Joey Jacinto

Joey JacintoJoey recently re-located to Bend from Eugene, but he is originally from Phoenix AZ. In AZ, Joey worked as a personal trainer and massage therapist in his private studio. Joey moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2011 and eventually became the Fitness Manager and the lead trainer at the Downtown Athletic Club. His clients range from beginners wanting to improve in strength or lose weight to athletes wanting to increase their edge on the court, track, or on the field.

Joey graduated in 2000 from Northern Arizona University with a B.A. in physical education; specifically focused on health promotion and education. He has over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry ranging from gym management, personal training, and class instruction. Joey is a firm believer in the overall benefits of strength training for everyone.

Joey’s personal training philosophy is that he is here to “motivate and educate” clients on how to get stronger. He believes that we all can train as athletes…strong people are healthy people! Strength training can help with weight loss, it protects bone health and muscle mass, it helps you develop better body mechanics, and it helps you become a better athlete.

During college Joey was on the career track to becoming a teacher, but changed his focus after sound advice from a professor who told him, “You don’t have to be a teacher in order to be an educator.” He has structured his career goals around this advice, and Joey really hopes to help people understand how strength training should play a vital role in their life and educate them on ways in which they can live younger longer by getting stronger.

Specialties:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Weight loss
  • Speed and agility training
  • Functional training

Background:

  • B.A. Physical Education, Northern Arizona University
  • Massage Therapy, Desert Institute of the Healing Arts
  • Certified Pedorthist, OSU Institute of Technology
  • Coached basketball, baseball, and football at the high school and junior level for 6 years
  • Weight loss transformations include 410 lbs. to 240 lbs. and 330 lbs to 225 lbs.
  • Played football and baseball at the college level
  • Play softball and flag football competitively

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