Fine Line - Conditioning and Athletic Academy

Our Team

  • Alex Rodgers
    Alex Rodgers
    Certified Personal Trainer and Movement Specialist

    Alex moved to Kingston in May 2013 to join the FineLine team. He grew up in Toronto and as a teenager was active in basketball and track and field. He was a Regional Champion and Provincial Finalist in 100m, 200m and 4x100m. Alex attended Sheridan College and York University where he studied Human Performance Training and Health and Society respectively. While at York, Alex coached youth basketball and realized he had a true passion for coaching and chose to pursue a career working with performance athletes of all ages.

    As a Performance Specialist, Alex is driven to helping his clients excel beyond their potential. He holds certifications in FMS (Functional Movement Systems) Level 1, NCCP (National Coaching Certification) Level 2, USAW-L1SP (USA Weightlifting Sports Performance), Olympic Lift Instructor and IYCA (High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist).

    Alex has been a coach and personal trainer since 2008. He completed an internship at Athletes Performance in Los Angeles during the summer of 2012 and went on to spend the next year assisting the Strength and Conditioning team for York University's hockey, football, basketball and volleyball athletes. Alex has experience with CFL and NFL players and has also worked closely with Team Canada's Women's Hockey Team. He is fiercely committed to ongoing learning and self-development and spends much of his free time researching sports nutrition and stress management. Alex believes in creating work capacity through hard work and dedication.

  • Brett Angel
    Brett Angel
    Owner

    Brett is a recently retired professional hockey player born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. Brett was drafted in the 1st round 3rd overall in the 1997 OHL DRAFT by North Bay. He was later drafted in the 1999 NHL Entry draft in the 3rd round 72nd overall by the Nashville Predators. Brett attended Acadia University where he both played in the CIAU and obtained his University degree. Most recently Brett has been playing the American Hockey League for both the Grand Rapid Griffins and the Norfolk Admirals.

    While playing at Acadia and in the AHL Brett owned and operated the Fusion Hockey School. In addition, Brett had partnered to operate the multi-city North American based hockey skills camps with Secrets of the Pros. Brett is now dedicated to providing athletes with leadership and direction so that they may reach and surpass their athletic and career goals.

  • Drew Barkman
    Drew Barkman
    Director of Youth Athletics, Certified Personal Trainer and Movement Specialist

    Since graduating from Queen's University in 2007 with his Bachelor's degree in Health Studies, Drew has pursued his career in the health and fitness industry. Having been active and involved in a variety of sports growing up, physical activity is a huge part of his life and has played a large role in shaping who he is today.

    Drew's main areas of focus are Performance Training and Functional Movement. He completed a mentorship program at Athletes Performance in Arizona which earned him his FMS (Functional Movement Systems) Level 1 and is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the NSCA (NSCA-CPT). He believes strongly in the power of movement to build strength and reduce injury and loves sharing his knowledge with others. Drew is also passionate about sports nutrition and coaches his clients on how to maximize their training efforts through their diets. He has been successful in training a variety of professional athletes, youth athletes and everyday people wishing to achieve a balance of health, fitness and overall well-being.

  • Dylan De Jong
    Dylan De Jong
    Certified Personal Trainer

    Dylan was born and raised in Chesterville, Ontario. A graduate of North Dundas District High School, Dylan was active in soccer and volleyball but was most passionate about track and field. He earned the title of 2010 East Regional Champion in 110m hurdles. He was also awarded the Top 8 OFSAA 2010 and Top 11 World Junior Trials 2010, both in 110m hurdles. His success as a young athlete made Dylan chose a career in the fitness industry. He moved to Kingston in September 2010 to attend St Lawrence College where he earned a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. Dylan is a certified personal trainer through CSEP and also holds his PTS, FIS and Nutrition and Wellness certifications through Can-Fit-Pro.

    He spent the next three years working as a Personal Trainer in a local gym. Dylan also designed and led Group Fitness programs for seniors through the City of Kingston. These experiences made him realize that his approach to his clients was better suited to a small, private facility and less to that of a big box gym. Dylan's main focus is Adult Fitness and he has a passion for helping people reach their goals whether competing in their first 10km run or half marathon or simply those interested in looking and feeling better. His clients have experienced great success in both weight loss and injury recovery and his gentle yet thorough approach to his clients has kept them committed and on track.

  • Joy Benn
    Joy Benn
    Physiotherapist (BSc P.T.)

    Joy is a co-owner of K-TOWN Physiotherapy as well as the head therapist at FineLine Conditioning. Joy is a graduate of Queen's University School of Rehabilitation Therapy with over 14 years of experience in the field of orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy. She has extensive post-graduate training and experience in advanced manual therapy, acupuncture, dry needling (IMS) and advanced gait analysis for fitting of foot orthotics.

    Joy provides on-field sports physiotherapy coverage for St. Lawrence College Vikings Varsity Athletics as well as Kingston and area high school football and rugby. She is also a term adjunct lecturer at Queen's University for the Master's in Physical Therapy program.

  • Mark Ethier
    Mark Ethier
    Owner

    Mark achieved his initial success in the Telecommunications industry. Rising at a very young age to being an executive in Bell Canada, TELUS Corporation and culminating as the President of Business Service for AT&T Canada. Mark's background and responsibilities ranged from sales, operations, marketing, finance and general management. Mark Retired from AT&T at the age of 39. He quickly jumped into the fitness industry with the Curves for Women organization. Mark quickly went from investing to opening and operating close to 30 facilities from Montreal to Windsor as Curves was entering the Canadian marketplace. Through Curves Mark received his background training in Kinesiology and Nutrition from Baylor University in Texas. In addition, Mark has successfully built, operated, and sold businesses in the call center, people placement and commercial property development.

    Mark moved to the Kingston area 3 years ago to focus on family. It was with this focus that he quickly realized the need to bring a company like FineLine to the area in order to develop our children and provide a training opportunity, which would keep them close to home. He presently sits on several boards. In addition, he is part owner in several retirement facilities across North America

  • Kory Cooper
    Kory Cooper
    Director of Hockey Operations, Goaltending Instructor

    Kory is a former professional hockey goaltender who played 8 seasons within the AHL, IHL, ECHL, CHL, UHL. Kory attended NHL training camps with the New Jersey Devils and Chicago Blackhawks and was an OHL all-star in 1997 when he played 3 seasons with the Belleville Bulls. Kory has been running goalie camps across eastern Canada for over 15 years and has worked alongside some of the most recognized goalie coaches in the world. He is currently the goalie coach of the Mississauga Steelheads (OHL), Queens Golden Gaels (CIS) and the Brampton Beast (CHL). He has helped goaltenders advance their careers to all levels of hockey from AAA all the way to the NHL. Kory's passion, drive and knowledge for the game translates exceptionally well in his coaching, allowing his clients to achieve great success. Amongst those he has worked with recently include; Drew MacIntrye (TOR), Phillip Grubauer (WASH), Spencer Martin (COL), Dan Taylor (Swedish Elite), Gen Lacasse (Team Canada), Amanda Levielle (NCAA).