Trainers & Staff
Phone: (631) 921-9290
Lyndsey Simmons is a recently retired professional baseball player from the New York Mets organization. He has also played for the Montreal Expos and the Washington Nationals. Lyndsey signed his first professional contract after finishing a successful season at Oklahoma State University, where he was a leader in the BIG XII conference in many statistical categories.
Lyndsey has grown up in an athletic family. Both of his uncles have played professional baseball. Brian Harper (uncle) has two World Series rings and was a Major League All Star. He is now the current catching coordinator for the San Fransisco Giants. Lyndsey’s cousins are also current professional baseball players. One of them (Brett Harper) was Lyndsey’s teammate on the New York Mets. The other (Grant Harper) is a former Anaheim Angel. Lyndsey also has two sisters who play a high level of tennis. Lauren Simmons was an All-American at Oklahoma State University.
Lyndsey’s goal for Redline Athletics is to help serious athletes reach their goals, and to use his platform to teach young people character and maturity. He enjoys showing his clients the correct paths to a successful experience in athletics.
Lyndsey is married to Ashley and has two children, Corbyn and Macyn.
Erik S. Korop, CSCS
Phone: (541) 912-7170
Erik is a former Strength and Conditioning Coach for the New York Mets. He has worked along side many of the current and up and coming stars in the New York Mets organization. His duties include rehabilitation and speed, strength, and core development.
Erik is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has also worked at various collegiate programs which include: Baylor University, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, and Western Oregon University. His experience in training includes sports such as baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading.
Erik earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Oregon. While attending the University of Oregon, he studied strength and conditioning under Head Strength Coach Jim Radcliffe, who is a leader in his field. Erik played college baseball at Lane Community College (Eugene, OR) and Rockford College (Rockford, IL).
Erik currently resides in the Orange County area.
Costi is a former outfielder and graduate of Dallas Baptist University where he played under Head Coach Dan Heefner who is one of the top coaches in Division-1 baseball (Baseball America “Top 10 coaches under 40”) and earned his B.S. in Kinesiology. Before signing with Dallas Baptist, Costi joined Redline as one of the first collegiate baseball clients while he played for Saddleback College where he posted a .381 batting average in his sophomore season as the starting right fielder. Following his senior baseball season at Dallas Baptist, Costi came back and joined the Redline staff as a sports performance specialist and also as a baseball hitting instructor. Costi also works closely with the San Clemente Bears football program and trains numerous football players from south county. He holds multiple training certifications and enjoys using his position at Redline to mentor athletes and guide them to the next level in their sport.
He grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and now resides in Orange County with his wife Christyne.
Following his senior season of college baseball at Abilene Christian University (TX), Mike Elkerson signed with the Atlanta Braves baseball organization as a corner outfielder. While on scholarship at Abilene Christian, he earned First-Team All-American Honors and was voted the #1 hitter in Division II baseball by statstud.com. He finished his senior season leading his team in four hitting categories; hits, RBI’s, HR, and total bases.
Mike is now pursuing his bachelors degree in kinesiology and the study of health promotion at the University of California, Fullerton. Michael resides in San Clemente, where he grew up and graduated from San Clemente High School in 2003.
Michael is now happily married to Lauren as of November 7th 2010.
John R. Thomas, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CGFI
John offers movement performance-based physical therapy at Redline Athletics. His progressive therapeutic approach uniquely utilizes sport specific-based strength and conditioning rehabilitation with cutting-edge osteopathic-based approach manual therapy to achieve superior athletic and functional outcomes. His patients and athletes recover more quickly, enjoy greater fitness, and are empowered to manage and avoid future orthopedic injury and dysfunction.
John has his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT), he is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). John is also certified through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) as a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (CGFI).
John believes that elite athletic performance and sound orthopedic function are one and the same. When all systems are working together movement performance remains consistent, optimal, and high level functioning.
In his free time John enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and two daughters, Jenavieve and Jaycee, surfing, competing in triathlons, golfing, strength training, hot-tubing, and so-you-think-you-can-dancing.
Aulton Kohn Jr.
Aulton Kohn Jr. is a graduate from Syracuse University. At Syracuse University, Aulton was a highly regarded sprinter. During his tenure at Syracuse University, he achieved great success. Aulton was a 4-year Captain for the team, won 5 Big East Conference Championships, was a 10-time All-Big East Conference Selection, qualified for the 2008 USA Olympic Trials for the 100 and 200 meters, appeared on ESPN twice running in the prestigious Milrose Games and appeared in Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd” section. Aulton has spent time training athletes in a variety of sports (i.e. tennis, soccer, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, field hockey, softball, etc) looking to improve on their natural athletic abilities. During his time at Syracuse University, he studied under Ryan Cabiles, who is the Head Strength Coach for the Syracuse Men’s Basketball program. Aulton graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Marketing and Finance along with a M.S. in Information Management.
Blake Zerboni graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from UCLA in ’09, where she was awarded an athletic scholarship for the women’s soccer team. While at UCLA, Blake helped lead the Bruins to 3 Final Four Tournaments and they advanced to the Finals, twice. She played alongside Lauren Cheney (currently on US Women’s National Team) and her twin sister, McCall, whom is a current pro in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Prior to UCLA, Blake was a 4 year varsity letter winner at San Clemente High School. She was an instrumental part of winning their 3 CIF Division 1 Championships. She was named to the All-County Team as a sophomore and junior and was also named a SCHS Scholar Athlete three years in a row.
Blake also played with one of the top club teams in the country from age U10 to U19 under Randy Dodge. The SoCal Blues won two Regional Championships in the time that Blake played for them.
Blake recently moved back to Orange County to give back to the sport that gave her so much. She is also a 200-hr certified yoga instructor, has her NASM personal training certificate, and her coaching “E” license.
Erin Yoder was the captain of the USC Women’s Volleyball team in 2011 and 2012, where she twice led her team to the NCAA Final Four. Erin played at San Clemente High School where she was a 2-time South Coast League MVP. While at USC she also received the prestigious All American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award. Erin trains athletes at the Lake Forest location.
Cory was a four-year varsity letterman at San Clemente High School where he was a three-time All-CIF selection and two-time South Coast League MVP. Continuing his volleyball career at UC Irvine, Cory played on two National Championship teams. In his senior year he received First Team All-American and All-MPSF accolades as well as being UC Irvine’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. After college, he went on to play professionally in Puerto Rico’s Superior Men’s League. Representing USA Volleyball, Cory played on the World University Games team that went to Shenzhen, China in 2011. In 2012 he trained with the US Pan American Games Team as well as the US Men’s National Team. Cory trains athletes at the Lake Forest location.