Welcome to the world of KaysFIT Academy, where our coaches are dedicated to helping you unlock your full potential through personalised training and expert guidance. Meet our accomplished coaches & academy mentors who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you (beginner or an experienced marathon/ultrarunner) achieve your health, running, athletic and personal performance goals.

Coach Kay

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Coach Kay: Nurturing Excellence by Engineering the Endurance

Kannan Sundararajan, also known as Coach Kay, boasts an impressive background, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (BE) and a Master’s degree in Performance Coaching (M Sc). In 2016, after spending 25 years in the corporate world, he boldly decided to turn his love for sports and endurance running into a coaching career. With his deep understanding of engineering principles and specialized knowledge in Performance Coaching, he brings a unique perspective to his coaching practice. Additionally, he holds certifications as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and a UESCA ultrarunning and performance coach. Coach Kay’s ability to blend his engineering expertise with his passion for sports allows him to approach growth holistically, ensuring the success of his clients. It’s worth mentioning that he’s also a PMI-certified project manager, Agile Scrum Master, and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt in Business Excellence.

Coaching Philosophy:

Coach Kay believes in profoundly impacting individuals’ lives beyond athletic goals. His coaching approach integrates sports science, evidence-based coaching methodologies, people, and technology. With over 30 years of experience, he empowers his clients with physical prowess, mental resilience, and personal development. His coaching philosophy centres around the RCF (Reconstruct the Foundation) framework, which he has developed through multiple years of experience by integrating scientific practices to ensure the development of knowledgeable athletes, the highest human performance and lasting success.

Highlights:

  • Coached > 300 marathon & ultrarunners since 2016
  • Product Engineer to services delivery manager (1992-2016)
  • Completed over 50 marathons and 20+ ultramarathons
  • Created marquee ultramarathon events like OOTYULTRA and Bison Ultra
  • Known for running 42 marathons at 42 consecutive weekends in 42 places to raise awareness of road safety
  • Lead Global VoICE Ambassador @ ALERT NGO & Race Director – Alertathon (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • Youth Fitness & Badminton Coach @ Sobha Althea & Azalea (2013-2020)  
  • RCF Ultra Running Coach @ Ultra Indians Running Club inside Padukone-Dravid Center for Sports Excellence, Bangalore

Shashwat Rao

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Shashwat Rao: Mastering Ultrarunning & Trail Challenges

Introducing Shashwat Rao, our distinguished Ultrarunning Coach and Trail Expert at KaysFIT Academy. With his extensive experience in ultrarunning, especially in high altitudes and extreme terrains like the Himalayas and various UTMB International races, Coach Shashwat excels in preparing athletes for the toughest challenges. His expertise lies in navigating technical trails and adapting to diverse weather conditions.

Mentoring Philosophy:

Shashwat, with his unique blend of real-world experience and technical knowledge, focuses on developing resilience and strategic thinking in runners. He emphasizes mastering diverse terrains and weather conditions, enhancing athletes’ adaptability and endurance. His qualifications, including a postgraduate diploma in sports management and an MBA, add depth to his coaching approach.

Highlights:

  • Specializes in technical trail running and high-altitude challenges.
  • Extensive experience in prestigious global ultrarunning events.
    Adept at preparing runners for diverse and harsh racing environments.
  • Integrates academic knowledge with practical expertise to enhance training methodologies at KaysFIT Academy.

Ravi Kumar | Sports Physiotherapist & S&C Coach

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Ravi Kumar: Championing Athletic Excellence Through Physiotherapy

Introducing Ravi Kumar, our distinguished Sports Physiotherapist and a vital representative of our Sports Medicine partner, Vesoma. With a Master’s in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, Ravi excels in the rehabilitation and management of injuries, particularly within the realm of elite badminton and track and field athletics. His expertise extends to individualized treatment plans, leveraging advanced techniques like dry needling and orthopedic manual therapy. Ravi’s commitment to enhancing athletic performance and preventing injuries aligns seamlessly with our mission, making him an essential pillar in our pursuit of sports excellence.

Philosophy:

Ravi Kumar’s philosophy in sports physiotherapy centers on a comprehensive approach to athlete care, emphasizing injury prevention, peak performance enhancement, and holistic well-being. His methods integrate cutting-edge techniques in physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, and manual therapy, aiming to foster resilience, optimize physical capabilities, and promote long-term health and fitness goals. Ravi believes in empowering athletes through education, customized rehabilitation programs, and a collaborative spirit, ensuring they not only recover from injuries but also thrive in their sporting endeavors.

Highlights:

  • Educational Excellence: Master’s in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy, with certifications in Dry Needling, Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT), and Sports Conditioning.
  • Diverse Experience: Key roles at Vesoma Sports Medical Center and Padukone Sports Management, focusing on high-performance athletes, injury management, and fitness training.
  • Innovative Approach: Specialized in on-field injury management, rehabilitation, and conditioning, with a record of conducting impactful workshops and training programs for athletes and coaches.
  • Community Involvement: Active participation in marathons and volunteer work with Oxfam Trailwalker, demonstrating a commitment to fitness and community well-being.
  • Focuses on introducing the RCF (Reconstruct the Foundation Framework) @ KaysFIT Academy to enhance performance and reduce injury risks.

Coach Prajwal

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Coach Prajwal: Elevating Athletic Performance

Introducing Prajwal Bhat, our accomplished Strength & Conditioning Specialist. With a background in working with professional football clubs and tennis academies, Coach Prajwal is highly skilled at crafting personalized training programs and minimizing the risks of running-related injuries. His expertise in periodized training and individualized programming is exceptional.

Coaching Philosophy:

Coach Prajwal’s commitment to excellence and innovative methodologies make him invaluable in elevating athletes’ physical capabilities and accomplishments. He holds a Masters’s Degree in Performance Coaching and is a certified Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) member.

Highlights:

  • Collaborated with professional football clubs and tennis academies.
  • Expert in periodized training and individualized programming.
  • Focuses on introducing the RCF (Reconstruct the Foundation Framework) @ KaysFIT Academy to enhance performance and reduce injury risks.

Unlock Your Full Potential with KaysFIT Academy

At KaysFIT Academy, our coaches are committed to helping you achieve your goals through personalized training, expert guidance, and holistic growth. Whether you’re an aspiring runner or an experienced athlete, we support you every step of the way. Join us on this exhilarating journey where sports, expertise, and personal development converge to unlock your full potential.

Contact Us today!

For coaching enquiries, write to coachkay@kfita.in

Call us at +91 7829956329 between 8.00 am to 6.00 pm (or simply WhatsApp

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