Who do you think should be HFR's Houston' Man of the Year 2014?
- Mattress Mack (50%, 5,078 Votes)
- Paul Wall (50%, 5,014 Votes)
Total Voters: 10,092
Houston, the vote is dependent on YOU! After choosing FOX 26 news anchor Melissa Wilson as the 2014 Houston Woman of the Year, the team at Health Fitness Revolution narrowed down our choices for picking the Man of the Year. But considering the many excellent choices we had to choose from, it was difficult to determine who our 2014 Houston Man of the Year would be. Voting ends April 1st, 2015.
So we are asking you, our readers, to help us vote for the winner. Our two finalists are businessman Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and rapper Paul Wall, the man responsible for popularizing “grills” in the hip-hop industry. Read more about these two men below, and cast your vote for who you think is the best example for living a healthy lifestyle in Houston.
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale
- Mattress Mack is one of Houston’s most popular and recognizable faces, as well as one of the city’s most successful businessmen and marketers
- He donates thousands of dollars annually to charities that promote healthy lifestyle, including The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School
- Supported bringing a major professional tennis tournament to Houston in the early 2000s
- Supports Chuck Norris’ Kick Start program, which helps children learn martial arts
- Through his social media promotions on Gallery Furniture giveaways, he is responsible for a mass euphoria in Houston in which he gave away millions of dollars worth of furniture to customers
- Encourages the youth of Houston to be successful in life, and he is a role model for many businessmen to follow the American dream.
Paul Wall (Paul Slayton)
- In 2010, he realized he needed to get healthy and lose weight, so he decided to make a life change and went on an extreme diet. He had gastric sleeve surgery, losing over 130 pounds.
- His wife, Crystal, also lost 70 pounds by doing Zumba and now owns her own fitness studio in the Heights, where she teaches Zumba and high energy dance classes
- The couple buys organic produce, juices their veggies, exercise regularly and go for walks together
- He works out with a trainer several times a week to maintain his fitness
- “Too many times in the music, we promote the party or the drinking or whatever, the unhealthy lifestyle in the music,” Paul said to ABC Channel 13. “But outside of that, it’s time for us to start being role models. No matter how much money you have, if you don’t have your body and your health, then you don’t have anything. Health is the new wealth.”