Health and Fitness Is a Top Issue for the 2016 Elections

Election 2016

Considering that next year we will vote for a new president in the 2016 elections, my No. 1 priority, and the priority of the Health Fitness Revolution team, is to make sure that healthy lifestyle plays a central role for the election in 2016. America, more than ever, needs a president who is healthy and fit so that she or he can cope with the challenges that America is facing now and in the near future. I’m not saying that the presidential candidate should be an athlete, but rather needs to incorporate healthy lifestyle in his or her daily routine because nothing fights stress, especially the stress that presidents experience, like a healthy lifestyle. In regards to this, we started several different projects to encourage politicians to live a healthy lifestyle, promote it and be a strong example for this great nation.

One of the latest projects was a Fitness Report Card for 2016 Presidential Hopefuls, which will be updated every six months in order to have a current state of the healthy lifestyle of the future president. In fact, New York Magazine has taken notice of our report cards, and we hope that many others will follow.

Health is essential to the success of our nation, as past presidents have often pointed out.

John F. Kennedy said, “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”

George W. Bush also stated, “Exercise is so important that corporate American should help its employees make time. There should be flextime for families, and there should be flextime for exercise. A healthy workforce is a more productive work force. We have got to do a better job of encouraging exercise in America.”

Here at Health Fitness Revolution, we went into every political segment, division and party in order to find the fittest politicians in the United States. I’m proud to say we are the first in this country to have done that. We rated the fittest American politicians, then we went further and found the top 100 fittest U.S. politicians. But even after this, we were not happy. We felt that we needed to go into every segment of government in order for everyone to see how serious we are about this. That’s why my team at Health Fitness Revolution created a list of the top fittest governors in America, the top 10 fittest senators, and top 10 fittest mayors in the U.S.  Again, we were not satisfied. We created a list of the top 10% fittest Congressmen.

Then, we looked at how health and fitness is being incorporated in our school systems and how politicians can change it for the better and make the future of our country (our children) healthy and fit so we as Americans can continue to flourish as the leader of the world in every aspect possible, including healthy lifestyle.

We spent thousands of hours on creating all these lists on fittest politicians in the United States, regardless of their political affiliation, so we can promote their healthy lifestyle and encourage them to promote healthy lifestyle among their constituents and followers. We are glad that publications and media across the United States are noticing our efforts and promoting our cause.

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Samir Becic is a world-renowned health and fitness expert. He is the “Fitness Czar” of Houston as proclaimed by Mayor Sylvester Turner. He is the author of the HarperCollins book ReSYNC Your Life, founder of Health Fitness Revolution Magazine, and creator of the ReSyncFitness Method. Samir’s work has been featured in many top media outlets, and he is famous for his strong motivational skills and energetic presence. From 2000-2008, Samir worked for Bally Total Fitness as the fitness director of the largest fitness facility in the entire United States. During that time, Samir quickly established himself as a world leader in health and fitness, receiving the prestigious title of “#1 Fitness Trainer in the World/US” four times. In 2009, Samir started ReSync Enterprises, a company which provides health and fitness education seminars to corporations, the media, and community organizations using his celebrated ReSync Method. Samir used his extensive knowledge of health and fitness to found Health Fitness Revolution in 2011. Health Fitness Revolution is a non-profit movement headed by the Samir Becic Foundation 501(c)(3) that aims to spread the message of health and fitness throughout the world in order to prevent disease and improve quality of life. Health Fitness Revolution Magazine launched in 2013 and has achieved remarkable international success. Major media outlets- the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Focus Magazine, Huffington Post, to name just a few- use Health Fitness Revolution as a trusted source of information on everything related to healthy living. Health Fitness Revolution Magazine has also been credited as the first source to emphasize fitness and health in politics, religion, and education. In 2013, the magazine published the first-ever list to feature the fittest world leaders and heads of state. The list has since become an annual tradition, with each rendition attracting international media attention. At this time Samir also developed a health and fitness program for Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, the largest church in the United States. In 2014, Samir worked with several homeless organization in Houston, providing them with health and fitness programs and creating a campaign titled “Walking out of Homelessness“. In 2017, in order to create awareness about morbid obesity, he lived for 6 weeks in the body of a morbidly obese person by wearing a 200 lbs weighted vest. At the end of the 6 weeks, he wore the vest for a 3-mile walk around Memorial Park. On October 31st, 2017 Samir released his book ReSYNC Your Life by one of the largest publishers worldwide, HarperCollins Publishers. It reached #1 Amazon Kindle bestsellers list in the Health & Fitness, Healthy Living, and Wellness categories. 2018- present: Samir continued his mission to raise obesity awareness by running 7 marathons in 8 weeks wearing extra compressed weights equivalent to a 73.5 lbs weighted vest. This extreme fitness challenge was the first of its kind in the world. On November 1st, 2018, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed Samir the “Fitness Czar” of Houston, the 4th largest city in America. He is currently working on several large-scale health and fitness initiatives. -He regularly participates in fitness events throughout the city. -Motivates and educates the 20,000 city employees to live healthier. -Visited the Houston Police academy to discuss cadet training. Health Fitness Revolution Magazine -Reached 14 million readers. -Was published in over 50 countries. -Over 350,000 Houstonians visited the online resource in 2019. After the success of his first book “ReSYNC Your Life”, he has been working on its anticipated follow-up. Samir averages 100 seminars and health and fitness events annually. He is currently the most followed fitness expert in the world by the media on LinkedIn with over 3000 journalist connections. In 2020, Samir was recognized in Houstonia Magazine’s “Houston: The American Dream” as one of 40 immigrants from around the world who made their way to Houston, thrived, and became the city’s very heart and soul. Also in 2020, Samir was chosen among the top 6 “American Dream” immigrants and asked to partake in a collaborative charity panel hosted by Interfaith Ministries and Houstonia Magazine. The virtual panel of honored guests also included Harris County Judge Lina Hildalgo, among others, who were asked to participate due to their substantial contributions to the community. Samir’s awards: -Official Fitness Guru for the city of Houston proclaimed by Mayor Sylvester Turner -Named the “Best Fitness Trainer in the World” by two-time NBA Championship coach and Olympic gold medalist Rudy Tomjanovich -“#1 Fitness Trainer in the World,”- 4 times by Bally Total Fitness -#1 Fitness Trainer in Texas,”- 22 times by Bally Total Fitness -#1 Fitness Trainer in Houston”- 29 times by Bally Total Fitness -“Best of the Best Fitness Trainer”- 2 times by Bally Total Fitness -“Best Fitness Director”- 2 times by Bally Total Fitness -“Men’s Journal Top Fitness Trainer in America” -“Houston Health Warrior” by Health & Fitness Sports Magazine -“The Motivator” by the Houston Chronicle -Named as a Top 40 “American Dream” immigrant in Houstonia Magazine -Chosen among the Top 6 “American Dream” immigrants for a collaborative panel between Interfaith Ministries and Houstonia Magazine


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