With a social media following of more than 17 million, Simeon Panda is one of the most influential fitness professionals in the world. He’s been featured in Forbes and is highly respected not just because of his amazing physique, but for his character and high standards in representing the fitness industry. When Simeon isn’t working out at his home gym that’s built by Gold’s, you can catch him going hard and mentoring others at The Mecca in Venice.
In 1965, Joe Gold, a merchant marine, showed the world how to turn scrap metal into gold. With the utmost passion and an even bigger vision, the son of a junk dealer turned a modest concrete building in Venice Beach, California into the mecca for bodybuilder and fitness enthusiasts.
He built the first gym equipment all by himself, laying the foundations for a success story like no other.