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
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.
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 ;)
Yes, but only because you get all the little asides and extras.
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.
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!
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.
Presented from a more open minded less egotistical perspective and been a bit more diplomatic regarding his opinions about plant based athletes.
Yes, yet it was predominantly loud and ostentatious.
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.
Probably one of the top 3 audiobooks I've ever listened to!
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!
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!
Your good intentions have been stolen and he's here to help you get them back! Laugh. Cry. Get Angry!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Probably not. I don't love his voice.
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.
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.
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