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Fitness Confidential | [Vinnie Tortorich]

Fitness Confidential

America's Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often R-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What's the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What's the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In Fitness Confidential, Vinnie tells all.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development, 2013

America's Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often R-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What's the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What's the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In Fitness Confidential, Vinnie tells all. So get ready to get fit, get inspired and get the dirt with Hollywood's most outrageous personal trainer!

©2013 Vinnie Tortorich and Dean Lorey (P)2013 Vinnie Tortorich and Dean Lorey

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    Robert SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 09-22-13
    Robert SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2008
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    "The best fitness book I've ever read"
    If you could sum up Fitness Confidential in three words, what would they be?

    I must first admit that I am cheating a bit. Fitness Confidential came out on audio book tonight, and I've only listened to about an hour of it. I have however read the physical book fully.

    To sum it up in three words - Simple, No-Nonsense Approach


    Any additional comments?

    Vinnie tells it like it is. He isn't trying to sell you meal plans, supplements, or any of the other garbage that other fitness "programs" offer. I've been following Vinnie's advice now for just a month and I've seen some great gains (losses really). He is a very down to earth person and I think you'll really enjoy this one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Chris PHOENIX, AZ, United States 11-13-13
    Chris PHOENIX, AZ, United States 11-13-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "The best voice in audible with the lungs to match"
    What made the experience of listening to Fitness Confidential the most enjoyable?

    Unlike 99% of the audio books out there, Vinnie (the author himself) actually reads the book and sometimes goes off the script and inserts rants and thoughts. I have already read the book, which was awesome for its content, but the audio book brings my reading to a whole new level. I also enjoyed the last section with Dean Lorey, co-writer on what went into writing the book.


    What other book might you compare Fitness Confidential to and why?

    I would compare it to a mix between Finding Ultra by Rich Roll and Kitchen Confidential, but much better


    What about Vinnie Tortorich’s performance did you like?

    I love his true southern Louisiana accent in addition to his occasional off text rants.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me feel every emotion from inspired to laughter to tears.


    Any additional comments?

    A must buy!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 04-17-14
    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 04-17-14 Member Since 2000

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Terrible writing, Terrible reading."

    1) Terribly Written. The author just plain cannot write.
    2) Terribly Read. The author/narrator will not stay on script. He ad libs useless, off topic, uninteresting information as he goes along.

    Does he have wisdom to pass along? Most people will never find out because of the terrible delivery of the information. Go find a different book to learn about fitness and health.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dagmar Nuuk, Greenland 03-08-14
    Dagmar Nuuk, Greenland 03-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Eye opening book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fitness Confidential to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because it has extras on the Audiobook


    What about Vinnie Tortorich’s performance did you like?

    He is very honest about everything, and he does not promise you anything like you can loose so much weight in a month. But he tells you so you can understand how our bodies work.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to listen to this several times because it is a very good book. Thanks Vinnie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike REDMOND, WA, United States 02-16-14
    Mike REDMOND, WA, United States 02-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Audiobook"
    If you could sum up Fitness Confidential in three words, what would they be?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book and have to say, this is how they should be done. Vinnie doesn’t do it like everyone else, he gives you bonus material which he calls “Lagniappe” to give his reader a little extra. I found myself eager for each new chapter and at times just couldn’t stop listening. I felt much more motivated and excited about making life changes after this book than I have from other prescriptive books, which focus on a lot of rules and instructions of what to do. Vinnie doesn’t do it that way.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fitness Confidential?

    I was hooked on the bonus chapter of his experience doing a 508 mile bike race.


    Have you listened to any of Vinnie Tortorich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I didn't know who Vinnie was before I listened to this audio book. Now I'm a fan.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I really appreciated the frank talk about what works and what doesn't work. He lays it out that there are no short cuts or lose weight fat schemes. It takes hard work and commitment.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe the audio book version is better than the print book because he breaks from the reading with additional material and his narration style feels so natural and real. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Chesapeake beach, MD, United States 02-13-14
    Amazon Customer Chesapeake beach, MD, United States 02-13-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Wow! A fitness book that works!"
    What did you love best about Fitness Confidential?

    I love the NON-Formula for success! Vinnie cuts to the chase and tells us this is not a prescriptive fitness or weight loss book. Instead, he tells the story about how he started and became NSNG guy! If anyone could convince you about saying its not a DIET but a LIFESTYLE it's Vinnie Tortorich!


    What other book might you compare Fitness Confidential to and why?

    Not comparable to my knowledge


    What does Vinnie Tortorich bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Vinnie is well known for his personal embellishments and at times diverging into tangents. All good though!! You will get additional anecdotes from Vinnie at every turn. They are great and welcome!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book will make you laugh! At times you will think to yourself... "This guys a trip". He is, and it works.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for Vinnie to come out with another! I listen to his podcast three times a week. It helps keep me motivated! I've actually lost over 60lbs listening to him and Anna on their "Morning Show" LOL

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wesley E. Willard republic 09-23-13
    Wesley E. Willard republic 09-23-13
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    "Best fitness book ever."
    If you could sum up Fitness Confidential in three words, what would they be?

