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« Reply #250 on: November 14, 2015, 01:21:39 PM »

gold's timeline= joe gold 1922-2004..joe gold got into making gym equipment with his brother robert in their teens.he opened the first gold gym in 1965 sold it in 1970... came back and opened world's gym in 1977. pumping iron chronicled the 75 universe and olympia was released in 77...gold's real name was goldglejt shortened to gold...ken spraque tells a lot of stories about the time period when he bought gold's and joe gold return...

amazing era.   I met Pete Grymkowski once, was extremely nice
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« Reply #251 on: February 28, 2018, 10:09:08 AM »

In a couple weeks I'm going to Loprinzi's Gym in Portland, OR. It's one of my favorite gyms! In the Pacific Northwest region, Loprinzi's is about as old-school as you can possibly get when it comes to gyms, as they've been in business since 1948 and still have much of the older equipment including a full set of globe-style dumbbells, an older Universal Gym Machine, and a handful of first-generation Nautilus machines. And it's a great environment for going heavy, as they have a lifting area with big bins of powdered chalk that you can dip your grubby hands into and not have to worry about keeping everything "spick and span." I can't wait!
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« Reply #252 on: March 20, 2018, 09:44:35 AM »

An update... Loprinzi's Gym was great as always! It really takes me back to the glory days of 1940s/50s physical culture.

If anyone is interested, I posted a photo essay with pics of Loprinzi's on my old-school weight training blog:
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« Reply #253 on: March 20, 2018, 11:57:52 AM »

An update... Loprinzi's Gym was great as always! It really takes me back to the glory days of 1940s/50s physical culture.

If anyone is interested, I posted a photo essay with pics of Loprinzi's on my old-school weight training blog:
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nice, thanks for the link..
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