For those of you who want to work up a sweat in a fun and vibrant fitness class, look no further. Starting this month, Virgin Active is launching “Pound,” a cardio workout that incorporates an intense, sweat-dripping drumming session. 

To rock out to the beat, you'll be provided with Ripstix—lightly weighted drumsticks designed specifically for exercising. Instead of listening to music, you'll exercise to the beat of your own drum in this full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.

Each class is set to last for between 30-45 minutes, giving you a chance to de-stress, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, improve your rhythm, coordination, speed, endurance, and agility, reduce your waistline and slim your thighs—all whilst burning up to 800+ calories per hour.

Designed for all fitness levels, you'll get to jam along to a choreographed routine led by Virgin Active’s qualified Poundfit Pros. 

Membership at Virgin is B2,900/month (one-year contract) or B3,300/month (six-month contract). (See our complete guide to gym memberships in Bangkok.)

Available at all six Virgin Active clubs in Bangkok—Empire Tower, Emquartier, Siam Discovery, Central Westgate, Central Festival Eastville and Wireless Road. Visit to book a class.