What is Pound Fitness?

POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music!

Through continual upper body motion using our lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix®, you’ll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by. Rock, rap, dubstep, pop and old school music fuse to create the POUNDtrack series, which is hand-selected by music enthusiasts, drummers and POUND founders Kirsten Potenzaand Cristina Peerenboom.


What would a drumming workout be without drumsticks? We’ve invented unique, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks that have been specially designed to get you ripped — hence the name: Ripstix®!

Twice the weight of a standard drumstick (¼ lb each) and slightly shorter in length, Ripstix® are designed to maximize your workout by alter the physics of your arm movement to burn more calories.


POUND combines easy to follow (and not complex or embarrassing) cardio moves with strength training and drumming. This combo works the entire body, raises the heart rate to a fat-burning zone, and forces each move to be as precise as a basic beat.

Each 2-4 minute song is carefully calibrated with interval peaks and extended fat burning sequences, providing you with the best workout in the shortest span of time. After you’re done rocking out to the 45-minute POUNDtrack, you’ll have done 15,000 reps, performed over 30 extended interval peaks, and zipped through over 70 techniques without even realizing it.


But the real secret that makes POUND so addictive, exhilarating, and effective – it’s all about the BASS: Beat-Activated Strategic Stabilization– a concept exclusive to the POUND method!


Other workouts might have you moving along with the beat, but POUND puts you in charge of the beat. You’re forced to perfect your timing, precision, and form based on what you hear and how loud you are, and when you can hear your mark…you can hit your mark.


Each beat activates a series of stabilizer muscles, helping you burn more calories as multiple muscle groups work together. The POUND method relies upon constant arm movement in-sync with the beat, which activates the entire body throughout the full duration of the workout.


POUND strategically distracts you from the high intensity and duration of your workout, and shifts the focus to rhythm and volume, which is far less intimidating. This strategic distraction and shift of focus is responsible for the “addictiveness” factor in POUND- the reason you can’t stay away! Instead of counting reps or keeping track of the clock, you’ll instead be so caught up in being the drummer in each song that you won’t realize the tremendous amount of reps you just performed.


The exclusive secret to POUND’s accelerated results revolves around stabilization and balance. Just like in yoga or Pilates, you hold poses. Balancing in each pose forces your large and small muscle groups to work together to remain stable. Now, in POUND, you are forced to stay balanced while your arms rapidly move– while holding lightly-weighted Ripstix® — which knocks your body off balance even more and adds fat-burning cardio! The combination of stability and cardio cinches the waistline, slims the thighs, and strengthens connective tissue and infrastructural muscles.

This is why it works.

But don’t just take our word for it. Numerous studies have proven the powerful brain boosting, stress-relieving effects of drumming. The rhythm of drumming permeates the entire brain, improving focus, higher level thinking and decision-making skills. Plus, it’s been proven to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, decrease chronic pain, anxiety, fatigue, and even make you smarter!