I am all up for trying new workouts. I like trying new things in hopes of maybe falling in love with a new fitness class. Over the summer I started hearing about this new workout called POUND. I heard it was a ton of fun and that people were raving it was the next Zumba.
Intrigued, I asked around about POUND to find out what it was about. I found it was a workout with drumsticks that you essentially use to “beat” to the music. That sounded like it could be a lot of fun so I checked out my gym’s schedule and planned to hit up the next class.
When I got to the class, everyone was instructed to grab a mat and two drumsticks. We did a little stretching so to speak and then got to it. Here’s what I think.
The music was a bit old for my taste. I love Blink 182 and rocking out with drumsticks could have been a dream come true but “All the Small Things” was a bit too old and slow. As the class continued, the music continued…to be slow and boring honestly. I couldn’t get into it because the music was too dated for my liking.
The biggest issue I had with POUND was that my back was killing me. It doesn’t matter if you’re squatting or not, bending over to hit the ground non-stop is not going to help. I tried different variations to try and keep my back from aching but nothing helped.
Even though I honestly wanted to love POUND, it just wasn’t for me. I’m sure there are plenty of instructors out there that have different tastes. Maybe I would like them better but what it comes down to after to the music is the back pain. I’m too young to be in pain so easily so sadly I’ll have to pass on this new fitness trend.