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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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    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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    "Entertaining"
    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
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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 Member Since 2007

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ismael 06-01-14
    Ismael 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

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    Petra 05-31-14
    Petra 05-31-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Not a Fitness Book"
    What disappointed you about Fitness Confidential?

    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.


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

    Yes,


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

    The whole book


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

    He tells a good story but it has nothing to do with the title or the review


    Any additional comments?

    I would not recommend this as a fitness book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Dundalk, Ireland 05-30-14
    Anthony Dundalk, Ireland 05-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Slow start but great overall"
    If you could sum up Fitness Confidential in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, funny, reflective


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine 05-28-14
    Catherine 05-28-14
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    "Felt like I was hanging out with a friend"
    Would you listen to Fitness Confidential again? Why?

    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.


    What about Vinnie Tortorich’s performance did you like?

    Loved it! I don't think the book would have had the same impact if he wasn't the one reading it.


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    michelle pereira 05-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Was not so much what I was expecting"
    What did you like best about Fitness Confidential? What did you like least?

    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.


    Would you recommend Fitness Confidential to your friends? Why or why not?

    only for personal trainers


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Vinnie Tortorich?

    did not like his voice. No.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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