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.
Tag: Vince’s Gym
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.
You are what you think you are, a champion or a failure.
I trained at Vince’s Gym and never got booted out, but Ron Kosloff told me he personally saw a guy get booted out, and earlier this year I met a guy who claimed that he trained there in the early ’80s and Vince booted him out.
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.
I moved to California and trained my first year at Vince Gironda’s gym. I learned a lot from him, as irascible as he was!
There is a famous photo of Vince Gironda supposedly doing a single arm chin with an added dumbell, but the truth is the photo was taken as he released his second arm and just dropped down with one arm.
Mitch David Carter was a trainer at Vince’s and actually I trained Joseph Campanella. I’d see Robert Blake and Brian Keith every morning; funny as hell, griping like two old women.
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.