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Ronnie Milbar

Ronnie Milbar

Huntingdon Valley , PA

" RIZE - Ronnie's Zumba Experience!"

Services: Zumba

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For years I have worked very hard
To get rid of what we may call "unnecessary flab"
I did crunches, sit ups and jumping jacks,
I ran 5 miles a day and walked the treadmill on max.
I spent hours on that go-nowhere pedaling bike,
I contemplated a hunger strike.
I have workout clothes / sweat bands & "get fit" coffee cup!
But when the scale did not budge, I was ready to give up!

Until one day as luck would have it, I strolled by the local fitness center
I heard Latin beats and saw everyone smile, so I decided to enter.
What is this class? I asked, the first person I could.
It's a Zumba party! Have you ever tried? No? You should!
A Salsa to the right, a Merengue to the left, 10 minutes in & I knew I was hooked.

So here we are now, I am 40 pounds less,
I joined the Zumba party and I must confess;
Not a day goes by I don't smile about this great stroke of luck,
Because never since then have I said: "URG! I need to work out!!!"

Join my Zumba party & let's (not) work out together:)

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  • Ann K. July 22, 2012

    "It is almost a year since I started doing Zumba wih Ronnie. I had taken a few Zumba classes prior to her class, however noting compares to th workout I get in Ronnie's class. I am 62 years old and I feel like a million bucks. It took a while to do each routine completely but Ronnie and the people in class are very encouraging. I am very surprised that I stuck with this class. Zumba is someting that I look forwrd to!"

  • Lori S. July 16, 2012

    "I had been going to different Zumba classes trying to find a class that would make my workout count since I don’t have a lot of time for myself and don’t want to waste my time. I came upon Ronnie’s class one night and was hooked.

    Words that describe her and her classes are energized, phenomenal and, of course, awesome! Here is why. She brings a positive energy to every class and makes it fun. Ronnie brings in choreography that is fresh and keeps you hopping. As instructors go – she is easy to follow with her non-verbal cueing. Another difference between Ronnie and other instructors I have come across in my search is that she takes a genuine interest in her students from making sure you are shaking your booty, breathing, and smiling all the way down to telling you if your sneakers become untied!!

    She has many classes: Beginner Zumba, regular Zumba and Zumba toning. All well worth checking out. She makes sure we are okay following her as she breaks down some of the routines. Also during toning class, she instructs us on how to hold the toning sticks in the proper way so that we don’t have any injuries.

    Ronnie’s classes are quite addicting. I started going to her once a week; now I attend her class 5 to 6 times a week and have lost a little over 30 pounds. The time flies by very quickly in her class and we leave energized and smiling after burning lots of calories! Her classes are well worth your time!!

  • Tracey H. July 8, 2012

    "I first started Zumba with Ronnie a few months ago. Let me start by saying I am not a dancer at all. I never thought I would be in a class like this. However, a few of the girls I work with told me about her class and I finally decided to try it. I was blown away in the first 10 minutes of her class, I never sweated so much in such a short amount of time and that was the warmup. Ronnie makes you feel at ease in her class, like anyone can do it. One class with Ronnie and you will be hooked, trust me!"

  • Kelly L. July 3, 2012

    "I first met Ronnie Milbar about a year and a half ago, I was dragged to her class almost kicking and screaming. I didnt know her, I knew it was going to be excercise...and I HATE EXCERCISE!!!!
    My friend (who was going to Ronnie for quite a while) told me, come to ONE class, I will buy you lunch and your couch will still be there waiting for your butt when you get back. {light bulb}

    I walked in and scurried to the back of the class, hopefully no one will see me. Sure enough, she starts the class off asking if anyone is new to zumba or just new to her. I tried to hide, she found me (my friends pointing at me). Ronnie instructed me on her hand gestures and how to read them, {she puts her hands in the air instructing you how many beats you are doing and what direction} I thought to myself, yay, ok, like this doesnt mean anything.

