Intense I trained usually in the morning (against my usual time) because my traning partner then was Ron Depolito andhe liked training in the morning. I hated it to cause Ihad drive in from Manhatan Beach and be there by 8am. I was a housepainter so Ihad a couple houses to paint while I was in the neighborhood. Do you remember him. He was like a whie pimp and had girls that he would provide to parties and for the guys to have fun with. He drove a pink corvette. I'm trying to remember that about Joe. I was there from 79 to around 83. You know all that time Ispent there I never ever went to Gold's Gym. I do remember he made sure EVERYONE paid their dues. He really took a liking to me. He would notice when I wasn't there andask me where I was yesterday. I was a young guy at 247 butIguess pretty strong and cut
I vaguly remember that name (Ron), Doug was down there more during the week because I was still in high school and only could go on weekends or holidays....but I was there the year Arnold was training for the 80' Olympia. Ed Guiliani practically lived there and we became pretty good friends.