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Meet Our Trainers | Firstline Training

Meet Our Trainers

Firstline Fitness Training has qualified experienced trainers that are able to help with any athlete or client to reach his or her fitness goals.

Meet Kim Bruce.

“It is never too late for a new start”. Kim Bruce. This is my motto, this is what I live by, this is what my clients see everyday. I am not just talking about being physically fit, I am talking about being mentally strong, and confident. Knowing that whatever life throws you to knock you off track you have the skills to get up & “start again”. This deep rooted passion to help my clients see the untapped potential is what I fell in love with as a specialist in nutrition & fitness.My passion started over 25 years ago as a fitness leader teaching all types of classes. My love for the industry moved me from corporate Canada to completing my schooling as a personal trainer. Over the past 12 years I have completed numerous courses including Precision Nutrition & Biomechanics specialist through corrective exercise. I love to watch the transformation, I love to watch movement, I love to watch my clients succeed.

Meet Trevor MacIntyre (Director of Firstline Football).

Trevor graduated from the University of Alberta where he completed his Bachelor of Exercise Sciences [Double Major in Active Living/ Well Being and Sport Performance], Minor in Sport Psychology. Trevor is also a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. On top of his education Trevor is also a Alberta College of Paramedics Emergency Medical Responder. Upon graduating Trevor worked as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the UofA.

Growing up and playing football in Sherwood Park lead Trevor down the path of working with young football players. He has worked with teams including the Edmonton Wildcats, Edmonton Huskies and the Bev Facey Falcons.

On an individual level Trevor has worked with players from the Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49 ers, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and the New Orleans Saints. His NCAA athletes include players from the Miami Hurricanes, Nebraska Corn Huskers, Ole Miss and Southern.

Trevor has over 15 years of experience in training football players, Basketball players and Volleyball players. Getting his athletes to the next level weather it be a scholarship to top NCAA programs or to play professionally is a top priority for Trevor. Trevor has a 90% Scholarship rate with eligible High School athletes, to over 20 University and Colleges from coast to coast in Canada and including some to the US.




Meet Phil (Director of Junior/Pro Hockey Program).

Phil’s goal is to help athletes get to the next level in their game.

Phil has been involved in the fitness industry since 2006. In the spring of 2014, Phil and fellow trainer Darren Ross decided to partner up after working together for the past 7 years and open up Firstline Fitness Training. After growing up playing competitive hockey and graduating from the NAIT PFT program in the spring of 2006, Phil knew his passion was in the hockey industry. Phil has taken athletes from Bantam all the way through to the pro hockey level; working with Bantam, Midget, Junior, NCAA, CIS, or Pro levels.

Over the years Phil has developed an off season training program for hockey players that has become his primary focus and passion. Helping facilitate young hockey players and producing some of the fittest clients in hockey has been one of the most rewarding things in Phil’s career. Phil believes in continuous learning to ensure that he provides his athletes with the most he can offer.



Meet Darren (Director of Soccer Program).

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Darren has worked with a diverse group of clients in one on one and group settings, ranging from 8 year old aspiring soccer players to 70 year old fitness enthusiasts, and from professional athletes to weekend warriors. He has enjoyed facilitating academy workshops and team training with youth, college, adult soccer clubs, and community soccer programs.

His strong communication skills make him an excellent teacher and an effective motivator. His extensive experience playing, coaching, and teaching in a number of different sports gives him an astute sense of team dynamics and an ability to enhance team relationships in order to improve performance.

Darren tries to live his motto, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” and he pushes his clients to do the same.



Meet Chris.

Chris has been a trainer since 2006 after graduating from NAIT’s personal fitness training program.

Chris’s competitive spirit led Chris to athletics at a young age. Through his pursuit of high level track and field he found himself at the gym at a young age. He now enjoys not only pushing himself to the limits but helping other people learn and surpass their physical limits.

Chris brings a unique set of skills to Firstline. Love for the sport of combat saw him pursue kickboxing and jui jitsu and enjoys in combining fight style training into his programs. He’s continually learning about fitness and the way the body moves and enjoys finding new and challenging ways to push his clients.



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Meet Kim Bruce Meet Trevor MacIntyre (Director of Firstline Football) Meet Phil (Director of Junior/Pro Hockey Program) Meet Darren (Director of Soccer Program) Meet Chris