Living in Philly has many perks, but we think one of the best is the top-notch instructors who call this city home. From spirited spinners to uplifting yogis and beyond, ClassPassers in Philadelphia have access to amazing workouts taught by knowledgeable and inspiring instructors — but which deserve the top honors? We asked and you answered — these are Philadelphia’s Best Instructors of 2017!
Dana Auriemma | Freehouse Fitness Studio
Winner for the 2nd year in a row!
“Dana is constantly reinventing the Pilates work out, both on and off the reformer. Her passion for what she does comes through in every class that she teaches. Not to mention every class has a catchy name and a routine that is always changing. No other studio in Philly even comes close to the community that she built in a year.” –Kimmy
“Dana always provides a challenging, intense workout but will always explain each movement and why we’re doing it/what muscles are being worked. She keeps her students motivated and checks their form throughout class too. She is very sweet and I enjoy talking to her about life after class!” –Ashley
“Dana is a passionate, knowledgeable, form-focused instructor who is extremely attentive to her students. She isn’t satisfied with her students just doing exercises mostly correctly — she emphasizes precision and will help each student with individualized corrections and encouragement so that they can improve and really get the most out of their workouts.” –Jenny
“First and foremost, Dana is fantastic at motivating when you don’t think you have anything left. Second, her drive and creativity are why Freehouse Fitness is as successful as it is. Talk about brand loyalty! She deserves to be recognized.” –Amy
Leroy Mapp | Unite Fitness – Rittenhouse, Flywheel – Center City
“I do so many classes at so many studios throughout the city, and Leroy is by far the best, most motivating instructor. His classes are my favorite, and I genuinely look forward to each one and leave feeling amazing.” –Alyssa
“Incredibly positive and upbeat — pushes you, but keeps it fun. Every time he says, “let’s ride,” I pedal harder.” –Brook
“Leroy is very motivating, always has a great workout and pushes me to my limits!” –Katie