Charleston - James Island

I am an Air Force veteran, and a personal trainer that has found tremendous success in unlocking  versions of my clients that may have never thought they could do for themselves. I’ve received my Bachelor's in Exercise Science from The University of South Carolina, and while serving, appointed by my Commander to lead the PT program for my unit of 300+ people. I have been a drummer for 20 years and love music, and I have a proud addiction to starburst jellybeans!

Client Specializations
Athletic Performance
Body Building
Fitness for Beginners
Strength Training
Weight Loss
Personal Interests
Body Building
Healthy Living
Strength Training
Weight Loss
I am a virtual client of Gio Ravenell from upstate NY. After a yr of my husbands passing I needed to get to a gym and find a trainer to help me move my grief and find myself again. I wanted to fall in love with the gym like I see many fitness people do. I came upon Gio and knew instantly he’s the one.I told him what I desired and he said “I am going to change your life” He was everything in a trainer and beyond. His energy, his positivity and dedication and passion was everything I wanted in a personal trainer. Gio meets you right where you’re at and helps you see beyond what you can. He keeps his training fun so you don’t think about it and mixes it up every time. Gio goes beyond to help you over your hurdles by talking you through the tough things that come up in life. He doesn’t push you beyond but pushes you enough to help you see the mind over matter if you just go that little extra bit to get there. If emotions get in the way he’s there to help you see what’s on the other side. Gio’s passion for training is nothing I have seen before. I believe he has big things coming, he has already been on TV for training segments, and a game show. He is a light that shines for so many. If your looking for a personal trainer that will keep you motivated and coming back you want to be in the energy field of Gio (Gio Ravenell) he is your guy.
Prudy P.
Love O2 Fitness on James Island. The staff is welcoming and great, always helpful. Before COVID we would take our kids to their Kid Zone and they would have a blast. While my wife and I would get a chance to focus on our health and wellness. After I sprained my ankle running I got a personal trainer to get my fitness level back to running races again. I was assigned Gio Ravell, who has been amazing. I’ve kept going back because he understands and listens to what I want to get out of our sessions (being able to run effectively, efficiently, and fast again) and focuses our workouts on those areas. He even focused part of one session to foam roll and stretch my legs in the areas I’ve had the most trouble. Amazing experience. Highly recommend. Best gym experience for my whole family.
Liam C.
Great gym, friendly staff, abiding by all COVID safeguards. Gio is my trainer and he is awesome!!! Highly recommend O2 and my trainer Gio.
Travis K.