Gio is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA, a FRC mobility specialist, and certified personal trainer through ACSM and NFPT. He works with NFPT as an educational writer. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition.
Gio competed in bodybuilding in the NPC as a teenager, and in the novice and open division, and was successful in the middleweight class. He has over 100 hours of experience working with college athletes in an athletic training setting, and over 400 hours coaching middle school, high school, and college athletes at Next Level Fitness and Athlete Training Center under strength coaches Mike Pimentel, Jason Azulay, Joseph Peters, and Rene Moyen. He studies and practices Jeet Kun Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wing Chun, Tai Chi, competes in Arm Wrestling and has existential interests in Lucid dreaming and Meditation as ways to train the brain for improved cognition, mental state, longevity, and physical performance.