Most Moving Instructors of the Year: New York City

The Big Apple boasts some of the most innovative workouts in the world. With thousands of classes at your disposal, there’s no question why New York is named “The City That Never Sleeps.” ClassPassers in NYC recently nominated instructors that inspire, encourage and move them.

Here are the top two instructors of 2016 in New York City. If you want to take a class with them, sign up, stat. And be sure to check out the top instructors in our other cities here.

Juan Hidalgo
Instructor at BFX Studios


He pays attention to me.
“His classes are always different, well thought out, and push you to your limit. There could be 30 people in his class, yet somehow he makes you feel like it’s a personal session. My body changed faster than it ever had before in the year I took his classes. He loves his job more than any instructor I’ve ever met.” – Camila R. 

He changed my life.
“I love him. Aside from being a gentle, noble soul, he’s very encouraging and not intimidating. His knowledge is clearly evident when you try his routines. No class is ever the same. The movements are always extremely challenging but inclusive to every fitness level. I started my weight loss journey at 383 pounds,  and Juan has helped me lose at least 75 pounds. He also shares eating tips and truly leads by example. Juan is a mentor, an inspiration and a true friend.” -Kimberly 

He welcomes you.
“He believes in you so much, which makes you not want to let him down. He always makes you feel welcome and grateful that you showed up. Positive all around.” -Kony O.

Tomás Rodgers
Instructor at BFX Studios


He encourages me.
“Tomas is genuinely interested in seeing his class succeed. He likes to push us to do our best without ever losing his positive, encouraging attitude. He is fully engaged for the entire class, puts together a great music/fitness routine combo, and he’s also pretty funny. He’s the best instructor, hands down.” – Zaid T. 

He brightens my day.
“Tomas is truly one of a kind. No matter what kind of day you are having, Tomas makes it all that much better, as you walk out of his class feeling refreshed and motivated. He’s fun, fit, motivating and an all-around kick-ass instructor. He changes his classes with a new playlist and new routine every week. His moves go to the beat of his great playlists that make each class fly by.” -Keri L. 

He’s exceptional.
“He’s motivating beyond belief. There’s no other instructor like him.” -Phillip S. 

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