Samir Becic is a world-renowned health and fitness expert. Named the “Fitness Czar” by the City of Houston in 2018, he is also the author of the HarperCollins book ReSYNC Your Life, founder of Health Fitness Revolution Magazine, 4 x #1 Fitness Trainer in America by Bally Total Fitness, and creator of the ReSync Fitness Method. The Mayor of Houston and the 16 City Council Members proclaimed January 10th, 2023 as the official “Samir Becic Day” in the City of Houston. In May 2023, he was awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award by President Joe Biden, recognizing his invaluable contributions to society. In December 2023, Samir received a United States Congressional proclamation from the Historic 18th District for his prolific advocacy of physical fitness as an instrument for improving America’s health and his decade-long commitment to motivating the United States Congress. Samir’s impact extends beyond accolades; his work has graced the pages of numerous top-tier media outlets. His vibrant presence and powerful motivational skills have solidified his status as a luminary in the health and fitness domain.
As one of Houston’s most trusted fitness experts, Samir has been featured on some of the city’s most prominent newspaper, radio, and television outlets over the past 20 years. Each one of these opportunities allowed Samir to reach a unique demographic, which resulted in an expanding trust with the community. This trust led to continued opportunities to present health and fitness tips through various media outlets. As a result, Samir has been able to expand his influence throughout America and is regarded as a leader in the health and fitness industry. As an industry mover and shaker, he has trained many of Houston’s billionaires and celebrities.
From 2000-2009, Samir was one of the most sought-after trainers in the country and known industry-wide as a powerful motivator and pioneer. His alternative training techniques earned him a number of industry accolades and awards. His rise at Bally Total Fitness was meteoric:
- In July 2000, Samir was hired as a fitness trainer for Bally Total Fitness
- In October 2000 he became the #1 Fitness Trainer in Houston and was promoted to Head Trainer
- In January 2001 he became the #1 Fitness Trainer in Texas
- In March 2001 he became the #1 Fitness Trainer in America and was promoted to Fitness Director for the Sugarland location
- In June 2001 Sugarland became the #1 club in America for Bally’s and he was awarded the title of “Fitness Director of the Year 2001”
As a level 6 trainer, Samir held the role of a trainer educator, where he used his powerful techniques and motivational skills to educate close to 1000 trainers through rigorous seminars.
From 2002-2008, while Fitness Director for Bally Total Fitness, he ran a total of 6 clubs, including the largest club in America at the time, the West University location, which was a whopping 120,000 sq ft. Throughout his clubs, he was in charge of 300 employees and welcomed over 100,000 members.
During his tenure at Bally’s, 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
In 2001-2002, Samir was tapped as the Fitness Director for the City of Houston under the program “Fitness Task Force”, where he worked with Mayor Lee P. Brown to promote physical fitness and healthy living to residents. The program was designed to get more people involved in and excited about physical activity after getting proclaimed as the “Fattest City in America”. Samir was responsible for creating programs that would get Houstonians moving and active. In front of dozens of journalists, Samir stood with Mayor Lee Brown to promise change in Houston.
From 2002-2004 Samir joined the Fox Houston Television Network as an expert on health topics. He was seen regularly on Fox 26 with two segments per week where he shared “Healthy Tips for Houston”. The segments were so popular that they were frequently re-aired throughout the day!
During 2003-2004, Samir was the featured fitness expert on WB39 (now My CW) with two segments a month. On the segments, he would review fitness tech- such as new products in the fitness space or even up-and-coming tech in the nutrition, training, and recovery realms.
Also in 2004, Samir made the cover of the Houston Chronicle for the first time! The Houston Chronicle is a newspaper that covers global news and also local news relevant to the city of Houston. It was founded in 1901 and is one of the largest newspapers in Texas and America.
That same year, Samir was featured in Men’s Health as a “Top 100 Fitness Trainer in America”, “#1 Fitness Trainer in America for Martial Arts”, and “Top 10 in Weight Loss”. This cemented him as an industry leader seen as making a real change is people’s lives by helping them achieve their health and fitness goals.
One of Samir’s missions has always been to help people achieve their fitness goals and make them feel better about themselves so that they can enjoy life more fully! In 2005, Samir was featured as the head fitness expert of “Houston’s Biggest Loser” challenge. He had a team of 25 trainers with 2 participants each vying for the win. During this time, Samir was also featured on the Roula and Ryan show on 96.5FM weekly where he would team up with the hosts to motivate 500,000 greater Houstonians around the challenge. He helped Roula with her own weight loss/fitness goals as she participated in the challenge as well.
