ClassPass Instructor Awards 2018: New York City Winners

Living in and around New York City 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 New York City 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 New York City’s top instructors of 2018!

Anwar Carroll, Tabata Ultimate Fitness 

“I’ve been taking classes with Anwar for over 2 years and I am in awe of his energy, his creativity and his professionalism. Anwar comes up with new exercises and circuits all the time to ensure his classes are varied and challenging – and challenging they are. He is able to manage a crowded class beautifully without ever failing to give personalized attention. And somehow he seems to always be in a good mood, leading his classes with humor and energy, whether it’s 7am or 7pm. Simply the best!” —Rebecca

“Anwar is positive, motivating and engaging week after week. He cares about his class structure, corrects posture, creates great playlists and is always welcoming. It’s the best workout of my week, every week. Results are inevitable because you want to come back. Anwar creates a great community within his classes… and he teaches a lot of them! You’re in good hands when you’re in his classes.” —Monica

“Anwar is energetic, enthusiastic, fun and talented. His classes are friendly and inviting which is especially important for a HITT/CrossFit type class that is typically intimidating. He offers personalized instruction and modifications to all and also pushes you when you think you can’t do anymore. He’s hysterical and makes boot camp fun. Anwar is amazing!” —Daphne

“Anwar has amazing energy. He creates innovative, creative (and hard!) Tabata-style workouts every day. His classes are packed yet he always finds a way to give individual praise and corrections. His music is always on point and so are his dance moves.” —Lizz

Samantha Ortiz, Triple Threat Bootcamp

“She’s enthusiastic, high Energy, caring, thoughtful. Samantha takes the time to get to know you and learn what best fits you during workout routines. Positivity flows through her naturally. I’ve never met another trainer that can make you feel as if your working out right in your home!” —Francisco

“Best instructor out there! She pushes you to be the best version of yourself. With her high energy in every class, she makes me never want to quit working. I love being apart of the family she is growing at TTB. She’s not just an instructor she is a friend a coach and a mentor.” —Daniella

“Samantha has the most uplifting and encouraging spirit and brings that spirit with her to every session. She works you hard and makes you feel good about it. She plays great upbeat music and pumps you up with her high off life attitude. The studio is filled with motivational quotes that also keep you in a positive state of mind. I love going to the Triple Threat Bootcamp and she is the reason why.” —Jennifer

“Samantha has inspired me from the moment I met her and attended an open house for her new studio space. She is ever-present and energetic during every day, coming up with creative workouts every week. Samantha is funny and pushes you even when you think you can’t anymore. She, along with her sister and mother, have created an amazing and inclusive space for all and I am so thankful to be a part of the TTB community.” —Frances


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

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Check out more of ClassPasser’s favorite New York City instructors: 

Meliza Fernandez – Killer Bodies

“Mel is INCREDIBLE. She pours her heart and soul into every class and truly cares about every single person that takes her class. She goes out of her way to get to know you and makes you feel welcomed. She makes working out fun.” —Gee

“Meliza’s energy is intoxicating and so so contagious! She is so real and the way she shares her own struggles really empowers her students to love themselves AND push ourselves to be better than we were at the start of class. Amazing woman!” —Elissa

Nikki Pebbles – The Monster Cycle, Soho

“Nikki goes above and beyond for her work, whether teaching a class or inspiring thousands. Her energy is infectious and reminds those around her how powerful they are. I believe in her so much.” —Alexandra

“I have never left a class feeling more inspired, more confident and more sweaty in my life. Nikki’s energy and passion can not be matched!” —Lauren

Raj Hathiramani – Mile High Run Club, Nomad

“He’s amazing- only Raj can inspire me to set my alarm for 5:30am every Tuesday morning! My running has improved and I really noticed it sprinting to the finish line at my last race!” —Lilac

“Raj helped me get motivated to run my first half marathon. He is encouraging and dedicated, wanting all of us to truly succeed. I look forward to training with him every week. He has helped me find a community in the city and I appreciate his enthusiasm and passion for running and his students. I can’t recommend Raj enough!” —Abby

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