Last week while Be:Fit London were in Lights of Soho they held a Pound class with GymBox Official and TomTom, who were there filming it all. I had never heard of Pound before so was very excited to try it because there was music and drumsticks involved and that’s frankly all I need to know to say yes to an exercise class. Pound is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fused cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses, and it was brilliant.
Epic trainer Sara Fakik handed out the drum sticks just before the class started. They were specially made and ridiculously light. It also greatly helped that they were wonderfully green in colour and glowed in the dark.
Sara’s playlist was all kinds of brilliant and we jammed for the whole class. There was a lot of leg and core work but the constant drumming definitely had my arms burning a little too. The core elements were definitely my favourite – I have no idea when this happened but I love working on my core and I loved Sara’s take on Pilates. It was faster and more rhythmic (obviously since we had drum sticks, duh) but the control Pilates cultivates was still there. Yes, the moves were quick but everything was done with purpose and with a reason.
Photo Credit: @Fleur_Runs
I really loved the class – mainly because it was so much fun whilst also being very, very good for me. Classes like this, where things aren’t serious and you are allowed to have fun and smile are the best thing ever. I have been to classes where the instructor takes themselves and what they are teaching very seriously. Sara was an excellent teacher with a great sense of humour – we were after all drumming on the floor as we squatted. It was fun! TomTom filmed us while we were doing the class and I can’t wait to see the final edit. I shall share with you all as soon as I can.
Have any of you ever done a class which just made you laugh and smile the whole way though? Long may these last.