Ashley Roberts stuns Manchester crowd with surprise Zumba® dance showcase.

Multi-talented singer, presenter, broadcaster and former Strictly Come Dancing finalist, Ashley Roberts wowed a 600-strong audience this week with an adrenaline-fuelled surprise appearance at Manchester’s Bowler Exhibition Centre.  

Sharing the stage with legendary Zumba® founder, Beto Perez, the former Pussycat Doll danced up a storm showcasing all the latest Zumba® routines the public can now find at their local Zumba® class with the crowd cheering for an encore. 

No stranger to learning and presenting dance choreography throughout her music career, during her time on Strictly, and as presenter for Netflix’s Dance Monsters’, Roberts joined Perez and his team of international fitness presenters on stage to dance to “Miami” by Nacho. 

Coming off the stage at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre Ashley said, “Zumba® is such a great combo of dance, music, and fitness, so when they approached me to dance on stage, I said ‘Sign me up! – I’m in!”, said the Heart FM Showbiz Correspondent and E4’s ‘The Real Dirty Dancing’ Host. 

“Wow, the vibe, and energy in the room is just amazing, with the music pumping and everyone following the moves together, such an incredible atmosphere. The best workouts are those that are fun – and Zumba® is just like a party!  I love how energised Zumba® makes you feel – and how it’s so inclusive, anyone can do it!” 

Zumba® creator Beto Perez said, “It was amazing to have Ashley join me on stage, she is such a natural performer and so dynamic.  She radiates a real sense of joy and playful energy, the essence of what the Zumba® programme is all about.” 

“Having Ashley here was a real treat for me and our UK instructors. But more importantly, I hope that anyone who might be nervous about exercising in a group may now be inspired to try Zumba® having seen how much fun Ashley had with us today”  

Sporting Zumba’s® latest apparel collection, the singer, 42 showed off her impressive physique with Ashley wearing, the Zumba® Love Snakeskin Bra, Kiss Pants and matching Kiss Crop Sweatshirt. 

Available at fitness clubs, leisure centres and community spaces across the UK and often coined “exercise in disguise”, Zumba® is perfect for anyone and everybody! Zumba® mixes easy-to-follow moves for a calorie-burning dance fitness party. It’s reported to be a total body workout that combines all elements of dance fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility.  

Regular attendance at Zumba® classes has typically been associated with boosted energy and mood as well the increased self-confidence and sense of wellbeing that is commonly a documented scientific benefit of group exercise.  

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