The golden age of bodybuilding had its home in Venice Beach, California. If you were a serious bodybuilder back in the 70s, 80s and early 90s, you packed up your shit and moved to Venice to train at Gold's Gym with the rest of us. It was the place to be. You almost had to be there. It was necessary. If you wanted to be where the action was, there was just no choice but to make the pilgrimage to the Mecca.
But just as all things in life do, the Golden Age came to an end and the faithful dissipated. Gold's Gym is a mere gutted cavern of its former self; the pictures of the champions who trained there are still on the walls like spirits of an era passed. The building stands, but its spirit is gone.
Big media day today for me and a great opportunity to plug RX Muscle! The morning started off with a nice piece in the New York Daily News where I was quoted regarding A-rod's admitted use of steroids at his press conference yesterday.
With nine seasons left on his 10 year $275 million deal with the Yankees, Alex Rodriguez is inches away from stepping into the new $1.5 billion dollar Yankees Stadium where he is expected to break Barry Bonds' home run record. That would surely be an awe-inspiring feeling, except for the fact that Rodriguez is under intense scrutiny right now.
A California fitness trainer is suing the video game company Nintendo, asking them to pull its Wii Fit games from shelves claiming it's "contributing to the epidemic of obesity."