The Top 13 Fittest Heads of State: Why Putin Might Be No. 1 in Health and Fitness

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Health Fitness Revolution, founded by world renowned fitness expert Samir Becic, researched the heads of state from every country around the world and chose the top 13 who were the best role models for their citizens in terms of health and fitness. Putin, Netanyahu, Obama and Erdogan set a great example for their nations on the importance of healthy lifestyle.

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Many dominant world leaders practice a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness, and they are realizing that it is a crucial element in performing their duty and looking out for the best interest of their countries.

Health Fitness Revolution, founded by renowned fitness expert and four-time No. 1 Fitness Trainer in the World Samir Becic, has created a new list of the Top 13 Fittest Heads of State 2015, which recognizes the world’s fittest leaders in terms of physical fitness, health and wellness. This list is the first and only list of its kind to detail the health and fitness habits of reigning kings, presidents and prime ministers.

Among the world leaders profiled on the list are Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, King Felipe of Spain and United States President Barack Obama, to name a few. Whether they participate in triathlons, practice martial arts or are former Olympic athletes, these heads of state are a prime example to their citizens that being healthy and fit is an important and essential aspect to success.

"Many dominant world leaders practice a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness, and they are realizing that it is a crucial element in performing their duty and looking out for the best interest of their countries," Becic said. "Some of the most dominant leaders are on this list, and they are determining the future of our civilization. Health and fitness is becoming a factor that cannot be ignored. My recommendation to all future world leaders is to have health and fitness as their priority, not only because they will improve their health, discipline, focus, self-esteem, self-awareness, productivity and positive attitude, but also because they can be great health and fitness ambassadors to their own citizens."

In addition to the top 13 listed, eight other world leaders were also given honorable mention for their health and fitness.

About Health Fitness Revolution
Health Fitness Revolution, a movement spearheaded by the Samir Becic Foundation, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making America a healthier nation. Health Fitness Revolution aims to change the way people think about health and fitness. By properly educating the public and giving them the tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle, 60-70 percent of illnesses can be controlled or avoided, including obesity. Through a variety of channels in the community like schools, churches, community centers and corporations, HFR hosts events to educate children and their parents about the fundamentals of physical fitness and nutrition.

About Samir Becic
Samir Becic, a world renowned fitness expert and writer, earned a spot in Men’s Journal’s “Top Fitness Trainers in America” list. For several years, he was the Fitness Director for Bally Total Fitness’ largest fitness facility in America. While at Bally, Becic earned countless awards and recognition for his training techniques and passion for fitness, including being named “No. 1 Fitness Trainer in the World” four times. His experience and knowledge as a health and fitness expert has allowed him the opportunity to be published in numerous media outlets across the world.

Becic is a contributing writer for, one of the largest magazines in Europe, and he is a fitness expert for Verizon Wireless and several national radio and television stations. He developed the Health and Fitness program at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, the largest mega-church in America.

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