Francois in a Snapshot
1995 Bachelor in Exercise Science, Université de Montréal & Certified Kinesiologist
2000- Founder & CEO of owner/CEO of FITSTATS Technologies Inc
1995 – Creator of AthleteMonitoring.com, Fiteval, Fitstats software and web applications
2006 Co-Founder NB Sports Academy Moncton, Canada
2003 – 2011 Strength and Conditioning Coach – Elite figure skaters, Atlantic Canada
2002 – 2009 Strength and conditioning service provider, Canadian Sports Centre Atlantic
2003 – 2006 Strength and Conditioning Coach Université de Moncton, Canada
2001 – 2002 Strength and Conditioning Coach Stade Toulousain Handball Feminin, France
2001 – 2002 Athlete Monitoring Consultant Colomiers Rugby, France
2000 – 2002 Strength and Conditioning Coach SC Graulhet Rugby, Graulhet, France
1999 – 2002 Exercise physiologist Clinique des Cèdres, Toulouse, France
1995 – 1999 Strength and Conditioning Coach Mariposa Moncton Figure Skating Club, Moncton, Canada
Francois Gazzano is the founder of FITSTATS Technologies, Inc and creator of FITSTATS.
Helping athletes remain injury-free and encouraging children to develop proficiency in various sport and physical activities have always been Francois’ top priorities.
Back in the late 1990’s, when he was working as a full time strength and conditioning coach, he started using Dr. Carl Foster’s session-RPE method to quantify training load and prevent overuse injuries and burnout. He found that this method was a great success: Athletes enjoyed the analyses and achieved excellent results. Francois recognized the need for a convenient tool to use the session-RPE more effectively with the professional and national-levels teams and athletes he was working with at the time (in ice-hockey, rugby, handball, figure skating, speed skating, volleyball).
This led him to create AthleteMonitoring.com, the first web-based platform to monitor athlete’s training load, monotony, and strain, using the session-RPE method. To commercialize this product, FITSTATS Technologies was founded.
A little later, in 2006, dismayed to see that many so children and adolescents didn’t have the opportunities to experience a wide range of sports in a friendly, non-competitive way, Francois co-founded the New-Brunswick Sports Academy, a non-profit group that still organizes sports discovery programs in K-8 schools. Offering multi-sport experiences for thousands of children was very rewarding.
His involvement with schools and physical education professionals led him to develop the first web-based fitness and motor-skills assessment platform, FITSTATS, which is now used by thousands of health and physical education specialists worldwide.
Francois loves making new professional acquaintances. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to talk technology, business, athlete monitoring, injury prevention or road cycling. He can be reached at francois[at]fitstatsweb.com.