Steve Adell

I have some sad news to report about one of our Better Bodies family.  Steve Adell has passed away, Steve trained at a few gyms back in the day, but he always stopped by Better Bodies for a work out, i remember he was the first guy I had ever seen bench 405 lbs [thats for 45lb plates on each side], he was also an important model for the nascent “ Better Bodies Model Management” . feel free to share any memories. RIP Steve……..

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PM Magazine

This video is a segment that ran on “PM Magazine” in 1985. This was the first-ever “magazine-format” TV program. The segment featured the modeling agency I created to market muscular physiques, which we ran out of the gym. There is some great footage of Gladys Portugues and Carla Dunlap posing at a party I did with Chi Chi Valente and Johnny Dynell at the Limelight, in NYC. Chi Chi and Johnny were Better Bodies members from the very beginning. They still rule New York night life 25 years later. Amazing.

Nick Ballo, Brian and Mike

Me and Nick Ballo, note Gladys’ Ms. Olympia medal on the wall behind me