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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 


Dana Carey

Teaching in fitness for about 6 years -- Zumba, BollyX, Aqua Zumba, Barre, and Strong Nation.  Experience working with children (K-5th), as well as groups with special needs.


Luchi Boyle

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

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Emily Fromm

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


Shana Jimenez

Certified Zumba and Zumba Kids instructor.  Known for making your dance workout fun and inspiring you to have the “best day ever!”


Raissa Kelisky

Certified Spinning Instructor, Zumba Instructor and water fitness instructor.

Developed her own effective strength program.

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Robin Lovejoy

Robin has performed widely at regional festivals, private events and trained with Fatchance Bellydance, Jill Parker, and members of the Bellydance Superstars.  She has been teaching tribal fusion bellydance classes since 2007.

She is thrilled to be teaching cardio Bellydance via ClaRo Fitness and can't wait to dance with you all!


Ben Wandijanto

Certified Yoga Instructor.
I believe Yoga is for everyone, bringing  functionality to the movements to keep body healthier and stronger


Geoffrey Washburn

Geoffrey has been teaching Group Exercise in the Bay area for over 14 years.  He is a trained dancer and choreographer.  He has an extensive background in Professional performance/ National theatrical tours.  An AEA/SAG Union member for close to 22 years. Performances at Carnegie Hall, Music Video Awards shows, Las Vegas Stages, and Holland America Line Cruise ships are some of his credits. 


Mariana Cardenas

ZIN™ Member since Jan 2016.  Licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba® Toning.  "I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes.  Come join me.  You will have a blast!"

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Janet Cordova

Specializes in senior classes, water fitness, and TRX training


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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