From 2004-2006, Samir hosted over 100 of corporate events and seminars in a 2-year span. He provided seminars to companies looking to increase their employee productivity, creativity, physical health, motivation, and mental wellness, and decrease the costs associated with medical insurance for unhealthy, sluggish, overweight employees. His unique system included separate seminars for upper management, middle management, and employees to encompass a well-rounded approach to creating real change within the corporate structure.
From 2005-2008 Samir used his own experience as a martial artist as a judge for Chuck Norris’ non-profit Kickstart Kids Program. Founded in 1992 by Mr. Chuck Norris, the program uses martial art training as a vehicle to instill the values and skills necessary to combat the peer pressures associated with at-risk behaviors in youth. The core philosophy of Martial Arts stresses the vital importance of a healthy mind and body necessary to lead a productive life.
In 2009, Samir started ReSync Enterprises, a company that provides health and fitness education through events and seminars for corporations, the media, and community-based organizations using his celebrated ReSync Method. Samir went on to use his extensive knowledge of health and fitness to found Health Fitness Revolution in 2011. Health Fitness Revolution, a non-profit movement headed by the Samir Becic Foundation 501(c)(3), aims to spread the message of health and fitness throughout the world in order to prevent disease and improve quality of life.
Alongside all of these milestones, in 2011, Samir launched a health and fitness program for Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, the largest church in the United States. Since then, Samir has given over 100 seminars to churches and other religious institutions in order to motivate religious leaders and their congregations to embrace healthy living by incorporating physical fitness and balanced nutrition into the churches’ daily activities. He was so active within the Christian community that Texas Monthly accused him of turning churches into fitness gyms (quickly rebutted by the Houston Chronicle and Christian Post).
Moving into 2012, Samir commenced a year-long partnership with 89.3 FM KSBJ radio. Together with Joey K., Coppelia, and their Healthy Houston segments, they reached millions of listeners; educating them on healthy lifestyles, physical fitness, proper nutrition, and spiritual balance.
Health Fitness Revolution Magazine launched in 2013 and has achieved remarkable international success. Major media outlets, like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Focus Magazine, and Huffington Post (just to name 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. That same year, 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.
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.
Samir spent 2014 working with several homeless organizations in Houston. He provided them with health and fitness programs, and created a campaign titled “Walking out of Homelessness”. Samir also began his multi-year partnership with Focus Magazine, the most-read German-language news outlet in the world- he used his expertise to educate readers on all topics related to health and fitness.
From 2014-2015 Samir was the head fitness expert for News92FM where they regularly featured him on the radio and used HFR as their resource for health and fitness, sharing articles weekly.
2014-2022, Samir and his Health Fitness Revolution team regularly reached out to several hundred media personalities from TV, radio, and print in Texas in order to motivate them to promote healthy living in the state. Out of the few hundred media personalities in the state, he ranked the 10 fittest media personalities in each major city and interviewed all of them as a way to share their healthy routines with their fans and followers. From the 50 personalities in each city, Samir chose the Top 10 Fittest in Texas and announced them as health and fitness ambassadors for the state of Texas.
In 2015, Samir’s list of “Top 13 Fittest Heads of State 2015” went viral globally, getting republished in over 20 languages and across major media outlets like ABC, El Mundo, Hola, Focus, Hurriyet, and more. His list of ranking the fitness of the “2016 Presidential Candidate Hopefuls” went viral in the U.S. getting republished in dozens of prominent news outlets including the Miami Herald, the Boston Globe, and the Star Tribune.
2016 saw a wide range of Samir’s political ranking lists get national and international attention and republishing. The lists were mentioned in Politico, Huffington Post, L’Essentiel, and RT. In October, he began preparing for his extreme fitness experiment aimed at raising obesity awareness. At first, he wore a 50lb weighted vest all day for a week, working up to 80lbs, 120lbs, 150lbs, and finally 200lbs.
In 2017, with hopes of bringing awareness to the growing obesity epidemic in our country, Samir spent 6 weeks wearing a 200 lbs weighted vest as a way of simulating how an obese person experiences daily life. At the end of the 6 weeks, he wore the vest for a 3-mile walk around Memorial Park.
On October 31st of that same year, Samir released his book ReSYNC Your Life by one of the largest publishers worldwide, HarperCollins Publishers. It reached the #1 Amazon Kindle bestsellers list in the Health & Fitness, Healthy Living, and Wellness categories.
From 2018 on, Samir has continued his mission to raise obesity awareness. He ran 7 marathons in 8 weeks, each while wearing a weighted vest equivalent to an additional 73.5 lbs. 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 16 million readers.
- Was published in over 70 countries, and translated into 50+ languages.
- Re-published by over 10,000 media outlets worldwide.
- Reached over 350,000 Houstonians, 2 million in Texas, and 16 million in America.
