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Fitness Confidential Audiobook

Fitness Confidential

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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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    lorib 08-25-14
    lorib 08-25-14
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    "inspirational"
    Where does Fitness Confidential rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was the first audiobook I have listened to narrated by the author. I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. Vinnie is very motivating and pulled me right in from the first minute. Helps clear up all the confusion surround the "best" way to eat if you are an endurance athlete...and if you're not.


    What does Vinnie Tortorich bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His stories from his personal experiences had me laughing out loud while I was listening during my run. I could relate to many of his opinions and perspectives. Vinnie comes across as sincere; that he has a message to share.


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

    Yes, but I listened in two long runs instead!


    Any additional comments?

    Since I listened to this audiobook, I am now a loyal listener of his podcasts.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dagmar Nuuk, Greenland 03-08-14
    Dagmar Nuuk, Greenland 03-08-14
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    "Eye opening book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fitness Confidential to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because it has extras on the Audiobook


    What about Vinnie Tortorich’s performance did you like?

    He is very honest about everything, and he does not promise you anything like you can loose so much weight in a month. But he tells you so you can understand how our bodies work.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to listen to this several times because it is a very good book. Thanks Vinnie.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Chesapeake beach, MD, United States 02-13-14
    Amazon Customer Chesapeake beach, MD, United States 02-13-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Wow! A fitness book that works!"
    What did you love best about Fitness Confidential?

    I love the NON-Formula for success! Vinnie cuts to the chase and tells us this is not a prescriptive fitness or weight loss book. Instead, he tells the story about how he started and became NSNG guy! If anyone could convince you about saying its not a DIET but a LIFESTYLE it's Vinnie Tortorich!


    What other book might you compare Fitness Confidential to and why?

    Not comparable to my knowledge


    What does Vinnie Tortorich bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Vinnie is well known for his personal embellishments and at times diverging into tangents. All good though!! You will get additional anecdotes from Vinnie at every turn. They are great and welcome!


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

    This book will make you laugh! At times you will think to yourself... "This guys a trip". He is, and it works.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for Vinnie to come out with another! I listen to his podcast three times a week. It helps keep me motivated! I've actually lost over 60lbs listening to him and Anna on their "Morning Show" LOL

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    I don't often review things, but I found this book to be inspirational, motivational, and informative. Vinnie is an interesting character who has had an interesting life. Good stories. Excellent information. I would recommend this book all day everyday.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Gross 04-29-17
    Aaron Gross 04-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    Loved it! I plan to read it again. Thanks vinnie great story and i learned a lot.

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    Hector 04-11-17
    Hector 04-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    I've never listen to a book that instantly makes you wanna jump up and just start moving. Listen to whole book while plugging away on the mountain bike. Great story told by Vinnie.

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    alisa garcia 04-04-17
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    "Very inspiring and motivating"

    I loved this book! I felt so connected to the author Vinnie since he was reading it and would add little side notes that aren't included in the book. I felt like I got way more than my money's worth listening to the audio book. I feel inspired to do no sugar and no grains now and am on day 3 of that, and also to get up and move. This book came to me at the exact time I needed it. I was about to look into some diet pills :( but here I am feeling amazing 3 days later !! No pills, no sugar and no grain! I also feel like the back story to vinnie is inspiring. It really helps to show you this guy is the real deal, and he does what he does out of passion not for money and that is admirable. Now I just want to have a glass of scotch with vinnie since I feel so close with him. Lol. But I'll settle for his podcast. That's where I'm headed now! I can't get enough!! I can't wait to see what books he writes next !! Thank you vinnie !!

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    Scottiiee665 Melbourne, FL, United States 11-11-13
    Scottiiee665 Melbourne, FL, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Its a good listen despite being totally misleading"
    What would have made Fitness Confidential better?

    Any Actual fitness or diet advice would have been nice. No Sugar No Grains, Lift free weights... That's IT !
    Two of the 4 Covers major selling points DON'T EXIST in the book

    NO Fitness Advice.

    His store does inspire.

    No Dirt, other than he hates all but private gyms and all trainers other than himself can't be trusted and are incompetent out only for money.

    And it is very confidential. He keeps all the useful information to himself


    How could the performance have been better?

    The author tries on many occasions to make the narration sound spontaneous with little anecdotes. It doesn't work. Bad Idea.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fitness Confidential?

    Tell the Truth.

