A POUND ICON is a master trainer, as well as an ambassador of our brand, our beliefs, and our mission. They travel the world as an extension of POUND to elevate our united beat, one POUND Pro at a time. They are the educators, the rebels, the humble and electric. With different life and career experiences, personalities and uniqueness, they are the true representation of our BRAND. Let them inspire you, let them MOVE you.
Carla Roberts was raised in Dublin, Ireland and spent 6 years overseas in Africa working on community development projects. With a BA in Psychology and Diploma in Play Therapy Carla understands well the importance of relationship with one’s self and others – ENTER POUND! Carla connected with POUND the first time she took a class – loud, energetic, crazy – it was her in fitness form. Carla has a L3 Fitness Diploma (PT & Fitness Instructor) and lives, sleeps breaths POUND as her full time career teaching adults of all ages and abilities, youth and GENERATION POUND. Carla is passionate about including ever body and every BODY regardless of shape, age and abilities. She is a true believer that we are all rockstars at heart.
If you could live in any TV home, what would it be? F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
Could there BE any other TV home?!
What’s a great book you’ve read recently? Corn Flakes For Dinner by (comedian) Aidian Comerford, husband and father of two girls who are diagnosed with autism- this book is an incredible read about expectations, reality and the silver lining of family life. It’s darkly funny and fantastically real.
What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip? Hummmm good question. It depends where I have been. It used to be making a smoothie but now it’s probably NAP!
What activity do you do that makes you feel most like yourself? Anything that involved helping (in some form) and being with others. Volunteering and POUND would be my two go to activities here. Giving your time to others is one of the greatest gifts you can give and what I find happens is you learn more from the person(s) you are ‘helping’ than you might realize or they realize. We have so much to teach each other – it’s the circle of life.
Whom do you secretly admire? No secret. My Nanny. She’s currently 91 years and if I could time travel to any year it would be to when she was a kid because I think we would be really good friends. She is one of the most resilient, caring, funny, loving women I know and the bright, shiny, glittery glue that holds the Roberts Chlann together.
What do you want people to say about you once you’re gone? She always made me laugh.
Who’s your favorite rockstar (actual or figurative) and why? If you asked me this 10 years ago the teeny booper in me would have said something like Hannah Montana but now I would quite proudly say my dad. As a kid my dad used to introduce himself to my friends as a ‘Popstar’ however in hindsight that’s pretty cool. I grew up going to his bands gigs so naturally we were brought up listening to the legends that shaped the music world AND the best thing at gigs for the kids was their encore song they would always play for all of the kids was The Jungle Book! Not so much when I ask for it now!
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GENERATION POUND® is a youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills. By combining exercise and interactive Activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movement, embrace their creativity and ROCK OUT-ultimately building strength, confidence and self-awareness.
Sweat. Sculpt. & ROCK in this cardio jam session inspired by drumming. You won't just listen to music-you'll 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!