Archbishop Cardinal DiNardo and Samir Becic Discuss Spiritual Health


Since Health Fitness Revolution founder Samir Becic experienced meeting his Eminence firsthand, here is his personal account:

I had the pleasure to meet with his Eminence Cardinal-Archbishop DiNardo and discuss Spiritual Health, amongst other topics.  He was very relaxed and, knowing that I am Bosnian, even spoke of his pleasant travels to Sarajevo, Mostar, Split, and Dubrovnik.

Cardinal DiNardo is the Cardinal-Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and is the first cardinal from the southern United States.  He shared with me some stories, mostly about the election process, and his experiences with the election of the new Pope Francis.  The Cardinal confirmed what is already widely known, which is that Pope Francis is a pope for the people, in particular those in need.

His Eminence Cardinal DiNardo is very humble, kind, and highly educated.  We spoke about healthy lifestyle and I told him “Cardinal, I want you to work out and be healthy so that you can continue to spread your spiritual wisdom for many years to come.”  Upon this, he looked at me and said “Can’t you tell I look healthy and fit?”.  I had to agree, that he does indeed take care of himself.  We spoke of how spiritual health affects physical health and it’s importance in maintaining healthy lifestyle.  He seemed fully aware of the importance of maintaining his own physical health, which can be seen in his positive attitude, alert physical demeanor, and correct posture- a clear indication of someone who takes care of their body.

It was refreshing to meet someone so highly placed in the Catholic Church, that was not only down to earth, but also very human in his approach and methods.  He gave Health Fitness Revolution his approval in what we are trying to accomplish, and our goals of making healthy lifestyle widespread- because ultimately- our bodies are our temples.

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Before Samir Becic became an internationally recognized fitness expert, earning a spot in Men’s Journal’s “Top 100 Fitness Trainers in America” list, he began his life-long dedication to health and fitness in Europe as a distinguished Martial Arts expert. It was in the structured and flowing training of Martial Arts that provided the background for the ReSync Method. After relocating to the US with a dream, determination, and talent, he soon began his career as a Personal Trainer, developing new training techniques for his clients. While he was Fitness Director for Ballys, the largest fitness facility in the US, Samir earned countless awards and recognition for his training techniques and passion for fitness: “#1 Fitness Trainer in the World,” - 4 times “#1 Fitness Trainer in Texas,” - 22 times “#1 Fitness Trainer in Houston” - 29 times “Best of the Best Fitness Trainer,” - 2 times “Best Fitness Director,” - 2 times Samir is one of the most sought after trainers in the country and is known industry-wide as a powerful motivator and pioneer. His alternative training techniques have earned him a number of industry accolades and awards. Samir regularly speaks at corporate and non-profit events and has also been featured in countless publications and has appeared on many national and local television shows: -Deborah Duncan’s “Great Day Houston” -89.3 KSBJ Radio Station (weekly appearances) -Health and Fitness Sports Magazine (contributing writer) -More Magazine (contributing writer) -Men's Journal (National) -NBC’s Channel 2, “Behind the Headlines” -WB39 News -Fox 26 “Tips for Houston” -Radio 96.5, “The Roula and Ryan Show” -Sunny 99.1 with Dana Tyson -104.1 with Sam Malone His personal training clients include many high profile Texans, including NBA Legend Rudy Tomjanovich, TV Host Deborah Duncan, Lakewood's Victoria Osteen, TV Anchor Dominique Sachse, TV Host Kim Davis, TV Reporter Miya Shay, Radio DJ Sam Malone, Radio DJ Roula Christie, Radio DJ Dana Tyson, Radio DJ Coppelia Rivera, and Radio DJ Joey Kovacik, among others. Samir also acted as fitness consultant for Mayor Lee Brown’s fight against obesity in Houston with the Fitness Task Force Kick-Off program in 2002. Samir is the current leader of Mega-Church Lakewood's Health and Fitness Challenge. Founder of Health Fitness Revolution non-profit 501 (c)(3) and Health Fitness Revolution Magazine.

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