MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER
Hi there, welcome to 613FIT!
I’m Ruslan Kedik.
I’m a father of two young boys, a husband and a just your typical dude.
I’ve been in the fitness industry for 17 years now, I got my start working for Goodlife for the first five years of my coaching career (2005-2010). From then on I had transitioned to working on my own as I wanted to expand my coaching services. I graduated and earned my designation as a Registered Nutritionists in 2010 and opened up my first private/boutique personal training studio ‘Fat Loss Solutions Inc’. At Fat Loss Solutions I began doing work that I was most passionate about and that is helping individuals overcome their personal challenges around weight and food issues.
FLS had become Ottawa’s top weight loss coaching studio very quickly I became knows as the go to trainer for weight loss within our community as I had the highest track record in town.
Being in demand as a weight loss coach, in 2012 I decided to open a women’s only transformation program called transformationfitcams.com and this is when I first started coaching big groups.
That is when I realized that I can help a lot more people succeed and I became addicted to group coaching!
In 2017 I had decided to close both of my coaching businesses. This was around the time my second child was born and my wife and I decided to sell everything including our house, car, most of our belongings and travel Europe for a year while she was on mat leave. This was a scary decision, we did have our new home that was being built and was going to be ready in a year and half to come back too, but until then we practicly had nothing and lived out of 5 suitcases with two kids (3 year old and a 3 months old).
During that year of travel I had done a lot of contemplating. I knew that I wanted to continue to coach but I was not sure what that was going to look like.
Fast-forward to 2018, we get back to Ottawa and within a month I opened up 613FIT, Ottawa's top weight loss coaching center!
613FIT is a fusion of well over a decade of coaching experience, working with clients one on one, group coaching, life coaching, nutrition therapy and more. I've finally opened up my dream facility.
I strive to create the type of space for our members where we can empower them and help them become their absolute best through support and guidance!
I like to think that I have a special bond with my clients!
How I became good at working with people that wanted to lose weight was due to my own personal struggles with weight and food issues. I understood my clients at a mental and emotional levels. I don’t expect anything from them that I don’t expect from myself. Early on I knew that the solutions to these issues resided much deeper than just the typical dietary interventions and exercise strategies.
It was my personal experience with weight loss (lost 75lbs) and battling other health issues that taught me more about this process than my schooling or any book on the subject that I have read.
Back then I was a young, single (wasn’t married yet) care free coach.
Today as a father of two, business owner and many other things, I’m faced with new health challenges, another bout of weight loss which is teaching me new lessons.
Losing weight and getting my health back on track in my late 30’s is very different than it was a decade ago. The energy, the time and resources are not there.
I can relate to my clients and my approach is very different than it was when I first entered the industry at 22 years of age.
I’m also not passionate about fitness. I believe life is too short for such things. I’m passionate about life and I’m most passionate about seeing people overcome challenges (like their weight issues) which hold them back and as a result they become more empowered and purpose driven. Fitness just happens to be a great vehicle that helps us achieve this, but the focus is always on my clients and NOT the program.
Once again my coaching program has evolved as of recent, today 613FIT operates online in a one-on-one coaching format. in late 2021 I had decided to close the physical location and return back to personalized coaching. I realized that I'm passionate about connecting with my clients and making a real difference in their lives rather than runining and operating a big coaching facility.
Through many forms of evolution I can honestly say that today I am living my dream and am able to provide the type of service to my clients that trully makes a difference in their life.