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.


Originally from Bahia, Brazil, Michele Bastos now lives in New York. An award-winning dancer, choreographer and longtime fitness instructor, Michele loves to share her passion for Pilates and POUND with others. Known for her warm smile and her ability to educate through entertainment, Michele welcomes all new members to the POUND Pro family with an unforgettable training experience.

If you could live in any TV home, what would it be and why?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D  because I want to save the world one person at time.

What is the most courageous thing you’ve ever done and why?
Fly to the US after 9/11 on the first flight that was authorized to depart from Brazil. I wanted to pursue my scholarship at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and nothing was going to stop me.

If you could choose your own rockstar name, what would it be?
Michele Maravilha (Marvelous Michele). As you can imagine I grew up watching Wonder Woman.

What’s something you never leave home without?
My cell phone, lip gloss and protein bars.

What’s one thing you’re certain of?
That we must learn something new everyday because life doesn’t stop and to keep growing personally and professionally we need to educate ourselves. Education is everything!

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