Eric Fleishman aka Eric the Trainer has suddenly passed away.
A truly sad day in the fitness industry as we are sad to report that Eric Phillip Fleishman, also known as Eric The Trainer, has suddenly passed away. The passing was confirmed by his wife, Alysia.
One of the most successful and most popular trainers in the fitness industry today, Eric Fleishman was a true inspiration. Initially starting his own fitness journey as a young man seeking to better himself and become stronger. He would succeed in that journey and go on to be one of the most respected fitness trainers in the industry.
He worked with many different celebrities and professional athletes to help them reach their own fitness and performance goals including Ethan Suplee, Kirstie Alley, Michelle Brach, Rachel Crow, and boy band Big Time Rush.
Fleishman was also a frequent contributor to the fitness magazine Muscle & Fitness, where he also sat on the advisory board. He also worked with Muscle & Fitness for select produced video projects. Eric Fleishman was also previously named to the Gold’s Gym fitness institute, where he serves as an expert and global spokesperson for the organization.
Gone Too Soon
Eric Fleishman passed away on November 24, 2022 to the surprise of everyone. A recent post to his social media provided some details on his sudden passing.
We are heartbroken 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 the better. He was a beacon of light, hope, and love.
Eric’s family welcomes the community to join them in celebrating his life by sharing experiences, memories, and tributes to [email protected]
Please send photos, videos, music, and stories as to how Eric impacted your life. Our hope is to assemble these contributions for a Celebration of Life ceremony in the near term. The date and time of this event will be forthcoming shortly.
This loss is devastating, and we appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
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Generation Iron has had the pleasure to be able to interview Eric Fleishman previously. In a series of interview discussions with director Vlad Yudin, Fleishman spoke on his fitness hero Jack LaLanne, his 40,000 pushup challenge, and the importance of fitness to help promote mental health. You can watch one of our interview segments with Fleishman below:
His passion for fitness and self improvement led him to help others and that is a truly priceless gift. This story is still developing and Generation Iron will continue to update as more news is available.
The Generation Iron team extends condolences to the family and friends of Eric Phillip Fleishman, Eric The Trainer. He will be missed.
News and Editorial Writer at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.