WHY I FIGHT | SAMANTHA RUSKIN
What’s your name, where are you from, and what do you do?
My name is Samantha Ruskin…but I prefer to be called Sam. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York. When I am not at Everybodyfights I am a full time MBA student at Baruch College.
What makes you a fighter?
What makes me a fighter is my work ethic and dedication. When I set my mind to something, I will work hard to achieve the goal no matter what.
What do you fight for?
I fight for my family. Making my parents proud is extremely important to me. They have given me everything and always support my decisions.
What inspires you to take the hits and keep on fighting?
I am inspired by my family and friends and the energy in NYC. I am surrounded by incredible people who have achieved so much and I want the same for myself.
If you could fight side-by-side with one person, past or present, who would it be?
I’ll have to think about this one!
What is your Fight Fuel?
I truly believe in the 70/30 rule, eat healthy 70% of the time and enjoy yourself 30% of the time. I love food, and working out 6-7 times a week… I am constantly hungry. I snack multiple times throughout the day and eat 3 full meals.
What is your Fight Song?
Changes constantly! Were constantly changing and does the music or song that inspires me!
What’s your favorite EverybodyFights class?
TRAINx360, I love the variety and intensity. You are never bored in a TRAIN series class, constantly moving around the room and giving each exercise your all with the time you have there.
Who is your favorite EverybodyFights Trainer, and why?
Too many too choose from! I think every Everybodyfights trainer has a different style and they all bring something interesting to the table! I’ve enjoyed every class I have taken at EBF and that is why I was a member at the NYC Midtown location since opening day!
How do you Fight It Forward?
A organization close to my heart is the BUBBLE Foundation. I have been volunteering for BUBBLE for two semesters and it has been a lovely experience. As a BUBBLE Wellness Educator you teach cooking or gardening for 2-3 hours one day each week during the school day. I was placed at an elementary school in East Harlem and taught lessons about healthy foods, hands-on cooking, what’s in food that makes it healthy, and how food is prepared.