The speech urged audience members to wake up to health, incidentally the name of the challenge Shemek issued. The challenge is a mid-year challenge to compliment Lakewood Church’s annual January Health and Fitness Challenge. This is the second week of the five-week challenge.
Becic motivated his audience by saying fitness starts somewhere. “You’re not expected to go into the gym and be an immediate expert,” Becic said. “You have to work yourself up!”
The statement proved motivational. The crowd was electrified with energy and inspired by both Becic and Shemek.
Becic started the health and fitness program five years ago at Lakewood. The church has benefited from the fitness program and the community is among the fittest megachurches in America. The program frequently invited prominent guest speakers with their insight to the congregation. Classes at Lakewood are open to everyone and can be attended at Mondays at 7 p.m.
Along with Becic, Dr. Lori Shemek presented on health and fitness. Shemek has written two books, her latest being “How to Fight Fatflammation.” Her previous book, “Fire Up Your Fatburn” was a bestseller. She has a doctorate in psychology is a certified nutritional consultant and certified life coach. She is a leading authority regarding inflammation and cell research and has appeared as a guest and health consultant for various media outlets, including Ladies Home Journal, Livestrong, CNN and Fox News.