Kim Layton

Kim Layton

Founder / Coach / Athletic Therapist


Bachelor of Physical Education BPE

Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach RSCC*D (NSCA)

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist CSCS (NSCA)

Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C) (CATA)

Certified Athletic Trainer ATC (NATA)

International Best Selling Author

About Coach

In my second year of University, I had a light bulb moment that came during a sports injury class where I realized my life’s work would revolve around sports and physical conditioning. I had the opportunity to work with the University of Alberta Golden Bears football and basketball teams, and the SAIT men’s volleyball team as a student trainer. Being surrounded by athletics all my life and throughout my undergrad, I pursued my dream of working in professional sports by becoming a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Certified Athletic Therapist, and Certified Athletic Trainer.

Turning Point

I believe anything can be possible if you are committed and determined and refuse to make excuses - I wanted to work for a professional sports team and nothing was going to stop me. Right out of school, I began my career with the Edmonton Road Runners hockey team of the AHL. From there, I moved to the Edmonton Eskimos football team and eventually worked my way onto the Edmonton Oilers. After game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Carolina in 2006, I had a shift in focus towards being around my family more so I decided to venture out on my own and in 2007 I opened SPARK Sport Conditioning – Edmonton’s premier strength and conditioning facility. Since opening, we have worked with hundreds of people in search of improving their health and fitness, losing/gaining weight, and even finding their inner athlete, as well as coaching many youth, university, national, and professional level athletes. I was also hired as the Strength Coach for the Edmonton Rush (NLL) and FC Edmonton (CPL).

Motivation & Passion

SPARK has organically become a community in and of itself. A place where people know each other, encourage each other, and become friends. Regardless of whether you want to shed a few pounds and stop feeling the aches and pains of aging or have aspirations of becoming a professional athlete, SPARK is the place for you. We will help you get results and we will help you achieve success.

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