The 3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition franchise is a fitness and nutrition brand co-founded by Steve and Pam Collette of Stratford. There are locations in Stratford, Montague, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and British Columbia.
Holly and Chris Isnor are franchise partners with 3rd Degree Training and co-owners of the recently-opened location in Montague. It is open year round and provides programs for all fitness levels, nutrition counselling, and has healthy food items for sale.
Holly is a certified Personal Trainer. She motivates and trains clients in group sessions or one-on-one. Chris works in the administration of the business, and also teaches and motivates clients during classes.
“Fitness is my lifestyle,” says Holly, who is a Paramedic by trade. “Exercising and living a healthy lifestyle helps me deal with the stress of working as a first responder.” She worked in the field of Paramedicine for 10 years, following in her father’s footsteps, who had a 35-year career in the field.
“I was a client at 3rd Degree Training in Stratford for six years while working as a Paramedic,” says Holly. “Last year, I was hired as a personal trainer and motivator.
I realized I didn’t want to be a Paramedic for most of my working life like my dad. It was time for a career change. I began to think about becoming an entrepreneur.
“There is a link between exercising, healthy eating and well-being that helps with personal stress and workplace stress,” says Holly. “A healthy lifestyle results in better sleep, being more focused, more productive, and having more energy. It keeps you healthier, which results in fewer sick days.”
“The best thing about Montague is the community,” says Holly. “Montague is very close-knit, and it’s a very strong business community with good marketing opportunities.
“We are very excited about being part of the community and we are getting a positive response since opening a few months ago.”
About the staff
Holly and Chris employ five casual employees. Job titles include Instructor/Motivator, Personal Trainer, and Nutrition Consultant. The business also has access to a Registered Dietitian. “The Personal Trainer, Nutrition Consultant and Registered Dietitian positions require certification,” says Holly.
“We will be hiring Personal Trainers, Fitness Instructors/Motivators, and a Registered Dietitian,” says Holly. “When hiring, I look for people with a good work ethic and an outgoing personality. Completion of a First Aid training program is required.”
For more information about 3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition in Montague and to apply for employment, contact Holly or Chris Isnor at 902-393-4863 or email [email protected]
Steve Collette is a Fitness Trainer, Sports Nutritionist, and business owner. He and his wife Pam opened the first 3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition location in Stratford.
It’s an Island based company that now has franchise locations throughout Canada.
“Food Division Nutritional started at the Stratford location three years ago,” says Steve. “Last year, we started a pilot project serving nutritional school lunches.
“We now have two kitchens that provide nutritional lunches for 11 schools, as well as corporations, the Kent Street Market in Charlottetown, and snack items at the Nutritional Grab & Go located on site.
“We recently launched a sports fitness program, an after-school program, and a senior fitness program that resulted in hiring more Personal Trainers. Our programs are available to our franchise partners.
“We are currently looking to hire two more Personal Trainers and continually hire as needed.”
For more information about 3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition in Montague and to apply for employment, contact Holly or Chris Isnor at 902-393-4863 or email [email protected]. Visit www.3rddegreetraining.com.