POUND® is a fitness & lifestyle brand based in Los Angeles, CA. The workout combines cardio, Pilates, isometric movements and plyometrics with constant simulated drumming - all to loud, kick-ass music. An energizing, infectious, sweat-dripping workout, each strike of the Ripstix releases a primal aggression as well as a neuromuscular reward of mixing sound and movement. It allows you to truly become the music.
Co-creators Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom were both recreational drummers and former athletes. They relied heavily on stability-based exercises like Pilates to keep their bodies aligned, symmetrical and lean, but were bored with routine and longed to reignite the fun in exercise. It wasn’t until they were forced to drum without a stool that they realized drumming and exercise could be one and the same. As a brand, we aim to inspire, motivate and change both minds and bodies through alternative fitness. We turn workouts into jam sessions and give people an outlet to channel their inner rockstar. What started as one LA class has now grown into a network of over 10,000 instructors in 35 countries.
POUND® is taught to hundreds of thousands of participants a week that make up a active, supportive and passionate community.