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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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    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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    Wesley E. Willard republic 09-23-13
    Wesley E. Willard republic 09-23-13 Member Since 2016
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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.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 10-03-15
    Kevin 10-03-15 Member Since 2016
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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.

    2 of 3 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

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Waipahu, HI, United States 11-26-13
    Frank Waipahu, HI, United States 11-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Vinnie's story"
    What disappointed you about Fitness Confidential?

    This book was more about Vinnie then fitness. He talks about his young life, being in football, being a fitness instructor, sex with customers, cancer, his bike races etc.
    What little fitness he discusses items such as this: calories in does not equal calories out. A clear violation of thermodynamics. Do not eat grains or sugar but all the bacon and fat you want (a modified Atkin's diet) which is unhealthy in the long run.


    Has Fitness Confidential turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No just his future books!


    What didn’t you like about Vinnie Tortorich’s performance?

    Vinnie thinks he is a comedian so he continually broke script from his written books to crack unfunny jokes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that I wasted money on the book and Vinnie profited from it.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste a penny on the audio.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    John 06-25-16
    John 06-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Highly motivating"

    I lost 20 lbs in less than 3 months after listening to this book (& following Vinnie on Twitter) because of the motivational aspect of this book. Vinnie's read adds to the character and sincerity of the work. It's clear from listening that Vinnie is committed to helping people by setting an example & coaching folks up to believe in themselves. Well worth the cost & time to listen.

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    Mark Koerner 06-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not just another fitness book"

    Vinnie lays out his life story, his ups and his downs and it is quite moving and inspirational. I feel like I have known him for years now. His story has changed my life, hopefully forever! Wish I would have listened to it months ago after the first time I heard him on the Adam Carolla show. Thanks Vinnie!

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    bjbarr22 06-20-16
    bjbarr22 06-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Vinnie telling the story his story is so amazing! So much bonus material."

    I can't believe how well this book is put together. Vinnie telling the story adds so much passion. For those who want less story and more instruction, listen to his podcast. This book and podcast have made me realize I could change my ways and follow a NO SUGAR NO GRAIN diet. I can't wait for the next book. Amazing!

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    Gilbert 06-17-16
    Gilbert 06-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Kept me hooked"

    Great story line I was expecting a boring fitness book but ended up listening to a awesome real life story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Steve Parke
    7/5/15
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    "A stone cold monster of a book"

    This was a joy to read and love the book having been a fan of Vinnie for some time and loving his podcast it was great to see that he had a book out and it was a no brainier to get the book. I would listen to it on my many walks and loved it. The best way that I can describe the book is its like 4 great books in one and has some very funny and touching moments there too. I would without reservation recommend the book. Vinnie is a joy you will not be disappointed👍

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  • MR
    5/21/15
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    "A wake up call"

    No sugar, no grain. Going to make this a part of my life now and also at least take an ounce of the inspiration of this audiobook.

    Listened to this whilst on holiday which is outside of my daily routine. It has woken me up to push harder and to push a healthier lifestyle, for myself, wife and family.

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  • Mr
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    "Vinnie for President!"

    wonderful insightful story, motivational gold dust and not to mention Vinnie is just a wonderful chap. I cannot recommend this enough!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Kardokas
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    5/6/15
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    "Vinnie is THE MAN"

    Part fitness / diet book, part autobiography, part an insight into Beverly Hills lifestyle, all delivered with a healthy amount of humor. Vinnie's cosa nostra like accent and breaking out of the book to tell side stories is a real bonus.

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  • kyle foster
    2/15/15
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    "Amazing"

    This audiobook was amazing and inspiring Vinnie you have help me push on though my own illness and want to achieve great things keep up the hard work and can't wait for you to release another book. If i lived in the US. I would definitely want you as my trainer

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ross Elliott
    2/3/15
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    "Great book"

    Fun and informative. Loved Vinnie's natural narration and a fascinating journey. Also impressed with his professional integrity that shines through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spencer Hayler
    1/27/15
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    "Awesome"

    I absolutely loved this book / Audiobook and finished it in two days, very inspirational and funny at the same time.
    I think the podcasts are great too, full of great information and bloody good fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    1/7/15
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    "Just as it is!"

    As a personal trainer, what vinnie has put into this book is exactly what real life is like. His story is true, inspiring and will leave you feeling you can achieve anything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zakkiwakki
    London UK
    12/17/14
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    "Funny and informative"

    I wasn't expecting quite the listen that I got. I've listened to a few fitness books and they all go in to great detail about the science of nutrition and exercise. This book doesn't. It does tell you all you need to know, wrapped up in funny and entertaining anecdotes. It's well worth a listen even if you're not into fitness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Casa
    12/17/14
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    "biggest waste of time"

    it was terrible. the word fitness should not be in the title. waste of time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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