Best Instructors of 2017: Austin

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

Melody Afkami, Melody DanceFit

Winner for the 2nd year in a row!

“Melody inspires me in a way I’ve never experienced in a workout. Her focus has never been on losing weight, but more just on losing yourself for an hour which most days, can leave you feeling lighter than any weight loss can.” –Tina

“Melody is incredibly positive and her classes are always super fun. You leave every class not only feeling great about your workout but also great about life. She always has an uplifting message, she’s hilarious and she donates proceeds from her classes to Dress for Success. She’s created a powerful community of women uplifting other women in Austin and I am so happy Classpass helped me become a part of it.” –Kristen

“Melody brings joy to fitness. She has a positive attitude and makes everyone feel worthy and special. Her classes are sweaty and sexy. She’s just the best, hands down.” –Jessica

Inspirational, beautiful, and a great dancer. Always upbeat and improves the lives of everyone she works with.” –Caroline


Pat Cook, Athletic Outcomes

“Pat is a motivating, hardworking, and positive instructor who genuinely cares about the wellbeing of every person. He takes the time to know each and every individual and his passion for fitness is contagious.” –Lynn

“Pat and his wife Brittaney are the most hands-on, inspiring, attentive, knowledgeable, motivating, creative and consistently impressive instructors I’ve ever trained with. Their programming is spot on every class. Their workouts are dynamic and never repetitive. They know your name, they hold you accountable and they keep you coming back for more. ” –Danielle

I look forward to Pat’s classes after work. He motivates, teaches, and holds you accountable for your effort and performance. So glad I finally decided to try out AO!” –Erin

“A great coach, incredibly motivating but still challenging. Love his classes, the structure of his classes and the intensity of the workout!” –Renee


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