FightCamp Trainer Spotlight: Shanie Rusth
Meet Our FightCamp Trainer, Shanie Rusth.
FUN FACTS About Shanie
- Favorite Food: Smoothies, green juice, sushi, acai bowls, and burritos
- Guilty [food] pleasure: Pint of McConnells, Peppermint Stick ice cream
- Favorite Music for Boxing: Gangster Rap, EDM, and Punk Rock
- Personal Mantra: You got this, girl!
- Three Words That Describe Shanie: Driven. Passionate. Fun.
- Words of Wisdom: START NOW. There will always be a reason to not do something. The time is right now.
At the age of 21, Shanie Rusth found herself out on her own with two young toddlers and leading a life that didn’t look the same as most of her friends.
“While most of my friends were in college, partying, or just starting out their careers, I had two kids and was going through a divorce,” explained Shanie. “It was definitely one of the most challenging things to happen, but it taught me that I can do anything.”
Shanie started working at the fragile age of 5 and since, has done everything from modeling and almost starring in a reality TV show, to competing professionally in MMA (winning record of 2-0) and becoming a fitness coach (and of course joining he FightCamp team as an electrifying trainer).
Taking her “can-do” attitude to the highest altitude, Shanie Rusth is going above and beyond just “doing just anything” and has recently kicked her life into high gear by climbing the ranks at UFC GYM and now works from their global headquarters in Newport Beach as a Franchise Development Associate. She travels through North America and vets potential franchisees in the US and Canada and sells franchises (UFC GYM and their newest boutique boxing/HIIT studio concept, CLASS).
While sweating it out and inspiring others to get fit is what truly drives her, Shanie is working toward bigger goals and a vision of reaching and inspiring even more people. For now, Shanie is in the midst of carefully coordinating her career, family, and fun through the ever-present balancing act that most working moms experience.
“My typical day [when I am not traveling] starts with a wake-up call around 4.30 or 5 a.m. I get on the road by 7 a.m. to beat the traffic and get into the office by 8.30 or 9 a.m. I work a full day and battle the traffic to get home and be Mom.”
With her daily commute from LA to Orange County taking up about four hours of her day, Shanie makes the most of it.
“I listen to Joe Rogan podcasts to keep my sanity during high traffic times. And some days I work a bit later or I’ll break up my commute by stopping at one of our gyms on the ride home. I’ll lift, hit the bag, do some cardio, or take a class.”
As a true go-getter, this girl is almost never standing still – she is working, parenting, coaching, or squeezing in some time to enjoy life. Shanie, a self-proclaimed “sweat feign,” loves anything that gets her to move and sweat – even in her “spare time.” A passionate student of the sweet science, she loves martial arts, is an inspiring fitness coach, and fought professionally for six years.
“I love sweating. I love sharing my passion. I love taking care of my body and helping others do the same.”
Those “others” include her kids – Brody and Lola. Living by the beach, Shanie takes her kids to the beach as much as possible so they can enjoy the outdoors and run, go rollerskating or skateboarding, or just enjoy time in the sun together.
“Lola is definitely into fitness and the girl goes hard. I can get her to run a few miles with me and join me for some of the boxing workouts. Brody is into other sports, but he is strong and really getting into baseball. As long as he’s into something, I am happy.”
Although being a new and young mom was one of the more challenging moments of her life due to her family situation, Shanie felt like she was a total natural at motherhood – and she loves it. While her interest and passion for the fitness industry may have been a seed planted by her mother long before becoming a trainer, Shanie believes her kids is what nurtured those seeds to make them grow, which pushed her to take this incredible journey.
Not only is Shanie an incredible person – she’s an inspiring trainer and we are so fortunate to have Shanie as a FightCamp trainer! Try her workouts and you will absolutely be inspired.