Roy F. Zurkowski was one of the lucky few in the world who was able to make millions off precisely what made him most happy: fitness. In the ’80s, Mr. Zurkowski became one of the original iron-pumping kingpins, cashing in on the wave of Regan-era health consciousness sweeping the nation. By 1983 all his clubs were purchased by Bally Manufacturing Corp, thus beginning the Bally empire.
Mr. Zurkowski passed away in November 2010, leaving behind a gym-sized home at the Sherry Netherland. That co-op has just sold for $7.1 million, city records show. Read More