by Christian Duque
When Joe Gold started his gym, that was the beginning of the modern era of bodybuilding. It all started from a small gym, with no frills, and was all about hardcore training. One of the best historians of this time is none other than Ric Drasin, who had a show on IronMag TV. When Joe sold his gym, the owners opened a new location, creating the most state of the art, most spacious, and accommodating training facility in the world. Gold’s Gym Venice became known as The Mecca of Bodybuilding, a distinction it holds till this day. Absolutely everyone, who’s anyone, in our sport, has either visited (or plans to visit), trained there, and/or had a photoshoot there.