    Truth. Intelligent. Simple.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vinnie!


    Any additional comments?

    I have a hard copy of this book, which is fantastic. When I found out that there was an author narrated audiobook available, no questions asked I was going to get it. Vinnie is a great story teller and you "get a little something extra" via the audiobook as well. If you're on the fence about getting this, don't be, buy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scottiiee665 Melbourne, FL, United States 11-11-13
    Scottiiee665 Melbourne, FL, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Its a good listen despite being totally misleading"
    What would have made Fitness Confidential better?

    Any Actual fitness or diet advice would have been nice. No Sugar No Grains, Lift free weights... That's IT !
    Two of the 4 Covers major selling points DON'T EXIST in the book

    NO Fitness Advice.

    His store does inspire.

    No Dirt, other than he hates all but private gyms and all trainers other than himself can't be trusted and are incompetent out only for money.

    And it is very confidential. He keeps all the useful information to himself


    How could the performance have been better?

    The author tries on many occasions to make the narration sound spontaneous with little anecdotes. It doesn't work. Bad Idea.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fitness Confidential?

    Tell the Truth.

    Its your standard Sports biography all about his life and how great he is. Standard " I was born in a log cabin" stuff and I did it all myself except for the help from some of the Top Doctors and endurance athletes Blah blah.


    Any additional comments?

    Its a good listen despite being totally misleading about the content.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    witt 04-14-14
    witt 04-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Highly recommend"
    What made the experience of listening to Fitness Confidential the most enjoyable?

    I loved it. Inspiring and motivating to change your eating and exercise habits, and there was an additional twist which I found just as interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Have you listened to any of Vinnie Tortorich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    N/A

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    Leta IA, United States 03-21-14
    Leta IA, United States 03-21-14 Member Since 2011

    Love books. Hate to read. Audible is my friend!

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    "Interesting Message. Real Results. Awesome Guy!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Already have! If for no other reason it's an interesting read. But I have adopted what Vinnie is saying & I feel amazing!


    What other book might you compare Fitness Confidential to and why?

    None I've found. Vinnie tends to go off the book from time to time & it's cool. You feel like he's talking with YOU and not reading to you like a 1st grader on a carpet in the library.


    Have you listened to any of Vinnie Tortorich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I began listening to his podcast AFTER the book. He is very passionate & consistent with his message.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yep! At 1.5x speed, then find a podcast to learn more.


    Any additional comments?

    I've never met Vinnie, but his voice & attitude are uniquely genuine. GET THIS BOOK.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    10/29/13
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    "So much more than merely a fitness/diet book!"

    I downloaded and listened to the audiobook over the last few days, and I have to say, I absolutely LOVED it. I went into it a bit unsure, because I thought a lot of of would be a rehash of diet/fitness info I already knew, and/or lots of discussion about training and competing in endurance sports, which isn't a great interest of mine.

    I was pleasantly surprised to find Vinnie and Dean's book was so much more than my preconceived notion of what it would be like. This book is like a big No Sugar No Grain casserole--there's a little bit of everything thrown in there, seasoned with all sorts of of personal anecdotes from Vinnie. There is diet info, exercise info, info on how to choose a gym and/or personal trainer, and how to get the best deal on gym memberships--this is handy to know. Vinnie also shares some great thoughts on strength training, which actually surprised me! As a faithful listener of the podcast, it's rare that I hear Vinnie or his guests talk much about lifting weights, so it made me very happy to hear Vinnie advocating for strength training, and the old school way--barbells and dumbbells, not the useless machines the globo gyms are all full of.

    Apart from all the useful info, Vinnie and Dean have also woven a really touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching story of Vinnie's personal trials. I won't spoil the book by getting into all that, but I will just say that this aspect of the book follows the trajectory of one of Vinnie's insane endurance events--lots of difficult uphills and downhills, triumphant moments as well as a lot of moments that were anything but. I really admire Vinnie's indomitable spirit and his tenacious nature, and of course his great outlook on himself and life in general. What a dude!

    The only critical thing I have to say, which isn't so critical, is that as a podcast listener, I had a hard time getting into the audiobook initially because I kept expecting/hoping Anna Vocino would pop up and join the conversation! Haha!

    Great book, and I'll definitely recommend it to anyone, whether they think they're interested in this stuff or not. It's entertaining, educational, and a marvellous story as well. Well done, Vinnie and Dean!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • C. Walker-Morrison
    Yorkshire, UK
    12/8/13
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    "Great book, inspiring history"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, The enthusiasm and common sense to what Vinnie is describing gives a confident feeling to embracing that energy inside.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Vinnie's personal approach to the book, he didn't try to use other sources to fill up his book, it's all first hand material.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh mostly, crying? no!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Llandudno, United Kingdom
    11/26/13
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    "If you are into Sport/Triathlon/Running Get this!!"
    If you could sum up Fitness Confidential in three words, what would they be?

    I loved this book. This guy is a real person and though there is little in the way of technical advice the spirit of the man shines through, BRILLIANT!! I'm listening to it for the second time and I've only just bought it!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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