About Coach Kay

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get coached by someone who has run completed 60+ full marathons & ultra marathons since 2011

proud finisher of running 42 km 42 consecutive weekends 42 different places (between 2-Jul-2016 to 16-Apr-2017) - all for an important social cause #424242running

Professional background
  • Kannan (Kay) Sundararajan is a Bachelor of Engineering graduate, a certified project management professional (PMP from PMI), six sigma master black belt & agile scrum master
  • Spent a significant part of his career in engineering & IT organizations (LinkedIn), played several leadership roles across a variety of organizational functions with a passion and specialization in teaching, soft skills & competency development, project and program management & enabling organizations
  • After 24+ years of working across a variety of corporate jobs, Kay if now following his passion through KaysFITAcademy - www.kfita.in
Running & fitness coach
  • >> Kay is an ultra-endurance marathon runner & a fitness enthusiast. He is a certified Personal Trainer from ACE (American Council on Exercise) and has run 60+ full marathons & ultra marathons (more here...). Kay is a finisher at the Malnad Ultra 110k, Jawathu 75k, back to back Comrades marathon in South Africa (90 km).  He has completed 12 hr Bengaluru Stadium & Nitros running festival in Chennai.
  • >> Provides a systematic and scientific approach to realize personal, fitness and health goals (see testimonials...)
  • Provides sports-based training to train and develop children to play Badminton & Cricket
Social entrepreneur & road safety ambassador
  • In April 2016, rescuing an accident victim became a turning moment in Kay's life and had prompted him to take up an important social initiative to build road safety awareness
  • >> Being a First-aid and CPR trained first-responder, Kay has founded SahayLRTS (let's raise the spirits), an NGO to promote ”Be Safe! Be there to Save!” campaign to provide first-aid and CPR training & #424242running 
  • Successfully finished running 42 marathons, 42 weeks in 42 places from Jul’16 to Apr’17 to promote road safety
  • SahayaLRTS Kay has also trained 50+ people on first-aid & CPR and continues to spread awareness on road safety & importance of first-aid & CPR
  • >> Since April, Kay has responded to several emergencies in public places and provided first aid / saved lives.  Kay has responded to an accident victim in Oct 2016 and successfully concluded a fundraising campaign #helpkirantoday with USD$ 8800 (5.68 lacs INR) total money raised
  • Winner of ALERT BEING AWARD – 2017, in the Individual Category for being a Real Life Hero and a Good Samaritan. The award was presented by Mr.Shakeel Akthar IPS, IG HQ, Police Headquarters on 23rd August 2017 (more here... & here..)

Presenter, motivator & a mentor
  • >> Organizes and delivers workshops and seminars (see details here...)
  • He is a regular speaker in schools and organizations to motivate children and employees. He conducts special seminars and workshops to highlight the importance of road safety & on several personal development subjects
  • He also teaches Project Management in various institutions