KaysFIT Academy partners with Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence (CSE) 

KaysFIT Academy (KFITA) and Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence (CSE) announce a strategic partnership to provide top-quality long-distance running coaching services

Bangalore, India 17-Mar-2023, Thursday.  KFITA is excited to announce its partnership with CSE, one of India’s premier integrated multi-sport complexes, to provide top-quality coaching services for long-distance running. This partnership aims to offer coaching and training experiences of the highest standard to runners of all levels, including amateurs, elites, and corporate communities.

Through this partnership, KFITA will leverage CSE’s extensive infrastructure to deliver innovative coaching and training programs tailored to meet runners’ specific needs. The two organizations share a mission of promoting fitness and healthy living, and this partnership is a step towards achieving that goal.

As a result of this collaboration, KFITA will now be based within the premises of CSE located in North Bangalore. KFITA will collaborate with CSE and other academies (located within CSE campus) to develop an integrated program for athletes through running specific coaching and educational programs. This will promote and support their health, fitness, and performance goals.

KFITA and CSE share a joint vision of offering athletes from high-performing and amateur backgrounds the essential expertise, tools, and ecosystem to achieve their full potential. Through this partnership, runners and athletes from various domains will access CSE’s world-class infrastructure and KFITA’s expert knowledge and running coaching.

Manu Jagan, Operations Head of CSE is with Coach Kay, Ultrarunning Coach, KFITA
Manu Jagan, Operations Head of CSE with Coach Kay, Ultrarunning Coach, KaysFIT Academy

“We are thrilled to partner with CSE and combine their world-class infrastructure with our expertise in long-distance running coaching. This partnership will enable us to provide runners of all levels with a unique, high-quality coaching experience that will help them achieve their goals” said Coach Kay, ultrarunning coach and the founder of KFITA.

“One of the objectives of CSE is to include as many disciplines as possible, and we are fortunate to have one more, and such a unique discipline as well, something we never thought or expected to have here. We are excited to start this, hopefully, churning out many athletes coming out of CSE under Coach Kay’s guidance.” said Manu Jaganathan, Operations Head of CSE.

This partnership presents an excellent opportunity for runners of all levels, whether beginners or experienced marathon and ultrarunners, to develop and enhance their running skills, achieve their race day goals, and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. The partnership caters to runners of both amateur and elite levels, providing ample opportunity for them to scale up their running skills.

Established in 2016 in Bengaluru, KaysFIT Academy operates under the “Engineering the Endurance” guiding principle that centers around High Performance Endurance. By harmoniously blending Running, Knowledge, and Motivation, we offer an all-encompassing approach to endurance training, whether running and ultramarathons or having a strong and motivated endurance mind.

Our founder, Kannan Sundararajan, a.k.a Coach Kay, transitioned from the corporate world to the ultrarunning scene, infusing KaysFIT Academy with a unique coaching philosophy: “Fixing the Foundation.” Using the RCF 2.0 framework (designed by Coach Kay), combining evidence-based science and hands-on experience, we focus on more than speed or distance. We aim to solidify the foundational elements, ensuring continuous athletic improvement and performance for recreational and serious recreational runners from all walks of life.

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In summary, KaysFIT Academy is a guiding light in endurance. Whether taking your initial running steps or challenging elite boundaries, our expertise and events are tailored to inspire and guide you on your endurance journey.

About CSE

CSE is a fully integrated, first-of-its-kind sporting hub in India. We provide world-class, hassle-free infrastructure across ten different sports, including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Tennis, Swimming, Shooting, Squash, Basketball, Athletics, and Volleyball, for high-performance athletes, qualified coaches and recreational users.

CSE’s mission is to provide world-class sports infrastructure and services to support today’s and tomorrow’s champions by collaborating with the best people and partners and creating an accessible sports ecosystem under one roof.

In less than five years of its inception, with immense passion and dedication, CSE and its partners have produced numerous international and national champions and Olympians.

Alongside world-class sporting facilities, CSE offers multiple other ancillary services like premium fitness & wellness centres for the well-being of the athletes before, after and during training sessions and competitions, as healthy food and beverage option for the salubriousness of the athletes. Lastly, CSE is also home to leading retail outlets, including multiple sports equipment retailers, a supplement store and a salon, catering to every need of athletes under one roof.