have a finite time on this planet, and I discovered at a young age that I receive the most joy when helping others. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to help people live fuller lives through exercise and healthy eating habits.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I’m very process-oriented, meaning that I break each week and each day into manageable chunks, whether related to my work as a fitness trainer or a personal ambition. Technology helps me stay organized, but starting each day by practicing mindfulness and envisioning my day has done wonders for me.
How do you bring ideas to life?
A lightbulb can go off any moment, so I use a digital journal to keep track of everything. Whether I have a good idea or a bad idea, only time will tell, but I typically bounce ideas off a select group of people who I trust and understand what I’m all about.
What’s one trend that excites you?
The democratization of fitness! Not everyone needs a hands-on personal trainer; some can excel with free online exercise tutorials. The important thing is finding what works best for you – the internet has opened the door for everyone – all you have to do is walk through it.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Active listening! It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of your thoughts, but being open to feedback and genuinely taking the time to listen to others will set you up for success.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I still like to think I’m young, but I would probably tell my younger self that it’s ok to slow down. Our brains need rest days just like our muscles.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Practice does not make perfect – practice makes permanent. If you repeatedly perform an exercise technique wrong, you put your body at greater risk of injury. It’s important to take a step back sometimes, reevaluate, and start again.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Exercise, eat well, socialize, and listen to my body and mind when it’s time to rest.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Persistence. Whether building a client base or keeping yourself motivated when times get rough, you need to show up and put in the work. The trick is to have a no-zero day, meaning that accomplishing just one thing each day will help you move closer to your goal.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I love being a personal trainer, and a large part of that satisfaction comes from the in-person relationship with my clients. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was hesitant to adapt and shift my business model. Focusing on the digital side of the business wasn’t something that got me out of bed in the morning. Still, with the help of colleagues, friends, and, yes, even clients, I started to see the opportunity. Now, digital fitness is a way to enhance the services I provide for my clients, whether it’s in-person or online.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
The metaverse and exercise seem like a huge opportunity. Just don’t put me out of business.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Cookbooks! I love technology, but when it comes to cooking, I’m a bit old school and love being able to write down tweaks to recipes in the book margins. When I revisit a recipe, it’s always a pleasant surprise to see what my tastebuds thought back then.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
I find creating Spotify music playlists specifically for different workouts can do wonders for motivation. I recommend it to all my clients, whether it’s Spotify or another music platform.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
For those runners out there, I always recommend Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention.
What is your favorite quote?
“The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger
- The important thing is finding what works best for you – the internet has opened the door for everyone – all you have to do is walk through it.
- It’s important to take a step back sometimes, reevaluate, and start again.
- The trick is to have a no-zero day, meaning that accomplishing just one thing each day will help you move closer to your goal.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.