Best of ClassPass Awards 2019 Winners

The wait is finally over — our Best of ClassPass Awards 2019 winners are here! We’re kicking off the new year with the list of studios and instructors ClassPassers loved the most in 2019.  Before you scroll, here’s a little more on how we selected this year’s winners:

For the past 5 years, ClassPass has honored the top male and female instructors in each city — this year, we decided to make the awards bigger and better than ever. Not only did we add categories for your favorite studios, we looked at ClassPass ratings and reviews throughout the entire year to determine which studios and individuals topped the charts. 

When ClassPassers walk through the doors of these studios and into the classes of these instructors, they are inspired, motivated and challenged to be their best. We thank each and every one of them for providing the best experiences to the ClassPass community. 

GritCycle – People’s Choice for “Best Studio”

GritCycle

Los Angeles Area, Multiple Locations
@gritcycle

Here’s what the ClassPass community had to say:

“GritCycle truly lives by its motto of “it’s a we thing.” The studio is a family that is there to support you, challenge you and make you stronger. Never did I think I would be as into cycling as I am or as strong as I am but the motivation of the instructors and studio has made me into a new person!”

“It was one of the first places I tried in SoCal through ClassPass and I’ve been hooked ever since! I go every week and found an exercise I actually love and it’s because of their amazing instructors!”

“GritCycle is so much more than a studio, it’s truly a family. Grit has truly changed my life and brought me the most wonderful group of friends. I have never been to a studio that genuinely encourages its community like Grit. Whether they are supporting local charities or supporting milestone rides/life accomplishments, Grit does it in a way that is so genuine and unique to only them. Again, I cannot thank Grit enough for transforming the way I think, treat, and thank my body. I cannot imagine my life without Grit! GRIT STRONG.”

Claudia Fitzwater- People’s Choice for “Best Instructor”

Claudia Fitzwater

Project Body, Atlanta, GA

Here’s what the ClassPass community had to say:

“Claudia is a phenomenal entrepreneur, educator, fitness instructor and leader. She brings a creative spirit and relentless drive for success to everything she does and is truly an inspiration to all. She is deeply worthy of this honor and it would mean so much to the fitness community she has brought together.”

“The best instructor ever! Professional and passionate about what she does — she kicks my butt every time but I always come for more! I owe all my gains to her.”

“Claudia is an amazing instructor who challenges her clients to push themselves closer to their fitness goals. Her classes are not only dynamic, fun and challenging; they also yield great results. Working out with her was the first time I ever felt strong in my body, and I love how accepting/inviting she is of ALL body types. She truly shares her passion for health and wellness with everyone she meets, and she has the ability to make you laugh in the midst of a killer workout.”

Reuben Mourad – People’s Choice for “Best Instructor”

Reuben Mourad

Training Mate, West Hollywood, CA

Here’s what the ClassPass community had to say:

“He’s the best! Funny, encouraging and always making sure that you have the right form! An instructor dream come true!”

“Reubs is one of the most motivating and inspirational instructors I’ve had. He genuinely cares about your form, and always brings incredible energy to every class. I’m the fittest I’ve been in my life thanks to him, and I always leave every class of his feeling amazing. Thank you for everything you do.”

“Reuben is one of the most unique instructors I’ve ever been trained by. He genuinely cares about every person in his class, of all abilities and ages. He pushes the most advanced athletes but can also make the beginner and first-timer feel at ease. We are all so lucky to have him at Training Mate.”

Jessica Baerg – People’s Choice for “Best Instructor”

Jessica Baerg

Cycle Hub, San Antonio, TX

Here’s what the ClassPass community had to say:

“Jessica is soo compassionate, caring and knowledgeable. She always offers hard workouts with a loving attitude and pushes us to be our best.”

“She is an amazing instructor — talented and creative. Every class is wonderful and there’s never a dull moment.”

“I’m so thankful to have found Jessica through ClassPass. Her energy is contagious and her classes are always awesome! There is no one more deserving of this award.”

“Jessica is an incredibly thoughtful and effective instructor. She treats teaching as a real privilege and makes class interesting, challenging and fun.”

Raj Hathiramani – People’s Choice for “Best Instructor”

Raj Hathiramani

Mile High Run Club NoHo, New York, NY

Here’s what the ClassPass community had to say:

“I always despised running until I took Raj’s class at Mile High Run Club. The passion he brings to the sport and the studio is infectious. His inclusive teaching style makes everyone in the room feel comfortable, regardless of level, and he carefully explains the WHY of his programs. I look forward not only to my next class with him but also my next run on my own with his mantras in my head. Coach Raj is truly the best!”

