Among Paolo Paraiso's staples in life are his two sons with Mylene Dizon.
His eldest Tomas is 14, while his younger son Lucas will be 10 on April 22.
"They’re growing so fast," he told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) while warming up for the training session with Erwin Tagle, the coach in charge of facilitating the first Saucony Fitness Tour in Quezon City.
"Before we know it, mas matangkad na sila sa akin," he grinned.
Paolo's latest Instagram post actually showed him doing a "height check" with Tomas before "he hits his growth spurt."
How is it being a dad to two boys?
"Okay naman. Teen na yung isa. Fourteen na yung panganay ko. Nasa age sila na we get to do sports together. Ma-ano rin sila, ma-sports rin sila, e. Panay football at basketball ang nasa utak nila, e. Just like when I was their age, ganun din. Hindi rin ako yung ma-party nun."
Do they already have crushes?
"Ay, wala pang crushes. Parang wala sa isip nila. Ngayon, I'm trying to instill also sa kanila yung pagwo-workout. Yung martial arts actually, gusto ko sa kanila."
Workout is another staple in Paolo's life.
"Oh yeah, religiously! I work out religiously. It’s a lifestyle for me, araw-araw since I was 12 actually. Usually kasi, hindi ako makatulog pag hindi ako nagwo-workout, e. So, kunwari kahit busy ako, as simple as magsi-sit ups lang ako, magpu-push up ako sa bahay, magsquat-squats ako.
"Pero ang ideal ko na workout is going to the gym, tatakbo ako ng treadmill ng 20 minutes, yun yung warm-up ko, 'tapos magbubuhat ako ng konti 'tapos magba-boxing ako two hours. Sa akin, perfect ang two hours."
"Yeah, kung kaya every day."
What is his fitness goal? Is he trying to maintain a certain weight?
"Actually, sa akin, it’s not about the weight or the aesthetics. I train kasi gusto ko may mangyaring performance. Every month, may goal ako na parang I want to get stronger, I want to get faster—for endurance.
"Lately, ang trip ko ngayon is running, running around the village, sunset, sunrise, parang gano'n."
How about his diet?
"No, I don’t do diet. I eat clean. Pag may certain look akong kailangan ma-achieve, hindi ako kakain ng karne or hindi ako magkakanin, but usually kahit ano lang kainin ko."
Aside from being a dad and a fitness junkie, Paolo is also busy with his movie projects.
"Well, may dalawang movie akong lalabas—one with Lito Lapid, I’ll play the kontrabida with Lito Lapid sa Lumang Bakal. I think it’s coming out after elections pa, e, May or June pa ata.
"And we have another one coming out, it’s called Kontradiksyon, kasama si Jake Cuenca, Kris Bernal, Katrina Halili.
"'Tapos ngayon, we’re doing ano naman, I’m co-producing a movie with Richard Somes and sila Bryan Revilla, it’s called City of Cries, action din. So panay action kami ngayon."
But running restaurants is his "day job."
Paolo continued, "Yung Mimi & Bros in BGC [Bonifacio Global City] and then Dillingers in Greenbelt 3. So, yun talaga yung pinagkakaabalahan ko then on the side, yung pag-aartista."
How about love life?
"Wala," he said.
Paolo continued, "Ewan ko, I’m just doing so much. Hindi naman sa hindi fun. Ewan ko, kasi ang dami ring ginagawa. Maraming requirement kasi pag may girlfriend. I don’t want to be selfish naman to say, ‘Kasi I’m handling a business, I own and operate restaurants. Yun na muna."