ClassPass Instructor Awards 2018: Nashville Winners

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

Nick Friedl, Full Ride Cycling 

“This instructor brings energy and light that is unlike any other class. He makes you push yourself and cheers you on every step of the way. Nothing is unattainable when he is leading the class. The passion, love, and support he has for his riders and this community is overwhelming. He is hands down my favorite instructor to take and the best one in Nashville!” —Laura

“Nick is motivating, energetic, kind, and he meets you where you are. His classes are incredibly challenging, but he makes you want to push harder and farther than you thought you could. Going to Nick’s classes is like therapy + a badass workout.” —Jamie

“Nicks class is an amazing mix of inspirational and motivational. I have been taking his classes on a regular basis for about 3 months now and every class has been completely different! He continues to push me past my limits and I love that! I’ve been spinning for about 2.5 years now and it’s really hard to do that but somehow he manages it every time. I always leave his class feeling tested but also accomplished. He’s also an amazing person off the bike. He always looks at every day in the most optimistic way and pushes me to do the same.” —Leslie

“Nick’s joy for teaching shines through every time he’s in the studio. Through his words and his spirit, it’s really hard not to leave feeling better about yourself and the world. Call it cliche, but he’s one of those instructors that you show up for because you know he’s going to lift you up. He displays true care for every rider that clips in and his light never dims.” —Abby

Lindsey Rae, Marathon Pilates East

“Lindsey is motivating and encouraging and fun. Her Friday evening class is the perfect transition from the work week to the weekend.” —Erin

“Lindsey Rae always delivers a great and challenging work out! She is a very cheerful, energetic and inspirational instructor who skillfully pushes you to the next level of achievement. She is very creative with her exercise choices, and there is something new and different in every class. She is aware of her students’ needs and preferences, and she adjusts the class accordingly. If I want to have a great pilates workout, I can always rely on Lindsey Rae to deliver!” —Halina

“Lindsey is super welcoming and friendly! Her classes are challenging but fun, as she’s always introducing new exercises. She goes out of her way to personalize the class to the students and get to know you. And you can tell that she loves what she does!” —Andrea

“She is simply the best. Always challenging but never intimidating. She’s always positive and encouraging and friendly. She understands the body. The workout is great but never at the expense of form.”  —Erin


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

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