Here's Why Candy Rookie Gio Acosta Is The Ultimate #FitnessGoals

by Mylene Mendoza   |  Dec 13, 2019
Image: Julian Rodriguez
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School: DLSU

Year and course: 4th year, BS-Marketing Management

Age: 19

Instagram: @thegioacosta

Gio Acosta is passionate about living a healthy and fit life, and hopes to inspire others to do the same. Fitness, for him, is more than just the physical benefits. It has also helped him develop holistically. “Fitness is so interesting for me because it helped me physically, mentally, and emotionally become a better person,” Gio says.

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Gio’s particularly interested in weightlifting after being influenced by his friends. But going to the gym regularly also allowed him to meet new people and form a community of like-minded fitness enthusiasts. Beyond the physical benefits, however, what the 19-year-old DLSU undergrad learned from staying active is the practice of discipline and patience in everything he does.

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Gio is part of Candy Rookies 2020, a group of influential and aspirational college students handpicked to represent #GenerationCandy in the year to come.

Photography: Julian Rodriguez

Art Direction: Hannah Villafuerte

Team Art Director: Jico Joson

Producers: Ysabel Y. Yuzon and Mylene Mendoza

Shoot Coordination: Lou Ferrer

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