2019: Tune in. Turn it Up. ROCK OUT.

On the first morning of the new year, as you lay in your respective beds or couches reading this note, you might find yourself reflecting on the past year and wondering, “what can I do differently to improve? What goals can I set, what haircut can I get, what new habits can I start?” New Year, new me, right?

In true fitness rebel form, I’m going to challenge you to say “EFF THAT.” New YEAR – SAME YOU.


That “YOU” got you here today. The body your soul was born into is the only one you are lucky enough to travel through life in. Take a moment, walk to the closest mirror, look at yourself and repeat the following: “I love you. You are everything I need. And you are enough.”

Your feelings become your thoughts. Your thoughts become things. Your words become reality.

Instead of searching for things to change this year, look deep inside and commit to elevating your favorite parts of YOU. Maybe you haven’t experienced those parts since you were young. Maybe you just became comfortable sharing them with the humans around you. Maybe there’s something inside that you don’t even know exists? Be unapologetic for who you are, know your truth and never “shrink” into anyone else’s idea of who they think you should be.

You know the feeling, when you’re rocking out to music so hard that your eyes close, lyrics come screaming out of your mouth and all you can feel is pure, uninhibited joy? I challenge you to live your life in the same manner and operate from that same exact place. I challenge you to speak kindly to yourself, share words of love and acceptance and operate from pure positive JOY as much as you can – and even in dark times. Know that lows would not be understood as lows, without the joy of our highs.

In 2019, let’s:

TUNE IN to your truth, to the music, the magic, the positivity, the good humans around you, your inner strength and your inner ROCKSTAR.

TURN IT UP. Turn YOU up – the real you, the authentic, the messy, the mistake-making, not-afraid to fumble – because that’s what makes us human – YOU.

And ROCK OUT. Rock out like time is fleeting. Like it’s the most valuable currency we have. ROCK OUT – Like your life depends on it. Take up all the space in this world that you need!

Find yourself. In the people around you, in the struggles you face, in the mirror you look into. Find yourself and then fall in love with you all over again.


– Kirsten



17 Responses

  1. This letter feels like it was written for me,I started Pound a werk ago and it brought back what I lost along time ago, My Joy thank you.

  2. Feliz año para todas!!! Estoy segura que éste 2019 será exitoso para nuestra comunidad! La mejor energía para ustedes y sus equipos!!! ????

  3. Somehow you knew. You looked inside and knew what I personally needed to hear / read. This Fitness Format has turned my life upside down and brought forth a version of me that was dying to get out. I accept the 2019 challenge to now love myself and push that button even more ❤️

  4. Thank you Kirsten!! Needed this down to earth , be who YOU are, pep talk!! One of the many things I live about this posse..I can be me..As I encourage my classes..just let it all go…??

  5. That letter moves me to tears. Such strong and powerful advice. Thank you Kirsten for this. Here’s to each and everyone of us finding and falling in love with ourself.

  6. Thanks for your motivating words and for the deep thought that gives us. Every day we try to improve ourselves and being a better person and thanks to pound and our community I find an extra motivation every day.

  7. Now THAT’S a locker room speech !! You certainly know how to light our fires. What a way to burst into 2019 ! We are fired up now ! Love you KP !!!

  8. Finding ourselves is a journey along a whole life. Sometimes the journey is difficult, sometimes a wonderful sight, but it is always worth it. I met Pound thanks to a deep friendship and for me “TO MAKE NOISE” is to celebrate all this.
    I LOVE IT ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  9. Thank you for that beautiful passionate passage. The impact that it has left me with is invaluable. I cannot wait to be a part of the POUND team.

    It’s 42 years since I have been looking for myself and I still cannot find a unique definition of myself. This is the sense of our life, maybe. Discovering step by step and year after year which new shape our soul is aquiring… well at the moment I can say that my soul is GREEN and it really looks like a RIPSTIX!! ???
    I will keep on changing of course, but… POUND Will always be a part of me. I
    I Thank you all for being so badass and sharing your souls with me ?
    HAPPY 2019 !!!????❤

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