This first article gives you the main dates linked to Gold’s Gym development and the persons linked to them. In a second version, I will add more details. If you have information, please write them in the comment section. ➡️ Joe Gold opened his own gym in 1965, he naturally named it Gold's Gym. It was located on 1006 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA. The yearly fee was only $60.
He built himself all the equipment.
All the superstars came to train here : Arnold Scharzenegger, Franco Columbu, Robby Robinson, Frank Zane, Ken Waller, ... The Mecca of Bodybuilding was born.
But with the increase of members and those who didn't pay their fee, Joe Gold decided to sell his Gym in 1970 $50.000 to Dave Saxe and Bud Dantz.
In 1972 they sold it to Ken Sprague who trained in Gold's Gym since 1969.
In 1973, Ric Drasin drawed the famous Gold's Gym logo.
Ken sponsored bodybuilding contests (1977 MrAmerica contest) to make his gym popular and sold tons of Gold's Gy t-shirts.
In 1973 the orgina Gold's Gym in Venice is closed, a bigger one is opened in Santa Monica (1452 2nd Street). The old Gold was converted into his own house.
In 1979, Ken sold Gold's to a team (AKA the 3 Horsemen) Pete Grymkowski, Tim Kimber and Ed Connors for $5 millions .
They developped licensed Gold's Gym in the USA (5000 gyms by 1981) and then all over the world.
They moved the gym where it is now to 360 Hampton Drive, Venice.
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