Eric Fleishman, AKA “Eric The Trainer,” famed celebrity trainer, unexpectedly died at the age of 53 on Thanksgiving, TMZ Sports has confirmed.
Fleishman passed Thursday morning at his home in Glendale, CA.
Eric served as a personal trainer to many big stars in TV, movies and the music industry, working with everyone from Def Leppard, Journey, Fall Out Boy, and Nickelback to Kirstie Alley, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Ethan Suplee and Jason Priestley, amongst many others.
Many of his celeb clients also counted Eric as a friend.
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But, Fleishman didn’t only work with the famous and wealthy … he also trained the people who keep Los Angeles safe. Law enforcement.
Eric, over his 3+ decade career in fitness, also worked with LAPD, L.A. Sheriff’s Academy, California Highway Patrol and numerous SWAT teams across the county.
Fleishman originally got into the business after being inspired by fitness and health pioneer, Jack Lalanne.
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During COVID lockdowns, Eric gathered his famous friends and held a benefit concert that raised thousands of dollars for the Feeding America charity.
Fleishman is survived by his wife Alysia and son Henry.
Rest in peace.