“Raj has the most motivating stories and makes 7am mile repeats fun. He cares about his runners beyond class, frequently checking in after races, offering advice and words of encouragement. He’s always cheering and taking photos at local races!”

“Raj is a stand-out coach. He meets you where you are fitness-wise, gives practical individualized instruction to help you improve, and is clearly an enthusiast in his field. And overall he’s incredibly approachable and friendly. For me, he helped make running into something doable and approachable. Made the hypothetical “mountain” of practice seem achievable.”

“Raj is unquestionably the best running coach on ClassPass. He convinced me (someone with no running experience whatsoever) to keep coming back to Mile High, eventually running my first half marathon and full marathon this year, and I know my story is far from uncommon. His attitude and dedication to his classes inspire so many people to take up running regardless of their speed or experience level. I am nominating Raj for best instructor because I think he should be recognized for his contributions to ClassPass and the broader fitness community.”

Helene DeFillipo – People’s Choice for “Best Instructor”

Helene DeFillipo

Basecamp Burlingame, San Francisco, CA

Here’s what the ClassPass community had to say:

“Her energy is contagious! She is very motivating, encouraging and pushes you to your limits. I always come out sweaty and with a smile that says something about an instructor!”

“Helene is one of the most amazing instructors and more importantly a beautiful person inside and out! She brings energy to the class and connects with everyone on a personal level. I speak for many when I say she is the reason we come to workouts every day.”

“She teaches a great class, is engaged with the members, and always has an upbeat and positive attitude. She’s engaging during class and it motivates me to push myself!” 

“After trying out a few different instructors and classes I found that no one motivated me to keep going as much as Helene does, she sees everyone in the class and pushes everyone to do their very best. Helene is an overall happy and motivating person and she is really there for every single individual as well as the group.”

“I love Helene: her energy, her spunk, her athleticism. She’s inspiring and encouraging and she pushes me to do my best every time. She never phones it in and she makes sure we don’t phone it in either! I know when she’s the instructor, that I’m gonna get a GREAT workout. She’s the best!”

Dustin Miller – People’s Choice for “Best Instructor”

Dustin Miller

TruFusion Dallas, Dallas, TX

Here’s what the ClassPass community had to say:

“He truly takes time to understand my goals. His energy is unparalleled and he is the best instructor in town.”

“Dustin brings passion and energy to every class he teaches and it’s infectious. He pushes us and encourages people by name and we all want to do better when he’s around. He’s just awesome.”

“Inspiring, encouraging and incredible, Dustin Miller is truly one of the BEST instructors! I am so grateful to have found his class and this studio on ClassPass.”

“Dustin is an incredibly motivating instructor. He leads with passion and brings the class to life. My partner and I book his class a week in advance because he is such a phenomenal instructor and we truly enjoy working out with him.”

TruFusion Dallas – People’s Choice for “Best Staff”

TruFusion Dallas

Dallas, TX 
@trufusion_dallas

Here’s what the ClassPass community had to say:

Staff is so friendly and engaging. Smiles and good vibes always!”

“This studio is the best. The instructors are all fantastic, helpful and motivating. You really feel like a family there! And they all play great tunes.”

“The staff is very personable, giving individual attention and positive directions to each person that comes through the door.”

“Best team members AND best instructors! This crew makes you feel welcomed and wanted and they always give their all.”

Jibe Cycling Studio – People’s Choice for “Best Amenities”

Jibe Cycling Studio

Portland, ME
@jibecycling

Here’s what the ClassPass community had to say:

Jibe is a luxury boutique studio. Joanna and her team have thought of every detail from the lounge area and restrooms to the shower amenities and small things like hair elastics and dry shampoo. Thoughtful details make a difference.”

“Jibe’s amenities are first class. Showering after class feels like a luxury.”

“Have you seen the bathrooms?! It’s like a high-end hotel, with organic hair and skin products! They keep everything so clean too which I really appreciate.”

“Always clean and well organized. Everything from rentals to lockers is in great condition and maintained beautifully. Plus, all the products they offer in the bathroom (like 15 or so different products for the shower, shaving and personal grooming) make an already amazing studio even better.”

