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.

Eszter Mezei

For Eszter Mezei, POUND is a place where she can be herself and express love and support for her community. She began as a group fitness instructor 20 years ago, and after working as a gym manager, she is now running her own fitness business with her family. Workouts driven by music and rhythm where she gets to move her body, disconnect from her brain, and feel freedom in her soul (like POUND!) are what bring her joy. Eszter strives to create a community that believes exercise is not just for the body, and where everyone supports, helps, and encourages each other. She believes that we can all set aside a little time to take care of ourselves each day!

What are your 3 earliest memories in life?

My first backflip in the gym when I was 5

Doing cartwheels all over my parent’s house

Receiving a flower from my kindergarten boyfriend, Roland

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

MY home is the best place ever.

If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be?

It would be with my grandparents

What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? 

Bungee jumping in Acapulco

What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip? 

Hug my kids and husband and pet my dogs

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

Focus. Never give up, even if the circumstances are not in your favor!

If you had two hours left on earth what would you do?

I would squeeze my kids and never let them go.

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

I love my long walks with my dogs

What makes you feel supported? 

When I see and feel participants enjoying my class. One of the best feelings ever.

What’s something you never leave home without? 

My phone and car keys 🙂

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you? 

My family <3

What do you want people to say about you once you’re gone? 

Because of her, I became a better version of myself.

What’s one thing you’re certain of? 

The value of the love of my family

Who’s your favorite rockstar (actual or figurative) and why? 

I’m a big fan of Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill and JLo. GIRLPOWER!!!

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

Never doubt yourself!

What superpower would you most like to have? 

Teleportation!!!!!!!!!!!!!