Today, we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain- effectively the birth of America as we know it! It is a day that everyone comes together to be with family, friends, and loved ones and celebrate where our nation came from and the greatness it has become.
This country was founded on an idea- an idea of freedom. Not only did this become the law, but also a state of mind that no barriers-except what the individual puts up- can keep a person down. There are and will be obstacles to achieving what one desires, but anything can be overcome with time and effort.
With this idea of equality, our nation has been tested time and time again. It has taken a civil war, various violent encounters and social stigma, terrorism, and big changes. It has not been easy, but as we celebrate another year of freedom, we can reminisce about the good times, opportunities, and happiness we have access to in America.
Fast forward 200 years from July 4th, 1776 to July 4th 1976, and our founder, Samir Becic was born! Here at Health Fitness Revolution, we like to call him the bicentennial American, because although he was born in Bosnia, fate gave him the same birthday as America- July 4th! Samir came to the U.S. as soon as he could with his dreams, determination, and vision. This is the country that inspired him to start the Health Fitness Revolution- because as wonderful as America is, we are plagued with an obesity epidemic that can be avoided and treated at its root- through diet and exercise. Samir truly believes that if any nation can become a leader in healthy lifestyle- it’s the U.S!
Samir believes in the same ideals of our founding fathers and uses the ideal of freedom behind everything he does- especially when it come to the Health Fitness Revolution. True health gives us a freedom to live our destinies free from disease, and allows to accomplish our dreams. As he always says, America is one of the greatest nations in the world and should be the healthiest nation in the world—the model for healthy living around the globe. But the unhealthy lifestyle of many Americans and the alarming rates of obesity among youth prove otherwise. Everyday he wakes up with the drive and passion to make life better, and healthier, for all of us- regardless of where we are.
The Health Fitness Revolution Team wants to wish Samir a very happy birthday and thank him for all his hard work and dedication to making America the healthiest- and best- it can be! To many more years of happiness, progress, health, fitness, and REVOLUTION! We all toast (and pushup!) for Samir today!
Have a Happy and Healthy Independence Day America!