A NATIONAL champion bodybuilder didn't need any persuading to make a guest appearance at a college gym in the borough.
Barry Cunliffe, one of the favourites for a British lightweight title after qualifying as Scottish champion, is always willing to promote his sport.
What's more, dad Colin lectures in information technology at Riverside College so a second invitation to the facility at the Runcorn campus wasn't necessary.
Cunliffe Jnr, 22, has only been involved in bodybuilding for two years.
But in his first season, he reached the British Natural Bodybuilding Federation's British Championship finals, finishing fifth after winning through from the organisation's Southern Championships.
Injury prevented him from staking a claim in 2006 so he is hoping to make up for lost time in the national finals on September 30 at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.
The bodybuilder, from St Helens, works as a fitness instructor in his hometown and also Haydock.
He lifted the Scottish crown in Glasgow.
Dad Colin said: 'With him being from the north west, Barry wants to promote his sport in the region.
'He has always been into athletics and sport - I got him involved in athletics when he was about six and was a middle-distance runner.
'When he found out he wasn't going to make the grade at 800m running, he decided to go into bodybuilding.
'Leading up to a competition, he won't have any time off. He is a trainaholic.'