Tampa Florida Personal Trainer Passes

January 14, 1975- November 29, 2015

Gokmen Meyrili, a personal trainer in the Brandon, Florida area passed away from a heart attack on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Gokmen was forty years old.

(UPDATE (11/30): A friend of Gokmen's stated he was with him when he passed and shared that, "He actually had a heart attack between 2 am and 3am Sunday morning. I was there when it happened. He was pronounced by the Doctor at 3:34am.")

Originally from Umraniye, Turkey Gokmen was friendly with everyone he came across in the fitness community in the Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater communities to those back in Turkey. Former NFL football player and fellow personal trainer Ryan Watson honored his memory on facebook writing in part, "There are not words only emotions I feel in loosing a good friend like you... Your heart was probably tired from the amount of love you gave to everyone around you... I have never meet anyone with a bigger more generous and genuine heart and soul then you bro! "

Gokmen was very active on social media including Facebook and Instagram and the accounts are being flooded with comments of shock and appreciation for the good nature Gokmen will be remembered.

Rest in peace Gokmen Meyrili.

Pictured with Clarence De Vis (left) and Joshua Hunter Vogel (right) at Tampa Downtown Powerhouse Gym.

With family members as a child in Istanbul, Turkey