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Fitness Confidential Paperback – June 27, 2013
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So why bother with the book?
I recommend the book for the same reasons I recommend the podcast that preceded it: personality, trust, and story.
I do indeed get new information about details of the NSNG lifestyle in each podcast, but I tune in for the overall conversation. When they finally decide to hang it up, whenever that day comes, I am going to miss a friend, like my favorite TV show went off the air. I trust Vinnie's simple advice because I've gotten to know him as well as I can know a person that I, honestly, don't really personally know. This book is a profile in a personality, who on first glance may look like he "has it made" with a jet-setting lifestyle among the Hollywood rich and famous. Heck, Vinnie has so much going on, that being on Oprah didn't even make it into the book! And no mention of living with a Bond girl either. Maybe we're saving that for volume two?
But beyond the Hollywood shine, the ultra-athletic achievements, Vinnie is a real guy. This is his story. He has had his challenges, some far beyond what many of us can imagine. When you read his story, as he tells it, you know intuitively that this is a no-BS guy whom you can trust. And that's what taking "diet" advice is about for many of us: who are you and why can I trust you?Read more ›
This book is inspirational, informational and a really great read too. Fitness Confidential is simply unlike anything I have read before (and I'm a reader). It did present me with a challenge... The book made we want to get up and run, bike, swim and just be better at everything I do. So... what was the challenge? I was going out of my mind with the limitations of cardiac recovery. I had never had the desire to get up and run before! Talk about motivation to recover.
Vinnie explains how he helps Hollywood's finest get camera ready and shares the secrets he has learned along the way. Open your mind, check the sugar at the door and get ready to change your body.
I already have the e-book on my Kindle and just ordered three copies to share with my friends! This book gets my dollar vote too! Dean and Vinnie hit a home run with this one.
I had been waiting for this book ever since and I was not disappointed, reading it in half a day. This is what the fitness and diet community needs, someone speaking the truth, not because they are paid to push bogus diet plans and products, but because they care about us being lied to and are committed to fixing it. I hope that this books gets his message out there. It reads like his podcast are, a stream of consciousness and "Vinnie-isms" as only he can deliver it. Because I do listen to his podcast I can clearly hear his voice in my head as he attacks Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers and calls them out for what they are ... a food company. And I am one of those triathletes that he talks about in the beginning, finishing but not understanding why I was still fat. Now I know.
I will promote his wisdom continually. I hope .... deeply hope ... that his fan base expands with the book and the message gets out there. I will continue to promote his ideals at my blog ([...] If I could I would buy a copy for everyone I know. It's an important book. Get it. Read it. Now!
I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. As I made my way reading through Fitness Confidential, I found myself laughing. A lot. I am fairly certain that the man next to me on the plane did not appreciate my constant giggling. This book was great because it wasn't just telling me what I needed to do in the typical boring fashion. This was a story. A story about where Vinnie Tortorich started and how he ended up where he is today. It's real and it's funny and because of that it was easy to relate to. I don't want to read a fitness book with a clinical tone that goes down through the steps of why I need to change my eating habits and puts me to sleep. I want a real story that happened to a real person. A story that shows how that diet and fitness routine worked in real life. And that is exactly what this book delivered. Of course he does go into what you should and shouldn't be eating (no I'm not going to tell you, you'll have to read the book). Keep in mind that this isn't a get thin quick scheme or one of those ridiculous fad diets. No, this is so much better than that because it is a lifestyle change. A permanent one.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started riding again after reading about the furnace 508 race. There could have been more info on foods and workouts but it's fine that it was kept simple.Published 4 days ago by Sam B
The book is informative and interesting, I like the no-nonsense approach of the writer and his explanations of the types of "trainers" out there is pretty funny. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jacques65
Great book. Good balance of lifestyle advice and personal experience. Thank you for changing my life Vinnie.Published 7 days ago by Jesse Rosenbaum
Not your typical diet or exercise book. If you are looking for something different and entertaining then this is the book for you. Great read and his podcast is fantastic as well.Published 8 days ago by Sarah Wade
Absolutely loved this book. I actually bought the audio version since I'm in the car so much. Could not stop listening to it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Cathie Calcagnie
Very inspirational book, I got it on Audible, and it is one of the few books I have listened to more than once.
The Audible version has some added content FYI.
Great and easy to read. Very inspirational. It helped get me motivated to begin the NSNG lifestyle.Published 8 days ago by kristi Hulshizer