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Our Team

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Rod Cortizo – Founder/ Owner

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 single-handedly designed our signature Rodsquad program, and continues to perfect each workout as time goes on. He is also available for one-on-one personal training.

Kate Cortizo – Business Manager

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Every new Rodsquad client goes through a consultation with Kate to determine which program is right for them! She’s responsible for managing the business side of things, while Rod oversees the fitness side of things.

As a participant in the Rodsquad program, Kate had great success, losing 20 pounds of body fat within her first 4 months. She’s thrilled for every woman that gets to experience a Rodsquad transformation for herself!

Christine Sky Ortiz – Group Fitness Instructor/ Personal Trainer

Christine’s passion for fitness began when she experienced her own transformation, losing 40 pounds and witnessing the positive impact it had in every area of her life as a wife and mama of 3. She went on to become a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Health and Wellness Coach, completing courses in fitness instruction, group exercise and health coaching from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America.

She joined the Rodsquad team in November 2019 and lost 10% body fat in her first nine weeks! She is a group fitness instructor and is also available for one-on-one personal training.