POUND® IS THE WORLD’S FIRST CARDIO JAM SESSION INSPIRED BY THE INFECTIOUS, ENERGIZING AND SWEAT-DRIPPING FUN OF PLAYING THE DRUMS.
POUND® is a group fitness workout that uses lightly weighted drumsticks and music to turn exercising into a high-octane, super-fun activity. You won’t be just chilling to music – you’ll actively be part of the bass, rhythm, and snare in this exciting total-body fitness programme.
The workout combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates inspired movements to give you an effective and functional shredding session.
And it’s not just about getting fit. POUND® is all about letting loose, getting your vibe on, and riding on the high energy wave – the philosophy is all about having fun and rocking out while getting sweaty and keeping fit.
POUND® is suitable for all fitness levels, all music levels, and all energy levels. Just join in and have fun!
POUND® uses unique, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks called Ripstix®.
Ripstix® add 1/4 lb extra weight to each movement which throws the body off balance, creating contraction in the core and stabilization system. It intensifies each POUND® position with light, peripheral resistance that not only works the shoulders, biceps, triceps, forearms, and back, but also dramatically increases the amount of instability in the body.
Ripstix® also allow participants to experience audio-muscular connection. This means they can hear what their muscles are doing.
The POUND® Story
POUND was created by Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom, both two recreational drummers and former athletes. They relied heavily on stability-based exercises like Pilates to keep their bodies aligned, symmetrical and lean, but were bored with routine and longed to reignite the fun in exercise. It wasn’t until they were forced to drum without a stool and squat over the drum kit that they realized drumming and exercise could be one and the same.
What began as one class in Los Angeles in 2011 has now reached international acclaim with a network of over 7,000 instructors in 35 countries.
POUND is now a worldwide community with the shared belief in the power of music and fitness, and its ability to inspire nations and to turn the fitness world on its head. POUND aspires to change minds before bodies, and use rhythm to launch people to new heights of self-worth, happiness and human connection.
The POUND® Philosophy
BELIEVE in the power of music and the freedom of rocking out.
SUPPORT unleashing aggression, discovering new talents, and awaking new senses.
ENCOURAGE sampling new forms of movement, uncovering new rhythms, and tapping into new ways of listening.
PROMOTE camaraderie, friendship and bonding.
BELIEVE in loving our bodies while improving them.
BELIEVE in handing you the permission to Rock!