Profile Series: Brad MacMillan

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For Indigenous entrepreneur Brad MacMillan, 45, growing up with some of the worst parts of a New Brunswick First Nation reserve has never been an excuse for quitting, but has always been an inspiration to seek something better.

He went from an Indigenous youth on a troubled path to an entrepreneur with a sprawling 11,000-square foot fitness complex building that has 400 regular members.

I am not going to use my troubled background as an excuse to go towards the bad side,” he said, in a telephone interview. Instead, he was inspired by his background to create one of the largest CrossFit gyms in Canada, and
located on a First Nation reserve, not in a nearby non-Aboriginal community, which is often the case.

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