Rutgers Wrestling Strength & Conditioning Coach (2018-present)

Rutgers Gymnastics Strength & Conditioning Coach

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) - National Strength and Conditioning Association

Rutgers Wrestling 2008-2012

Rutgers University Bachelors of Science - Exercise Science, Applied Kinesiology

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

USAW-Level 1 Performance Coach

"From the mat to the box."

Owner of Motives and The Helm CrossFit, Mike DeMarco, made the decision six years ago to start a movement. He envisioned a training facility that everyone could find value, and challenge themselves, physically and mentally each and every day.

Mike strived to create an establishment that he didn’t have growing up, a place where not only adults can train but where youth kids and teenagers could change the way they perceived themselves physically and mentally. A place they could train their bodies and minds, whether it is sport specific or just the enjoyment of working
out and living a healthy lifestyle.

As a four-year member of the Rutgers wrestling program from 2008-2012 and team captain 2011-2012, Mike used his past college experience as a foothold to start Motives Movement: Home of The Helm CrossFit. Aside from his sport, as a student-athlete, he earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Studies- Applied Kinesiology, a credit intensive major, focusing on a strong foundation around human anatomy and physiology, with an emphasis to further expand ones knowledge in the job market.

From 2012-2013 Mike continued working with Rutgers wrestling as their strength and conditioning coach. In 2014 Mike earned his CrossFit Level 1 certification. He specializes in sports specific strength and conditioning, group training, programming, Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit.

In 2018 Mike returned to Rutgers as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Wrestling, Gymnastics, and Volleyball programs.