Top 10 Fittest Texas Congressmen


Health Fitness Revolution congratulates the top 10 fittest Texas congressmen on promoting a healthy lifestyle among their constituents. From the 36 congressmen in Texas, there were only 10 who had a significant amount of data regarding their involvement in promoting a healthy lifestyle. These congressmen and women understand the importance of a health lifestyle and how it affects our children, our economy, our culture, and our society in general.

In our list that determined the top 10 percent fittest U.S congressmen in America, only 1 Texas congressmen made that list among. It has been nearly a year since that list was published and we are already seeing a tremendous increase in Texas congressmen being fitter, healthier and more active in the community in promoting a healthy lifestyle. This list was created in order to gain recognition but also to motivate them to do even more

We hope that with this list we will motivate the 26 Texas congressmen who failed to make the cut to be more proactive in incorporating physical fitness and healthy nutrition in their lives so that they may set a good example for the citizens of Texas. We also hope that the 10 congressmen who will make the  motivate and encourage them to on our next list for 2016. Health Fitness Revolution not only wants to these congressmen to make the list, but genuinely cares for the health of our congressmen, the health of our children an the health of our great nation and the great state of Texas.

Led by renowned fitness trainer, Samir Becic, Health Fitness Revolution conducted extensive research to determine who among our Texas representatives leads the healthiest lifestyle.

“Political leaders can be one of the building blocks towards attaining healthy lifestyle in mainstream America,” Becic said. “Their influence in making the laws and their presence in media can be imperative towards exciting the masses into changing their nutrition for the better and being more physically active.”

In alphabetical order:

Joe Barton
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  • 6th District; assumed office on January 3rd, 1985
  • An avid baseball player growing up
  • Major supporter of Meals on Wheels, especially their efforts to feed those in need in Johnson and Ellis counties; Barton personally delivered meals in Ellis County.
  • Advocates for ACE kids act which works to improve care for children with complex illnesses on medicaid.
  • Fan of the Texas Rangers
  • Recurring member of the Republican team in the annual Congressional Baseball Game, which supports the Washington Literacy Center, Boys and Girls Club, and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation

Kay Grangertx kay granger

  • 12th District;  assumed office on January 3rd, 1997
  • First Republican woman to represent Texas in the U.S. House
  • Introduced a bill to reduce obesity particularly in children and adolescents called Improved Nutrition and Physical Activity (IMPACT)
  • Sits on the Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education Subcommittee
  • Worked with the Duchess of York and held a fitness conference to combat obesity.
    • Conference addressed 3500 high school senior girls, whom the Congresswomen gave pedometers to.
  • Established the Cowtown Kay Granger Fitness Challenge for Fort Worth young people to enable the youth to train for races. Participants were required to start a blog and fitness routine.

Ruben Hinojosatx hinojosa

  • 15th District; assumed office January 3rd, 1997
  • Awarded more than $700,000 to McAllen school district to fund physical education and health instructional services over a 3 year period.
  • Supporter of the FIT Kids Act
  • Supporter of the No Child left Inside Act which promotes increased exercise and healthier diets among children

Sam Johnson tx johnson

  • 3rd District; assumed office May 8th,1991
  • Retired career United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot; served 29 years in the Air Force.
  • Sam Johnson Fitness Center at Homestead Air Rese named in honor of him
  • Has a Congressional Youth Advisory Council awarding individuals who reach requirements for involvement in the community, personal goals, and fitness goals
  • Guest at 2015 Snacking for Success challenge, which encourages students to eating a healthy and nutritious diet, especially snacks.

Sheila Jackson Leetx lee

  • 18th District; assumed office January 3rd, 1995
  • Special guest in Houston for “Eat, Move, and Test for Health”
  • Avid supporter of the NAMI Greater Houston walk for mental health
  • Before being elected as a congresswoman, she served on the Houston City Council, where she helped pass a safety ordinance that required parents to keep their guns away from children
  • Worked for expanded summer hours at city parks and recreation centers as a way to combat gang violence


Pete Olsontx olson

  • 22nd District; Assumed office January 3, 2009
  • Played basketball during his freshmen year at Rice University.
  • Works out in the U.S. House Members Gym.
  • Received a pacemaker after fainting while working out. Resumed his active lifestyle shortly after.
  • Served the US Navy for 9 years.
  • Introduced a bill to improve diabetes research.
  • Supports the Katy Texans football team and the U.S. soccer team.
  • His wife, Nancy, encouraged a fitness studio to raise money for the Rose, a non-profit breast health organization.

Beto O’Rourkersz_tx_o_rourke

  • Assumed office January 3, 2013
  • Member of Sports and Fitness Industry Association
  • Regularly incorporates fitness into town hall meetings; “Biking with Beto”
  • Baseball enthusiast and plays for the congressional baseball team
  • Supports the Clean Air Act and advocates for reduced pollution
  • Reaches out to his veteran constituency about access to health care




Pete Sessionstx sessions

  • Assumed office January 3, 2003.
  • He is an Eagle Scout and both of his sons are involved in BSA as well.
  • Awarded recognition as a “Distinguished Eagle Scout”
  • Advocates for the disabled in Congress
  • Supports bill to raise money for breast cancer research
  • Fan of the U.S. soccer team
  • Walked with the Adaptive Training Foundation in a national relay race
  • Walked in the Carry the Load walk in honor of Memorial Day 2015

Marc Veaseytx veasey

  • 33rd District; assumed office January 3, 2013.
  • Supports women’s health in Congress
  • Introduced a resolution to designate the month of May as Health and Fitness Month and hosted several events in his district to foster awareness for living a healthy lifestyle including Community Fitness Day.
  • Hosts a Congressional Health and Fitness Expo to bring attention to healthy lifestyle options other members can share with their districts. The expo will include exhibits that allow visitors to learn great nutrition habits, study exercises that everyone can partake in, and find tips on living a healthy lifestyle. The event is free and in support of Health & Fitness Month.
  • Fan of sports such as basketball and boxing, and is a strong supporter of the Dallas Cowboys
  • Held “Dinners with Your Congressmen” events where he cooked and served healthy recipes
  • Ran in the ACLI Capital Challenge

Filemon Velatx filemon

  • 34th District; assumed office January 3, 2013
  • Publicly encouraged his constituents to attend CycloBia Nights, a cycling event for the whole family
  • Held a public recognition ceremony for successful high school athletes in his constituency
  • Received an award from the community health centers for his continued support of their mission, and for advocating to ensure all South Texans have access to quality healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley
  • Held free healthcare enrollment fairs in his local area
  • Supported autism awareness on World Autism Day 2015

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