This video from Again Faster is the first part of a profile Jacinto Bonilla, a 69-year old Level 2 CrossFit trainer who competed in last year’s CrossFit Games.
“He’s obviously not from this planet. But he keeps up a good façade and everyone thinks he’s from this planet,” says Hari Singh, co-owner of CrossFit NYC. Few suspect Jacinto’s age when they first meet him.
A much-beloved figure at the The Black Box in New York City, Jacinto is no pushover. Jacinto is a stickler for form who motivates his clients to work harder and achieve more than they thought possible. He can hang with firebreathers decades his junior, but gets a lot of satisfaction from training clients who are older or more de-conditioned than most CrossFitters.
Jacinto is retired radiographer. He has always followed a workout regimen and paid attention to his diet, believing nutrition is the key to success in fitness. Jacinto has been very fit for a very long time. Everyone says they want to be like Jacinto when they grow up.