Best Instructors of 2017: Denver

Living in Denver 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 Denver have access to amazing workouts taught by knowledgeable and inspiring instructors — but which deserve the top honors? We asked and you answered — these are Denver’s Best Instructors of 2017!

Danielle Madden | High Ride Cycle

“Danielle is an awesome instructor. She shows up 100% to all her classes, and her energy is contagious. She spends so much time prepping and making sure the music is perfect, adding songs that she knows some of those who are signed up for her ride will enjoy. Plus her themed rides are so fun! She’s an awesome instructor who so clearly cares about her work and her clients.” –Chris

“Danielle is the most motivating and inspiring spin instructor I’ve ever taken. You can see the amount of energy and enthusiasm she puts into creating her classes and teaching them. There is something about the way she teaches that makes you push beyond your personal limits to really see and feel change in your body and mind. But at the same time, she finds a way to make every class the most fun dance party on a bike! She is truly a master of her craft!” –Katie

“I’m nominating Danielle because she’s hands down ah-mazing! This chick has been through it all — both ups and downs. She had worked so hard to not only become a fitness instructor, but she also owns her own accounting business and happens to be crushing it. She has the kindest heart, warmest smile, and by far the best playlists. I once asked her how long she researched music a week and she said 16-20 hours…a week! She absolutely loves what she does and I couldn’t be more proud to not only nominate her, but also call her a friend.” –Sara

“Danielle brings incredible energy to each and every class she teaches. As a student, you can tell she truly loves to teach and she imparts that enthusiasm to everyone in the class, keeping people motivated and hustling from warmup to cool down. Even more than fostering physical strength, Danielle encourages introspection and reflection in each class, challenging you to work your mind as much as your body. Her classes are a perfect mix of fun and work, making a 45-minute class feel like five minutes. I can’t write a nomination for Danielle without mentioning her music — her remixes are on point and I find myself going back to her Spotify playlists anytime I need a boost. Danielle is truly a fantastic teacher and I can’t say enough about how much she’s changed my attitude about working out. She is more than worthy of recognition.” –Sarah

“Danielle is truly an inspirational leader — she not only pushes you to your physical limit, but she engages you mentally to be present and aware in every interaction. We are lucky to have found her and she will be the reason I meet my personal and physical goals! Thank you, Danielle! ❤️” –Monica


Eric Waller | Fitness in the City

“Eric implements simply the best programs combining both weight training and cardio. FITC has created a welcoming community that encourages personal growth and has converted many anti-lifting females to powerful, healthy women. Eric consistently provides positive vibes and always ensures the gym is full of energy and bass 🎶 to pump to.” –Amberle

“He always pushes me and everyone else to be better regardless of experience or skill set. He comes every day with a positive attitude and it is infectious! I love taking his classes and I see results from the motivation he brings to the table.” –Colin

“Eric is really good at giving helpful tips to work out more effectively and safely. He helps encourage others to go outside of their comfort zones and try new things. He is also really good at motivating, which in turn makes me want to try harder. Thanks Eric for the great workouts!” –Carissa

“He always brings great energy and is super encouraging. He also plays the BEST music and he plays it loud to pump us up. He also makes sure everyone is safe and doing moves properly. Hands down the best class because he makes it fun AND challenging.” –Andrea


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