The rock-out workout has arrived

Members of Virgin Active South Africa can now Pound® it out gym after the popular cardio workout straight out of LA, California launched in 90 select Virgin Active health clubs on 15 March.

The rock-out workout uses Ripstix®, which are lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising. Pound® transforms drumming into an extremely effective and unique way of working out. It’s a full-body workout where instead of listening to music, you become the music! The in-class soundtrack is set to rock, rap, pop, and old-school music, creating an electric, concert-like environment where everyone becomes the drummer.

Pound® is a combination of cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. This class will tone your entire body, improve your rhythm and coordination as well as increase your strength and flexibility.

Originally created in Los Angeles, the drumming-inspired workout has a growing network of 10,000 trained instructors in over 40 different countries. CEO and co-creator of Pound®, Kirsten Potenza, designed the workout to be something that connected people directly to the beat, using music as an escape to empower and motivate. She believes strongly that a workout should feel as powerful and moving as playing or listening to music. Designed for all fitness levels, males and females, Pound® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, toning up and rockin’ out!

To find out whether your local Virgin Active health club offers Pound®, visit

Author: Tanja Schmitz

Co-Publisher at Maverick Media and until recently, Fitness Magazine editor. Tanja now manages multiple digital platforms, consults and create exciting campaigns and opportunities in the fitness industry. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.