Move over, Scott Brown – another Republican is reclaiming his title as the hottest congressman.
And he’s hoping to help cut down health-care costs along the way.
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock opened his shirt on the cover of this month’s Men’s Health to speak about his launch of a new fitness program, Fit for Summer, Fit for Life.
It’s designed to help Americans take control of their health – and cut down on health-care costs for the country – but the 29-year-old congressman’s six-pack may be getting as much attention as his workout plan.
On the Congressman’s official Facebook page, one fan thanked him for “sharing your commitment to health, wellness and fitness.
The best way to control health-care costs is not through policy, but through individuals taking accountability for their health. Way to go!”
Another added, “And for showing off your abs! Hot!”
Schock, a Republican from Peoria, is the youngest member of the House.
His Take the Fit for Life Summer program is designed as an easy weight-loss plan combining nutrition and an exercise plan for five weeks.
“Health care may be the single biggest factor in our nation’s ongoing budget crisis. Yet eight out of every 10 dollars we spend on health care is spent on diseases that are preventable; if only we took better care of ourselves,” he wrote in the mag’s push for the plan.
“Think of the billions of dollars we could use for better infrastructure, renewable energy and job creation. Not to mention a little more cash in your pocket!”
While he mostly votes along party lines, Schock told the magazine his fitness role model was the First Lady, who created the “Let’s Move” campaign to encourage children to be active.
“She and I come from the same state, Illinois, which is No. 4 in the nation for obese children,” he added.
This isn’t the first time the second-term representative has been noticed for his body. In 2009, the Huffington Post voted him the Hottest Freshman in Congress, and he was grilled on “The Colbert Report” about his abs.
Pictures of him shirtless have circulated across gossip columns and magazines since he was first elected to Congress in 2008.