A respected personal trainer and father of two has been honored by some of the state’s best-known AFL players after his shock death.

AFL stars have paid tribute to a respected personal trainer after he died on one of Adelaide’s well-known walking trails “doing what he loved”.

Jason Januszke suffered cardiac arrest while running Mt Lofty on Friday, leaving behind his wife Jess and their two sons, Tom, 6, and Jack, 4.

The 43-year-old Eastern Suburb personal trainer has worked with many Port Adelaide and Adelaide Crows players.

Out of respect for Mr Januszke, the PAFC players wore black armbands during their clash with the Geelong Cats on Saturday.

Captain Tom Jonas said the father-of-two was “a great companion” who had a “selfless” nature.

“Jase was more than a training partner… Energetic, driven, generous and selfless, he made those in his presence the best form of themselves,” he said. The advertiser.

“Above all, he was a devoted husband and proudest father, always recounting Tom and Jack’s most recent exploits with a smile on his face.”

Crows player Taylor Walker describes Mr Januszke as a proud father and close friend who had “genuine care and passion for everything he did”.

“A smile was always on his face because he loved what he did and he loved his family and friends,” he said.

As well as owning Inspire Health & Fitness Studio in the CBD, Mr Januszke has also worked as a security guard at several Adelaide nightclubs.

Wife Jess took to social media with the heartbreaking news the day after his death.

“It is with very broken hearts that I share with you the terribly sad news that tragically my beloved husband Jase has passed away suddenly…while doing something he loved, running Mt Lofty,” reads his Facebook post.

“Thank you for all the messages of love and support over the past 24 hours, I will be hugging my arms around our two beautiful boys as we try to make sense of a life without him.”

A GoFundMe page was created to raise $100,000 to help support his grieving family.

Nearly $90,000 has already been donated.

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