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Samir Becic and renowned health and nutrition expert Dr. Lori Shemek promoted health and fitness to a crowd of approximately 500 at Lakewood Church on July 27, 2015.

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.

The class, led by Samir, doing squats

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.

Pastor Steve Austin, Samir Becic, Pastor John Bowman, and Dr. Bond

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.

Dr. Lori Shemek's Q&A
Dr. Lori Shemek’s Q&A
Dr. Lori Shemek and Samir Becic
Dr. Lori Shemek and Samir Becic
Samir Becic congratulates Mike Sinclair, who lost over 150lbs through Lakewood's Health and Fitness Challenges! Mr. Sinclair is showing his before pic.


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