Tony Nowak, a former training partner of Arnold Schwarzenegger who appeared in the film "Pumping Iron" and later became known as the creator of the famous "Arnold jackets," left a major void in the health & fitness industry when he passed away from a heart attack last spring while vacationing in Italy.
Nowak's legacy, though, will live on at the 2011 Arnold Sports Festival.
Tony Nowak Original will return to the Arnold Sports Festival and the Arnold Classic in 2011 as the company's famous jackets will again be available. The event's trademark jackets begin at $175.
Tony Nowak Original will be located near the Arnold Fitness EXPO stage in booths 1047 & 1049.
Nowak created his famous jackets for the Arnold Classic for the event's first 22 years, and traveled to Columbus each year for the Arnold Sports Festival. He also created his exclusive jackets for the Olympia, as well as for movies and for celebrities around the world. He was well known in the bodybuilding world and played himself as “Big Tony” in the landmark "Pumping Iron" film that was released in 1977.
Said Schwarzenegger, co-promoter of the Arnold Sports Festival, “I met Tony in 1968 when he escaped Poland. I worked out with him at World Gym in New York, and we became friends right away. Ever since, I’ve considered him a friend to me and my family, a training partner, a great businessman, a world-class athlete in boxing and wrestling, and one of the kindest men I know. He was there for me in each of my careers – bodybuilding, movies, business, government – always offering his incredible talents and designing his jackets to help promote my endeavors. We shared two loves – for service and for our adopted country. Tony was one of the most peaceful and friendly people in the world and always offered his jackets for charity auctions, and the only time you didn’t see a smile on his face was when anyone spoke negatively about the United States. Tony was always a force to be reckoned with and even though he’s no longer with us, I know that he’ll continue to be a force in our lives.”
The 2011 Edition of the Arnold Classic Jacket is available for shipping directly from Tony Nowak Original. The jackets are individually built, never mass produced and use only top quality materials. All jackets are made in-house in the European tradition the company has used for so many years.
Tony Nowak Original jackets can also be order director from the factory. Contact Riley Barrie at email@example.com.