Best Instructors of 2017: Chicago

Living in Chicago has many perks, but we think one of the best is the top-notch instructors who call this city home. From spirited spinners to uplifting yogis and beyond, ClassPassers in Chicago have access to amazing workouts taught by knowledgeable and inspiring instructors — but which deserve the top honors? We asked and you answered — these are Chicago’s Best Instructors of 2017!

Antonia DeSantis, Studio Three | Studio Lagree

“She is SO inspiring, has a major following in Chicago, has killer music, and I happily drive 40+ minutes from the suburbs to attend either her spin class at Studio Three or her Pilates Mega Former class at Studio Lagree. She’s such an amazing instructor and person to be around!” –Bailey

“Antonia exudes positive energy and brings so much life to her classes. She is welcoming and makes me so excited to come to class. She practices what she instructs and her classes are challenging in all the right ways. She is without a doubt a huge contributor to my motivation for losing the 40 lbs that I did, getting stronger and being a healthier me.” –Sean

“Antonia’s energy is infectious! She can turn the worst of days around with a fun, enjoyable workout that will kick your butt!” –Lauren

“Antonia has an amazing ability to bring more out of her class. Her infectious energy, killer playlist and determination are the reasons why I always seem to do 25% better in her spin classes. This is no tall order considering I’m up for 9:30am Sunday classes every week with her. Her classes are also always packed so reserve a seat early!” –SiSi


Glenn Snellgrose

CHI50, Flybarre – Old Town, Flywheel – Gold Coast | Old Town

“Glenn is everything you hope for in an instructor. He pushes you to work hard but also ensures you have fun doing it. He makes complicated moves seem simple, while also being diligent about form corrections. He inspires through his own obvious love for fitness and his job. I’m grateful Classpass helped me discover him and all the other wonderful instructors I’ve experienced over the past year!” –Alanah

“I have been doing megaformer for over a year and usually when I walk away from a class with Glenn he has made some small adjustment that takes a move I have already been doing and makes it more challenging in the right way. I have had a variety of group fitness instruction over the years and he is awesome!” –Lindsay

“I love his energy! He combines comedy with knowledge of fitness — he always corrects my form and makes sure I’m doing the exercises perfectly.” –Christina

“Glenn goes above and beyond during every class, but especially during his monthly musical theater rides! He dresses in costume and even sings! His energy is infectious. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had working out.” –Emily


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