Joe DeFranco Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jun 27, 2022
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About Joe DeFranco

Joe DeFranco is a sought-after strength and conditioning fitness instructor - an 'OG' of the fitness industry.

Joe DeFranco is the founder-owner of DeFranco's Gym, located in the Onnit Academy in Austin, Texas. He has over 18 years of experience training players from the NFL, NHL, MLB, Olympic athletes, UFC fighters, and WWE superstars.

Joe DeFranco started his journey as a fitness instructor from the legendary Storage Closet Gym in February 2003. The 500 sq. ft. rented storage room at the back of an existing health club had little in terms of equipment and space. Nonetheless, the athletes he trained came to be recognized for their strength, agility and speed, catapulting him to fame at an early age. He became known for his techniques as a fitness instructor and turned his gym into a world-renowned facility.

Joe DeFranco is the co-creator of the Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS) certification course, along with Jim Smith. The curriculum is considered a gold standard for coaches in the personal training industry.

Joe DeFranco Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Joe DeFranco’s net worth?

Joe DeFranco's net worth is estimated to be $5 million as of 2022. His career and fame in the fitness industry is believed to have contributed to growing his net worth.

How much does Joe DeFranco earn per year?

Joe DeFranco has not revealed his yearly income, but he has a high net worth. His net worth and income draw on his reputation as one of America's best fitness instructors.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Joe DeFranco?

Joe stands at the height of 5 ft 11 in (180.34 cm) tall.

How old is Joe DeFranco?

Joe DeFranco was born on June 21, 1975. He will turn 47 years old in June 2022.

Childhood And Education

Joe was born to Lucy and George DeFranco. He was born and raised in New Jersey and is an American by nationality. Not much is known about his siblings.

The fitness instructor has spoken about his family life on his blog and podcasts. His father was one of his earliest and most influential role models.

Joe DeFranco was a football player for the nationally ranked Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, New Jersey. As a football player, he led the Crusaders to victory in the state championships.

Joe majored in exercise physiology at The College of New Jersey.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Joe DeFranco’s partner?

Joe DeFranco is married to his wife, Ashley. They are parents to twin daughters.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Joe DeFranco is known as the founder-owner of DeFranco's Gym, which he launched at the Onnit Academy in Austin, Texas. He co-founded the gym with Onnit founder, Aubrey Marcus, in October 2014.

DeFranco's Gym has been named 'Top 5 Most Innovative Gyms in America' and 'America's Top 10 Gyms' by Men's Health magazine.

New Jersey-born DeFranco is host of the popular weekly podcast 'Industrial Strength Show'. The fitness instructor also writes content for the official blog of DeFranco's Gym.

The fitness instructor is the co-creator of the world-famous certification courseCPPS.

Joe DeFranco's Hobbies & Interests

Joe loves to maintain his body and fitness. Hence, he has made his hobby a full-time career. 

Other Interesting Joe DeFranco Facts And Trivia

  • Brian Cushing is one of the original disciple's of the Storage Closet Gym and an early product of DeFranco's World Wide Web Renowned Strength Program.
  • Joe DeFranco has authored and co-authored several books such as 'Life As A Jailer', 'Speed Manual', and 'Strength'.
  • His gym has been named one of 'America's 10 Best Gyms' by Men's Health magazine.

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Joe DeFranco Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Joe DeFranco

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Place of Birth

New Jersey



180 cm


Fitness Instructor


The College of New Jersey

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Ashley DeFranco


Lucy DeFranco, George DeFranco
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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