Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.
Designed for ALL fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to rockstars of all ages and abilities.
POUND® was created in 2011 by two 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 was not 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.
WHY IT WORKS
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 are done rocking out in a 45-minute POUND class, you will have completed thousands of reps, performed over 30 extended interval peaks, and zipped through more than 70 techniques without even realizing it.
Numerous studies have proven the powerful brain-boosting, stress-relieving effects of drumming. The rhythm of drumming permeates the entire brain to improve focus, increase higher-level thinking and decision-making skills, boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, and decrease chronic pain, anxiety and fatigue. You will drastically improve your rhythm, timing, coordination, speed, agility, endurance, and musicality.
Ripstixs add 1/4 lb extra weight to each movement which throws the body off balance, creating contraction in the core and stabilization system. This peripheral resistance helps work the shoulders, biceps, triceps, forearms, and back.
The Shasta Family YMCA brought the first ever Pound group fitness class to Redding. Join us Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30pm. Classes are free with a membership or guest pass. Classes are led by Shannon Moore.