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.


Richard Johnson is an Australia-based ICON who has been entertaining and inspiring the masses for over 20 years. From humble beginnings in freestyle aerobics in 1995, he has taught classes in strength training, martial arts fitness, yoga, cycling and Pilates before joining the global POUND® family in 2016. Participants of his trainings can expect to be completely captivated by his teaching style and fun loving attitude. Fitness has been a life-long passion for Richard and there is nowhere he feels more alive than when he is onstage, immersed in rock music with a pair of Ripstix in his hands!

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

What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip?
Hug my family of course! But if they’re not home, open the fridge and snap off a row of Cadbury Old Gold chocolate!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
It’s not selfish to put yourself first.

What’s something you never leave home without?
A water bottle.

What superpower would you most like to have?
I want to fly like an eagle

What do you want people to say about you once you’re gone? 
Richard lived a great life