In May 2012 Unislim celebrate our 40th anniversary as Ireland's leading slimming and health club. In 1972 my mother, Agnes McCourt took her very first Unislim class and she went on to create a successful Irish brand from her own weight loss journey and a dream to help as many people as possible become fitter, healthier and slimmer. Back then, we were all about the flared trousers, disco dancing, big hair and monster side-burns (and that was just the men!) and life's little luxuries we take for granted today didn't even exist. I remember popping over to our neighbours house and being mesmerized by their new colour television set and as for computers and mobile phones? Well, let's just say, life was very different!
Having a 'working-mum' back then wasn't the norm, so in many ways my mother was a true pioneer of her day. As kids we helped out LOTS and I remember weekends assisting my parents to post out 'weekly talks' to the leaders which were typed (painstakingly) by my mum without a typo or mistake and then duplicated by hand (we didn't even have a photocopier then!) and sent out to all our leaders around the country. Today of course, it's a quick email, a push of the button and hey presto, life is quicker and more efficient, thankfully.
Now that we are celebrating our 40th birthday we have lots of great things for our members to look forward to. First off, our new look and feel special 40th anniversary edition of our Unislim magazine will inspire you with success stories of 'Slimming through the decades!'
To help with this bumper issue, we are on the lookout for Unislim members who joined a class and reached their Target Weight in the 70’s, 80’s 90’s 00’s & right up to today – if you fall in either of these decades we want to hear from you! Or if you know of anyone else who does please pass this on.
Simply email your before & after photo’s, with your name, contact number, class you attended, class leader and which decade you joined Unislim and we will select 5 lucky members to take part in this fabulous photoshoot and makeover.
Please email us at email@example.com
You must be available to come to Dublin for a photoshoot (dates to be confirmed) and you must be at your Target Weight!
I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you then.
In the meantime, keep healthy and be happy.
Love Fiona xx
PS. Here's a pic of me and my mum