Fitness First founder sells Gold Coast mansion for over $6m

first_imgThis beachfront mansion at 223 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, has sold for $6.325m.THE founder of the Fitness First gym chain in Australia has sold his luxurious, beachfront mansion for a loss, despite fetching a whopping $6.325 million.It’s third time lucky for fitness industry pioneer Tony de Leede, who first put the property at 223 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, on the market in 2011 for $6.499 million.Mr de Leede tried to sell the trophy home on the Gold Coast’s so-called ‘millionaire’s row’ again in 2017 and 2018, when he was seeking $7.4 million.RELATED: The Veronicas buy in QueenslandSpring has sprung early for property marketFitness First founder Tony de Leede at the gym.Tony de Leede has sold this mansion at 223 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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