Steve Collette is co-founder and CEO of 3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition. From what started as a personal journey to living a healthier life, eventually turned into a successful and growing business. Throughout his career, Steve has helped thousands of people find their own journey to healthy living through fitness and nutrition.
In this session, Steve will share how taking time for physical wellness and nutrition can help you avoid burnout. As an entrepreneur, Steve is no stranger to the hard work and long days required to grow a business and understands first hand why sustainable health and wellness is important to sustainable growth in both business and life.
3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition began with 1 location in Stratford, PEI and has since franchised to 7 franchise locations across the Maritimes and counting!
Calling all entrepreneurs! Come have your Friday morning coffee with us at Startup Zone! Bring your business ideas, questions, and grievances and get some great advice from local, like-minded entrepreneurs! Our special guest on October 26th is Rory Francis, Executive Director of PEI BioAlliance: Rory Francis has 30 years experience in professional, management and leadership roles in the public and private sectors. As an experienced senior executive, Mr. Francis has led transformative change in several public sector organizations encompassing economic and social policy, programs and services. Mr. Francis is a native of Prince Edward Island. He earned a BSc in geology and chemistry from Mount Allison University and an MSc in Hydrogeology from the University of Waterloo. Since 2004 he has been Executive Director of the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance, a not-for-profit network of bioscience businesses, academic and research organizations, and government agencies. The role of the BioAlliance is to facilitate the growth and development of the province’s emerging bioscience cluster, working with industry, researchers, and government partners to establish the next generation of the Prince Edward Island economy. From 1991 to 2003 Mr. Francis held Deputy Minister positions in several provincial government departments, including Environment; Agriculture and Forestry; Fisheries and Aquaculture; and Health and Social Services. Mr. Francis is a member of the Canadian BioAccord and serves as a Board member with the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, the PEI AgriFood Alliance Inc. PEI Institute for Human Health Research, the Regional Advisory Board of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC-Atlantic), and is President of the Eastern Canada Oilseeds Development Alliance. He chairs the Advisory Board for the Culinary Institute of Canada’s Technology Access Centre. In 2008-09 he co-chaired The Commission on the Future of Agriculture and AgriFood in Prince Edward Island. Mr. Francis is an avid naturalist and is active in community work. He resides in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with his wife Ann. Their three children have left the nest. (Bio from PEI BioAlliance website)
Calling all entrepreneurs! Come have your Friday morning coffee with us at Startup Zone! Bring your business ideas, questions, and grievances and get some great advice from local, like-minded entrepreneurs! Our special guest on November 2nd is Margaret Magner, Executive Director of the PEI Business Women's Association.
In this special edition of our weekly coffee chat, Tracey Brioux from reset:breathe will be hosting a half-hour pilates class right here in the community space at Startup Zone followed by coffee and a wellness chat!
Tracey has over 10 years of experience teaching Pilates and fitness training to all ages and of all fitness levels. She is certified in 5 different fitness areas which include: Stott Pilates and reformer instructor, American Council of Exercise (ACE) personal trainer, Group Fitness Coach, Schywnn Spin Instructor, TRX suspension trainer and Functional Movement Screens (FMS).
Tracey has been involved with fitness and athletics for her entire life, growing up playing a variety of sports. In addition, she played varsity field hockey for 5 years at the University of Prince Edward Island and captained the team for 4 of those seasons.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration from UPEI in 2003 and ending her field hockey playing career, Tracey continued to develop her commitment and passion for wellness by completing an Ironman Triathlon the following year while also beginning her field hockey coaching career. She obtained her NCCP level 2 , and soon took over as head coach of the University of Prince Edward Island field hockey team for 4 seasons. In her first year as coach, they won their first ever Atlantic University Championship in over 30 years and continued this streak for 3 straight seasons. Tracey was named Atlantic coach of the year for each of those seasons.
In 2006, Tracey began teaching fitness for a living and has never looked back. She has taught hundreds of classes a year in a variety of specialties and has loved every minute of it. Tracey and her husband John have 4 children; Cole, Evelyn, Stella and Luke.