After reading Arnold’s Total Recall, I felt an urge to explore the old stomping grounds of bodybuilding lore.
Inspired, I took the trip to throwdown at Gold’s Gym Venice, or as it is known to many, the Mecca of Bodybuilding.
Walking through the doors, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of awe, as if entering the arena of a great battleground.
My adrenaline was pumping, as I thought to myself, here I am, the exact place where some of the world’s most renowned bodybuilders carved their bodies, shaped their personas, and crafted their personal legend.
Slightly modernized but the legends on the wall remain immortal. Not shown are some old school pieces of equipment that are out of production and probably only remain at a few gyms in the world.
The outdoor, functional area of they gym, as showcased by many fitness influencers. It’s a great spot for circuits, movement practice, curls in the sun, and of course a hundred or so Kettlebell swings to get the blood flowing.
Here I am, the Mecca of Bodybuilding. – Venice, California, August 2019
Like so many before me, enjoying the Venice sunset at the foot of the equally renowned Muscle Beach.
The crux of a high performing life is your environment. The people you surround yourself, the activities you do, the food you eat, the information you consume, the books you read, the thoughts you think.
It’s all consuming. It’s the hero maker and the life changer.
Think and study like a mental athlete and embody a life of physicality.