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. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted
drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms
drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.
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.
WHO WE ARE
As a community, we believe that we have the ability to inspire a nation, to
turn the fitness world on its head, and to truly find alternative ways to
ROCK. We aspire to change minds before bodies and use beat and
alternative movement to launch people to new heights of self worth,
happiness and human connection. AKA, release their INNER ROCKSTARS.
POUND® was created in 2011 by two women who were both recreational
drummers and former college 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.
Led by co-creator and CEO, Kirsten Potenza, POUND® is currently taught
by over 11,000 instructors in 50+ countries to hundreds of thousands of
participants a week, making an active, supportive and passionate
WHY IT WORKS
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ You’ll burn up to 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used
muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, stronger physique – all while rocking out to
your favorite music!
+ You’ll drastically improve your rhythm, timing, coordination, speed, agility,
endurance, and musicality. 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!
We’ve invented unique, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks called
+ 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!
WE BELIEVE in the power of music and the freedom of rocking out.
WE SUPPORT unleashing aggression, discovering new talents, and
awaking new senses.
WE ENCOURAGE sampling new forms of movement, uncovering new
rhythms, and tapping into new ways of listening.
WE PROMOTE camaraderie, friendship and bonding.
WE BELIEVE in loving our bodies while improving them.
WE BELIEVE in handing you the permission to Rock!