Most Moving Instructors of the Year: Chicago

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We were blown away by all of the instructor nominations for the Windy City! From instructors who inspire you to push harder and overcome your limits to those who make you laugh and get you excited for class, it was a tight race in Chicago. But two instructors came out on top and these are the best fitness teachers in Chi-Town in 2016. 

Book a class with them ASAP! (And psst: to see all of the instructors who won in all of the ClassPass cities, check this out.)

Paul Rahn
Instructor and Owner at SWEAT Chicago

chi-paul-rahnHe changed my life.
“When I first started at SWEAT, I was so out of shape that I couldn’t even run on a treadmill. Many gyms can be intimidating to people like me, who are overweight and/or out of shape, but Paul’s SWEAT workouts are designed for any fitness level so every person can be successful. Paul exudes a passion for health and fitness that is absolutely contagious. He knows how motivate and encourage his students while pushing them past their limits, so they can reach their goals and beyond. Paul’s positive energy, knowledge, and genuine desire to help others keep me coming back five or more days a week! And to think, less than a year ago I didn’t even work out.” -Erin R.

He makes you feel at home.
At SWEAT, Paul creates an environment where everyone feels comfortable getting uncomfortable. From day one, he learns your name and uses it often to push you to work your hardest. I’ve been coming to SWEAT for three years and can say I’ve never seen Paul be anything other than upbeat, positive and full of energy. And in the three years I’ve been attending his classes, we’ve never done the same workout twice. I still get sore from his programming and feel stronger than ever.” -Kara K.

His energy is contagious
Paul always has such a positive and contagious energy that spreads throughout his classes. His ability to pump up a room and also give individual encouragement helps push all of his members go above and beyond their abilities. He is truly unique as his instructions go beyond the class by giving back to the community and showing everyone how to lead a healthy and happy life.” -Sean O.

Jessica Swiggum Goldman
Owner and Instructor at All About Dance

chi-jessica-swiggum-goldmanShe makes everyone feel better.
Jess’s zest for life is infectious! She always has a huge smile on her face and people want to be in her presence because the world is a happy, bubbly place when she’s around. She loves to dance, teach and mentor. She gives her students everything she has to give, hoping that she can influence them in dance and in life. I was just talking to her about choosing a school for her children and she said, ‘I want to find a school that leads with love.’ That pretty much sums her up! -Whitney S.

She makes you want to move.
She has more energy, spirit, positivity and real goodness in her than any other instructor I take class with (and I exercise at least three hours a day!). Her dance moves are second to none. She choreographs a legitimate dance for the week and then you dance to it. It’s as if every class you’re part of an adult company. Jessica rocks!” -Donna K.

She brings love to every room.
I have known her for many years now and she has always been the bright dancing light in any room, sharing her love, kindness, enthusiasm and knowledgeable skills and moves to all who are blessed enough to have her in their lives. She has background and skills like no other. You can actually feel the spirit of her dance when she teaches. Jessica makes us all want to dance forever and is a true believer in all her students and loved ones.” -Kristin L.

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