Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.
Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.
+ Burn up to 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music!
+ Drastically improve your rhythm, timing, coordination, speed, agility, endurance, and musicality.
+ Cinch the waistline, slim the thighs, and strengthen connective tissue and infrastructural muscles with the combination of stability and cardio.
+ Numerous studies have proven the powerful brain boosting, stress-relieving effects of drumming. The rhythm of drumming permeates the entire brain to improve focus, increase higher-level thinking and decision-making skills, boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, decrease chronic pain, anxiety, and fatigue.
Instead of counting reps or keeping track of the clock, POUND® strategically distracts you from the high-intensity and duration of your workout, and shifts your focus to rhythm and volume. This strategic distraction is responsible for the "addictiveness" of POUND® - the reason you can't stay away!
Each 2-4 minute song is carefully calibrated with interval peaks and extended fat burning sequences, providing you with the best workout in the shortest span of time. After you’re done rocking out in a 45-minute POUND class, you’ll have completed up to 15,000 reps, performed over 30 extended interval peaks, and zipped through more than 70 techniques without even realizing it.
We’ve invented 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.
+ Ripstix® intensify 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® allow participants to experience audio-muscular connection. This means they can hear what their muscles are doing.
+ They’re made of durable plastic and are easily transportable - and can go through airport security — so you can take your Ripstix® anywhere!
"POUND’s instant popularity with our members was a strong indication of its sustainability on our class schedule. Four years ago, we launched the program in a limited number of locations in only a few markets – today POUND is offered in Crunch locations all across country."
"I've never stuck to an exercise class before. 8 months in and I'm loving it. I've lost 21lbs and completely changed my body shape for the better. For the first time in years, I am healthy, fit, and so happy."
"We just opened our studio a month ago and our members have loved POUND! It has been really eye catching for current and potential clients as they've never seen anything like it. Genius format. Amazing class. Love love love!"
"POUND has made my arms stronger, my belly flatter, and helped my bring my inner rock star out. In my "real job" I am an attorney. Six months after becoming a POUND Pro, I now proudly rock PURPLE highlights when I go to Court."
"I was in a rut physically from working non-stop on my Doctorate. Once I tried POUND, I fell in love instantly. I've been going two times a week for the past 6 months and became a POUND Pro just a few weeks ago. A wonderful by-product of becoming stronger and full of life has been dropping almost 20 pounds!"
"I smile when I think of the POUND family -- I get to see POUND reach my students and change their bodies; I get to engage with new people who try it and I see their face light up; My favorite is when I elevator pitch to folks at the gas station, give them my schedule, and feel elated when I SEE them in my class!"
"Not only is it a blast, but you get a muscle burning, heart pumping, sweaty workout that you can get actual results from... This is truly at the top of my favorite workouts!"
"POUND has brought me back to life! Finally a workout that doesn't feel like a chore, I just show up, rockout to fun music, and just have fun!"
"Every stereotype I've heard about being a woman over 50 has been blown away by my POUND class. I'm losing weight and building muscle at a fast pace... thinking I was told that couldn't happen at my age! I'm enjoying my life a whole lot more, eating a healthier diet and breaking old bad habits. The best part is that I'm having a total blast doing it!"
"I found my soulmate workout, I've gained so much more confidence not just in my teaching, but everywhere in my life. I'm a much more diverse instructor. POUND made me feel so awesome, free, and BADASS! And who doesn't love that, right?!"