HAVE YOU MET... RICARDO?
We are very excited to honor one of Starboard's Founding Members as our Star Athlete of the Month for May, Ricardo Jacobus!
We first met Ricardo at CrossFit Talem in Goose Creek, SC before chasing our dreams and moving to Starboard CrossFit. Ricardo has always been one of our most cheerful members to coach and has always been eager to learn as well as help and support others both in & out of the box. He is an inspiration to everyone; not only for being a rockstar friend and father who can do it all, but also for his heart and determination.
It’s awesome to see his huge smile when he walks into the box; it's such an exciting thing to witness…a member who is motivated to do their best each day, try new things, and push themselves harder than before, all for the sake of living a fuller, more challenging life. MEET OUR STAR ATHLETE RICARDO…
Name (any nicknames):
My name is Ricardo, but People call me Gaúcho all the time!
Where were you born or where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Brazil, a small town in the south called Esteio.
Funny or embarrassing story you'd like to share?
My embarrassing moment was when a coach was trying to teach me handstand push ups and I kept falling sideways. My body couldn't stay straight and just kept falling to the sides, It was funny! My wife also says that we must have smoked something because we never stop going now, my entire family and friends forms a class hahaha
When and how did you find CrossFit?
My daughters and son in law started going to crossfit and loved it so I began and never stopped!I was close to becoming a diabetic and needed to make some serious lifestyle changes. I just love doing crossfit, learning new movements and living a healthy life is just great!
What is your biggest Crossfit goal?
- I achieved my biggest crossfit goal when I went to the doctor for a check up. The doctor told me that I would only need another Check up in one year because I was super healthy. When a couple of months before the check up, I was almost a diabetic. Today, I don't need to take any pills, I just eat healthy, use products from Advocare and crossfit every day!
What's your favorite exercise?
- I love wods with Back squats, Burpees and box jumps!
Not so favorite exercise?
- I do not enjoy snatches, it is so hard!! Hahahaha
Favorite food, restaurant, or cheat meal?
I love pasta, Italian food restaurants for sure!
What has been your proudest CrossFit accomplishment?
I am always proud of myself when I finish the wod, no matter what, I always finish the wod and that is worth a lot to me. It is very important to always finish the wod!
What is the most defining characteristic of Starboard Crossfit that sticks out to you?
The fact that starboard Crossfit really cares to teach the proper movements! Starboard crossfit always makes sure you are okay and learning something new! The wods are so different every time and so much fun!
And finally, what are you up to when you're not at Starboard CrossFit?
I spend time with my family and I am a photographer as well!
I love the Family Starboard Crossfit!!
- We love you too Ricardo and thank you for being a Star Athlete!