It's been rough recently.

  • SoDakGuy

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    Feb 13, 2008 9:09 PM GMT
    I haven't been on here by choice since last week.

    Last year, at my gym, we got a new personal trainer. His name's Erik Fromm and he was pretty popular in the bodybuilding circuit, but stopped when he tore a few muscles.

    Erik brought a lot of new clients into the gym and trained them to their individual needs. He sometimes didn't pick up after himself, but his clients' transformation were amazing! Erik knew what his clients needs, gave them advice on what to eat and when to eat. He also had his gf (and fiance'), Micah, do deep tissue massages. I went to her a few times and man ... she worked out all of the knots in my back.

    So, last Monday, Erik went to lunch w/ my friend, Shane and they discussed about working together as trainers. Great idea, in my opinion. So, Erik and Shane went their separate ways. Erik went home to take a nap and never woke up.

    He was only 36.

    http://www.startribune.com/local/15439376.html

    I wrote about the memorial and my thoughts on my blog.

    http://blog.myspace.com/allenrobert

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    Feb 14, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    Very sad news. Sorry to hear and sorry for your loss.

    Hang in there guy! Keep that chin up. None of us are promised tomorrow. All we can do is attempt a postive impact- one day at a time.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Feb 14, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    Thank you.

    I don't know why, but it really did hit me hard! I wasn't THAT close to him, but he was a positive person and always upbeat and never a bad word to anyone.
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    Feb 14, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    That is very sobering, 36, OMG way to young to die.
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    Feb 14, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    I'm really sorry to hear about your friend. It's always difficult to process the loss of someone you know but I think more so when that person is so young.

    You've obviously been impacted by the positive lifestyle he promoted so it's a life well lived that can impart such a valuable lesson to those around him.

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    Feb 14, 2008 10:35 PM GMT
    I'm so sorry SoDak...that's tough to deal with! Sometimes it's not so much the closeness but the knowledge of knowing someone is nice and a person we'd like to align ourselves with that hits home in tragedy. I'm very sorry for the loss...I'm sure a lot will grieve his death.
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    Feb 14, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
    SoDakGuy,

    So sorry to hear about your friend, man. 36. All I can hope is that he is now in a better place - Heaven - and maybe God had something really great for him to take part in. Sad for those left down here that liked him though. Do you believe you'll see him again some day?


  • RSportsguy

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    Feb 14, 2008 10:58 PM GMT
    SoDakGuy--I am so sorry about your loss!
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    Feb 14, 2008 10:59 PM GMT
    Hey really sorry for your loss. I am sure it must be wierd around the gym.

    As a sidenote -

    Does the picture in the article (first link) coupled with the statement below it seem a little odd to anyone else?

    "Erik Fromm, one of the nation’s leading amateur bodybuilders, has died at age 36. His fiancée said he was not a steroid user and had no health problems that she knew of. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office is investigating."

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    Feb 14, 2008 11:04 PM GMT
    What a HUGELY somber story! Hate to hear about the loss if a good person! Many warm thoughts to you and the community out there!
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    Feb 15, 2008 1:10 PM GMT
    36? icon_sad.gif

    My condolences.
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    Feb 16, 2008 1:15 AM GMT
    sorry for your loss... why do i feel like having a big mac?
  • Timbales

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    Feb 16, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
    Sorry to to hear about that. Maybe you can take comfort in the fact he didn't suffer a long, debilitating illness?
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    Feb 21, 2008 10:19 PM GMT
    Awh sad, condolences.

    Way too young to die, even i have plans reaching untill im 70 ... let's hope we all make it that far
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    Feb 22, 2008 9:57 AM GMT
    Wow, that really sucks. I'm so sorry. Let us know when you find out the cause of death as it is so unusual for someone seemingly so healthy at that age to pass away.
  • GeorgeNJ

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    Feb 22, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    SoDakGuy, your opening post above was stunning and so terribly sad. Obviously, Erik was more than just an acquaintance. He was someone you looked up to and were inspired by.

    While the loss hurts, in a sense, the pain is good because it won't let you forget him, or the things he inspired you with.

    Maybe Erik's influence in this world isn't over yet.

    George
  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 28, 2008 8:53 PM GMT


    Here's a great YouTube clip of Erik.

    Enjoy peeps!
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Mar 30, 2008 9:56 AM GMT
    It seems that it was just as well that he and the host of the show enjoyed that buffet. Happy dining for happy living.