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.
Vince Gironda’s Hollywood Gym Helped The Studios Whip Their Stars Into Shape For The Movies
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.
Your workout should be based on failure to use good form. As soon as your form begins to fail that is the time to put your weights down.
In intimate conversation Vince Gironda looks back on his life to reveal the seminal moments that fuelled his relentless drive to become the most famous and volatile trainer in the history of the iron game.
It’s interesting to consider the many changes that have taken place in bodybuilding in the last forty years. Actually, its more than interesting – it’s incredible.
Vince Gironda liked me, and, you know, that can’t be said about everyone as far as Vince was concerned.
A mock-up of Vince Gironda’s Gym on ABC’s Take Two TV Series.