Vince’s Gym 2005

Vince's Gym location in 2005
Vince Gironda's former gym was on Ventura Blvd

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Vince’s Gym Trainees

Robert Blake, O.J. Simpson, Cher, Ernest Borgnine, George Hamilton, Gary Busey, David Carradine, Clint Eastwood, Clint Walker, Erik Estrada, Michael Landon, Larry Parks, James Garner, Sean Penn, Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell, John Schneider, Gordon Scott, Tommy Chong, Denzel Washington, James Garner, Brian Keith, Carl Weathers, and an array of other celebrated entertainers found themselves drawn to the hallowed halls of Vince Gironda’s renowned gym on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles. This distinguished establishment, nestled in the heart of the entertainment capital, played a pivotal role in shaping the physical fitness journeys of these luminaries.

Notably, this gym was not just a hub for the stars of the silver screen; it also served as a crucible for legendary bodybuilders. Icons of the physique world such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, the mighty Lou Ferrigno, Body by Jake’s dynamic force, Jake Steinfeld, and the first-ever Mr. Olympia, Larry Scott, all honed their bodies to perfection within the confines of Vince’s Gym.

The images within the gallery below offer a precious glimpse into the gym’s appearance in 2005. These snapshots provide a window into the gym’s interior and exterior, granting us a rare visual tour of the place where these titans of the entertainment and fitness industries once toiled.

It is with a heavy heart, however, that we note the closing of Vince’s Gym in November 1995, marking the end of an era in physical fitness and the passing of the legendary Vince Gironda on October 18, 1997. The fitness world collectively mourned this profound loss, but the legacy of Vince’s Gym and its indomitable influence on the worlds of entertainment and bodybuilding endures in the memories of those who trained within its iconic walls.

Vince’s Gym Gallery From 2005

Vince’s Gym Now

Vinces Gym is now Stout Burgers and Beers and features inventive craft burgers pair with microbrews in a funky open-air space warmed by brick & copper.

From Stout Burger’s Website:

Stout Burgers and Beers presents Beerfest for Beergeeks. Stout will play host to this amazing beerfest located at their Studio City location. There will be 18 hand selected breweries that will be pouring 2+ beers per brewery. All the beers will either be barrel aged, sours, or unique one-offs. These beers will never be seen again or very hard to get, so don’t miss out!

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