Hi All! And welcome to my world and passion for fitness. My name is Tony Palladino and I'm a former corporate drone and current fitness professional based in San Diego, CA. It's my mission to make a REAL impact in people's lives through health, wellness & fitness. My training philosophy centers around the belief that everyone has to "earn their stripes" for their fitness, and it's exactly what I've had to do through various phases throughout my life.
My fitness journey began when I was 13 years old when my Dad got me my first gym membership to Gold's Gym. It was gritty, it was sweaty and I loved every second of it. Not many people figured I would last long there, but I was the only kid working out at that facility for years and my Dad showed me the basics for working out while keeping me consistent.
In high school I joined the wrestling team and worked my way to varsity level from the ground up. During college, I landed a front desk job at LA Fitness, working my way into sales and working closely with personal trainers there for some time. I also obtained my first personal training certification during this time to have something in my back pocket.
After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in Finance, I tried my hand at Corporate America. After five years and some time in San Francisco, my outlook on my career started to sour and I realized I wasn't living the life I was meant to have.
The real turning point happened in 2020 during COVID when my Dad suffered a devastating stroke. Never before had something hit so close to home for me. After months in the hospital and physical therapy, I could see clearly for the first time that one's health should be paramount. This was a major wake up call for me to take serious action and to start dedicating myself to something I truly loved - and all roads led back to fitness.
My work and training is now in dedication to my father, to myself, and to others. I truly believe that everyone has the capability to unlock something greater within themselves - they just have to prove that they can earn it...
So for you reading this: if you feel compelled to make a real change in your life, then there's no better place to start than with your health and fitness, as the benefits of starting here go beyond just the physical changes. You'll learn how to hold yourself accountable while growing your confidence in accomplishing difficult tasks that others aren't willing to do. Simply put, you'll be put on a real path for GROWTH.
If you don't know where to start, then let me help you! Fill out the information below and let's work together to earn your stripes towards a better version of where you want to go and who you want to be.