Kim Bergman has faced a steep learning curve since she and her husband took over Explosive Edge six years ago.

But the duo has been successful, transforming the previously hockey-based training and development facility into a multi-sport facility that caters to athletes as young as two years of age.

Recently, Explosive Edge moved into a 10,000-square-foot space, quadrupling its size and vastly increasing the programs on offer.

The growth of the business didn’t come easily, but rather from the hard work of the team.

Bergman, formerly a teacher, plays an integral role in the success of the family business. The mother of two young boys works behind the scenes, making sure everything is running smoothly.

The task has always required balance and a strong work ethic, but things became more challenging this past year due to Bergman’s health issues.

But the young mom is determined to embrace all the challenges she faces.

“Life can’t just stop,” she said. “Days when I thought of giving up, I just kept going. You have that choice to make.”

Lynn Fitzgerald has high praise for Bergman.

“[She] is an amazing mother to her two sons, an amazing businesswoman that built the foundation of Explosive Edge, and an amazing contributor to the Airdrie community,” she says. “I am extremely proud of Kim and her accomplishments.”