ACTRESS and fitness fanatic Beverley Callard will be working up a sweat alongside a group of Adver readers when she appears at the Wyvern Theatre next month.

Beverley, who is best known for playing Liz McDonald in Coronation Street, will be hosting an introduction to fitness class on May 14 – and we are offering five lucky readers an exclusive chance to win a pair of tickets to the session.

She will be working up a sweat inbetween performances of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, which runs at the Wyvern Theatre from May 13 to 18, and said everyone taking part will enjoy themselves.

“They will have a great time,” said Beverley, who has been a fitness instructor for 30 years.

“I usually start off with a bit of a chat and then put them through a workout class.

“I think we’ll be doing a bit of body chiselling in Swindon, but it will be tailored to the fitness levels of those taking part in the class.

“As soon as I see someone I know what I am going to do with them and how best to get them to achieve their potential.

“I am the best there is. I know that might sound a bit immodest but I am.

“I can read people’s bodies. Nobody in any of my classes ever looks at the clock as they are all having a good time. They love it.”

Fitness is something that has always been a part of Beverley’s life and she has run her career as an instructor alongside her career as an actress.

And she said taking on the role of Mari in Little Voice has given her a glimpse at what her life would be like without exercise.

“I would say I couldn’t imagine what my life would be like without exercise, but I can now as I had to put on two stone to play the role,” she said.

“Mari is a real juggernaut and is supposed to be lumpy and bumpy, so I’ve had to cut down.

“Which is another reason why I’m really looking forward to taking the class in Swindon. I can’t wait.”

The session will take place at mikebussPT Fitness Centre on Tuesday, May 14, from 2pm until 4pm.

And in addition to the pair of tickets, the winners will also receive one month’s free membership at the fitness centre, in Maxwell Street, courtesy of Mike Buss.

  • To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the fitness class simply answer the following question: Which character did Beverley Callard play in Coronation St?

To enter, send your answer along with your full name, age, address and telephone number to Beverley Callard Competition, Swindon Advertiser, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3BE.

Alternatively you can email your entry to The closing date for entries is 5pm on Tuesday, May 7.

Entrants must be over 16 years old and must take full responsibility for their own health and suitability for this class, before taking part. Normal Newsquest terms apply.