Doug Eidd has owned and operated Doug’s Gym in the same second-floor location on Commerce Street in downtown Dallas for fifty-five years. The gym opened in 1962 and was known for many years as the place for serious weight trainers, boxers, and professional wrestlers. Back then Doug had a physique that announced to the world he was a master of physical conditioning. At eighty-seven, he is still lean but has lost the muscular frame of his youth. He still spends six days a week in the gym. Besides giving training advice, he works out in short spurts, throwing some punches at the weight bag or lifting some light barbells. He tires easily. Much of the time he sits in his office filling out lottery tickets, smoking cigars, and talking to anyone who will listen to his theories on the decline of the world order. True, the physical appearance of the dilapidated gym makes for interesting photos. There are no modern machines, only free weights and basic devices for body building. But there are many more stories here. The clientele, in contrast to Doug, are mostly young men and women of varying backgrounds, who love the no-frills honesty of the place. They clearly cherish and respect Doug, who is friendly in a no-nonsense way and knows a lot about body building. To delve into this project, I joined the gym. Now I go there three times a week to exercise, learn about others’ lives, and make photographs. I hope you follow along with me in this classic old gym, the last of its kind.