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.

Georgia based Tyeasha VanBuren is a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who also previously worked in Washington, DC for the Secretary of State. This actor, dancer, musician and successful fitness instructor calls POUND her “fitness soul mate” due to its blending of her favorite things. Ty’s passion for performance carries over into the fitness world, as she’s learned the fine art of educating, coaching and still giving participants a good “show” while they workout. Ty wants to inspire those who haven’t yet found their voice to step outside of their box to find it – just like she did when she tried POUND.

If you could live in any TV home, what would it be?
Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Non-stop comedy and great lessons.

If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be?
Bob Marley. I think he was more than a musician and tree enthusiast. He was brilliant!

What’s a great book you’ve read recently?
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.

What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
To go into the Marine Corps 2 days after 9/11 at age 17. My mom freaked out and begged me not to go!

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you?
Having my daughter. Born 1 day after my birthday, she truly is a “mini me”. Watching her has made me look at myself. Loving her has made me learn to love myself. Being her Mommy has pushed me to be a better Tyeasha.

What’s one thing you’re certain of?
Everything ALWAYS happens for a reason.

Who’s your favorite rockstar (actual or figurative) and why?
Lenny Kravitz. He’s unafraid to step out of the box and to be different.

What’s one thing you’d tell your 13-year-old self?
Love yourself harder.

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