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This Music-Infused, Oprah-Approved Workout Is Taking LA By Storm

Photo: Mark Sacro
Photo: Mark Sacro

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If you are both a music fan and fitness fiend, meet Pound: a full-body cardio jam session founded by Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom that combines light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The 45-minute workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses that boast burning from 400 and 900 calories per hour. It's fun, it's a phenomenon, and it's now in LA.

Anyone looking to get long and lean to a killer soundtrack can go here to find a local venue that currently houses Pound classes, which cost about $10-$25 a session. Any gym can host a Pound sesh, as long as they have a Pound instructor to teach the class. (We encourage you to tell your trainers to become a Pound Pro asap.)

Need more convincing? Here's what the one and only Oprah has to say about it: "The Pound series ain’t your mama’s workout routine."