    Class started, BOOM, I was nervous, I have NO rythm, I CANT dance. I had an "OH CRAP" moment. I look in the mirror, there is Ronnie, big smile on her face, her hand is telling me we are going right for 4 counts, hey...I might be able to do this.

    Guess what, this doesnt feel like excercise...its dancing! She has taught me to shake it, its ok to make things shake in class, we are ALL shaking everything. Its great because there is NO reason to be self conscious, they arent looking at me shaking!

    I have been going to Ronnie's amazing classes for quite a while now and everytime you are greeted with a smile, Her energy is fantastic, you can be having the worst day and her class is a great stress relief!! She will be up there Zumba'ing away and her energy just gets me moving!!

    There are times in class I feel like..."Holy Crap", I can't move my feet anymore and then I refocus because Ronnie is up at the front with her smile so big you can see every tooth, ushering us to truck on, scream, yell when you are hurting...sometimes its easier to breathe.

    I only chose 5 stars, because there wasnt an option for 6. Get up off your couch and join us, your couch will be waiting for you later.....and you can stand in a spot right next to me!!"

  • Lori L. June 7, 2012

    "It was April of 2011 and 2 friends of mine approached me and told me "you have to try Zumba....it's right up your alley". Although the friends didn't go into much detail about what exactly Zumba was, but wanted me to go, I took my first class and was instantly hooked.

    The timing of this invitation was just what I needed. I was at a low point in my life feeling like all was falling apart. I had a gym membership, but lost interest after a while so needless to say, I eventually cut back the amount of time I was going. I would tell myself "there's always tomorrow" and never go.

    When I started this Zumba journey, I had gone to different classes with instructors. The one class that I did go to regularly, Ronnie eventually took over. Well, let me tell you it was the best thing that ever happened for me.

    The energy that Ronnie brings to class is utterly amazing. Her personality, the way she breaks down steps to routines, and the amount of fun generated in her class is truly the best workout I've ever had. I started out going 2 - 3 times a week, then added another day, then another....and now I attend class 6 days a week.

    What I like about most is the group of people that are in each class. I have never found such a remarkable group of people that I look forward to see during class. I also love the fact that from time to time, Ronnie will pull me aside and tell me that she can see that I'm working hard and give me a challenge. For example: she'll tell me that she needs to see me with my arms in the air more often etc. It's the challenges and extra push that mean a lot for a better workout for me.

    I have regained the self esteem and confidence that I had lost along the way. I've shed 25 pounds within the year that I've been doing Zumba. The muscle toning is also a huge inspiration to my physical being. I am a plus size woman slowly becoming a "shrinking violet" and couldn't be happier.

    Thank you Ronnie Milbar for all that you do!!!! You truly are an amazing person to know!!!!"

  • Rachel G. June 3, 2012

    "I literally cannot say enough good things about Ronnie and her classes. When I began taking Zumba, I had no idea what I was getting myself into - I just knew I wanted a workout that would be fun, challenging, and something I could stick with. I was not a gym rat, not insane about working out and certainly not a dancer, but Ronnie is so fun and energetic that I just had to keep coming back for more. I went from taking her class 2 days a week to 6 days a week and have lost 52 pounds in the process!

    Because of Ronnie, Zumba has become an integral part of my life and I am happier and healthier for it. She works so well with all of her students, breaking things down for beginners but also providing new moves and music for her more advanced classes. Most importantly, Ronnie mixes things up enough to keep even the most fickle student interested. Zumba is the only fitness program I've been able to stick with and that is because of Ronnie's teaching style, energy, and making the class fun!

    Ronnie is an absolutely amazing instructor and makes everyone feel comfortable while providing them with a great workout. She offers enough class times and levels to accommodate anyone who's interested, so give one class a shot and you'll definitely be back for more!

