Martin is crowned Slimmer of the Year for 2016

Martin Loftus (46), a father of three from Newcastle West who used to eat a full Irish for breakfast every day and went on to shed a staggering 8 stone 8lbs, was last week crowned Unislim Man of the Year at a gala awards ceremony in Dublin. Commenting on the win, Martin said “It’s mind-blowing.” Former shift worker Martin tipped the scales at 21st 10lbs when he first attended a Unislim class in Newcastle West, and 18 months later, he is now a full time care assistant, having lost 8st 8lbs, and he is encouraging other men who face a battle with their weight to take the bull by the horns and address their struggles head-on: “I battled for years with my weight, and saw it as a mountain I’d never climb. Now 18 months later, I’m the Unislim Man of the Year and I’m thrilled with myself. There’s more and more guys coming to the classes, and it’s great to have a friendly, non-judgemental space like the Unislim classes to be yourself and transform your life by shifting the pounds and taking on a healthy new lease on life!” Martin was presented with a cheque for €1,000, as well as a goody bag from Rimmel.