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Class Action: Pound at Crunch


Pound, Crunch's newish offering, sounds like a come-on for aging rockers. But it's actually a fresh new spin on a sculpting-cardio boot camp.

Fitness classes follow fashion. The city’s gyms and studios constantly launch new “It” classes. In Class Action we dish on what we’re trying, or what we really want to. And please tell us what classes you’re excited about in the Comments section, below!

The feeling of cardio catharsis usually comes from an elevated heart rate and a purgative sweat. In Pound, Crunch’s boot camp where drumsticks stand in for weights, you can add the percussive release of your RipStix banging the floor. Think anger management meets group fitness.

My expectations were low. I thought Pound would be more gimmick than workout. How much can you really accomplish with slightly weighted drumsticks in 45-minutes? I left drenched in sweat and feeling like Ringo Starr’s daughter (grand-daughter?), we rocked out so much.

In addition to pounding the floor, you also do squats, lunges, and heavy-duty core work. The rubberized drum sticks, which weigh about a pound, are the workout’s muse, not the workout in and of itself. I was surprised how inspiring the tools were, and how many body parts we hit in an hour. The music was also amazing.

The people in the class were all regulars with teacher Rachel W., suggesting what I suspected during class: that Pound is a great boot camp (and a rock concert) with plenty of cadets (and headbangers) reporting for duty.

Who it’s for: Aspiring air drummers, anyone wanting an efficient 45-minute workout with a serious fun factor.

Book it or skip it: Book it.

Several NYC Crunch locations, www.Crunch.com

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