  • Colleen N. May 9, 2012

    "Ronnie is an AMAZING instructor!!! I started taking Zumba classes last April - I was taking a few different instructors, trying to find one that I really liked. One night one of my instructors needed a sub and lucky for me, Ronnie was the person she called! I knew the first night she subbed that this was "THE" Zumba class I had been waiting for. I suddenly went from taking classes 2 days a week to taking Ronnie's classes 5 days a week for the rest of the summer. It is now 10 months later and I still take her classes 3x a week in Bristol (believe me, I wish I could go EVERY DAY!!!)

    She has AMAZING energy, is always smiling (and telling us to smile) and she pushes us to push ourselves as hard as we can. She really makes working out FUN and I have lost 30 pounds and over 30 inches in the past year. Like everyone else, I have NEVER been able to stick to a fitness routine for more than a few weeks but I'm proud to say I'm still going strong!

    I recommend EVERYONE try her class...even if you took Zumba before and thought you didn't like it, you WILL once you attend one of Ronnie's classes!

    We recently participated in a Zumbathon for MS at the Philly Art Museum and Ronnie's following showed - there were more than 60 of us on the team when the average team size was 20! She is not only an amazing instructor but an amazing person, too! "

  • Connie M. January 14, 2012

    "I met Ronnie recently and was so impressed with her love of Zumba.
    She has amazing energy and anyone would benefit from her knowledge and her ability to make you feel special in each and every class. The investment in yourself is worth it.
    Take her class and you'll see for yourself why everyone raves about her."

  • Stephanie G. August 27, 2011

    "If you are looking for a way to spice up your fitness routine, Ronnie Milbar is the answer! She can create an atmosphere of energy and enthusiasm that makes exercise anything but routine. I have joined every gym, tried every class and have never lasted longer than a few months. I have been doing Zumba with Ronnie for the past 7 months and I am still going strong. I am excited to go to class every night :) Try one of her "billion" classes a week and you will not be disappointed! "

  • Irene D. August 4, 2011

    "I first noticed Ronnie when she used to attend the zumba classes as a student and would do one of the routines in class – Drummer Boy. I loved her energy and enthusiasm. Recently I have been attending her classes and I must say – I am a true follower. I wish I could come to her classes every day. They are always upbeat, fun and filled with energy, smiles and lots of singing, while at the same time burning lots of calories. I have never been able to stick with a workout for more than a few weeks, but I have been religiously attending Ronnie’s classes as much as I can. Give her a try and I promise you won’t be disappointed!"

  • Jaci D. July 31, 2011

    "I have been taking Zumba classes with Ronnie for a few weeks now. I have never taken a dance class like Zumba before and I really enjoy it! Ronnie is energetic and creative! She makes working out seem like fun and we all have a great time dancing together. If you are looking for a way to get healthy, control weight, manage stress, or just have fun, join Ronnie's Zumba classes. You will love it too!!"

  • Omega T. July 31, 2011

    "I learned about Zumba and Ronnie from a friend who raved about her class. I have never heard of Zumba so I was curious and was not quite sure what to expect. I decided to go to Ronnie's class - loved it & I was hooked! As a first-timer to Zumba, I knew none of the moves and had no clue what I was doing. But with Ronnie's instructions and non-verbal cues, I was able to follow. Ronnie is a great instructor because she pays attention to the needs of the class- making sure that each person is getting a great work-out while having fun at the same time. Now 5 months later, I'm still taking Zumba classes with Ronnie but instead of 1 day/week, I'm going 2-3 days/week! I'm never bored because Ronnie always brings updated and fresh ideas/moves/music to the classes. If you want to try Zumba, try Ronnie's classes, you will love it and you will be hooked! It's an investment in your health that you will never regret!!"

  • Mary A. July 26, 2011

    "Ronnie is a fantastic instructor. If you want a class that is fun, positive, and high energy, she is the one you are looking for. All you need to do is shake your behind and smile :) The end result is always an effective workout and a positive additude."

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