Fitness Confidential Book Review

Getting in shape seems like a goal that I never actually achieve. I work at it a lot. I eat healthy..most of the time and exercise…sometimes. Okay, I exercise when I start to feel guilty and my pants are starting to not fit any more. It isn’t that I don’t WANT to get in shape. I just seem to lack the motivation. I am slowly working at it, though, and if you want to get in shape, too, than Fitness Confidential might be a good resource to help guide, motivate and amuse you along your journey to healthier living! Keep reading for my review and then check out my post on running to lose weight if you want to start up a running routine!

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Fitness Confidential is  a good resource to help guide, motivate and amuse you along your journey to healthier living!

Fitness Confidential Book Review

Purchase Link:  Buy on Amazon

Title:  Fitness Confidential

Authors: Vinnie Tortorich and  Dean Lorey

ISBN:  978-1939337924

Publisher:   Telemachus Press, LLC (June 27, 2013)

Format/Length:    Paperback 248 pages (kindle edition 638 KB)

From the Publishers: 

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! Connect with Vinnie on Facebook or Twitter for more info.

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My Review:

Fitness Confidential is part nutrition guide and part exercise manual with a healthy dose of realism, sarcasm and humor thrown in for good measure. There is a bit of swearing, some body humor, and a good amount of dry wit. It makes for an easy and enjoyable read! The message is pretty simple and there is nothing totally new in this book but the presentation of the material draws you in and makes you want to read it. You will learn why you should not be on Weight Watchers and how to spot a personal trainer not worth spending your money on. You will learn that yes, you really DO need to exercise in order to lose weight. There is a great selection of information on getting in shape and what you realistically need to do for it to happen. It won’t happen overnight and there is no magic pill to give you the body of a supermodel but it CAN happen. Great advice, wonderful writing style and I definitely enjoyed reading it.


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  1. http://Kimberly%20J. says
    I need to exercise in the morning. Otherwise, I make excuses and usually don't do it later.
  2. http://Tabathia%20B says
    I need to drink more water
  3. Exercise, exercise, exercise!!!
  4. http://Adrienne says
    I need to sleep more and strengthen my hips.
  5. http://Kevin%20Kindt says
    I need do stop having the ice cream treat so often, once a week, needs to go to once a month.
  6. http://Kayla says
    I need to do more intense exercising.
  7. http://Kim%20Henrichs says
    I need to get up from my desk more at work and walk again on my lunch break.
  8. I just need to work a little harder when I am at the gym. I'm pretty good about getting there, but not always intense enough with my routines.
  9. http://Kathy says
    I want to get out and do a zone 2 run at least 4 or 5 times a week!
  10. http://Laura says
    I need to get more sleep!
  11. http://Lori%20Thomas says
  12. http://Lisa%20Brown says
    i need to pick a proper time to exercise. i seem to not pick a proper time and am always interrupted while I try to workout, then i have to stop.
  13. http://Louise says
    I need to sleep more! I never get enough.
  14. http://lauren%20knott says
    I really need to start working out.
  15. http://David says
    I need to be more consistent about working out and come up with a routine.
  16. Stop putting so much "life into living" with treats!
  17. http://Sarah says
    One thing I need to do is make sure I'm eating the right foods at the right time and in the right combinations. :) And talk to my trainer more regularly.
  18. http://Denise says
    Honestly, I think I'd need to quit my full-time job to lose weight. I'm seeing everything my friend is doing to lose weight (she's lost 100 lbs total over the last 4 years) and it takes so much time! But since that's really not an option -- I think I'd join a gym and start weight training. I think she's lost the most that way.
  19. http://Tracy%20Robertson says
    I'm good with the workouts, being active and getting my sleep, but I really need to cut down on my chocolate consumption...that is SO hard!
  20. http://Stephanie%20Gossett says
    We need to switch up our routine. My hubby and I have lost over 100 pounds together and are now needing to tone up and get serious about changing our shapes! [email protected]
  21. my stomach. thankyou, ken
  22. http://Adrienne%20Gordon says
    I need to eat better
  23. http://Priscilla%20S. says
    I need to exercise regularly rather then sporadically
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    I need to eat healthier foods.
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    I already exercise but I could stand to eat more vegetables
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    need to do different exercises. i treadmill every day but need to switch it up with other exercises
  35. http://Alicia%20K says
    i need to run more
  36. http://noelle%20cagle says
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    I need to drink more water
  38. http://Susan%20Christy says
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  39. http://rich%20morris says
    i need to dedicate time each day and make an appoitnment with myself
  40. http://Katie%20Bellamy says
    I definitely need to eat better!
  41. http://david says
    Less cocktails~
  42. http://Carly says
    ONE cookie is enough for dessert! Not three! :D
  43. http://Trisha%20B. says
    Drinking more water is something I need to start doing more of.
  44. http://Suzanne%20K says
    I need to take an apple when I go run errands... NOT run thru fast food!
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    I need to get to the gym every day!
  55. http://Melissa%20Nagy says
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    i need to eat better food
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  62. http://Daniel%20M says
    need more cardio
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    I need to cut out soda
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    I need to eat more healthier and organic.
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  71. http://Heather%20B says
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    I need to drink more water and less soda.
  75. http://Kellie%20Conklin says
    I definitely need to eat more fruits and vegetables and be active more often during the day! Thanks!
  76. Stay motivated
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    I need to get more active.
  78. http://Beth%20Klocinski says
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  81. http://Darlene%20Carbajal says
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  102. http://Jamie%20N says
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  110. http://Tom%20Lester says
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  111. http://Rosey says
    I always say I'm going to do better about drinking water. I sure don't drink enough of it.
  112. http://Bryan%20E. says
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    I have a problem with motivation :(
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  121. http://Sand says
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  122. http://Terry%20Cross says
    I need to exercise regularly

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