Beach Body Day is this Friday – the day when everyone should have finally toned, slimmed, tightened and buffed ready for the summer holidays and that killer beach look.

Those who have managed to hit the day will be feeling smug and confident as the main holiday season gets underway but a recent survey suggests that the majority of those in the north are far from ready for the big reveal.

“We spoke to or contacted around 1,000 people living in the Greater Manchester area,” said Marie Leather of Salford Community Sport, “and we found widespread dread for the coming holiday and the time when all would be revealed.”

Some surveys even suggest that the 25% of Brits would consider cancelling their holidays due to being overweight, flabby and not beach fit.

But rather than despair or start cancelling holidays the Salford Community Sport team have come to the rescue of those planning to stay well and truly under their towels this season.  They have devised a last minute plan to get locals looking great on the beach this year for just a fiver a week.

The Beach Bodies package is a 6 week gym membership for £35 and includes a free personal programme to achieve a beach body. Each member will have unlimited access to 8 fitness suites, over 150 classes each week and 6 swimming pools.

Available from tomorrow until Sunday 31 August.