SPARK was founded on the philosophy that people need to train like athletes. Not necessarily under the same load, volume or frequency but utilizing the same movements, principles and styles.
“Kim knows a lot about the body – how it works, how to push it and how to get the most out of it. He has worked with professional athletes and knows what it takes to be successful at that level. If you want to be faster, stronger and more powerful go to SPARK.”
Ethan Moreau – Edmonton Oilers Captain
Kim’s belief that if you chase performance everything else will fall into place resulted in a simple back to basics style of training. Appearance should be a consequence of your fitness…this does not work the other way round.
Start first with movement, mobility and stability and follow that with getting stronger. Once you are strong you have a solid foundation and everything in sport and in life becomes easier. The by-product of course is increased speed, strength and power, increased lean body mass, fat loss, increased confidence and you will look better naked – what’s better than that?
In University Kim’s light bulb moment came during a Sports Injury Class in second year where he realized his life’s work would revolve around sport and physical conditioning. He worked with the University of Alberta Golden Bears Football and Basketball teams and SAIT Men’s Volleyball team as a student trainer. He then pursued his dream of working in professional sports by becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Athletic Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer.
Right out of School Kim began his career with the Edmonton Road Runners Hockey Team (AHL Franchise). From there he moved to the Edmonton Eskimos Football Team and eventually worked his way to the Edmonton Oilers.
After game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Carolina Kim decided to venture out on his own and open SPARK Sport Conditioning – Edmonton’s Finest Strength and Conditioning Facility.
Since opening in 2007 Kim and his staff have worked with hundreds of people in search of finding their inner athlete as well as many Youth, University, National level and professional athletes.
Unintentionally, SPARK has become a community in and of itself. A place where people know each other, encourage each other and become friends. Since its inception the members at SPARK have fundraised and donated over $150,000 for local Edmonton Charities and Organizations.