Author Topic: What happened to dan Howard?  (Read 13473 times)

ronrico

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Re: What happened to dan Howard?
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2022, 03:56:57 PM »
Did Dan and Joe collaborate on the building of the equipment that went in the World gym that Joe owned in Panorama City? This was another great gym, and so easy to get a good workout in.
That gyms equipment seemed almost identical in design to the second World gyms equipment (Venice)

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Re: What happened to dan Howard?
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2022, 03:31:14 PM »
Found this in my collection of old mags

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Re: What happened to dan Howard?
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2022, 06:44:32 PM »
Thanks JWB, some of those pieces in the picture look so familiar to the equipment in world gym 1 & 2 and the one in panorama city.
Great stuff thanks for the memories!!

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Re: What happened to dan Howard?
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2022, 09:12:21 PM »
Thanks JWB, some of those pieces in the picture look so familiar to the equipment in world gym 1 & 2 and the one in panorama city.
Great stuff thanks for the memories!!
yeah I think Dan played a big role in the equipment in all those gyms… supposedly George Turners gym in St Louis had the same equipment also.

Flex Fitness definitely lifted the 45 leg press design as well as the humped leg curl.

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Re: What happened to dan Howard?
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2022, 01:31:28 PM »
I was one of the first to enroll in May 1979 and it actually was called "Dan Howards World Gym" in the beginning.
There were T-Shirts and shorts with the familiar World Gym Ape Logo selling in the front glass case, of which I bought and wore some.
Kal Szkalak was managing and the first summer it would usually be just Kal and I in the afternoons,after I was out of class, unfortunate for me, since Kal always wanted to use me as added ballast on some movement..
Kal actually had a notebook at the old Gold's, and in it was making sketches and notes of all the equipment, for Dan to duplicate at the Fountain Valley Gym his wife funded..and said he feared Joe would see him and kick him out of the gym for thieving his ideas..
And yes..Boyers equipment did pop up a little later..but it seemed heavily Arthur Jones influenced with cams and no one used it..in the picture of Dan thats Boyers BodyMaster Line in the lower right, gold in color.
Dan would usually be out back in overalls fabricating more pieces..it was a very quiet summer..

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Re: What happened to dan Howard?
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2023, 10:58:02 AM »
there is an article on howard in the mag pic'd below.
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Re: What happened to dan Howard?
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2023, 10:31:07 AM »
This was a great thread to read, excellent!!