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Fitness industry pioneer Henry Polessky dies photoOne of the biggest names in the fitness industry has died. Henry Polessky, the founder of Fitness World, passed away on Jan. 10. He was 74. 

Fitness World was started in 1978 and grew to 13 locations. In 2009, Steve Nash Fitness Clubs took over the brand, with Polessky staying on as an advior.

"Henry was seminal in the development of this organization, he was a great advisor to the organization, and he showed true pride and dedication in his work in the fitness industry," said Steve Nash President and CEO Don Harbich, on, a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, news Website. "His passing is a loss not only to the company but to our entire community. He will be greatly missed.”

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