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.


Texas born ICON Paula B fell in love with POUND during her first Kit track at POUND Pro Training in 2020.
Paula is on a mission to inspire women and young girls to live more confident healthier lives through Fun fitness, Simple nutrition and Radical mindset shifts.
You can find Paula rocking out Generation POUND Classes with her local Boys & Girls Club where she is the Director of Member Engagement and Experience.
When she is not inspiring the world one fitness class at a time, you can find Paula spending time with her family, trying new recipes, reading or dancing.

What are your 3 earliest memories in life? 
– Trying to hide a cooking mistake that involved a cheese quesadilla and my dog, Buddy.  I accidently burnt it, and he was supposed to hide the evidence, well he unintentionally switched on me through his dance moves in the corner.  The cheese was still hot and it kind of glued his mouth shut.
– I used to sneak and wear make up to fit in with who I thought were the cool girls… One day I forgot to wipe the evidence away and my mom found out my colorful secret.  My punishment was a makeover that rivaled Tammy Faye Baker’s make up.  It was terrible!
– Spending a few weeks with my dad during the summer when I was in elementary and having an amazing spaghetti dinner, watching the garbage pail kids movie.  The next morning we had ice cream sundaes with blue bell homemade vanilla for breakfast.

If you could live in any TV home, what would it be? 
The Huxtables or The Fresh Prince of Bellaire or Annalise Keetings house

What’s a great book you’ve read recently? 
I usually am reading 3 books at any given time and usually finish them together…
Mad Honey by Jodi Piccoult (real book)
Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Ellie Cosmiano (kindle)
Finding Me by Viola Davis (audible)

What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
Submit my audition materials to be a POUND ICON

If you could choose your own rockstar nickname, what would it be? 
P-Dazzle or Peyonce (pronounced like Beyonce)

What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip? 
Give my husband a hug, cuddle my sweet dog and take a nice hot shower

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received? 
Life is full of consequences.  Some are positive and some are less positive.  The real difference maker is your mindset and the decisions you make after the consequence.

If you had two hours left on earth what would you do? 
Spend it with my family

What’s something you never leave home without? 
Lip gloss and fizzies

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you? 
Teaching group fitness.  It has literally changed my life.

What’s one thing you’re certain of? 
True health starts from the inside and manifests on the outside.

Who’s your favorite rockstar (actual or figurative) and why? 
Carmen because he was an out the box musician for the gospel genre in the late 80s and early 90s.  I didn’t really appreciate how amazing he was until I became an adult and thought about how he was unapologetically who he was as a musician and lived/thrived in his God-given purpose.
Lizzo is also on my list for this same reason.  Her speech was amazing and caused me to develop a new appreciation for her.

What’s one thing you’d tell your 13-year-old self? 
Be unapologetically you.  Put more focus on releasing the greatness that God put in you and less on boys and what others think of you.  You were created to stand out NOT fit in! Focus more on loving you and the right people will come into your life at the right time.  Take risks… Make Mistakes… Learn from them and be better because of them.

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