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.


It was love at first strike for Nicki Schlicht when she had her first rockout workout experience at a POUND Pro Training. She knew this format was right for her by the way it made her feel in her mind and heart. Raised on a dairy farm and Mom to three amazing boys, alongside her incredible husband Ryan, she knows what hard work is! Having been in the fitness industry for 12 years and an elementary school Physical Education teacher for the past 24 years, Nicki has a particular passion for bringing exercise, self-expression, and feelings of self-worth to today’s youth. Nicki’s purpose is to make people feel inspired and seen through her classes and she does this with her endless energy, sense of humor, and spunk!

What is one thing you would tell your 13-year-old self? 

I would definitely tell her that things will get better! Have confidence in everything you do, don’t let others dull your shine and keep reaching for those goals. 

How do you show your love for others? 

My love language is music. I enjoy sending songs to people based on what they are going through. It might be an inspiring or uplifting song, or a funny silly song. I am not so great with words, so songs say it all for me. I also love to give gifts! Just little simple ones for no reason other than to put a smile on someone’s face. 

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

I flew halfway around the world to do my student teaching in Australia. Not knowing anyone, I got to the airport and met my host family and lived in Australia for 3 months while student teaching at a primary school. It was an experience of a lifetime! Meanwhile back at home, my family thought I was crazy! 

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

Meeting my husband Ryan and creating a family that we are proud of and so very grateful for. 

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

“Be brave, Be kind, Know your worth” Given to me by a coach I had in high school. He made me feel empowered by these words, and to this day I still live by them. 

What superpower would you most like to have? 

I would love to have teleportation! POUND has brought me close virtually to so many other Pros that I wish I could go visit them all in a flash! 

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

I immediately unpack! I start laundry and get things put away!  I don’t like suitcases laying around…haha 

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

Hmm that’s a tough one. I guess I would just use my IG name…Nicki Stix. It has a nice ring to it! 

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

I hope they say that I made them smile. I also hope they would say I inspired them in some small way that maybe made them a better person, friend, wife, husband, etc. 

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