Dryft – People’s Choice for “Most Instagrammable Studio”

Dryft

San Francisco, CA
@letsdryft

Here’s what the ClassPass community had to say:

“Dryft is an amazing mobile studio that consistently sets up shop at some of the most scenic areas of San Francisco!”

“Have you seen the views?!?! Epic, nothing like it in San Francisco.”

The views are out of this world!”

“The studio is mobile and outdoors! It offers sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge while you sweat. What could be better?”

“There is no other studio where you overlook the Bay Bridge or Golden Gate Bridge, the sunset over the water, the ocean… Dryft is the only rowing workout that beats actually being out on the water.”

LA Fitness – “Growth Master”

LA Fitness

Multiple Locations 

@lafitness

This special award goes to the organization that added the most studio locations to ClassPass over the past year.


Ann Arbor

Best Studio

Societe Indoor Cycling

@sicstudioaa

Best Instructor

Emily Rogers,

Workout

Best Instructor 

Scott Vetere,

CrossFit Ypsilanti

Baltimore

Best Studio

REV Cycle

@revcyclestudio

Best Instructor 

Leslie Cahill,

Brick Bodies

Best Instructor 

Cameron Russel,

Reflex Fitness

Boulder

Best Studio

The Dailey Method

@daileymethod

Best Instructor 

Nonie Rand*,

Impact Sports Performance

Best Instructor 

Robert Garrison,

Impact Sports Performance

Charleston

Best Studio

The Works – Downtown

@theworksCHS

Best Instructor

Kate Counts,

Yoloha Yoga

Best Instructor

Naquan Villega,

Dance Lab

Cincinnati

Best Studio

barre3 – Fort Thomas

@barre3ftthomas

Best Instructor

Angela Gordon,

BeneFIT Studio

Best Instructor

Ian Forsgren,

DANCEFIX – Blue Ash

Dallas

Best Studio

Class Studios – West Village

@class_studios

Best Instructor 

Ella Leupold,

Class Studios

Best Instructor

Antoine Howard,

Hiit Fit Dallas, CycleBar

El Paso

Best Studio

Academy of Aerial Fitness

@academyofaerialfitness

Best Instructor 

Jessika East,

Casa de Yoga

Best Instructor 

Eddie Barron,

Academy of Aerial Fitness

Indianapolis

Best Studio

Shred415

@shred415

Best Instructor 

Diana Fisbeck,

Survival Fitness

Best Instructor 

Mark Short,

InCycle

Las Vegas

Best Studio

Inferno Hot Pilates

@infernohotpilates

Best Instructor 

Andrea Haughey,

SIL Fitness Studio

Best Instructor 

Seth Lagana,

TruFusion Yoga

Memphis

Best Studio

mind/body HAUS

@mindbodyhaus

Best Instructor 

Glenda Gurley*,

Parinati Yoga

Best Instructor 

Jimmie Hewett,

mind/body HAUS

Minneapolis

Best Studio

[solidcore]

