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What happened to Eric Fleishman? Tributes pour in as renowned fitness trainer passes away

The fitness community recently saw a loss when trainer and coach Eric Fleishman passed away on Thursday. His wife Alysia Kanemoto expressed her grief on social media by posting his photo and writing:

“We are saddened to share that Eric Phillip Fleishman passed away unexpectedly on the morning of November 24, 2022. His wife Alysia, son, parents and close friends/family are deeply saddened by this event. Eric touched many lives for good. He was a beacon of light, hope and love.”

All who knew Fleishman are encouraged to send their memories of him, along with their tributes [email protected] The memories and tributes will be included in a ceremony commemorating Fleishman’s impact on the fitness world.

Fleishman’s cause of death has not yet been released and detailed information is currently awaited.


Netizens pay tribute to him on Twitter

Eric Fleishman has become a household name in the fitness industry in recent years as his techniques have been followed by sports and Hollywood personalities. Twitter was flooded with tributes as people heard of his death:

So sad to hear of Eric the Trainer’s passing. He has been such a big part of BTR’s training all these years. He was so kind and supportive of them and their careers. He’s given us tons of content with the guys over the years. He will be greatly missed. ❤️ twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Fleishman. Eric was Phil Collen’s personal trainer while he was on tour with Def Leppard. I met a lot with him on that tour. My condolences to Alysia and family.

Such sad news to hear of Eric the Trainer’s passing. @ErictheTrainer was a friend and guest of @BloomTV1 since we launched & he has brought such joy and light to the world. Eric last stopped by our studio in May. ❤️My heart goes out to Alysia & the Fleishman family #RIPERictheTrainer

@JanieVanHalen @ErictheTrainer Nooo! Eric 🙏💪🏋‍♂️ I never had the pleasure of training with him when I lived in SoCal, but met him a few times. Always a pleasant soul. So sad to hear, sorry Janie 💔 RIP Eric Phillip Fleishman

Eric Fleishman has worked with many famous people, including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, Patrick, Jaime Camil, Brock O’Hurn, and others, who have used his techniques to stay fit.


Eric Fleishman was a popular fitness trainer and coach (Image via ericthetrainer/Instagram)
Eric Fleishman was a popular fitness trainer and coach (Image via ericthetrainer/Instagram)

Although Eric Fleishman’s date of birth is unknown, he spent his childhood on a farm in Maine. He soon developed an interest in martial arts and aspired to become successful in the fitness world.

He completed his studies and briefly worked as a personal trainer. He met Don Howorth, an ex-Mr. America, met when he moved to Los Angeles in 1996. Fleishman was a trainer at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Academy and was known for his cooperation with the LAPD, CHP and SWAT.

His techniques have gained recognition among sports personalities. He gradually began to appear in various magazines and TV shows, in addition to being a regular contributor to Muscle and Fitness magazine.

Eric Fleishman was also known for his collaborations with Hollywood actors such as Kirstie Alley, Big John McCarthy, Rachel Crow, Big Time Rush, and more. He was even part of the nominating committee of the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame.

He hosted several fitness programs and in an interview with Generation Iron before his death, he cited Jack LaLanne as a major inspiration. He even mentioned a challenge in which he had to do 40,000 pushups and the importance of fitness in mental health.

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Eric had around 131,000 followers on social media, and his posts featured him with famous people, as well as performing various physical activities. He described himself as a Hollywood body expert.

Despite his popularity, Fleishman did not have a Wikipedia page, so details about his parents and upbringing are not available. The only information available about his personal life is that he was married to Alysia Kanemoto.

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