Mayka Sack (she/her) is a music lover living in Berlin, Germany. Having played piano and guitar alongside acting lessons for most of her life, she knew she wanted to be onstage performing as soon as she was finished with school. However, she found another passion along the way: sports. While completing two bachelor’s degrees in sports science, she started working as a group fitness trainer and felt for the first time that she could combine her love of sports and music.
Since then, Mayka has made it her life’s purpose to give people the best time in her classes and she does this by looking everyone in the eye and making every single person laugh. As a POUND Pro, she found that bringing a joyful and connected experience came easy in this rockout workout. And the cherry on top? POUND combined her two passions, music and fitness, in a way that made her heart and soul sing!
If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be?
Simba from The Lion King or Professor Snape from Harry Potter.
What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
There are several things that I thought were very brave. I have performed as a comedian, I dared to apply to be a musical actress, I dared to tell the truth to people I love. All of these things have to do with staying true to myself and my choices.
Who do you secretly admire?
I admire the courage and strength of every mother in this world.
What would you like people to say about you when you are gone?
“Mayka has loved living her life.”
Who is your favorite rock star (actual or figurative) and why?
Ariana Grande. She’s one of the most talented musicians on this planet, incredibly loving and very, very strong. She’s a stand-up queen for me and that’s something I admire a lot.
What would you tell your 13-year-old self?
Stop straightening your hair and don’t let anyone tell you that you will not fit in this country.