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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, 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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    Cherylin G. Stuard Bush, LA USA 08-10-14
    Cherylin G. Stuard Bush, LA USA 08-10-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Best fitness book ever!!"
    What did you love best about Fitness Confidential?

    The no nonsense straight forward approach. And the inspirational story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vinnie


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

    No, but I have listened to A LOT of diet/fitness books and this is the first one I felt inclined to give a review. And the first book I have reviewed.


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

    There were several. He's just real.


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the book. The cover got me at first. But when I started to listen it was informative but also entertaining. I like his "shoot it from the hip" approach. I was not surprised he was from Southern Louisiana. Maybe that's why I loved it too. We love our fellow "yats". If you like it, you should also subscribe to the podcast. I did that immediately after I finished the book. You will love it.

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    TNGER CYNTHIANA, KENTUCKY, United States 08-07-14
    TNGER CYNTHIANA, KENTUCKY, United States 08-07-14
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    "real life book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    people that want to take out the trash should listen to this book, it opened my eyes and mind .....


    Any additional comments?

    just get it !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Scott 08-05-14
    Scott 08-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A great perspective on fitness!"
    Would you listen to Fitness Confidential again? Why?

    Yes, and I plan on listening to it again. I love that the author read the story himself. He offers a lot of personal stories and insight in addition to the text of the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author is not giving you a step by step fitness instruction manual. He provides insight garnered through a life of experience that when applied can transform you entire life!


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

    He likes to digress fro the text and provide additional insight and stories about the part of the book he is on.


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

    When the author revealed his personal battle with Leukemia, I was blown away. I did not see that coming. The author bears his soul about what he was feeling and how he coped and overcame this deadly disease.


    Any additional comments?

    The Italian accent of the author's voce was a little off-putting initially. But as the book went on, I cam to like it and feel it added a new perspective to the book that helped me envision the author even better, and made the story much more enjoyable.

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    Daniel 08-03-14
    Daniel 08-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Flat out best way to get the truth on getting fit"
    If you could sum up Fitness Confidential in three words, what would they be?

    Best book period


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

    Body for life by Bill Phillips


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

    First I've heard of Vinnie through this book


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I got off the couch at 33 years old, cut the crap, as Vinnie would say, and signed up for my first ever triathlon event, Ironman Lake Tahoe to race for my uncle with MS.....this book tells the truth, and allows the reader to tell the truth about themselves and what's in the way for them in getting their healthiest life

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    Thomas SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 07-29-14
    Thomas SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 07-29-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Got me off the couch - thank you Vinnie"
    What did you love best about Fitness Confidential?

    What I love most? How Vinnie overcame a severe ear/deafness issue at an early age - how that affected him and motivated him in his life - this amazing guy will tell you all kinds of funny stories in this audiobook - and he does his far share of bragging too - without spoiling all his description of all of his accomplishments in short he is a badass. Vinnie talks about all of his other achievements but I am most impressed that he Narrated the book himself - wow -


    Any additional comments?

    This is a bit of blue collar take on white collar clients - He does some hilariously bad impressions - so bad that they are hilarious - seriously gut busting hilarious they are so bad

    There is good information in this book - he has a simple easy to following and easy to stick to mechanism for losing weight that he describes in a single sentence - but the story and Vinnie's enthusiasm got me back to the gym - thank you!

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    Emerald 07-21-14
    Emerald 07-21-14
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    "Loved it!"

    Wonderful Book! Loved every minute--inspiring. Vinnie made me laugh a lot while inspiring me to be better.

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    Jennifer Mugford 06-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about Fitness Confidential?

    I loved that Vinnie read it himself. I liked the mix of stories and advice. I read Kitchen Confidential, and while this is not the same, it was an entertaining look at the fitness world, and the best fitness book I have ever bought from audible.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    There were some parts that were kind of sexist, and I wished that Vinnie had left those out. He talks about his No Sugar, No Grains philosophy, but I needed to know a little more. I also would have liked it if he had named names, but on the other hand, with the sexism, the fact that he omitted the names of the innocent, and less-than-innocent, kept the book classy.


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

    Easy question. Vinnie actually ad libs during the reading of his own book, telling additional stories and analogies that are not in the printed version. Awesome.


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    Jerad J Lewis 06-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "The truth about health and fitness"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because the author has experience in the health and fitness industry. He very bluntly says what really works and what doesn't.


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

    His comeback after being diagnosed with leukemia.


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

    No.


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

    The truth about weight loss.


    Any additional comments?

    nope.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Reed NJ, USA 06-07-14
    M. Reed NJ, USA 06-07-14

    Enjoy history, self help, novels, not a sequel follower.

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    "THE TRUTH"

    I recently got Dr Hyman's 10 day detox and it was the right time for me with this book. I feel great and knew it was not a ten day thing and I was done with the all the diets incl weight watchers. Tortorich explaination of the calorie and the difference between a calorie of sugar and one of fat, the weight lost industry hype. Not done listening but definitely something I will finish and probably listen to again. I like listening to Vinnie like it is a conversation.

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    Ismael Matthews, NC, United States 06-01-14
    Ismael Matthews, NC, United States 06-01-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Eye openning book"
    What made the experience of listening to Fitness Confidential the most enjoyable?

    Vinnie is a very enjoyable reader, and added a few stories to the audible book


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

    NSNG!


    Any additional comments?

    This book has been an eye opener, a real change that is simple to follow and simple to verify as real and scientific. Amazing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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