Biography - Ken Andrukow
Ken spent over 20 years building a series of substantial businesses servicing the fitness/health and wellness industries. He has had a number of successful exits and is entirely focused on mentoring entrepreneurs.
From 1995 – 2001 Ken was the Managing Partner of a mid sized private equity fund. During the 7-year term, the fund had an impressive 21% year-over-year return to its investors. During this time Ken traveled on average 300 days per year and was often asked how he stayed so fit with such a hectic schedule. He replied that without fitness, he could not support his team to success. He made fitness a priority. While many of his colleagues dealt with stress by going to the bar, Ken chose to go to the gym–a simple choice with huge impact. It was here that Ken learned the most about what he was willing to endure, and other simple lessons of what can happen when you don’t quit.
After the divestiture of the fund, Ken decided that he wanted to help his colleagues change their lives. These were individuals that were living their economic dreams: private jets, fancy homes, huge incomes. But what they were missing was health and wellness. Many worked so hard they forgot the value of true wellness.
Upon creating his training business, Ken convinced 20 business colleagues to allow him to change their lives. Soon he was working with executive assistants, scheduling workouts into the executives’ days, scheduling proper nutrition and hiring trainers all around the world to ensure that they were completing their workouts programmed by Ken. The change was incredible.
Ken owned Reebok CrossFit Ramsay in Calgary, Alberta, Canada which grew from humble beginnings in his basement to over 11,000 SqFt and more than 500 members. Reebok CrossFit Ramsay had been very successful at innovating corporate wellness programs, marketing partnerships, coach internships and business practices.