Vince Gironda opened his gym in Studio City, California in 1948. Fifty years later in 1998, Daryl Conant opened his own gym in Kennebunk.
Vince Gironda’s Hollywood Gym Helped The Studios Whip Their Stars Into Shape For The Movies
In memory of Ron Kosloff, my good friend and teacher who sadly passed away in 2019.
Freddy Ortiz began his illustrious bodybuilding career in 1957 upon arriving in America from his homeland, Puerto Rico.
Larry Scott training biceps on the flat side of the preacher bench.
Vince Gironda has trained winners of every bodybuilding title in existence, from Mr. Los Angeles competitors to Mr. Olympia.
In anticipation of Vince’s 80th birthday, John Balik organised an event to honour him and his life’s work, at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey.
When Vince Gironda started training he was 5′ 8″ and weighed 148 lbs and through bodybuilding got up to 190 lbs which he didn’t like at all, so cut back to 170 lbs where he had more definition and shape.
Vince Gironda personally demonstrates his famous Neck Press exercise.
In the years that followed the Vince’s Gym premises hosted many different businesses, from an automobile accessory store to a furniture & upholstery shop, and an abandoned shell to a burger joint.
Vince Gironda shocked the audience at the 1950 Mr USA with his conditioning. Posing to Ravels Bolero bodybuilding luminary Mel Williamson said he moved and posed like a ballet dancer, but Vince was disappointed not to place.