Hi! My name is Álvaro Palacio, and I’m the founder of Paramount Athletics here in Sugar Land, Texas. I was born in the Republic of Panamá and moved to the US when I was a toddler. I have always had a strong passion for sports, health, and fitness growing up. As an athlete, I quickly realized the importance of fitness and nutrition as it relates to performance. I took a leap of faith early 2019 to pursue an idea that would help improve training for athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all ages – the development of the Phantom Grip Gloves. The idea was to improve grip so a person could train more efficiently. Specifically, we are able to maximize time under tension when we are able to hold onto weights for longer periods of time. After testing this theory, I had discovered promising results, and I quickly moved on to the next step. I had drawn multiple designs of the gloves and logo on several sheets of paper and index cards until I was satisfied with the final design. Not long after launching, customers began using these fitness gloves for golf, and after several requests, I designed the Phantom Grip Golf Gloves.
My wife was about 8 months pregnant when I gave life to this dream of mine. After our first daughter was born, that’s where things got challenging. I spent countless hours working with little to no sleep – most times I would have her on my lap while on the computer. I officially launched Paramount Athletics on October 22, 2019. Fast forward to today, my family assists in every way possible with new ideas, marketing strategies, and even order fulfillment when orders are heavy. My daughters help too even though they are both under 5 years old. It's a good teaching opportunity, and they really enjoy it. My goal is to one day assign them specific roles and have them help me grow Paramount Athletics globally - a true family-ran business.
We aim to process all golf glove orders within 24 hours to ensure fast delivery. Additionally, I handwrite a personal thank you note on every order. Each order placed helps improve Paramount Athletics in some way. A hand-written note allows me to express personal gratitude and appreciation for you, our customer and friend, while establishing a connection even if we are hundreds of miles apart. Thank you for supporting our small business, and please, never hesitate to contact us if you have any feedback or questions about our golf gloves.
Álvaro F. Palacio – Owner/Founder