POUND is a place where the rhythm rules. Where the beat becomes us. At every age and any stage. Movement Musicians are born. We are a family of Fitness Rebels born to stand out, make noise and disrupt norms. We turn workouts into Jam Sessions and balance into a lifestyle. We’re not afraid to turn up the volume -in class, as humans, or in life.
As a community, we believe that we have the ability to inspire a nation, to turn the fitness world on its head, and to truly find alternative ways to ROCK. We POUND with PASSION and we AIM for Progress. We aspire to change minds before bodies and use beat to launch people to new heights of self-worth, happiness and human connection.
POUND® was created in 2011 by two women who were both recreational drummers and former college 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 and squat over the drum kit that they realized drumming and exercise could be one and the same.
Led by co-creator and CEO, Kirsten Potenza, POUND® is currently taught by over 10,000 instructors in 40+ countries to hundreds of thousands of participants a week, making an active, supportive and passionate community.