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KIRSTEN POTENZA & CRISTINA PEERENBOOM: MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS, DRUMMERS, FITNESS EXPERTS, AND POUND FOUNDERSThe POUND story was born from struggle and a journey to self-realization that involved finding out what was missing for us. When we met, we both were living in extremes. Kirsten was a work-a-holic and a play-a-holic without a rule or restriction in her pocket. She enjoyed a sense of freedom and wildness but was lacking a sense of balance. Cristina was your quintessential obsessive-compulsive fitness freak. She calculated every calorie, workout, and move – and we all know this kind of behavior often stems from a less-than-healthy place. It was a miracle that two people like us became best friends and partners. It was through our friendship and personal struggles that we realized that we were basically dealing with similar issues in different ways. And this connected us.Cristina taught Kirsten that the tools needed to live a happy and healthy life weren't so overwhelming, and Kirsten taught Cristina that physical exercise or (anything for that matter) should never be excessive, but instead fun and enriching. We learned how to truly accept each other for who we were and what we brought to the table. And doing so improved the quality of ourselves and our lives.And from there the POUND philosophy was born: Life can’t be fully enjoyed without balance and nurturing, and if you give up on self-improvement, at any time, you give up on yourself. There are always improvements to be made. We took this philosophy and applied it to our bodies, our lives and our business.Another strong pull that drew us together was our mutual love of drumming and music. We knew that if we took our new philosophy and married it with that power, we could create something magical. And that is how POUND was born.WE BELIEVE in the power of music and the freedom rocking out.WE SUPPORT unleashing aggression, discovering new talents, and awaking new senses.WE ENCOURAGE sampling new forms of movement, uncovering new rhythms, and tapping into new ways of listening.WE PROMOTE camaraderie, friendship and bonding.WE BELIEVE in loving our bodies while improving them.WE BELIEVE in handing you the permission to Rock!YOUR POUND EXPERIENCE will inspire confidence, self-improvement, and freedom from the ordinary. YOU are the most important part of our vision.