Love music? Love to workout? Love to have fun? Well you would love POUND! Music enthusiasts, drummers and POUND founders Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom have struck gold with this rockstar full-body cardio jam session of a workout (say that 5X fast)!
By combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming, this amped-up band practice fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses into a 45-minute series. My girl LaShawn and I had a blast burning 600-900 calories/session at Crunch Gym this summer and I literally left feeling tingly all over (partly sore, partly crunk to return again). So what are you waiting for? Join the band, read this and watch our rockstar sweat-fest on RADtv.
Let It Rip!
If you have ever drummed the air along to your favorite song then you are going to completely lose it when you get a hold of some Ripstix™. At ¼ lb each and with about 15,000 reps per class, you will be ripped in places that you didn’t even know muscles existed. Rock, rap, dubstep, pop and old school music all are invited to the party and the Poundtrack series they create is certainly concert worthy. Your coordination and agility will be challenged in a super RAD way too and the easy to follow combos make it a perfect workout for all levels. Plus, each two to four minute song is carefully calibrated with interval peaks and extended fat burning sequences, so you will burn massive calories and strength train in a super short span of time.
ABSolutely A Blast
One of my favorite times in class was when we sat down (partly because my legs were on fire). But boy was my core in for a treat when the next beat dropped. As a Pilates fanatic I ABSolutely loved how a popular rock song made my midsection feel killer strong. By leaning back and forth or balancing in a V sit (all while pounding away), I didn’t even realize how hard core I was working until it was over. This, my friend, is what every FitGirl lives for: hard work disguised in layers of fun.
Band Practice Held Everywhere & Anywhere I know you are ready to join in on the fun so here are your options:
1) Go live. With classes being held in 22 states, most major cities, Canada, Mexico and even Australia there really isn’t a place where live POUND fun isn’t taking place. Find a class here.
2) Snag a Backstage Pass. Rock out in the comfort of your own home (or anywhere really) via weekly streamed videos. The POUND girls will send you a set of your very own Ripstix™ and this constantly updated program is super affordable: Just $14.95/month and your first month is FREE! After that it’s just $9.99/month!
3) If you are interested in headliner status, become a POUND PRO and teach your own classes.
Robbie Ann Darby (RAD Experience) is a professional FitGirl, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in NYC. Follow her sweaty life on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun health and fitness tips!
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POUND: 3 Reasons Why You Must Rockout While You Workout! was originally published on hellobeautiful.com