May 31, 2024

Channel your inner performer and rock your body with this modern-day fusion of movement and music. Drum along to a slammin’ soundtrack using Ripstix™ – weighted drumsticks designed to transform drumming into a kick-ass, fat burning, full body interval workout that will leave you dripping sweat.  

 Why Try POUND? 

Release your inner rockstar. Music-driven, drumming inspired workouts that are anything but routine. Using lightly weighted drumsticks and rhythmic movement to the beats of the music creates a cardiovascular performance of fat-burning high intensity total body training. Let’s Rock ‘N Roll!     

What Is POUND Like? 

Imagine Charlie Watts, Chad Smith or Ringo drumming and glistening under the stage lights. You will be using the weighted drumsticks Ripstix specially designed for exercise to sculpt your muscles and blast your cardio conditioning into rockstar mode. Add electrifying music with cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates inspired moves and you’ll be rocking your body to a rockstar level! 

Who Are POUND Classes For? 

All fitness levels can drum! Anyone from beginner to percussionist extraordinaire can enjoy this rhythmic fitness jam session.   

Is POUND a Good Workout?   

POUND is a full body cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.  

  • 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 in a 45-minute class, you’ll have completed up to thousands of reps, performed over 30 interval peaks without even realizing it. 
  • Numerous studies have proven the powerful brain-boosting, stress relieving effects of drumming. The rhythm of drumming permeates the brain to improve focus, increase higher-level thinking and decision-making skills, boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, decrease chronic pain, anxiety and fatigue. 
  • You’ll drastically improve your rhythm, coordination, speed, agility, endurance and musicality instead of counting reps or watching the clock, POUND distracts you from the high-intensity and duration of the workout and shifts your focus to rhythm. 
  • Ripstix add ¼ lb extra weight to each movement which creates contraction in the core and stabilization system. 
  • Ripstix allows participants to experience the audio-muscular connection. This means they can hear what their muscles are doing.  
  • Ripstix intensifies the movements with light peripheral resistance that not only works the shoulders, arms and back but also dramatically works the core.  

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How Difficult is POUND? 

4/10. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides a perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rocking out. POUND is easily modifiable with a welcoming vibe that appeals to rockstars of all ages and abilities.  

How Long Is POUND? 

45 minutes of cardio, strength, plus yoga and Pilates inspired movement in this rock concert to sculpt and tone your body, train core stabilization and improve your cardiovascular system.  

What Should I Wear to POUND? 

Come ready to play. Typically, people wear sweat wicking clothing that will offer ample coverage and will stay put and allow you to move with ease throughout the range of motion of exercises.  

Cross Trainers, Dance or Walking Gym Shoes.  Comfortable shoes that offer support and stability as you move and dance during class. 

What do I need to Bring? 

Hydrate my friend, make sure you have plenty of water with you.  A towel to catch your sweat as you will be dripping and glistening. Most importantly, a great attitude and smile to share. 

What Types of  CARDIO Classes Are Available?

Cardio Tai Box.

A high energy: high impact blend of kicks and punches set to upbeat music. The perfect combination of martial arts, boxing and cardiovascular training. 

Dance to HIIT.

Hit the dance floor in this unique class that features high energy cardio dance combinations mixed with a touch of strength and core. Move, groove and shake your way to a total body workout. Listen to the latest hits and get ready to Dance toHIIT. 


Torch calories in this high intensity Tabata based cardio class designed to ignite the fire within. A unique combination of body weight exercises and specially designed burnout rounds ignite the fire in this workout. Sound the alarm and burn through 6 rounds of work with each round lighting a bigger fire through increased workload and intensity. 

Retro Robics. 

It’s a blast from the past! Work up a sweat with a touch of nostalgia in this heart-pumping, traditional aerobics class. This time around, legwarmers are optional! 


Bring the magic of dancing back with this cardio dance class combining easy-to-follow moves, which results in a fun finale! This nonstop format will have you dancing and grooving to feel-good music while breaking a sweat and having fun! Think you CAN’T dance? Think again! Soon you’ll dance like nobody’s watching! 

Speed Play.

A high energy: high impact blend of kicks and punches set to upbeat music. The perfect combination of martial arts, boxing and cardiovascular training.  

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Tread N Shed.

This bad@ss cardio class will put you on the treadmill to melt away calories. In it, you’ll use sprints and slow walks with varying speeds and ramp heights to get a workout that’s got all the ups and downs of a roller coaster. 

The Ultimate Dance Party.

It’s party time in this class! Let the music move you as you learn easy to follow dance combinations that are designed to elevate your heart rate and burn some serious calories. Once you’ve mastered the combos, prepare for a little friendly competition as you face off with your classmates in a team vs team dance off. 


The latest influences in hip-hop and street jazz come together in this high-energy, intense-cardio class. Feel like the star of a music video as you learn a hot routine in an easy-to-follow format. 

Find a POUND class at a Crunch Near You 

Can’t wait to up your Cardio, Strength & Fat burning game? Pound is the absolute right choice for you! Click here to find the class at a Crunch near you!

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