Fitness Confidential Book Review

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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. I need to exercise in the morning. Otherwise, I make excuses and usually don’t do it later.

  2. I need to drink more water

  3. Exercise, exercise, exercise!!!

  4. I need to sleep more and strengthen my hips.

  5. Kevin Kindt says

    I need do stop having the ice cream treat so often, once a week, needs to go to once a month.

  6. I need to do more intense exercising.

  7. Kim Henrichs 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. I want to get out and do a zone 2 run at least 4 or 5 times a week!

  10. I need to get more sleep!

  11. Lori Thomas says


  12. 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. I need to sleep more! I never get enough.

  14. lauren knott says

    I really need to start working out.

  15. 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. 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. 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. Tracy Robertson 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. Stephanie Gossett 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!

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  21. my stomach. thankyou, ken

  22. Adrienne Gordon says

    I need to eat better

  23. Priscilla S. says

    I need to exercise regularly rather then sporadically

  24. Jennifer Rote says

    I need to eat healthier foods.

  25. I need to ramp up my fitness program.

  26. MaryAnn Casey says

    I already exercise but I could stand to eat more vegetables

  27. Thomas Murphy says

    I need to lose 20 pounds.

  28. rachel travis says

    I need to tone up!

  29. I need to get more aerobic exercise

  30. I need to be consistent and not skip days of exercise.

  31. heather eg kaufman says

    I need to put more time towards exercising.

  32. I need more veggies and fruits in my diet.

  33. I need to cut back on desserts and do more cardio

  34. rita leonard says

    need to do different exercises. i treadmill every day but need to switch it up with other exercises

  35. i need to run more

  36. noelle cagle says

    Eat Better Exercise more vigorously

  37. Mary Casper says

    I need to drink more water

  38. Susan Christy says

    I need to lift weights – my arms are not looking good.

  39. i need to dedicate time each day and make an appoitnment with myself

  40. Katie Bellamy says

    I definitely need to eat better!

  41. Less cocktails~

  42. ONE cookie is enough for dessert! Not three! 😀

  43. Drinking more water is something I need to start doing more of.

  44. I need to take an apple when I go run errands… NOT run thru fast food!

  45. wendy rozema says

    I need to start working out again 3 to 4 times a week!

  46. i need to eat healthier

  47. steve weber says

    get to the gym more!

  48. julie murphy says

    eat more fresh vegetables

  49. I need to lose weight.

  50. April Martin says

    Work out more!

  51. Chris Martinez says

    I need to build up ab strength.

  52. I need to put in a few more miles a week.

  53. I need to stretch more.

  54. Mary Calabrese says

    I need to get to the gym every day!

  55. Melissa Nagy says

    I’ve started taking lunchtime walks with a co-worker and we’ve recently bumped it up to jogging a bit.

  56. I need to work in my exercise during my day taking care of the kids.

  57. drink more water

  58. I need to exercise at least 30 mins a day.

  59. I need to exercise more

  60. i need to eat better food

  61. Believe it or not hand strength!!

  62. need more cardio

  63. tina reynolds says

    I really need to eat better and get moving more

  64. I need to work out more

  65. I need to cut out soda

  66. richelle bowers says

    I need to exercise more

  67. I need to eat more healthier and organic.

  68. I need to drink more water every day.

  69. I need an injury to heal and to drink more water

  70. eat better

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  71. I need to be more active

  72. Susan Smith says

    I need more veggies and fruits in my diet and to exercise more.

  73. Tanya White says

    I need to exercise more.

  74. I need to drink more water and less soda.

  75. Kellie Conklin says

    I definitely need to eat more fruits and vegetables and be active more often during the day! Thanks!

  76. Stay motivated

  77. I need to get more active.

  78. Beth Klocinski says

    I need to strengthen my upper body and core to get in better shap

  79. I need to exercise more.

  80. I need to eat better and walk more.

  81. Darlene Carbajal says

    I’m actually eating healthier and exercising more, but I can use more tips. 🙂

  82. Danielle Wood says

    I need to exercise more

  83. Rebecca Peters says

    I need to stop eating halloween candy

  84. I need to improve my upper body strength.

  85. Betty Curran says

    I need to get more exercise. My job has me tethered to a desk and when I get home I just want to veg out.

  86. i need to take more walks

  87. Jill Myrick says

    I need to be more active and get outside more.


  88. I need to eat better

  89. I need to be a little less indulgent with carbs to maintain my weight a bit more successfully!

  90. Samantha Daleo says

    I need to zap my tummy! Less carbs and more activity.

  91. I need to start exercising more
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  92. Brittney House says

    stop eating fast food.

  93. I need to start doing more leg work outs so my legs aren’t so tired after running!

  94. Tammie Venne says

    I need to eat more vegetables and exercise more

  95. sherry butcher says

    I must walk one to 2 miles a day!

  96. Storm, the Psychotic Housewife says

    I need to take more time for myself.

  97. I need to get ANY form of activity! I live such a sedentary life.

  98. I need to walk more.

  99. I need to eat better

  100. I need my knee to heal so that I can start walking again.

  101. Mihaela Day says

    I need to drink more water 🙂

  102. I need to exercise more than once a week.

  103. Exercise more often.
    Thanks for the contest.

  104. Stephanie Larison says

    I need to stop snacking while at work.

  105. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I need to exercise more

  106. Starr Greenwell says

    I REALLY need to exercise and eat healther

  107. Sara Sullivan says

    I need to go to the gym more often.

  108. susan smoaks says

    I need to do more cardio to get my heart in better shape.

  109. Paula Tavernie says

    I need to exercise more!

  110. I need to start doing more sit ups!

  111. I always say I’m going to do better about drinking water. I sure don’t drink enough of it.

  112. Thanks for the giveaway…need a more balanced workout routine, cardio vs. strength.

  113. Denise Donaldson says

    I need to exercise a little more.

  114. Charlene Kuser says

    I need to run three miles a day to get back in shape

  115. I need to start running again to lose weight

  116. Trisha McKee says

    I need to cut out the sugary drinks.

  117. Jacob LaFountaine says

    Sleep more and eat better snacks

  118. Scott Amoroso says

    I need to get our and walk every day without excuse to lose some more weight

  119. Karrie Millheim says

    I have a problem with motivation 🙁

  120. I need to drink more water and eat better.

  121. I need to clean up my diet!

  122. I need to exercise regularly

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