Top 20 Fittest Churches in Texas


Regardless of religious preferences,  Samir Becic and the Health Fitness Revolution Team has made a list of the Top 20 Fittest Churches in Texas.. We’ve researched all the possible data that was available on over 250 churches and what they offer their members. We’ve complied a list of  the difference churches in Texas and narrowed it down to 100 then 50 then 25 to 20. We used a combination of interviews, internet, library, industry literature, and Samir Becic’s knowledge of over 33 years in athletics coupled with his experience as four-time No. 1 Fitness Trainer in the World.

“Spiritual awareness is one of the key components of healthy lifestyle that impacts the whole body and rejuvenates the spirit. Physical fitness and healthy nutrition allows that spirit to flourish to new dimensions and many people experience a closer relationship to God.” – Samir Becic

 Champion Forest Baptist Church

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  • Houston, Tx
  • More than 12,000 members
  • Cardiovascular equipment
  • Weight room
  • 2 full size gyms
  • Jogging/walking track
  • Racquetball courts
  • Adult sports: Ultimate frisbee
  • Kids sports: basketball, tae kwon do, volleyball, martial arts and summer camps
  • Low impact aerobics class
  • Pilates class
  • Body blaster class (weights and running)
  • Wholyfit
  • Kickboxing
  • Cardio/weights fusion
  • Flex and flow
  • Refit
  • Nutrition class

Christ United Methodist Church

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  • Plano, Texas
  • Large sized church
  • 6 basketball goals
  • Indoor track
  • Full size weight room
  • Kitchen
  • Basketball league
  • Volleyball league
  • Cheer leading
  • Dance classes
  • Camping trips
  • Health education
  • Tai Chi class
  • Karate
  • Yoga for all levels
  • Yin yoga
  • Teen yoga
  • Novice yoga
  • Chair yoga
  • Balls and bands
  • Body sculpting
  • Circuits
  • Core and tone
  • Boot camps
  • Active adults
  • Insanity
  • Zumba
  • Beginner tap dance

Columbus Avenue Baptist Church


  • Waco, Texas
  • About 2,500 members
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Weight room
  • Aerobics room
  • Basketball court
  • Racquetball court
  • Indoor track
  • Cardio floor
  • Personal training
  • Massage therapy
  • Flag football
  • Body pump class
  • Water aerobics
  • Chair aerobics
  • Yoga mat pilates

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship


  • Midland, Texas
  • Medium sized church
  • Fit for the Cross: crossfit style workout with over 70 people attending each class

Crossroads Fellowship

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  • Odessa, Texas
  • About 1,500 members
  • Hosts a run that includes a 5k, 10k, half marathon and a marathon that is a qualifier for the Boston marathon

First Baptist Church Abilene


  • Abilene, Texas
  • Large church
  • Weight room
  • Cardio room
  • Racquetball courts
  • Full size gym
  • Indoor track
  • Bowling alley
  • Basketball league
  • Racquetball leagues
  • Inline skating
  • Flag football

First Baptist Church Amarillo

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  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Over 6,000 members
  • State of the art weight room
  • cardio room
  • Full size gym
  • Weight room
  • Indoor track
  • Playland for kids
  • Upward sports
  • Yoga class
  • Senior men’s fitness
  • Men’s fitness
  • Ladies fitness
  • Boot camp

First Baptist Houston


  • Houston, Texas
  • About 6,000 members
  • Personal Training
  • Sculpting class
  • Zumba and zumba kids
  • Godspeed (cardio)
  • Lift
  • Step
  • Bootcamp
  • Circuit
  • Abs
  • Stretch
  • Foam rolling class
  • Senior fitness class
  • Pilates
  • TRX suspension training
  • Perfect alignment (Yoga alternative)

Green Acres Baptist Church


  • Tyler, Texas
  • 15,000 members
  • Weight room
  • Cardio room
  • Full size gym
  • Zumba classes
  • Bodypump class
  • Body Vive (low impact cardio) class
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

Hyde Park Baptist and the Quarries Church


  • Austin, Texas
  • 11,000 members
  • Rockwall
  • Fitness center
  • Weight room
  • 100 yard indoor running track
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Youth sport leagues
  • Zumba class
  • Stretch class
  • Pilates class
  • Step aerobics class
  • Senior fitness class

Lakewood Church

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  • Houston, Texas
  • Mega church with over 45,000 members
  • Total life challenge
  • Started one of the first mega challenges in U.S. with fitness expert Samir Becic
  • Offers several classes that combine physical fitness, nutrition, spiritual, mental, and social balance
  • Pastor Joel Osteen is very fit and by appointing Samir Becic as head of health and fitness was trying to make a point that fitness is an important factor in the church
  • Samir is building new fitness force at Lakewood with over 30 trainers in order to expand healthy lifestyle to the majority of the congregation attending Lakewood Church
  • Also, building a network of smaller churches that are connected to Lakewood Church to spread the message and to implement the message of healthy lifestyle and fitness programs

Living Stone Church


  • Alvin, Texas
  • Pastors Scott and Kelley Niemeier are very fit
  • Volleyball
  • Boys and girls basketball
  • Crosscountry
  • 6 man football
  • One of the largest outdoor recreation/sport facilities in all of Texas

Lifepointe Church

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  • Crowley, Texas
  • Pastor is one of the fittest Christian leader is the US
  • Annual 5K fun run
  • Sermons include healthy lifestyle tips
  • Seminars on healthy lifestyle
  • Pastor Chuck Bernal made our Top 10 Fittest Christian Leaders in America list because he promotes fitness as part of the foundation of their church and healthy lifestyle
  • Holds Annual Fit Weekend
  • Promotes fitness through social media,blog, using members as examples to become active and healthy.
  • Talks about how healthy lifestyle and physical activity can help overcome issues
  • Members who are part of the church that have a background in nutrition educate other members on nutrition.
  • There are trainers available at the church that help people with weight training and nutrition training also in addition to members who already have a background in nutrition

Park Cities Baptist Church


  • Dallas, Texas
  • Senior fitness class
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer league
  • Aerobics class
  • Joint effort classes
  • Boot camp

Prestonwood Baptist Church


  • Plano, Texas
  • 28,000 members
  • Sport leagues
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight room
  • Cardio room
  • Outdoor recreation/sports facility

Salem Lutheran Church


  • Tomball, Texas
  • Partnered with Unique Physique and opened a 100,000 square foot recreation center on the second floor of church
  • Fitness center includes: indoor track, weight room, cardio room, aerobics room, stretching area, basketball courts, personal training and nutritional seminars

Second Baptist Houston


  • Houston, Texas
  • About 25,000 members
  • Personal trainers
  • Fitness classes
  • Indoor/outdoor track
  • Whirlpool and sauna

Stonegate Fellowship


  • Midland, Texas
  • About 3,000 members
  • Men’s sport league
  • Women sport leagues
  • Co-ed sport leagues
  • Zumba classes
  • Stretching classes
  • Pump and tone class
  • Body by baby class
  • Fit N Firm class
  • Total body conditioning class
  • YoPi strength class

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church


  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Trains novice runners for half and full marathons
  • Partnered with USA fit
  • Men’s softball
  • Women’s softball
  • Yoga
  • Running program

Wayside Chapel


    • San Antonio, Texas
    • Medium sized church
    • First Place 4 Health – It is a Christ-centered weight loss and healthy living program that addresses the whole person – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
    • 55+ Fitness Classes – age appropriate exercises to maintain and improve fitness

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