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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.

KIM COOPER

Hailing from the mid-west of the United States, Kim Cooper was seeking something different when she came across POUND and was intrigued enough to sign up for Pro Training in 2015. As soon as her Ripstix crushed the mat, POUND instantly became her ‘soulmate’ workout. What started out as a desire for teaching a unique fitness format quickly evolved into a love for the participants and a passion to create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe space where people can come together, be authentic and form relationships. 

When Kim isn’t rocking a POUND class at the local skatepark or YMCA, she loves traveling and going to the family farm. She spends her days as a Real Estate salesperson, mom of 2 teenage boys, wife of an archery enthusiast and Grandma to a litter of Springer Spaniel puppies.  She studied Aviation, Marketing and International Business at the University of Minnesota, Mankato and holds Group Fitness Certifications with American Council on Exercise (ACE) as well as Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).   

 

What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?  
Quitting a great job in business to move to California and lead camping tours around the United States for young adults from all over the world

If you could choose your own rockstar nickname, what would it be? 
K-Coopz

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

If you had two hours left on earth what would you do? 
Snuggle with my dogs and kids

What makes you feel supported? 
Kind words and feeling like I am understood.

Whom do you secretly admire? 
All of my beautiful sister-in-laws.  I grew up with 3 brothers, and I’m always so blown away by their love and compassion for one another.

What’s something you never leave home without? 
Shoes, however I have been known to roll into Target with my slippers on!

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

What do you want people to say about you once you’re gone?  
She never gave up, she worked hard, and she kicked ass!

What superpower would you most like to have?
Being able to teleport to visit my family and friends in different cities at any moment!