Kim Layton

Kim Layton

Owner / Coach / Athletic Therapist

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physical Education

Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)

Certified Athletic Therapist (CATA)

Certified Athletic Trainer (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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