Irasema Panameno


Health and fitness are both at the heart of human existence. And Irasema Panameno, as a gym owner and coach, is passionate about helping others achieve mental and physical wellness to improve their qualities of life.

An athlete since high school and during college, Irasema coached runners, powerlifters and weightlifters while reading for her Dual Master’s in International Relations/Conflict Resolution. Once she graduated, she pivoted to general fitness coaching; and for 7 years and counting, she has instructed her clients on how to build their bodies and minds in Bishop Arts Athletics—the Dallas, Texas hybrid gym which she co-owns.

In the interests of creating healthier, happier lives, Irasema also founded Hope Ultra (an outreach through which she provides humanitarian aid to countries in South East Asia). Her life’s work—which includes earning a personal trainer certification from the ISSA and coaching positions in USAW and FBBC—demonstrates her commitment to selflessness.