Eric Fonoimoana

01/08/2011

Eric "The Body" Fonoimoana struck Olympic Gold at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and has been a dominant and consistent force on the AVP Tour since winning his first event in 1994. He won at least one tournament for seven straight years between 1998 and 2004, claiming titles with five different partners in addition to winning the King of the Beach.

2002 proved to be Fonoimoana's year to shine - he reached the finals six times and won four titles with Dax Holdren and was also named AVP's Most Valuable Player. Fonoimoana reached top 10 in terms of all-time tournaments played, and is rapidly approaching the $1 million mark in career earnings.

A true community activist, Fonoimoana has dedicated much of his winnings and time off the beach to his foundation"Dig for Kids" which helps kids understand the importance of education and exercise. Fonoimoana grew up in Manhattan Beach, California as the youngest of three brothers and two sisters. Eric attended Mira Costa High School, the same school his parents attended, where he started his volleyball career.

The volleyball team there now hands out an annual Eric Fonoimoana Commitment Award. Fonoimoana continued to play at UC-Santa Barbara where he was named MVP his senior year and graduated with a degree in Sociology. With his accomplishments on the beach and within the community, TRAINERmat™ by TRAINERbrands is proud to partner with Eric. Eric uses the TRAINERmat™ for Volleyball and considers it an important part of his flexibility and fitness regimen.

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