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Bodybuilding Legends Show

Mar 18, 2019

Ken Sprague, one of the owners of the original Gold's Gym in Venice, California, is the guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Ken talks about moving from Ohio to California in the early 1970's and how he unexpectedly became the owner of Gold's Gym. Ken also talks about the filming of the movie "Pumping Iron" in Gold's Gym in 1975 and how he promoted both the gym and the sport of bodybuilding during the late 1970's. Ken also was involved in contest promotion and he talks about how he created some of the biggest contests of his era, including the 1977 AAU Mr. America contest and the 1978 Gold's Gym Classic.