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Heavy D

Fitness Crusade Before Death

11/10/2011 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1109_heavy_d_wm_2Heavy D hadn't given up on his health before his death -- TMZ has learned, the rapper was serious about battling his weight up to the very end ... running nearly everyday, and frequenting several L.A. gyms.

One of his most recent trainers -- a guy named Tony, who helped Heavy D lose 150 pounds in 2008 -- tells TMZ, D stopped in to Ultra Body Fitness in West Hollywood 3 months before his death ... and began to re-strategize his training program.

Tony tells us, the rapper looked like he hadn't worked out in a while and wanted to get active again.

At that point, sources close to Heavy D tell us, the rapper embarked on a daily running regimen and frequented several other nearby gyms to diversify his exercise experience -- incorporating everything from hiking to boxing.

At his peak, Tony tells us, Heavy worked out 6-7 days a week.

When he died, we're told everyone at Ultra Body Fitness was shocked -- and the members even erected a small memorial in Heavy's honor (below).

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Celeste     

REST IN PEACE. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY MAY WE LEARN FROM THIS AND TAKE CARE OF OUR BODIES. WE NEVER KNOW IT COULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF US. DON'T BE DISRESPECTFUL TO EACH OTHERS. GOD IS COMPASSIONATE TO US LETS SHOW LOVE. TO MUCH EVIL IN THE WORLD ALREADY.

1021 days ago
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CANDIE    

DON'T TALK BAD ABOUT HEAVY D, I LIKED HIM A LOT, DON'T BE A DAMN HATER, LEAVE HIM ALONE, YALL JUST JEALOUS.

1021 days ago
18.

roll3567    

these comments are just sad. he was a nice guy who always had time for his fans.

1021 days ago
19.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Never realized just how sexy Heavy D was.

1021 days ago
20.

valerie    

RIP.WISH I HAD THE CHANCE TO ME HIM

1020 days ago
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lotsoflove34@gmail.com    

wow

1020 days ago
22.

Boondoggle    

It was not 2008 when he lost the 150 pounds. It was more like 2003 or so.

1019 days ago
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Constance B.    

This is heart felt loss to the music industry and our community I send my condolences to his children and family ,I want them to know that they are in my prayers. "HEAVY" was something special and what a beautiful smile, he will be missed.

1019 days ago
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Huckablrg    

Hev lost wieght and changed lifestyle when he met his lady love, Antonia Lofaso, his daughter's MOM. She is chef and changed all his eating habits. Why dont anyone know this. Yea had a trainer. But Antonia changed his world and gave him gorgeous daughter

826 days ago
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