Meet Our Winner Jean Kelly!

Start Weight


Total weight loss

st 100lbs

Now just




Class Coach:

Linda Kinch

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Unislim member-turned leader has been unveiled as the 2013 Unislimmer of the Year! The announcement was made at a glamorous awards ceremony in The Marker Hotel, Dublin, attended by the 12 national finalists, their family and friends and host of media.

37 year old Jean’s weight-loss story is a remarkable one. Following a work injury, Jean, a mum of two, was unable to work and was in daily pain, leading to an unhealthy lifestyle with very little exercise and eating all the wrong foods. Since joining Unislim, Jean’s health has improved dramatically and she’s full of energy. In fact, instead of craving fast food, Jean now dreams about watermelon and fish!

I’ve always loved food and during both of my pregnancies I gained stones as I took being pregnant as an opportunity to eat whatever I wanted,” she said. Over the years that followed, Jean continued to gain weight. As a result of this, she became deeply depressed and hated leaving the house. Jean would avoid social situations, preferring to sit on the sofa and eat to numb whatever she was feeling.

In September 2012, when a size 22 was getting too small, Jean walked into the Unislim class in Bray, led by Linda Kinch, and has never looked back; “I started eating better and began walking my dogs just for ten minutes a day” she said. Gradually, Jean built up her stamina and now exercises regularly.

“My life has improved so dramatically. I’m full of energy now. I sleep better and all the clothes in my wardrobe now fit me! I am so delighted to have won this award today. My self-esteem and self-confidence had already soared thanks to losing the weight – but today I’m absolutely elated to be crowned ‘Unislimmer of the Year 2013’!” she beamed.

As well as the honour of being this year’s Unislimmer of the Year, Jean also walks away with €1,000 and some fantastic prizes, including a John Rocha Waterford Crystal Vase from Kilkenny Design and a goodie bag full of Rimmel London products. She will now become a Unislim ambassador for the next year, giving talks to classes throughout the country and representing the brand at events and media appearances.

Celebrate your incredible success! We are now accepting applications for Unislimmer of the Year 2015 – Apply now!