@solidcore

Best Instructor 

Lori Fisher,

Surge Cycling

Best Instructor 

Derek Plath,

SOTA Fitness

Nashville

Best Studio

Barry’s Bootcamp

@barrysbootcamp

Best Instructor 

Joy Shackelford,

Studio Novo Nashville

Best Instructor 

Squeeze Adams,

GetFit615

Oklahoma City

Best Studio

barre3

@barre3okc

Best Instructor 

Linda Tillotson,

Pilates on Western

Best Instructor 

Casey Pride,

Evolve Fitness, LLC

Philadelphia

Best Studio

Unite Fitness

@unitefitness

Best Instructor 

Summer Fatzinger,

TORQUE Spin, Barre, & TRX

Best Instructor 

Ron Dukes,

Red Condition Fitness

Portland

Best Studio

MobCycle

@mobcycle

Best Instructor 

Jean Malnati,

Firebrand Sports

Best Instructor 

Donnie Lewis,

PulsePDX

Richmond

Best Studio

barReVA

@barrevastudio

Best Instructor 

Kelly Kinzinger,

Zinger Fit

Best Instructor 

Richard Baker,

Baker Unified Fitness

San Antonio

Best Studio

Black Swan Yoga

@blackswanyoga

Best Instructor

Mary Kay Sheeran,

FitFusion Studio

Best Instructor 

Carlos Perez,

Box Beat

Seattle

Best Studio

City Cycle

@citycycleseattle

Best Instructor 

Medora Cesarano,

Community Fitness

Best Instructor 

Anthony Arredond,

Sweat Equity

Toronto

Best Studio

Elle Fitness and Social

@ellefitnessto

Best Instructor 

Alison Lubin,

Harmony Fitness – Eglinton

Best Instructor 

Garfield Watson,

Elevate Fitness Studio

Vancouver

Best Studio

Spin Society Cycling Studio

@spinsociety

Best Instructor 

Baharak Beikoghli,

eBody Vancouver

Best Instructor

Steve Hackett,

Movement108

Atlanta

Best Studio

The Forum Athletic Club

@tfac_atl

Best Instructor

Tammy Stokes,

West Coast Workout

Best Instructor

Roman Fortin,

The Forum Athletic Club

Billings

Best Studio

Black Orchid Yoga + Cycle

@blackorchidyogaspin

Best Instructor

Mercede Nelson,

Tone360 Barre + Yoga

Best Instructor 

Peter Vanderloos,

Black Orchid Yoga + Cycle

Buffalo

Best Studio

BikeOrBar

@bikeorbar

Best Instructor 

Jessica Colarusso,

Jada Blitz Training

Best Instructor 

Josh Tornabene,

Sweat Society

Charlotte

Best Studio

MADabolic CLT

@madclt

Best Instructor

Katie Dixon,

Kadi Fit

Best Instructor

Rob Johnson,

Bloc

Cleveland

Best Studio

Rise Nation

@risenation

Best Instructor

Savannah Goins,

Yoga Strong & Barre Fly

Best Instructor

Scott Supler,

Cleveland Yoga

Denver

Best Studio

High Ride Cycle -Highlands

@highridecycle

Best Instructor 

Elizabeth Adams,

Pilates Evolution

Best Instructor 

Drew DeOrsey,

Pearl Street Fitness

Honolulu

Best Studio

Titan Core

@titancorehi

Best Instructor 

Joy Bitonio,

Titan Core

Best Instructor 

Ian Dela Cuesta,

Fitness Ranes

Jacksonville

Best Studio

DEFINE: Jacksonville

@definejacksonville

Best Instructor 

Melissa Kingston,

Definition Fitness

Best Instructor 

Jeff Ford,

Drive Fitness

Los Angeles

Best Studio

Training Mate

@trainingmate

Best Instructor 

Lisa Mikelson,

Grit Cycle

Best Instructor 

Chris Brandi,

Natural Pilates

Miami

Best Studio

RedBike Studio

@redbikestudios

Best Instructor 

Ali Stamler,

LivFit with Ali

Best Instructor 

Brandon Brennan,

Get Fit Academy

Missoula

Best Studio

The Sweat Shop

@thesweatshopstudio

Best Instructor 

Angi Purinton-Mcclure,

Downtown Dance Collective

Best Instructor 

Bryant O’Leary,

Brio Fitness

New Orleans

Best Studio

ROMNEY STUDIOS

@romneystudios

Best Instructor 

Katharine Renton,

Forward Fitness

Best Instructor 

J. Morgan,

Zone Fit NOLA

Omaha

Best Studio

Lotus House of Yoga

@lotushouseofyoga

Best Instructor 

Joy Anderson,

Lotus House Of Yoga

Best Instructor 

Frank Miller,

TKO Fitness

Phoenix

Best Studio

BODI

@scottsdalebodi

Best Instructor

Jessica Stout,

TruHIT Fitness

Best Instructor 

Tony Rice,

Team Forty-Four

Providence

Best Studio

Barre & Soul Yoga Studio

@barresoul

Best Instructor 

Kathleen Swanson,

Iyengar Yoga Source

Best Instructor

