Samir Becic, founder of Health Fitness Revolution, and his Lakewood team are making a strong impact in America’s largest mega-church- Lakewood Church! They have an ongoing Health and Fitness Class that meets weekly on Mondays from 8:30-9:30 pm. Joel Osteen fitness program at Lakewood is a great way to merge spiritual health with fitness.
In January 2012, Lakewood held it’s first annual Health and Fitness Challenge- the first of it’s kind of any mega-church in the US. Joel Osteen is considered one of the fittest pastors in America, and felt strongly about influencing his congregation in a positive way, to enhance their health and physical fitness. He entrusted Samir to use his expertise in devising a program that would engage the followers the Lakewood to become proactive with their health. To do so, Samir put together a strong team of experts to aid the congregation of Lakewood in becoming more educated in terms of healthy lifestyle.
Since then, many other churches have followed suit in creating Health and Fitness Challenges, including Rick Warren at Saddleback Church who was consulted and supported by Dr. Oz. This, in itself, is a testament to the power of changing lives through health and fitness that incorporates spiritual balance.
“With Lakewood, of the largest churches in America putting so much effort into the health and fitness of its congregation, it is a great motivation and influence for other congregations to follow. I am thankful to Pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen and their congregation for giving me their blessing to use my knowledge and experience to provide the information and guidance necessary to make this challenge a success to all the participants involved. It also helps that Pastor Joel Osteen is a very fit person who encourages his congregation to live a healthier lifestyle – he believes that by being a healthier version of yourself, you can become all that God has created you to be.”