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Fitness Confidential Audiobook

Fitness Confidential

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development, 2014

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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    Chris PHOENIX, AZ, United States 11-13-13
    Chris PHOENIX, AZ, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2016
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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!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 10-03-15
    Kevin 10-03-15
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    "More about the author's life and not advice."

    This is an autobiography. The actual nutrition and fitness advice is lacking severely.
    In summary:
    1. Cut back on sugar
    2. Cut back on grains and breads
    3. If you want to massage women's breast implants then become a personal trainer.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    SydSavvy PARIS, TX, United States 10-20-14
    SydSavvy PARIS, TX, United States 10-20-14 Member Since 2008

    The Book Snob for Paris Life Magazine.

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    "BEST. FITNESS. BOOK. EVER."

    Best fitness book ever - and the audio gives extras. This is the beauty of self-publishing. Also, I like the fact that the "ghost" writer gets credit up front and center. That is as it should be. (The publishers wanted cuts or changes. True to self, Vin said "No thanks, I'll do it my way" - well he actually probably through a cuss word or two in there, but you get the ist.)

    No holding back honesty. I needed this kick in the but and hope I remember to plug in to the podcast.

    2 of 2 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
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca NEW YORK, NY, United States 04-25-14
    Rebecca NEW YORK, NY, United States 04-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "The other reviewers are right, I loved it!"

    I only read this book because it got such great reviews from other readers and I'm very happy that I did. I thought it might be a whole mess of celebrity dirt, and I couldn't have been less interested in that, but it wasn't what I expected at all. The main reason I liked the book is that Vinnie comes across as such a charismatic, decent, no-nonsense, imperfect, relatable guy.

    He gives out a little bit of very sensible fitness advice and mainly left me with the impression that 1) there is a generalized 1-size-fits-all fitness/nutrition plan that anyone can use as a starting point, 2) there are no detailed fitness/nutrition plans that are 1-size-fits-all, and 3) he's on your side, with full awareness of how hard it can be for some people, no matter where you are in your journey.

    The second theme of the book is how the fitness industry fleeces the public. Finally, there are many funny stories from Vinnie's life as well as some inspirational stories relating to struggles that he's overcome.

    It is light reading/listening, but I laughed out loud a lot, enjoyed the experience, and even learned a little.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Shaye 05-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best suited for someone new to fitness"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I purchased the audio Fitness Confidential based on the recommendation of the Adam Carolla podcast. I have never listed-to Mr. Tortorich's podcast.


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

    It follows roughly the same format as Fat-Burning Man by Abel James with respect to dietary recommendations and reviewing the evolution of the processed food industry.


    Any additional comments?

    Fitness Confidential is best suited to one completely new to fitness. If you are presently active and looking to level-up your routine this is likely not the book for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lorib 08-25-14
    lorib 08-25-14
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    "inspirational"
    Where does Fitness Confidential rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was the first audiobook I have listened to narrated by the author. I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. Vinnie is very motivating and pulled me right in from the first minute. Helps clear up all the confusion surround the "best" way to eat if you are an endurance athlete...and if you're not.


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

    His stories from his personal experiences had me laughing out loud while I was listening during my run. I could relate to many of his opinions and perspectives. Vinnie comes across as sincere; that he has a message to share.


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

    Yes, but I listened in two long runs instead!


    Any additional comments?

    Since I listened to this audiobook, I am now a loyal listener of his podcasts.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Frederick Browne 07-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "The cover got my attention. The audio kept it."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fitness Confidential to be better than the print version?

    I love the audio version because of Vinnie's rants that interrupt his reading of it.


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

    I've read a lot of fitness books prior to this one and none of them left me feeling as liberated from my own emotional/ food addiction without ever really calling it that. Vinnie's model is simple, easy to follow and you don't have to buy a bunch of books to get started. This audiobook really has changed my life. So much so that I am interrupting a jog--heart strap monitor on already--to write this review.


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

    This book and Vinnie's reading of his own words has something for everyone as it runs the full gamut of emotions. I laughed, I pondered, I identified, I felt empathy, I'm a guy so I won't say I cried.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Diets are fitness masturbation. Vinnie gives you Fitness Multiples.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook has started me down a lifestyle changing path and has opened me up to viewing fitness information as an informed consumer. I know where to spend my money now--mostly on real food, and how to avoid the diet yo-yo traps. Use your credit and get this audiobook now!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tom 04-28-14
    Tom 04-28-14
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    "Eye opening and life changing!"
    Would you listen to Fitness Confidential again? Why?

    Yes! A candid look at fitness and the fitness industry. The truth about what works and why. Finally someone wrote a book that cuts through all the crap and gets real on how to get real results! Thanks Vinnie!


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

    Why we get fat. And what to do about it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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