Vicky O’Neon is teaming up with Pound Fitness trainers, Kylie Bond and Jess McKee,
for a special work-out & wellness session
POUND, the phenomenally popular health and wellness program that features loud rock music and exercise drumsticks called “Ripstix”, and was developed by Los Angeles-based drummer Kirsten Potenza, is sending 2 of their ICON Master Trainers – Kylie Bond and Jess McKee – to facilitate an interactive exercise class at The UK Drum Show.
To support the challenging and fun work-out, the trainers will be accompanied by well-known drummer, Vicky O’Neon (Anastacia), who will be playing Roland V-Drums and percussion and incorporating live looping with Ableton Live.
The Pound session is scheduled for noon on Saturday, 30th September in the Hit Like A Girl Lounge at the ACC in Liverpool. Exercise mats and Ripstix will be provided and all convention attendees are invited to participate. Come along and join in with the fun!
Kylie is a fitness instructor located in London, teaching in studios Gymbox, 1Rebel and Gymshark. Prior to becoming a Fitness Instructor, her main passion and job was a dancer. She has always had a love for the gym and music so stepping into a role of a fitness instructor was a very natural progression for her.
Kylie found Pound in 2017 and instantly fell in love. The fusion of moving and music had her hooked and she hasn’t looked back since. Kylie became an Icon in 2022 and absolutely loves sharing her skills and knowledge with people so that they can bring Pound into their own communities.
Starting as a fan of group exercise Jess could see the power fitness had to uplift, shift and move people – physically and emotionally. It seemed an organic transition from class goer to class facilitator. A decade on from leading her first class, Jess has had the honour of presenting as a fitness educator globally and now teaches at London’s top fitness locations: 1Rebel and Gymbox.
In addition to fitness Jess is passionate about mental health. She is a qualified therapist registered with the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists and has over 500 hours of yoga teacher training. Jess believes that it is essential to bridge the gap between physical and mental well-being. This is one of the aspects of POUND that Jess has championed— shaping minds as well as bodies.
As one of the first POUND ICONS in Europe, Jess is honoured to have had the opportunity to pass on the permission to rock to so many across the world. Watching people move, have fun and break down limiting beliefs is what motivates Jess daily.
Vicky O’Neon is a drummer, percussionist, youtuber and educator based in the UK but originally from Finland. She is currently American pop-star Anastacia’s touring drummer.
Vicky has been featured on many live TV performances including the opening of the 2023 Eurovision (BBC), the Queens Platinum Jubilee (ITV) and Team GBs homecoming from the Olympics (BBC) at Wembley with artists like Nile Rodgers, Anne-Marie, Kaiser Chiefs, Heather Small, Zara Larsson, Steps and YungBlud and many more. She also took part in BBC Breakfast’s record breaking 24-hour “Drumathon for Children in Need” and has worked with Brian May (Queen), Hans Zimmer and Clean Bandit for the 2020 MTV Music awards.
Equally at home in the acoustic and electronic realms, Vicky is also a passionate and skillful Ableton Live user. She enjoys using Live to program electronic drums and add looping to her live performances.
Vicky is a co-founder of the non-profit music organisations Girls Rock London and Rock Donna and has given workshops in Finland, UK, Jamaica, Mexico and USA. In 2021 she released the 12-part educational video series, “Drumming Through The Decades”, which focuses on the history and development of female-identifying drummers and musicians and which can be viewed on her YouTube channel, “vickyoneondrums”.