A good advertisement for her own system, Peggy Gironda is 5 foot 8 inches, weighs 128 pounds. Her husband, Vince Gironda, was Mr. America of 1950 and he had a prominent part in a number of pictures.
Vince’s Gym 11262 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA. No Pool, No Music, No Chrome, Just Iron
I was fortunate to workout a handful of times at Vince’s Gym before it closed, Vince was even there most of those times.
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.