About Redline Athletics - An Athletic Development Center

In 2010 Redline Athletics in San Juan Capistrano began training two young competitive figure skaters. The children’s father, John Leonesio, had a successful career in the fitness industry and had founded the successful Massage Envy franchise system and had also taken The Joint Chiropractic franchise national.

John approached the owners of Redline Athletics for advice on his growing athletic development center concept. Casual conversations turned into a more formal evaluation of the Redline Athletics business model, John opened his own location. Low cost to open, quick to cash flow with the potential for high profitability combined with Redline Athletics being a fun business to run were all signs of a successful franchise model. A partnership was formed and the staff and systems were put into place for a world-class franchise system.

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Redline Athletics Franchising Leadership Team


Since earning his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Wellness from Arizona State University, Chance has gained over 20 years of experience working in the Health, Wellness, and Fitness Industry. He is happily married and a proud father of two children who are enthusiastic members of Redline Scottsdale.

TJ O'CONNOR — President of Franchise Development

T.J. has nearly 20 years’ experience in the fitness business and franchising. Starting as a Personal Trainer, then a Director and eventually into an Owner/Entrepreneur that founded his first business in 2009. T.J. holds a degree in Business Management from Baker College in Michigan. He and his wife have two children and were previously partners of the Redline Athletics in Scottsdale, Arizona. T.J. and his family now reside in Florida where they are also Redline’s Regional Developers for the Sunshine State.

BRAD HINKLE — Vice President of Operations

Brad has over a decade of experience in athlete performance training, facility operations, and national brand growth and support. He received his undergraduate degree from Spring Arbor University where he played baseball and basketball. He had a stint playing for the Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates before joining Redline. Brad and his wife have three children and reside in Arizona.

Katie Witmer — Vice President of Business Development

Katie is an experienced marketing and sales professional who brings more than 10 years of experience to the Redline team. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategic sales and marketing plans for both local stores as well as franchise development. As a member of the National Support Center staff, she oversees vendor relations and helps franchisees to develop standard operating procedures and make sure that they are followed properly. Katie has a passion for taking on new initiatives and she strives to build a high performance culture within her teams. She loves collaborating with other departments and looks forward to learning new techniques and ideas from them.

Katie is the proud momma to her two rad kids and wife to her handsome husband, Shawn.

CONNOR MIRACLE — Director of Operations

Connor supports Redline operations across many different roles and responsibilities – all designed to streamline and enhance the experience as a Redline Franchisee or Regional Developer. He received his undergraduate degree in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University.

CHAD PETZINGER — Director of Centralized Services

Chad has spent over a decade in the fitness industry working in both business development and coaching. Over a the past 3 years Chad has partnered with soon to Redline Performance Centers from across the US helping them open with hundreds of members.

Chad grew up in the Chicagoland during the Michael Jordan era which is where his passion for sports and its connection with the youth was born. There’s no debating on who the one true G.O.A.T. of basketball is, with Chad!

Phil Padilla — Director of Athletic Development

Phil is a seasoned professional in sports performance with 8+ years of experience. He has worked with athletes of various ages and skill levels and is passionate about helping them reach their goals. He holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology from A.T. Still University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University San Bernardino. Phil is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Speed & Agility Coach. He is dedicated to fostering growth in athletes and creating a positive and educational environment for them. He also shares his expertise in program development, training, and coaches’ growth to enhance the brand.

Rylee JOHNSON — Marketing Support Specialist

Rylee Johnson joined the Redline Athletics team as a Marketing Support Specialist supporting franchisees from the National Support Center.

Rylee holds a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sports Performance from Grand Canyon University. She has a proven track record of success in content creation, franchise growth through social channels, and training athletes. She even started with Redline as an intern in 2017! Rylee is passionate about cultivating a healthy and fun environment in each Performance Center so that parents feel comfortable and joyful sending their athletes to us! She is always looking for ways to improve processes, increase efficiency and drive results.She believes in the power of hard work, dedication and a positive attitude to achieve success. Rylee is excited to be a part of Redline Athletics National Support Center and looks forward to contributing to the team’s success.

Contact Us

Redline Athletics Franchising, LLC
14000 N. Hayden Rd. Suite 101
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
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