Best Instructors of 2017: Los Angeles

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

Nichelle Hines | Cycle House – West Hollywood

“She is so motivating! I know before I walk through the door that it’s going to be a tough workout, but Nichelle is there every step of the way encouraging us to put in the work and be stronger than we think we are in all aspects of life. She’s tough but cares in a balance that keeps me going back over and over. She really deserves this award for the lives she’s changed through physical work.” –Kristin

“Nichelle keeps it so real, you might just get in touch with something emotional and strengthen more than your body. She is so damn serious about making us the best versions of ourselves, she’s ferocious in her pursuit. She doesn’t let us settle for less in class because she doesn’t believe that our approach to spin is different from our approach to our lives. Nichelle gives me life!” –Victoire

“Nichelle doesn’t just teach a class, she’s a teacher, mentor and motivational speaker all in one. She’s one of the greats — pushing you further than you ever thought possible — all the while playing killer music. And she kicks your ass!” –Allison


Jackson Smith | BESPOKE Cycling Studio

“He always brings the energy every single time he steps into class to teach. He’s very welcoming and kind to every single individual who walks into the class and makes you feel like you’ve been friends for years. He always knows how to make me push myself and won’t allow me to not be my best self not only in class but in life. He continuously teaches me just how far I can push myself and my own person records. Whenever I take his class I leave feeling motivated to continue the day ahead and like I can ago accomplish everything I’ve ever wanted.” –Robert

“Jackson has literally changed my life. His classes are challenging, his words are inspirational and motivating, and his energy is such a bright light. He’s completely changed my outlook on working out. I used to HATE going to the gym or classes. Now that I’ve taken his class, I’m obsessed! His spin classes whipped me into shape physically and mentally, helping me feel better about myself and life in general. I love him so much I even signed up for personal training sessions with him. If you’re into spin class, fitness, or just feeling good about yourself, do yourself a HUGE favor and book with Jackson immediately. You won’t regret it.” –Fabian

“Forget caffeine, Jackson is the only pick-me-up I need! But really, Jackson is the only instructor out there that kicks my booty into shape while also empowering me from the inside out. He goes far beyond a simple instructor. Whether it be 45 minutes or an hour, the Jackson Experience is an empowering and motivational journey that you just so happen to get sweaty on. So when I’m looking for a spark in my day, I know it’s a guarantee whenever I’m in Jackson’s classes. No one is far more deserving of such a recognition as instructor of the year because he’s not just an instructor, he’s a friend, therapist, and spiritual guide; all rolled into one unforgettable ride!” –Christina

“I’ve gone to 200+ classes on ClassPass. Countless studios and instructors but Jackson is truly the best! No matter my mood I can count on 45 mins with him to leave me feeling accomplished and motivated. Of course I love his workouts and how he has helped me become physically fit but even more than that is how he has helped me regain my confidence and my mental health. I’ve been going to his class regularly for well over a year now and I can honestly say it’s one of my favorite parts of my week!” –Paige

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