Ken Andrukow is the head coach and owner of Reebok CrossFit Ramsay in Calgary, Alberta.
His coaching career started from humble beginnings in the basement of his own home.
As a young man Ken played Junior “A” hockey and was a member of Cycling Canada National Team for 3 years.
Prior to beginning his coaching career Ken was responsible for starting and successfully running several businesses. In his early 20s, he successfully built a company in the graphics industry and took it from zero to 5 million in sales in 2 years,then sold the company to Canada’s largest printer.
His second company was created to serve the needs of the on-location film industry. He created a post-production editing suite that could be shipped by air, land or sea to any location in the world, where movie directors could view the dailies of any large-budget movie. After proof of concept the company (and its intellectual property) was sold to Sony pictures.
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 of 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 friends 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 getting their workouts done. The change was incredible. Many of those original clients are still training with Ken and his team to this day.
Ken has trained thousands of people and continues to change lives in incredibly meaningful ways. His training business today employs 14 people and trains an average of 160 people every day. When asked, clients will most commonly say this association has changed their lives. Today Ken owns Reebok CrossFit Ramsay in Calgary, Alberta, Canada which has grown from humble beginnings in his basement to over 11,000SqFt and more than 300 members. His journey has included a stint as Media Director, Western Canada for CrossFit Inc. He’s fielded both team and individual competitors for every CrossFit Regionals except 2015. He qualified as a masters-aged athlete for the 2013 CrossFit Games. Reebok CrossFit Ramsay has been very successful at innovating corporate wellness programs, marketing partnerships, coach internships and business practices.