Originally uploaded by TravisPurser.
This photo takes me back to the late 1970s when a group of us made the pilgrimage to the Santa Monica Gym Fest in California. We missed the walk-up registration deadline to compete â€” probably a good thing.
Schwarzenegger trained at Gold’s Gym, Santa Monica under Joe Weider starting 1968.
These rings are still there! We took kids to Muscle Beach in 2004 (photos).
Santa Monica Gymfest t-shirt is still on sale though the beach meet is defunct. Buy one from 10.0