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A Sunday's Visit to Gold's Gym in Venice

ric drasin | Posted 11.07.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Every once in awhile I like to drive over to Venice Beach which is about 25 min away and visit Gold's Gym and see the changes over the years. ...

Baking Soda And Bodybuilding

ric drasin | Posted 08.18.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Baking soda has so many uses but who would ever have thought that it would be good for Bodybuilding and Weightlifting? Baking Soda (Bicarbonate) ca...

This Gold's Gym Advertisement Is A Horrible, Sexist Mess

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 08.17.2016 | Women

Gold’s Gym has come under serious fire after an Egypt location posted a horribly sexist ad onto its Facebook page last weekend. Gold’s Gym Dreamla...

The Birth Of World Gym

ric drasin | Posted 07.27.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Joe Gold, the owner and developer of Gold's Gym had visions way back in the 60's of having his own gym and in 1965 he built his dream gym, which becam...

Is It Possible To Spot Reduce Fat?

ric drasin | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
ric drasin

Over the years I've trained many men and women as well as many celebrities. Each person has a different goal and a different vision of what the want ...

You Are What You Eat

ric drasin | Posted 07.01.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

They say we are what we eat. Never a truer word has been spoken and you can look around and pretty much tell who eats right and who doesn't. I look...

Senior Fitness Starts at Youth

ric drasin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Obesity is the number one problem with our youth today. It out numbers alcohol and drugs by far. Fitness starts with our youth at home. We raise our ...

Ladies, Lets get into Shape with Weights!

ric drasin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Over the years many women have asked me about getting into shape and when I suggest Weight Workouts most say they are afraid of getting BIG! I've expl...

Life at Venice Beach in the '70s

ric drasin | Posted 05.20.2017 | Los Angeles
ric drasin

The smell of the ocean, the feel of sand on your feet and the burning of incense bring back the memories of a golden era in Venice Beach.

Big Muscles and the Big Screen -- Bodybuilders in Film

ric drasin | Posted 05.12.2017 | Sports
ric drasin

Years before I started working out with weights, I would watch movies and see people like Steve Reeves and wonder how they got that way and got into m...

Training With Arnold. History We Made Together

ric drasin | Posted 05.06.2017 | Entertainment
ric drasin

I remember walking into the door and seeing some of the greats and coming face to face with Arnold. At that point he wasn't really very well known except for some photos in the magazines. We quickly became friends and started doing some chest and back workouts together.

#DontTaxWellness in DC

Lane Hudson | Posted 08.19.2014 | DC
Lane Hudson

Despite the claim to being America's fittest city, the District still has major health problems to address like our obesity rate and health disparities across social and economic groups.

Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain: A New Way of Thinking

Robert Reames | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Reames

Take one day, and one holiday event at a time. If you do happen to overdo it, simply get back on track the next meal or the next day. No big deal. No harm done.

Kicked Out Of Gold's Gym For Bad B.O.?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.31.2012 | Los Angeles

We've all been there. You're on the machine at the gym and about to pass out--not because you're really working hard. But because of the guy to your r...

The Outrageous Things Advertisers Think Women Want From Their Gyms

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.22.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

In the latest bizarre gym ad, Orange Fitness, a Russian fitness chain, shows us a woman cracking a chestnut between her muscular buttocks -- and then eating it.

Getting In Shape On A Budget

Ramona Braganza | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramona Braganza

You don't need to have a lot of money -- or be a celebrity -- to get in shape!

Amanda Terkel

Gold Gym's Owner Under Fire For Political Donation Speaks Out | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The owner of Gold's Gym International is defending his $2 million donation to the conservative political group American Crossroads, sayi...

Amanda Terkel

SOLID GOLD: Bay Area Gym Franchises Split With Parent Company | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gold's Gym is facing a backlash from LGBT activists over its CEO's $2 million donation to American Crossroads, the conservative political group affili...

Triple Treat Tuesday: Conversations With Jackie Greene, Street Drum Corps' Bobby Alt, and Nicky Holender, Trainer to the Stars

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"'Medicine' is one of those messed-up drug songs. It's more like a tantrum, you know saying, 'I don't want your bulls**t.' I don't know, it's sort of hard to explain."

Jeffrey Deitch's Secret LA Life Before MOCA

Brady Westwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

Even before I first met Jeffrey Deitch, I knew first-hand that the DNA of Los Angeles was etched deep into his brain.

Reselling Things That Already Exist

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

For a hot minute, I couldn't decide if this strategy is the dumbest thing since "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" or if it's pure genius. I was stuck with an uncomfortable in-between feeling.