ClassPass Instructor Awards 2018: Columbus Winners

Living in and around Columbus has many perks, but one of the best is the top-notch instructors who call this city home. From spirited spinners to uplifting yogis and beyond, ClassPassers in Columbus have access to amazing workouts taught by knowledgeable and inspiring instructors — but which deserve the title of best in the city? We asked and you answered — these are Columbus’ top instructors of 2018!

Vinny Purtle, Heartfelt Yoga Studio 

“Vinny makes you feel like you have known him for years the first time you meet him and he makes you feel even more this way in his yoga classes. He’s very tuned in with himself and his class and makes you feel a part of the family from the second you walk in. Not only is he a spiritual and happy person but he is hilarious too; you will be laughing guaranteed anytime you’re in his class. He uses his great sense of humor as his strength and lets everyone feel comfortable and like themselves in his class. I highly recommend his class to anyone!!” —Kiki

“Vinny tailors his class personally and spends time individually connecting with each of his students before and after class. He challenges you to make the yoga practice your own and to explore whenever possible.” —Chris

“Vinny is extremely passionate about what he does. Physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It isn’t just a job for him. It’s a love and experience and another chance to reach another person. Vinny really takes the opportunity to meet people where they are and draws you out of yourself, to release and relax, if only for an hour.”  —Quin

“Vinny empowers his students to experience yoga in a way that is truly unique to the individual.  He uses inspiration from ancient texts, current events, and even pop culture to draw you into a holistic experience! He pours his heart & soul into teaching & it couldn’t be any more apparent.” —Marina

Leah Zachrich, Cycle614 

“She’s the kindest, toughest little badass! She is warm and friendly and her rides are incredible. Obsessed.” —Kukla

“She is always upbeat and plays great music at her spin classes. She’s encouraging and knows how to challenge the riders! she is a positive fitness example in Columbus as a mom of 3 kids and a supporter of positive body image in Columbus!” —Tina

“Leah is an absolutely amazing instructor. She consistently provides challenging and motivational workouts that kick your butt! Always have so much fun! Look forward to her classes every week!” —Kyndall

“She led me to my favorite place – sweat city on a bike!!! Felt like home away from home being away from Toronto over the holidays! Thank you!” —Althea


Prizing for our 2018 Instructor Awards is generously provided by Dagne Dover & LANE EIGHT.

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