At our women’s gym, we focus on reshaping women’s bodies through strength training, nutrition and cardio.

The goal is to increase metabolism by gaining lean muscle tone and decreasing body fat at the same time.

We believe women benefit the most in a setting where they share similar goals with other females in a clean environment designed just for them.

Seventy percent of women’s muscle metabolism comes from the lower-body, so we use the most effective training method to target legs and glutes, which is also most women’s trouble areas.

Rod Cortizo – Founder

“My goal is to help as many people as possible achieve their health and fitness goals.”

After venturing into the world of physical therapy as a young student, Rod found that many common injuries and health problems could be prevented with proper muscular strength training. That’s where his passion for fitness began.

By popular demand, he created Rodsquad in 2005, when many of his clients were having massive success with his body transformation challenges. Many of those clients experienced life-changing results and still participate in Rodsquad today.

A graduate of Fitness Institute International, he received his CPT-S (Certified Personal Trainer Specialist), and went on to get certified by NSCA(National Strength and Conditioning Association), ACSM(American College of Sports Medicine) and ACE(American Council on Exercise).

Rod designs and instructs our signature Rodsquad classes. He is also available for one-on-one personal training.

Patricia Shaffer – Indoor Cycling and Group Fitness Instructor

Patricia is one of the area’s most popular indoor group cycling instructors. With tremendous energy and enthusiasm, she motivates students of all fitness levels.

As a collegiate scholarship tennis player, with a major in Exercise Science, she has had a lifelong passion for fitness, and it shows!

Patricia is ACE, Mad Dogg Spinning and USPTA certified.

Patricia instructs our indoor cycling and boot camp classes. She never misses a Rodsquad workout and often teaches the classes as well. She is also available for one-on-one personal training.

Dayami – Fitness Instructor

As a native Floridian, Dayami has been practicing Pilates since her college days. Encouraged by her instructor to get certified, she now has a passion for helping her own students develop a strong core, create balance and engage the healing side of their bodies.

Dayami teaches a unique class designed especially for Rodsquad members, who need to stretch and revitalize tired muscles after participating in the rigorous Rodsquad program.