Best Instructors of 2017: Seattle

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

Morgan Jaldon | Flywheel – South Lake Union

“Always expect an amazing playlist filled with tons of hip-hop! She always brings inspiration and runs a marathon every month, literally!” –Miran

She is a joy. Very polite/sweet then once up on the podium she is crazy! A literal hell raiser of a workout! It’s always a good time and she keeps me up to date on what the hip kids are listening to with her playlists.” –Ray

“Jessica is the most motivating instructor that I have EVER taken. She truly is passionate about what she does and makes an effort to get to know all members on a personal basis. Her classes are upbeat with amazing music and so much fun — time goes by quickly and you almost forget that you’re working out since you’re having a blast. Whether it’s your first time riding at Flywheel or you’re a seasoned veteran, Jess makes you feel right at home.” –Waverly


Darsenio Hunter | CycleBar – South Lake Union, Rival Fitness

“Darsenio is a gentleman that has a true passion in life for numerous different ventures. His passion as a trainer has grown because of his commitment to being his best self and those that train with him know that they are getting the real Darsenio and that is really what they sign up for. People want to train with Darsenio because he knows his stuff but people go back and refer friends to him constantly because he is also a great and entertaining human!” –Ryan

“Darsenio is the best fitness professional I’ve ever encountered. He is a motivating coach, and practices what he preaches to his clients by living a healthy lifestyle — both physically and mentally. His outlook on fitness as a lifestyle encourages people to incorporate it their life, rather than living through a fad. He references each class as a practice, which makes it comfortable and encouraging for people to participate at any age or fitness level. Something that also sets him apart is his motivational quotes that he starts every class with, and his contagious energy and smile that makes every class he teaches both fun and challenging at the same time.” –Bryana

“Motivating. Genuine. Knowledgeable Driven. Passionate. These are just a few words to describe Darsenio…and he is consistently striving to improve and add to these traits. His passion for a healthy lifestyle, strong body and mind, and building personal relationships with his clients are truly authentic. Maintaining an exercise routine has always been difficult for me due to lack of motivation and drive. Darsenio was the first fitness instructor that had me say “I’m coming back to his class.” He remembers your name, takes interest in your life, pushes you in a way that makes you think “I’m going to conquer this” rather than thinking “stop yelling at me.” Darsenio wants you to succeed and reach new limits. For someone like me who infrequently exercised, Darsenio got me hooked, and now my mind is stronger to take myself the rest of the way. I now maintain a regular workout schedule, sometimes with Darsenio’s class, sometimes with others, but I owe it to him that I got into a fitness groove. I always know where I would turn to for Fitness advice, nutritional advice, motivation, and a warm smile. Everyone who knows Darsenio adores him and I’m one of them. He is an asset to the Fitness community in Seattle.” –Lisa


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