I was fortunate to workout a handful of times at Vince’s Gym before it closed, Vince was even there most of those times.
Vince Gironda’s Hollywood Gym Helped The Studios Whip Their Stars Into Shape For The Movies
Several years ago, when I knew nothing about working out, I went to Vince’s Gym in Studio City because I was in terrible shape and had heard that it was a hard core gym where I could train with some great trainers and be assured that I was learning how to workout correctly.
Many of you may remember Brian Keith from the 60′s TV show Family Affair. I recall him very fondly in The Russians are Coming! Keith was anything but Hobbit-like, and it was fairly well known by all that he was ferried to work each morning by John Barleycorn.
I had the honour of having Vince Gironda train me in late 1989 and went on to win the middleweight class at the IFBB North American Championships.
One day a guy came in with an EZ Curl bar of his own. Vince threw it across the street. No kidding!
Doug Drexler and Dorothy Duder At Vince Gironda’s Gym.
I went searching for the truth about true natural bodybuilding and my search ended with the ultimate teacher in bodybuilding history, the Master, the Iron Guru – Vince Gironda.
Barry Hosteter – actor, writer, and former instructor at Vince’s Gym.
I worked out at Vince’s Gym for years. I’ll never forget the first time I walked in there to check it out.
I remember Dewey Martin quite well from the early 1980s when we both worked out at Vince Gironda’s famous body-building gym in North Hollywood, CA.