From September 20-23rd, renowned health and fitness expert and advocate Samir Becic attended the annual Texas Tribune Festival in Austin to meet with top political, media, business, and academic leadership and continue advocating for improved public health nationwide. Through his work as founder of Health Fitness Revolution and recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for his philanthropic efforts, Samir Becic has established himself as one of the most influential voices in the national conversation around fitness and public health.
Impressive "Honestly" Podcast recording with @JamesCarville– a truly remarkable individual. I don't usually take selfies, but Bill Clinton's 1992 legendary campaign strategist warranted an exception. pic.twitter.com/hPWeO7T4gH— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 21, 2023
While at TTF, Samir met some of our generation’s top political thinkers and officials, including Presidential candidates, Governors, Senators, Congresspeople, Mayors, and other officials to discuss his aggressive campaign to promote fitness across America. Notable meetings included Governors Brian Kemp and Joe Lombardo, former Governor Larry Hogan, Senator Mark Kelly, Political Strategist James Carville, former White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove, former White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Congressional Representatives Colin Allred, Lloyd Doggett, Lizzie Fletcher, Ruben Gallego, Tony Gonzales, Sylvia Garcia, Greg Casar and Henry Cuellar, President Biden’s Domestic Policy Advisor Neera Tanden, former Congressman Adam Kinzinger, and Mayors Sylvester Turner, Ron Nirenberg, Kirk Watson, Quinton Lucas, and Oscar Leeser.
I had the honor of meeting Georgia Governor @BrianKempGA, former White House Chief of Staff to George W. Bush @KarlRove, and former White House Senior Advisor to Obama/Senior Political Commentator for @CNN @davidaxelrod. pic.twitter.com/0wHSkezaja— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 22, 2023
With Nevada Governor @JoeLombardoNV. It is truly an honor to meet you, governor. As a former law enforcement officer, he believes in fitness and exercise. Thank you for your service. pic.twitter.com/mWmsVhQLdi— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 23, 2023
As founder of Health Fitness Revolution and author of the Amazon best-selling book “ReSYNC Your Life“, Samir is spearheading the largest population health movement since Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990s initiatives as President George Bush Sr.’s “Fitness Czar”. Since 2020, he has dedicated and sent over 2,000 copies of his book to politicians, Fortune 500 CEOs, and school district leaders to motivate change. This is in addition to ranking and highlighting the 500 most influential celebrities in America (actors, musicians, comedians, chefs) on health and fitness. Through his Health Fitness Revolution organization and advocacy efforts, Samir’s message has directly reached over 16 million people across the U.S. He continues to encourage supportive policies and workplace wellness programs among American leaders.
While at the Texas capitol, Samir continued his campaign by engaging in robust discussions about empowering all Americans through improved access to fitness resources and education.
With former U.S. Congressman @AdamKinzinger. My magazine, Health Fitness Revolution, had him on the list of “The Fittest American Politicians” every year since we started the list in 2013. It is truly an honor to meet you, Congressman! #AmericanHero pic.twitter.com/wo7bUv7MOq— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 23, 2023
With U.S. Congressman Ruben Gallego @RubenGallego. He is a down-to-earth, empathetic, and remarkable human being. As a former U.S. Marine, he is a big supporter of fitness. It was an honor to meet you, congressman, and thank you for your service! #americanhero pic.twitter.com/VQUahB1kFj— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 23, 2023
The U.S. Congressman @RepColinAllred is on my list of the fittest politicians since he assumed office in 2019. What do you think? Who is fitter between him and Senator Cruz??— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 24, 2023
Thank you, Congressman Allred, for promoting a healthy lifestyle and being a great role model for… pic.twitter.com/kCffqzbTcQ
As a 4-time #1 Fitness Trainer in America and Houston’s official “Fitness Czar”, Samir is transforming public health nationwide through his advocacy work. Attendees at the Texas Tribune Festival got a first-hand look at his meaningful efforts and discussion of next steps to further promote wellness across America. Samir’s impact and message of hope through healthy living is resonating coast to coast.
It's always good to see U.S. Congressman @RepTonyGonzales. He is a solid, down-to-earth, excellent human being. Definitely on my 2023 list of the “Fittest U.S. Congress members.” Thank you for your service! pic.twitter.com/0Pmvq4JjsZ— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 23, 2023
With U.S. Congressman @LloydDoggettTX. It is always a great pleasure to see him. He is a gentleman and scholar. We discussed the political situation in Bosnia and the Balkan region. pic.twitter.com/HaHvH2tsmx— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 25, 2023
With an extraordinary U.S. Congressman @RepCuellar. Congressman Cuellar is a genuinely remarkable and down-to-earth leader. True gentlemen show grace and uplift people around them. Thank you for being so supportive, congressman. pic.twitter.com/sQ1IdA43J5— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 23, 2023
Samir also attended last year’s Texas Tribune Festival, and all the highlights can be seen here.
With my dear friend, Mayor of San Antonio @Ron_Nirenberg. He has been on my list of “Top Fittest American Politicians” since the beginning. I nicknamed him “Gladiator Mayor.” pic.twitter.com/bfXE7lu9OZ— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 27, 2023
With Mayor of Austin @KirkPWatson. It was a great pleasure to meet the Mayor of Austin—a great conversation about Europe, particularly Germany (Koblenz) and Bosnia (Sarajevo). Confident, down-to-earth, and worldly are great attributes for a leader. pic.twitter.com/JoNjedWpxZ— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) September 25, 2023