ClassPass Instructor Awards 2018: London Winners

Living in and around London 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 London 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 London’s top instructors of 2018!

Carl van Heerdan, Core Collective

“Brilliant at motivating and achieving results – doesn’t let you slack off and really monitors your progress. Probably the best trainer I’ve ever worked with.” —Aushi

“One of the most motivational instructors I have come across in London. Brings the positive vibes and High energy every time. Always mixes things up, constantly looking for new ways to challenge us, in a way that is adaptable for all levels. Puts 100% into curating his playlists!” —Lara

“Best, most thoughtful programming in the city. Pioneered lift and row which is an incredible class.” —Natalie

“Carl is friendly, warm and encouraging but pushes you to your limits right when you need it! He has an in-depth knowledge of fitness which he shares and ensures every guests form is on point to avoid an injury. It is clear Carl has a strong following that builds and builds and do not leave his side. I would travel far and wide to take this mans classes!” —Olivia

Ellya Sam, FLY LDN and BLOK Shoreditch

“Ellya creates the best and most challenging Barre classes at Blok, they are phenomenal! I have never sweated as much as I do in her class! She works so hard to make sure the classes are different every week and stay challenging! I love how friendly and happy she is too and always helps with our form.” —Ruby

“She’s so friendly and fun. She brings humor to the sessions. But she is also a brilliant instructor. I’ve not found anyone else who is as brilliant at teaching barre. I’ve been going to her classes for months and she always changes things up and makes my legs BURN. She’s the best!” —Liz

“Supportive, encouraging, friendly, just such a delight to be around. Pushes you hard but never too hard. Her classes are always perfectly prepared and everything – music, timings, exercises are down to a T! She’s the best!” —Becca

“Ellya is the best barre teacher in London. She supports and motivates us with such warmth and enthusiasm, that it makes you work harder. Her routines are always hard but are really fun too! Also she’s the hardest working instructor as she does classes EVERYWHERE – literally a superwoman! She 100% deserves this award!” —Zahra


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

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