What I loved best about Fitness Confidential is...EVERYTHING! Yes, that is a pretty vague response, but due to the nature of the book, it is impossible to pick just one thing. It has insider hollywood stories, it has solid, to the point, NO BS fitness advice, it has true life stories of pain, grit, success, and the resilience of the human spirit.
This book, this message, this guy they call America's Angriest Trainer, has changed my life forever. One thing he shouts is: "Your good intentions have been stolen, and I'm here to help you get them back." We have been sold a bill of goods in the health and fitness industry that is led us to a very dark and scary place. We are fatter, lazier, and 10x's more spoiled now in history of mankind. He makes you challenge your thinking on why we have become this way. The residual effect of these many things has caused our health to decline in ways we probably never thought possible. We got complicated in the process to fix it. Take a pill here, do a cleanse there, buy this weird exercise equipment, etc. The answers are simple. Vinnie shows us how.
You get what Vinnie calls, Lagniappe. Dean Lorey helped Vinnie express his life story and his technical expertise in a way that only master craftsman in the writing world can do. The audiobook allowed Vinnie to go off on tangents and side stories to his hearts content. Not appropriate in a book, but perfect for an audio version. You can certainly tell when he goes off script--and his fans LOVE this part of him. It is just who he is--and as others have said before me: to know him is to love him. You need to experience both mediums...one version is not complete without the other. Read the book and listen to the audiobook--you won't regret it!
First of all, the audiobook is a whole different flavor than the written book. The book itself, in its written form, is amazing. The audiobook gives you Vinnie the storyteller, and in my opinion, the best part of this version. He ad-libs through-out the audio and it hilarious. You really need to get to know him a bit via his pod-cast to really understand where he is coming from and what his personality is. Those just listening to him for the first time on this audiobook may not understand my endearment- but I guarantee, by the end of the book, you will be a fan for life. Keep in mind, he is not a professional voice guy, he went kicking and screaming to do the audio of his book in his own voice--but his fans begged and pleaded that he did it--and it was 100% worth it!
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