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
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 -
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!
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.
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.
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.
Yes, because the author has experience in the health and fitness industry. He very bluntly says what really works and what doesn't.
His comeback after being diagnosed with leukemia.
The truth about weight loss.
Enjoy history, self help, novels, not a sequel follower.
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.
Vinnie is a very enjoyable reader, and added a few stories to the audible book
This book has been an eye opener, a real change that is simple to follow and simple to verify as real and scientific. Amazing
I have listened to over 100 audio books, and have never been so disappointed. The whole book is about Vinnie, and very little to do with fitness. This book should have been called Vinnie Tortorich; A personal biography. His idea of fitness and weight loss is so much like the Atkins Diet. The story he tells is good if I was looking for a personal biography of this guy's life, but I was very disappointed to see that he only had a few things that have already been put out there in the mainstream media.
The whole book
He tells a good story but it has nothing to do with the title or the review
I would not recommend this as a fitness book.
Informative, funny, reflective
Really funny in places, quite sad in others but with a lot of great straightforward information on diet. A lot of things made sense and I've started to cut down on sugar and grains as a result and feeling great.
A great book for anyone starting or considering starting any fad diets or even regular excersize as you can get a lot of really practical advice for training and eating right.
Absolutely!! He was really interesting to listen to. Had lots of personal and professional experience that he shares with reader. Really fun to hear all the tangents he goes on, that he doesn't have in the hard copy version.
Had lots of practical advice. Some that goes against what the trend for healthy eating is presently. But his way of living sounds like something you could do long term and still be healthy.
Will definitely be listening to this book again.
Loved it! I don't think the book would have had the same impact if he wasn't the one reading it.
Was not what was expecting. Is more about Vinnie personal history than something else. I am sure I just finished it because I was listening, otherwise, would have quit. There are some good messages, but is not about how to get fit and so on, you will to go thourgh the whole biography of the coach to understand the message. If this is not your point do not waste your time at this book.
only for personal trainers
did not like his voice. No.
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