About Us - Meet the Trainers


Hi Everyone, my name is Claudia Rodas.  I am from El Salvador and I am the founder of ClaRofitness Virtual  Wellness Studio.  My passion is to help people in the most simple and realistic way possible.  I am a firm believer that “Exercise is Medicine Movement”.

My background is Latina, and Latin rhythm is in my blood and led me to become a Zumba instructor.  Afterward I moved to a fitness career and got certified as a Fitness Group X instructor/Water Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.


Claudia Rodas

Before the Covid 19 Pandemic Shelter In Place, I was teaching 33 classes a week in 9 different locations, including Gyms, Corporate and Health institutions.  I was teaching Youths, Young Adults, Adults and Seniors, all from beginner level to very advanced.  Fortunately, changes also bring opportunities.  Offering Fitness online classes for example -- teaching online fitness classes became a necessity when everything was closed.  With all my learning and experience and more than 12 years teaching all formats, I was able to create these Beautiful and efficient Virtual Fitness Program that brings to members the same variation of classes and workout experience as if they were still going to gyms or studios.  These Virtual classes allow me to optimize facility usage across all hours of operation and provide a workout to those members who are ready to sweat just by simply turning on their computer or phones.  Thank you for visiting!


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Claudia Rodas

Founder of ClaRoFitness 

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Janet Cordova

Specializes in senior classes, water fitness, and TRX training


Luchi Boyle

Certified personal trainer of the National Association of Sport Medicine, specializing in personal training from Mission College 


Chitra Phatak

Dance fitness instructor, with a specialty in BollyX and Bollywood programs

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Emily Fromm

Pilates, ballet fusion, and Pop Pilates certified instructor.  Former gymnast and ballet dancer.


Teresa Yanga

Les Mills certified instructor of Body Pump, Body Combat and CXWorks, and ACE certified group instructor



40 pounds out of 100 is lost because I found Claudia.  She inspires me in so many ways . . .


Claudia helped me relight my inner spark and rediscover joy.  She then encouraged me to teach and I discovered my true passion.


Claudia has an extraordinary talent for encouraging her students to embrace Zumba as a part of their lives.

Cindy R.

Claudia brought me back to myself in more than just Zumba.  She embraced me into her family.  I finally felt part of the Latin community.

Claudia V.

There is something about the way Claudia teaches; her energy makes you feel good and welcome.  There is no judgment.

Doris L.

You are an amazing instructor with a big heart.  You not only have faithful students, but a lot of young instructors under your wing.

Gaby M.

Thanks to Claudia's Zumba, I fell in love with exercise.  I started with her Zumba on Saturdays and then  moved on to Strong by Zumba.

Gary J.

I accidentally discovered Claudia's Zumba class at the Presidio Y.  I rapidly became re-invigorated physically, mentally, and socially.

Genny P.

Claudia opened the doors to her network and provided opportunities to teach at multiple gyms.  She also inspired me to push boundaries and reach higher fitness levels.

Janet C.
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Claudia's passion for fitness and genuine love for her students has been contagious.  

Angie F.

Dancing to lively, upbeat music and the smile on Claudia's face made me forget my woes and just be happy for that 1 hour.

Julie S.

Before taking Claudia's class, I had never really done Zumba or much dance at all.  Now I feel comfortable with all kinds of dance styles. 


Finding Zumba and Claudia is like finding a chest full of gold at the end of the rainbow that you are willing to share.


Yo estaba feliz y en shape con esta oportunidad y bien apoyada por ella!  La verdad que es una persona increíble que ayuda y apoya a muchísimas personas incluyéndome!


Everything changed when I started to take Claudia's classes!  She is so inspiring and I'm sure she was born with the gift of motivating people!

Susan P.

I love, love, love my Zumba class!!!  It makes my whole body and mind happy, happy, happy.  A fresh, fun workout.  Thank you, Claudia!  

Teresa Y.

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