With summer just round the corner, we've teamed up with Courtney's to bring you a fantastic competition aimed at getting you in shape for those balmy days on the beach.

You could win a full year's membership to the Courtney's Fitness For Life centre in Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon.

And even if you're not lucky enough to win the first prize, Courtney's is giving away Two Weeks of Free Fitness packages for 20 runners up.

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We're running this promotion to celebrate the Courtney's roadshow which is taking place at the Whitgift Centre on Fridat (May 8). You can go along to see plenty of action including workout performances on stage and fitness challenges using top-of-the-range fitness equipment from Life Fitness and Atmospheric. Courtney's is running the roadshow in conjunction with British Airways, which is promoting its recently-launched non-stop daily route to Denver, Colorado, a natural fitness centre in itself.

Staff will be giving away British Airways flights as well as summer fitness tips at Friday's roadshow.

But by entering this competition, exclusive to the Croydon Guardian, you could end up winning a full year's use of the superb facilities that the Courtney's Fitness for Life centre offers. The fully air-conditioned club, which opened last July, includes an impressive 172-piece gym full of cardiovascular and resistance equipment and a range of other facilities.

If you win one of the Two Weeks of Free Fitness packages, you'll be entitled to unlimited use of all facilities at any of the Courtney's Fitness For Life centres for a period of two consecutive weeks.

It couldn't be easier to enter this fabulous competition. All you have to do is answer the following question and send it on a postcard to: Courtney's/Croydon Guardian Competition, Guardian House, Sandiford Road, Sutton, Surrey SM3 9RN. Closing date: May 18, 1998

The question is: What are the Courtney's centres called?

Answer: (a) Fitness for Life (b) Fitness For Ever

Normal Guardian competition rules apply. Promotion open to all readers excluding current Courtney's members up to and including May 18, 1998.

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