Jacinto is a retired radiographer who saw many X-rays of older patients with hip problems. He’s always been active and decided to keep up his fitness level to avoid ending up in a nursing home himself. Jacinto began by training friends and colleagues for just fifty dollars a month (and some came every day).
Jacinto found that starting a CrossFit program helped him recover from an injury and eliminate backaches. He is seen bounding up stairs, doing box jumps and training clients.
Jacinto competed in the 2008 CrossFit Games just a few months after operations for prostate cancer and a hernia. He was also at this year’s Northeast Regional Qualifier. “I had no illusions I was going to beat any 30-year-old kid,” Jacinto says. He just wanted to do the workouts and help motivate others.