"Joe DeGain was pivotal in my development to becoming the coach I am today. As a mentor, Joe not only improved my technical coaching skills but also taught me the psychology of working with clients within the gym. Joe taught me that my coaching skills were only as good my connection with the client. His lessons and mentorship were invaluable." 
-Dennis MArtin

Owner, CrossFit Abyss

Level 3 CrossFit Coach

CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff

Coach, 810 CrossFit (2014-2017)

​​​​Owner - 810 CrossFit (Est. 2010)

CrossFit HQ Flowmaster (Has worked over 350 L1, L2, & Kids Seminars)

CrossFit Games Judge (2010 - Present)

Certified L4 CrossFit Coach

  • Advanced Weightlifting
  • Endurance Trainer
  •  Judges Certificate
  • Kettlebell Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • Mobility Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition (PN-1)


  • BS in Physical Education from University of Michigan
  • Masters in Education Leadership from Florida Southeastern University
  • Educational Specialist in Teaching from Oakland University

Athletic Achievements:

  • 4X CrossFit Games Regional Qualifier (2011-2014)
  • Captain- University of Michigan Wrestling Team
  • University Freestyle Wrestling All-American
  • 2x All American High School Wrestler
  • Michigan High School State Champion Wrestler

"Joe provided me with the guidance I needed to coach at the highest level in CrossFit. I was able to meet my own personal goals from his teaching and surpass anything I ever thought was possible. He taught me everything I know about teaching, seeing and correcting and how to do these with a passion dedicated towards service for others. Words can do nothing for the opportunities, enlightenments and effort Joe has given and put into me!"

-Andrew Charlesworth

Owner, CrossFit Tuebor

Level 3 CrossFit Coach

CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff

Coach, 810 CrossFit (2011-2015)

"When I decided that I wanted to make coaching CrossFit my full time career and be the absolute best coach that I could be, I knew I needed to find a mentor. That mentor needed to be someone who would not only teach me but also push me towards my pursuit of virtuosity. Enter Joe Degain. Joe went out of his way to show me not only the "what" and "how" of coaching but also the "why" behind it all. I guess you could say he didn't just give me the fish but instead taught me how to fish. Because of his mentorship I can say that all of my dreams are coming true and I am lucky to have him in my corner."

-Sarah Lewis

Libratum Strength and Conditioning
Level 3 CrossFit Coach

USAW Level 2 Coach

"I have had the good fortune, honor and pleasure to serve as a coach for 6 years at the CrossFit gym owned by Joe DeGain . He identified me as a candidate to coach after a year of gym membership as an athlete, then mentored me personally for several months preparing me to coach classes on my own. The knowledge I gained while coaching at Joe's gym was invaluable to me in becoming a better coach: the ability to teach proper technique and movement, being able to spot and correct movement faults, enumerable scaling options, class management, people management skills, etc.  In addition, Joe allowed me to develop my own coaching style and stressed that I never stop learning. His continued guidance and training during my coaching tenure has allowed me to move forward with confidence to attain ownership of my own gym. If you are interested in becoming a better coach, I would highly recommend you jump at the opportunity to have Joe DeGain assist in your endeavor." 
Randall Lewis
Libratum Strength and Conditioning
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USAW Level 2 Coach

Coach, 810 CrossFit (2013-2019)