The founder of Gold's and World Gyms has died, after a illness
Joe Gold was 82.
In 1965 he founded the original Gold's Gym in Venice Beach, California, running it for 5 years before selling out to return to the US merchant Marine. Most of the equipment in the gym he welded together himself.
After getting out of the Mechant Marine again, we founded the World Gym chain in 1977, the Same year his original gym was featured in the Docu-drama "Pumping Iron"