    Its your standard Sports biography all about his life and how great he is. Standard " I was born in a log cabin" stuff and I did it all myself except for the help from some of the Top Doctors and endurance athletes Blah blah.


    Any additional comments?

    Its a good listen despite being totally misleading about the content.

    14 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Waipahu, HI, United States 11-26-13
    Frank Waipahu, HI, United States 11-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Vinnie's story"
    What disappointed you about Fitness Confidential?

    This book was more about Vinnie then fitness. He talks about his young life, being in football, being a fitness instructor, sex with customers, cancer, his bike races etc.
    What little fitness he discusses items such as this: calories in does not equal calories out. A clear violation of thermodynamics. Do not eat grains or sugar but all the bacon and fat you want (a modified Atkin's diet) which is unhealthy in the long run.


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

    No just his future books!


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

    Vinnie thinks he is a comedian so he continually broke script from his written books to crack unfunny jokes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that I wasted money on the book and Vinnie profited from it.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste a penny on the audio.

    11 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-22-17
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    "Only Fitness Book You Will Ever Need"
    If you could sum up Fitness Confidential in three words, what would they be?

    Effect, Simple, Fitness


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed the cying stories.


    Have you listened to any of Vinnie Tortorich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I lesten to all of his podcasts.


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

    Funny and emotional stories.


    Any additional comments?

    Must listen!

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    4/28/16
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    "Not another prescriptive book, thankfully"

    Like Bourdain's kitchen confidential this gives you a behind as well as in front of the scenes look at fitness industry, a personal story and some sage advice for everyone who owns a body!

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  • James Spencer
    3/12/16
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    "Vinnie always gives you something extra"

    I read Fitness Confidential about 18 months ago and it took me on my journey to find the truth. Since then, I've learned lot about my health and wellbeing and it all stemmed from this book.

    Listening to it from the mouth of Vinnie was a joy. If you are familiar with the Angriest Trainer Podcast then you will know his style and delivery is pretty engaging.

    I won't spoil the book by telling you the story, Vinnie will do a much better job, but you get something extra in this audio book. Most chapters have a reference story where Vinnie goes off the page to describe his point with a story, this is gold. Also the end has a follow on interview with the co-author Dean Lorey. Again this is something extra.

    Cheers Vinnie, great to hear the story again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Jensen
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    10/20/15
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    "Surprising, enjoyable and encouraging"

    I didn't really know what to expect. I liked the cover and something just called out to me as a middled aged bloke interested in fitness but not fit enough. Enjoyed the personal story and challenging rally cries about getting fit. Didn't expect the illness or the ultra cycling tales but that's what I enjoyed the most. An encouraging book which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • John
    7/20/15
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    "Interesting Listen"
    What did you like most about Fitness Confidential?

    Vinnie does a great job bringing the book to life and goes off on some funny tangents while reading the book.


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Parke
    7/5/15
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    "A stone cold monster of a book"

    This was a joy to read and love the book having been a fan of Vinnie for some time and loving his podcast it was great to see that he had a book out and it was a no brainier to get the book. I would listen to it on my many walks and loved it. The best way that I can describe the book is its like 4 great books in one and has some very funny and touching moments there too. I would without reservation recommend the book. Vinnie is a joy you will not be disappointed👍

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    5/21/15
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    "A wake up call"

    No sugar, no grain. Going to make this a part of my life now and also at least take an ounce of the inspiration of this audiobook.

    Listened to this whilst on holiday which is outside of my daily routine. It has woken me up to push harder and to push a healthier lifestyle, for myself, wife and family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    5/13/15
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    "Vinnie for President!"

    wonderful insightful story, motivational gold dust and not to mention Vinnie is just a wonderful chap. I cannot recommend this enough!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Kardokas
    Ireland
    5/6/15
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    "Vinnie is THE MAN"

    Part fitness / diet book, part autobiography, part an insight into Beverly Hills lifestyle, all delivered with a healthy amount of humor. Vinnie's cosa nostra like accent and breaking out of the book to tell side stories is a real bonus.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kyle foster
    2/15/15
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    "Amazing"

    This audiobook was amazing and inspiring Vinnie you have help me push on though my own illness and want to achieve great things keep up the hard work and can't wait for you to release another book. If i lived in the US. I would definitely want you as my trainer

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ross Elliott
    2/3/15
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    "Great book"

    Fun and informative. Loved Vinnie's natural narration and a fascinating journey. Also impressed with his professional integrity that shines through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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