On Nov. 1, 2018, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner named Health Fitness Revolution founder and ReSYNC Your Life author Samir Becic the official “Fitness Czar” of the City of Houston. In an effort to bring increased health awareness to Houston’s 6.5 million inhabitants, Turner named Becic the city’s “Fitness Guru,” a.k.a “Fitness Czar,” for his continued efforts at making the city fitter throughout the years.
The title of “Fitness Czar” was first given to Arnold Schwarzenegger by former President George H.W. Bush in 1990 in order to promote health and fitness in America. In his role, Schwarzenegger approached the majority of the political leaders in the country in an effort to motivate them to advocate for a healthier and fitter nation.
Congratulations Mayor @SylvesterTurner on being named one of the “Top 10 Fittest Mayors in America 2018”! Thank you for making our great city even greater! Thank you for promoting healthy lifestyle. Houstonians are proud of you! pic.twitter.com/miWcmlpaKa
— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) November 4, 2018
Becic is following in the same footsteps with a renewed eagerness and effort that has not been seen in almost 30 years. The man who was previously named No. 1 Fitness Trainer in America four times has already spoken with dozens of mayors, members of Congress, senators and governors, and he recently wrote an open letter to current President Donald Trump. The response he is receiving from leading political figures is very encouraging, and he is planning on continuing with the positive momentum into the new year. Becic is planning on speaking to 300 mayors at the semi-annual Mayor’s Conference in Washington, D.C., in January and is working on presenting to the U.S. Congress in 2019.
On his first visit to Houston’s City Hall as “Fitness Czar,” Becic met with many of the city’s employees and presented them a signed copy of his book. He even filmed the first promo for his official role, which will be shared with the public soon. Watch the moment Mayor Turner surprised Becic with the news below:
We are looking forward to all the great upcoming fitness initiatives planned for Houston in 2019. Everyone at Health Fitness Revolution is so proud of you, Samir! Congratulations, you deserve it!