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
Hard to rank books because they all have something unique about them. However, this book really spells it out for you, no nonsense to the point. I really enjoyed the stories that accompanied the points that he was making. Great book. If you need a "lifestyle change" wake up call, this is the place to start. No Sugar, No Grains. Simple concept.
I most definitely would.
Decide and do something about it.
If you truly care about your health, listen to this guy he will get you going in the right direction.
Vinnie's direct approach to the NSNG lifestyle along with his stories from LA and from his childhood in Southern Louisiana made this audio book just simply awesome.
Vinnie's relatable true life stories will bring you to tears and to laughter---at the same time.
Thanks Vinnie--thanks Dean! Great work.
The no nonsense straight forward approach. And the inspirational story.
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.
There were several. He's just real.
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.
people that want to take out the trash should listen to this book, it opened my eyes and mind .....
just get it !!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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!
He likes to digress fro the text and provide additional insight and stories about the part of the book he is on.
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.
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.
Best book period
Body for life by Bill Phillips
First I've heard of Vinnie through this book
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
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.
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