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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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    Dagmar Nuuk, Greenland 03-08-14
    Dagmar Nuuk, Greenland 03-08-14
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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.

    3 of 4 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.

    11 of 16 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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    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.

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob Salem, OR, United States 01-20-16
    Jacob Salem, OR, United States 01-20-16 Member Since 2012

    I am a frequent traveler in the automotive industry. Please feel free to seek me out on twitter @PacificFoodie. Thank you for reading!

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    "A worth while listen"

    Vinnie spends a majority of the book describing how he came to be a trainer and some of the pitfalls he's encountered in his life. There is only roughly 3 chapters on No Sugar, No Grains. Don't buy this if you want a diet book, it is however entertaining and insightful--a must read if you are entering the fitness industry.

    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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    F. S 10-15-13
    F. S 10-15-13
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    "Not for me unluckily, nothing new, too much story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A more fundamented concept. He brings the same already known protein + fat based diet that tones of authors did and honestly there are better books if you want to follow an Atkins style diet (Atkins itself or TNT...). By the way, Atkins himself died of a heart attack, not a good sign.I don't believe the "diet" - or eating style - he proposes is good for everyone I personally tried it several times before reading his book and lost weight in the first 2 weeks only, then the body seemed to adapt and keep the weight. Besides, my skin was extremely oily and I looked older and tired and I literally felt dirty inside. The advice for exercises is also not new, it basically says you get out from it what you put into it.


    What could Vinnie Tortorich have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Maybe I'm just the wrong target since I study nutrition and have read several books on the topic. But anyways, less story and more concept and more practical advice would have been good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None in particular, although he has nice stories, I bought the book looking for a different content.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Vinnie is a funny guy with nice stories to tell. It'sjust not what I was expecting.


    9 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    "Unreal!"

    I had no idea people like Vinnie existed. Great diet advice right out of the box - didn't perpetually tease those knowledge nuggets until the last chapter. Read like an advice book yet with an amazing story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 09-09-16
    Mark 09-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Tremendously fun, insightful, and moving"

    Vinnie's fantastic. As he narrates his own story, his passion for healthy living and helping others get fit is very apparent. This is not your typical get fit quick book. Vinnie doesn't mince words, he's Italian for crying-out-loud. Fitness takes consistency and effort. No shortcuts, except passing on the grains and sugar. If you like a great life story, looking for motivation to get healthy, or just want to hear a guy who didn't start out in life with a golden tongue entertain you for an entire book; you've found it here. Enjoy and thank you Vinnie!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Shugart San Diego 09-08-16
    John Shugart San Diego 09-08-16 Member Since 2016

    John Shugart

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    " Thanks Vinnie!"

    Great inspiring book! Loved that he didn't leave anything out and he shared this. Sticking with the plan now- No Grains or Sugars!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jonathan Jensen
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    10/20/15
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    "Surprising, enjoyable and encouraging"

    I didn't really know what to expect. I liked the cover and something just called out to me as a middled aged bloke interested in fitness but not fit enough. Enjoyed the personal story and challenging rally cries about getting fit. Didn't expect the illness or the ultra cycling tales but that's what I enjoyed the most. An encouraging book which I thoroughly enjoyed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    7/20/15
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    "Interesting Listen"
    What did you like most about Fitness Confidential?

    Vinnie does a great job bringing the book to life and goes off on some funny tangents while reading the book.


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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👍

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    5/13/15
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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
    Ireland
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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

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