Rusty grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, graduating from Westfield High School. He holds a degree in Athletic Coaching Education with a minor in Personal Training and Strength Conditioning from West Virginia University. Along with his college degrees, he has attained a Personal Trainer certification by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
He played basketball and rugby throughout high school and gained a focus on boxing throughout college. After graduating, Rusty immediately applied his knowledge to personal training through teaching youth classes, coaching sports teams, and private training with clients of all ages along the way. As a trainer, Rusty likes to focus on compound strength movements in an effort to help people make everyday movements easier.