Tonight our guest is Doug Eidd. Doug is a physical culture pioneer and a true living legend both in the gym business and in the personal training field as well.
Doug is 86 years old and still trains heavy, hard and regular. He has over 70 years of weight training experience and he looks and acts decades younger than he is.
Doug owns Doug's Gym in Dallas, Texas. He opened the gym in 1962 and has been running the gym in the same downtown location for fifty five years! The gym has become a landmark in downtown Dallas.
Doug’s Gym has been recognized repeatedly as one of the best and The Best hardcore gym in the USA by many newspapers and training magazines.
Doug's Gym is old school and exudes a hardcore old fashioned feel. It still contains most of the original workout equipment from the 1960s. The gym has mainly barbells, dumbbells, power racks and free-weight workout equipment with also a few machines.
Jack Ruby, yep that Jack Ruby, … the one who shot Lee Harvey Oswald owned a business just down the street. Doug has some interesting stories that relate to this and he will share them with us on the show.
Many big names in the Iron Game, … Sports, … and Television … have passed through the doors of Doug’s gym. … Several episodes of Walker Texas Ranger … were filmed there too.
Tonight we are going to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of Doug’s colorful history from more than a half century in the Gym business.
To contact Doug, visit the website: Doug’s Gym Dallas .com … That’s Doug’s Gym Dallas .com.
Doug, It’s great to have you on the show and welcome to Natural Strength Night.