Coach Gio is the Vice President & Co-Owner of Erie Fitness Academy and currently serves as the Head Coach of our Training For Warriors program. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Performance and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS).
Get to know gio
Where are you from?
Cambridge Springs, PA
What are your certifications/accolades? How long have you been training?
Bachelors in Human Performance, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from NSCA, and TFW Certification. I have been working out and training most of my life but within a gym for 11+ years.
What activities were you involved in high school/college?
Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Softball, Weight Lifting
What are your roles at the gym? When did you start working here?
I am Head Coach and Co-Owner of Erie Fitness Academy. I run the Training for Warriors Program here as well as overseeing all personal training, online training, and nutrition as well. I started working here in January of 2016.
Do you have any specialties when it comes to training?
Motivation, bringing challenges to every person, helping people see they are capable of more than they believe, and helping people do more outside of the gym than they do in the gym.
What’s your favorite exercise movement/type of exercise?
What are your favorite hobbies besides working out?
Hiking with my wife and dogs, shooting, hunting, construction, and some mechanics.
What is your favorite food?
Ice cream for sure!
What do you value in life?
Faith, family, and purpose.
My faith is what helps me through struggles and stresses as well as gives me joy.
I will do anything for my family and my loved ones. Things come and go, but we are not made to go through this life alone and the relationships we have with others and what we do for others is what we will truly be remembered by.
I believe every person has a purpose in their life, but they look to others to show them their purpose. Everyone has to find their own purpose and know they are a part of something bigger than just themselves. We are all here to serve others in one way or another.
What is your WHY?
Simply put, my why is to save lives. Now of course, this varies for every person I interact with, whether that is helping people lose fat or gain muscle, or helping them get off medications or just being able to play with their kids and feel good about themselves. This means helping people body, mind, and spirit. You cannot truly change and have results without working on all three. My why is to leave every person that I interact with better than before.