Fitness trainer dies suddenly while working out on Thai holiday

A father of three has died suddenly during a workout while celebrating his wedding anniversary in Thailand.

Harley Fowler, an athlete and crossfit trainer, was on holiday with his wife and was fitting in one last workout before their flight home when he collapsed.

Friends of the family have set up a crowdfunding page to raise money to bring Mr Fowler and his wife Amanda home to Whangaparaoa, near Auckland on New Zealand’s north island.

Harley Fowler died during a workout while on holiday in Thailand. Source: Give a Little
According to friends, Mr Fowler was a ‘gentle giant’ who took his son everywhere with him. Source: Give a Little/Facebook

“We want to support Big Harley’s beautiful family after his tragic and sudden passing while on holiday in Thailand with his soul mate,” the Give a Little page says.

“He leaves behind his beautiful wife Amanda, Kalani his two-year-old son who lights up all of our lives when he is around and his gorgeous step sons Jakey and Jordan.

“Let’s get the big fella home.”

Mr Fowler leaves behind his wife and a two-year-old son and two step sons. Source: Give a Little

In just 24 hours, more than $16,000 has been raised for the family.

According to friends, Mr Fowler was a ‘gentle giant’, who was in the best shape of his life and loved spending time with his baby boy.

To donate to the cause, visit the fundraising page here.