ClassPass Instructor Awards 2018: Vancouver Winners

Living in and around Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver‘s top instructors of 2018!

Rez Ghafori, Elite Performance 

“Rez knows where you’re at. He knows how and when to push you to your next level. Match that with an endlessly positive attitude and it makes a winning trainer!” —Natasha

“Rez not only knows his stuff, but he’s super friendly and welcoming, his instructions are clear, and he takes the time with each member of his class to give feedback and adjustments. He also seems to somehow remember where every returning participant is at with weight and encourages us to continue upping the ante. His playlists during classes are wicked, he mixes the exercises up slightly each time- oh- and he makes a point to learn everyone’s name, which seems like a small thing but is so rare. Thanks, Rez!” —Jayda

“Rez is an awesome instructor. He remembers me every time I come to class and makes me feel welcome, even when I’ve been away for weeks. He encourages me throughout my workout to keep going, push myself, and provides great feedback on my technique. He’s introduced me to new exercises I never thought I could do before and has helped me work towards my fitness goals. He’s got a great sense of humor too!” —Nicole

“Rez goes above and beyond to ensure all his clients have correct form and/or modified exercises should they need it. On top of that, his energy and positive encouragement puts him ahead of some of the best instructors around. I give all credit to this guy for my ongoing fitness journey.” —Kathy

Lucy Ulmer, Spin Society Cycling Studio Inc.

“Lucy is an exceptional instructor. Not only is she good at her job, but she is inspirational and I feel like I’m leaving a therapy session after each class. She is so motivating. When I began with Lucy at 3 months postpartum, I could barely get off the saddle. Now, a year later I’m moving with Lucy and the rest of her class. Thank you thank you thank you! Best instructor out there!” —Irene

“Lucy is energetic, motivational and always upbeat. Her Lagree West classes are also amazing. She knows how to get the room charged and energized.” —Haruko  

“Lucy is an inspiration on and off the bike. Not only is she the most badass and motivating instructor, but she is also one of the most genuine and caring individuals I have ever met. Her love for her community is unmatchable and pushes everyone to their potential every single damn day. You can easily choose to wake up happy when Lucy is around.” —Beth

“Lucy’s classes are unlike any other instructors. You can genuinely tell she gets as excited as us attending her classes as she is to lead us. If I’m having a trying week, I go to her class to get motivated, to stay positive, and to sweat out all the shit in my life.” —Shannon


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

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