About: GIO CAPELLO
- Role : Teacher, Schools Co-ordinator
Gio has a broad knowledge and experience in both fitness, and strength and conditioning. This means that as a teacher he can draw upon many examples that makes the students’ learning experience more understandable and enjoyable. An integral member of the team, Gio has built his knowledge locally and nationally working with the Queensland Police Force, Aspire Academy of Sports Excellence in Qatar and the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland.
Gio first entered the sports and fitness industry as an Amateur boxer in 1992. The fitness requirements of the sport led him to expand his knowledge in the area by completing a fitness leader certificate and becoming qualified as a gym instructor. He’s never looked back, finding too much satisfaction changing people’s lives forever through health and fitness.
His knowledge see him conducting training for Squash Australia and elite private schools in Queensland. He specializes in strength and conditioning, and boxing training, and is a member of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.
Gio loves to see people with a passion to work with others start to pursue a career in fitness as they get a chance to really create positive change in other people’s lives.
- Masters of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Science)
- ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- Current First Aid
Advice to Fit Education Students
To succeed in the course, Gio’s top tips are to be organised and initially get a good understanding of what is required to satisfy the requirements of the course. If you complete some of your workbooks each week, the work load will be easy to manage. He also says it’s good to understand that the Cert III or IV in fitness is the start of the journey to a career in the fitness industry. Continue to develop your knowledge and practically apply what you learn.