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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.


Karolina Mankute is a Lithuania-based ICON who is proud to represent a fitness format that doesn’t focus on body image. As a music lover, Karolina loves the variety of the POUND tracks and at Pro trainings she encourages others to get lost in the beat. She is full of surprises, and will keep you on your toes & ready to ROCK! Living in a country that has been free from occupation for 28 years, Karolina feels it’s hard for somebody to truly feel free but believes Ripstix® are my tools to break mental, emotional and physical boundaries.

What are your 3 earliest memories in life?
I remember myself standing on the fourth floor of the stairs, holding broomstick and singing! I loved the acoustics there, and I felt like a star. I was 4 years old. I also remember a lovely little garden we had with lots of strawberries, I was spending my time just sitting in the middle of them and eating—I can smell it now. And my third earliest memory is playing fighting games with my brother, pretending we were superheroes saving the world.

If you could live in any TV home, what would it be?
I would live in each and every kingdom from Game of Thrones. I love wild nature, horses and the different climate zones.

If you could choose your own rockstar nickname, what would it be?
Petra! My Christian name is Petronele and Petra is a short version of it. The meaning is ‘the ROCK’ and I would love to be this strong more often.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Free your mind.

Who’s your favorite rockstar (actual or figurative) and why?
Beyoncé, because of her many talents ranging from management, organizational, artistic to parenting skills.