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.


Hailing from the Philippines, ICON Cass Salandanan is a full-time marketing professional & a 24/7 fitness lover with a zest for life. Being immersed in the sport of swimming during her childhood to collegiate years played an integral role in her decision to teach group fitness back in 2018. She hopes to cultivate a space where exercising doesn’t feel like a chore and moving seems more liberating than ever before.

Cass is the ultimate purveyor of positive vibes. Expect her to “WOOHOO!” ecstatically with you and FOR YOU all throughout your rockstar journey. Armed with her beaming smile and ever so electric energy, she makes it her mission to foster genuine human connections and empower people to find their own badass shine through movement.


What are your 3 earliest memories in life?

Being queen of the monkey bars & playing Piko/Hopscotch in the grade school playground

Pretending I’m a mermaid at the beach while singing songs from The Little Mermaid

Eating the droplets of nectar from Santan flowers (quite a popular thing to do with my childhood circle apparently)

If you could live in any TV home, what would it be?

I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts acceptance letter (any day now!) or maybe I could just go to Universal Studios…Who’s with me??

What’s a great book you’ve read recently?

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – an excerpt from “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch that gives you a life changing & mega empowering outlook on life. If there’s one thing you can control, it’s your ATTITUDE towards ANY situation you’ll face. Your call!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Live a soul-enriching life of kindness. NO. MATTER. WHAT.

What activity do you do that makes you feel most like yourself?

I have 2…POUND & my secret solo dance parties in my room (which isn’t such a secret anymore now that I’ve outed myself here!) I’m all for showing self-love through movement!

What’s one thing you’d tell your 13-year-old self? 

Spoiler alert: In 2 years, you’re getting a baby brother, and you will love him to bits because he’s the greatest kid ever!

What superpower would you most like to have? 

The power to grant wishes a.k.a. the power to wish for any superpower haha!

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