After the success of his first book “ReSYNC Your Life”, Samir has been working on its anticipated follow-up. To date, he is the most followed fitness expert in the world by the media; with over 3000 journalist connections on LinkedIn. He also currently averages 100 seminars and health and fitness events annually.
In 2019, Samir started a partnership with UNICEF Houston and the UNICEF Kid Power program, which delivers a unique source of empowerment. Through the program, students realize their everyday activities, like moving and learning, can make a real-world impact. It has become one of the largest education-technology programs reaching underserved students in the U.S. and has been named one of TIME magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2016. He met with UNICEF USA’s CEO at the time Caryl M. Stern.
Samir was recognized in Houstonia Magazine’s 2020 piece “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.
In that same year, Samir was chosen from the top 6 “American Dream” immigrants and asked to collaborate in a charity panel hosted by Interfaith Ministries and Houstonia Magazine. The virtual panel was asked to participate due to their substantial contributions to the community and included Harris County Judge Lina Hildalgo along with many other honored guests.
Continuing into 2021, Samir initiated a nationwide campaign to promote health and fitness among U.S. politicians. He sent personalized, signed copies of his HarperCollins-published book, “ReSync Your Life” to U.S. political leaders in an effort to inspire them to keep motivating Americans to live healthier and more fit lives. He sent these books to the 36 U.S. Congressmembers that represent Texas and to the politicians who made Health Fitness Revolution’s following lists:
- “Top 20 Fittest Politicians”
- “Top 40 US Representatives in America”
- “Top 20 Fittest Senators”
- “Top 20 Fittest Mayors”
- “Top 10 Fittest Governors”
Since the start of 2022, the CDC released new data that now a staggering 42% of American adults are now obese. Samir has channeled his frustration with this news by reaching out to politicians, school districts, and corporations. In order to motivate the state of Texas to promote healthy living, Samir sent books to the 36 U.S. Congressmembers that represent Texas, the Mayors and the commissioners of Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Lubbock, and El Paso. He also sent letters to the Mayors of the 200 largest cities in Texas, the 120 largest school districts in Texas, the 100 largest corporations in Texas, and over 300 of the TV, radio, and print personalities in Texas.
On a national level, he has worked tirelessly to write powerful and motivating letters to the 500 largest school districts in America, and over 1000 politicians nationwide (including all 50 governors, the mayors of the 100 largest cities, etc) in an effort to initiate real change. Thus far, he has also reached out to 500 of the nation’s largest corporations to promote more emphasis on wellness in the workplace. As far as we can tell, Samir shows no signs of slowing down in his fight for a healthier, more fit world.
Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed “Samir Becic Day” on November 1st, 2022, for Samir’s service as the official “Fitness Czar” to the City of Houston and 20 years as a health advisor to previous Mayors.
On January 10th, 2023, Samir was awarded a second “Samir Becic Day” in recognition of his outstanding advocacy for wellness in America and the world. Samir has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to promoting fitness since 2012, when he founded the Samir Becic Foundation 501(c)3, and created Health Fitness Revolution magazine, which has been translated into over 50 languages and published in over 70 countries. Mayor Sylvester Turner and the 16 City of Houston Council Members proclaimed January 10th, 2023, “Samir Becic Day” in the City of Houston in a ceremony held at City Hall.
In May 2023, Samir was honored with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from President Joe Biden. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor and is given to select individuals who have committed their lives to societal improvement. Having volunteered over 10,000 hours, Samir’s decades of advocacy and outreach epitomize a lifetime of impactful service and making communities stronger through the power of health and fitness.
On December 5th, 2023 Samir received a proclamation from the United States Congress. This distinguished recognition was bestowed upon him in honor of his prolific advocacy of physical fitness as an instrument for improving America’s health. His nationwide impact through his Health Fitness Revolution magazine has inspired over 16 million people, and his decade-long commitment to motivating the United States Congress has made a remarkable difference in the lives of many, earning him this prestigious acknowledgment from the Historic 18th District.
- Received a United States Congressional proclamation from the Historic 18th District in December 2023 for his influential role in the community and dedication to fitness advocacy
- Bestowed a President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in May 2023 from President Joe Biden for his commitment to philanthropy and volunteering
- January 10th, 2023 proclaimed as the official “Samir Becic Day” by Mayor Sylvester Turner and the 16 City of Houston Council Members for Samir’s advocacy of health and fitness in America
- November 1st, 2022 proclaimed as the official “Samir Becic Day” by Mayor Sylvester Turner for Samir’s service during his 4 years as the official “Fitness Czar” for the City of Houston and 20 years as a health advisor to previous Mayors
- Official Fitness Czar 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
- Named Top 40 “American Dream” immigrant
- Chosen among the Top 6 “American Dream” immigrants for a collaborative panel between Interfaith Ministries and Houstonia Magazine
- “#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