Ike Uri,

Jala Studio Yoga and Art

Sacramento

Best Studio

CycleLife Studio

@cyclelifestudio

Best Instructor 

Katherine Benbrook,

Cycle In

Best Instructor 

Kyle Robles,

Robles Fitness

San Diego

Best Studio

SPARKCYCLE

@sparkcycle

Best Instructor 

Shannon Werner,

Relevate

Best Instructor 

Scott Baker,

Gemini Fit

St. Louis

Best Studio

Yoga Six

@yogasix

Best Instructor 

Kerri Simon,

FITSTL

Best Instructor 

William Feuerbacher,

Speed Play STL

Tucson

Best Studio

(r)evolve cycling

@revolvecycling

Best Instructor 

Lisa Takamiya,

Animas Pilates Yoga Dance

Best Instructor 

Ben Thomas,

Red Monkey Pilates Studio

Wash. DC

Best Studio

Zengo Cycle

@zengocycle

Best Instructor 

Marja Toan,

Zweet Sport

Best Instructor

Killian Gallagher,

Zweet Sport

Austin

Best Studio

DEFINE body & mind

@defineaustin

Best Instructor

Jaci Spagnolo,

Feel Good Pilates Austin

Best Instructor

Pat Cook,

Athletic Outcomes

Boston

Best Studio

The Handle Bar

@the_handle_bar

Best Instructor 

Kara Duval,

North End Yoga

Best Instructor

Matthew Mellini,

R.E.P.S.

Calgary

Best Studio

HotShop

@hotshopyyc

Best Instructor 

Tara Luciani,

Forma Fitness

Best Instructor 

Ryan Grant,

Mojo Fitness

Chicago

Best Studio

Studio Three – River North

@studiothreechi

Best Instructor 

Kate Gisborne,

Coconut Yoga

Best Instructor

Keith Kimble,

Runn Chicago

Columbus

Best Studio

SOS Grandview

@systemofstrength

Best Instructor

Shana Holderby,

Engage Higher Degree Fitness

Best Instructor

Steve Flowers,

Engage Higher Degree Fitness

Detroit

Best Studio

Get Some Fitness

@getsomefitnessgym

Best Instructor 

Carrie Nazaroff,

Get Some Fitness

Best Instructor

Nick Vlahantones,

Fusion Integrated Training

Houston

Best Studio

SWEAT 1000

@sweat1000_usa

Best Instructor 

Kymeko Taylor,

RIDE Indoor Cycling

Best Instructor 

Antwan Hayes,

HIP Fitness

Kansas City

Best Studio

Mojo Cycling Studio

@mojocyclingstudio

Best Instructor 

Michelle Marshall,

Marshall FIT

Best Instructor 

Jeremy Hammer,

KC Endurance

Madison

Best Studio

Kamps

@kampsfit

Best Instructor 

Caroline Madsen,

REFORMadison

Best Instructor 

Shawn Anderson,

Badger Den Strength

Milwaukee

Best Studio

SPIRE Fitness

@spire_fitness

Best Instructor 

Angela Burke,

AddeoFit

Best Instructor 

Steve Reinhardtsen,

Legacy Gym MKE

Montreal

Best Studio

b.cycle

@bcyclespin

Best Instructor 

Thessiane Mbaïngo,

Hourglass Workout

Best Instructor

Miguel Lopez,

Studio Epix

New York City

Best Studio

Mile High Run Club

@milehighrunclub

Best Instructor 

Meliza Fernandez,

Killer Bodies

Best Instructor 

Troy Brooks,

Liftonic

Orlando

Best Studio

Full Circle Yoga

@fullcircleyoga

Best Instructor 

Rachael Malatesta,

SPECTRUM, Inc

Best Instructor 

Nate McDonal*,

Trainer Nate

Pittsburgh

Best Studio

Zenergy Cycling

@zenergycycling

Best Instructor 

Bianca Bowers,

The Studio Sewickley

Best Instructor 

Brian Tevis,

BEAT Fitness

Raleigh

Best Studio

Flywheel Sports

@flywheelsports

Best Instructor 

Jill Zechini,

CORE Fitness Studio

Best Instructor 

JoJo Polk,

CORE Fitness Studio

Salt Lake City

Best Studio

Rebel House

@_rebelhouse

Best Instructor 

Sarah Steele,

Baile Dance Fitness Studio

Best Instructor 

Dan Cooney,

Torrent Cycle

San Francisco

Best Studio

Karma Yoga SF

@karmayoga_sf

Best Instructor 

Chrissy Castillo,

Proaction Athletics

Best Instructor 

Jason Corbett,

Sweat Health and Fitness

Tampa

Best Studio

CAMP Tampa

@camptampa

Best Instructor 

Kellie Paradis,

Krazy Kardio

Best Instructor 

Bryan Tavarez,

Mission Fitness DTSP

Tulsa

Best Studio

Press Cafe x Yoga

@presstulsa

Best Instructor

Joy Jones-Washington,

Physiques by Monique

Best Instructor

Joe Picorale,

Be Love Yoga Studio

*Denotes one of three highest-scoring instructors.

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