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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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    Medardo Orellana 01-11-15
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    "Grains and sugar"

    All you need to know about this book is grains and sugar. That's his main point the first few chapters and then the rest is his life story. He tries to disprove the calories out/calories in saying but all he does is support it. If you don't eat sugar or grains, you will be eating a less calories because protein, fat, veggies, and fruit will make you feel full and satisfied. That in turn makes you lose weight. I don't like how he bashed the calorie in/calories out concept.

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    selen 01-10-15
    selen 01-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Finally audio book isn't a book read out loud"

    Really cool book which is a memoir of a personal trainer. Funny, engaging, informative. Great story telling and narrations. But the best part was the digressions between the story. And the little bit extra ;)

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    Nada 12-31-14
    Nada 12-31-14
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    "Amazing story"

    Easy listen. Author is funny and it is a great story that puts things in perspective. I will listen to it again.

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    Brian 12-14-14
    Brian 12-14-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Get this now and listen to it!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fitness Confidential to be better than the print version?

    Yes, but only because you get all the little asides and extras.


    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?

    NA


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

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    If you're wondering if this is worth it if you're a fan of the podcast it absolutely is! If you've find this book some other way, quite thinking and get this now. I promise you won't regret it.

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    Miriam 11-19-14
    Miriam 11-19-14
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    "Fantastic Book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fitness Confidential the most enjoyable?

    Love the book! Great, very good quality Fitness and Lifestyle/ Diet advice. Super funny and very personal, even including a few bonus stories and examples. Will listen to it more than once!


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    Oba Kewsi 11-19-14
    Oba Kewsi 11-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Not Crazy About This Title"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The gentleman has a lot of practical information and is probably one of the better personal trainers, however as a narrator added with his opinions regarding Vegans and Vegetarians I didn't find the book very enjoyable after the initial chapters.
    I would not recommend it.


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

    Presented from a more open minded less egotistical perspective and been a bit more diplomatic regarding his opinions about plant based athletes.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, yet it was predominantly loud and ostentatious.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Again; the author brought forth a good complement of knowledge and information, however the presentation became more of Vinnie and his distasteful interpretations than those of his collective experiences.

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    Daniel K Tisi Hamilton, ON 11-04-14
    Daniel K Tisi Hamilton, ON 11-04-14
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    "Not your typical health book!"
    Where does Fitness Confidential rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably one of the top 3 audiobooks I've ever listened to!


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

    I love the "out-takes". The related, but off-script stories that Vinnie tells when he reads a line from the book & it triggers a different train of thought. They are more than worth the cost of the book!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There's a few, but gun to my head, I'd say when he describes his first experience in the Furnace Creek 508!! That one was moving!


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

    Your good intentions have been stolen and he's here to help you get them back! Laugh. Cry. Get Angry!


    Any additional comments?

    Vinnie is a no-nonsense, down-to-earth, legitimately nice dude! He openly shares his wisdom with those willing to listen. If you like this book, check out his PODCAST & give high reviews!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eli Austin, TX, USA 11-04-14
    Eli Austin, TX, USA 11-04-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Not about fitness....more like a collection fibs.."

    Sorry, I know this is a little rude, but I have bought a few books before that I didn't like, but felt fine paying for them. Still, I recently got "Fitness Confidential" by Vinnie Tortorich, and can't stand it. I have given it a few chances, but it drives me crazy. When it said it was a rated R, nothing held back critique of the fitness industry, I didn't realize that half the book would be about him being abused by nuns, sleeping with clients, and hating on "weak kids". It's like listening to stories by that acquaintance you have that always goes a little too far in his fibs to be believable. Really? All this happened to you? You must have the most eventful life ever.... Terrible.

    If it were a paperbound book, I would return it. I am hoping for the same here.

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    Michael Milpitas, CA, United States 10-15-14
    Michael Milpitas, CA, United States 10-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Nothing real groundbreaking"
    What did you like best about Fitness Confidential? What did you like least?

    There were a few tidbits that were interesting. For example, if you just cut out the majority of sugars and grains, you will lose a lot of weight (assuming you have it to lose) - it is really that simple. Also, the way gyms sell memberships and the games they play, that part was interesting.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    His personal story was really interesting - from cancer to competitive extreme bike riding - was interesting. The rest of it was not very groundbreaking. So calling it Fitness Confidential promises more than this book delivers.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Vinnie Tortorich?

    Probably not. I don't love his voice.


    Was Fitness Confidential worth the listening time?

    I didn't think it was worth the hours I spent listening to it. It wasn't horrible or a complete waste of time, though. And the author seems like a really nice guy.


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    Carlos 10-04-14
    Carlos 10-04-14 Member Since 2015
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    "To the Point!"
    Where does Fitness Confidential rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Vinnie Tortorich?

    I most definitely would.


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

    Decide and do something about it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you truly care about your health, listen to this guy he will get you going in the right direction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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