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Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich

Hollywood Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich and his co-hosts nail down the skinny about everything health, diet, and fitness. Get fit. Get inspired. Get entertained.
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Dec 30, 2014

Vinnie and Anna hang out today and discuss listener comments and questions. They also discuss supporting Serena’s 50 mile race on January 10th by donating to In Situ Foundation. Find out what knives Anna recommends, what to eat on the road, and New Year’s resolutions. PLEASE...

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Dec 23, 2014

Today Vinnie and Anna interview Angie and Trevor who are the creators of the Marathon Training Academy. This podcast is the #1 marathon training podcast on iTunes. Check them out at their website, on iTunes and on Facebook. These training programs are for people who...

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Dec 19, 2014

Our very special guest today is “dog trainer to the stars”, Dina Zaphiris, who has over 25 years of knowledge and experience-based dog training work. Serena, Vinnie and Dina discuss dog behavior and training, body language and using treats correctly. Most importantly, they discuss Dina’s...

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Dec 16, 2014

Our guest today is Phil Maffetone, originally from Brooklyn, and a track and field athlete in the 60’s. Vinnie and Anna discuss Phil’s book with him, “1:59“, and the concept of body efficiency. Also, today, we’re going to Hollywood! The amazing Serena Scott Thomas is...

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Dec 10, 2014

Today’s guest is actress, Vanessa Marano, who has been acting since she was 8 years old. She is known for her work in “Without a Trace” and “The Gilmore Girls” just to name a few. Vanessa and Vinnie talk about being a child actor, Hollywood,...

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Dec 9, 2014

Vinnie and Annie chat about lots ‘o stuff in today’s podcast. “Is Ghi dairy free...and what is ghi? More great information about training...remember carbo-loading before a race...what were we thinking? Vinnie’s Newsletter and Listener Questions. Oh, and Anna ran 5 miles that morning!

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Ghi

  • Ghi has dairy in it but it is one step beyond clarified butter
  • The fat found in dairy is in ghi
  • But unlike butter, you can leave it out on the counter
  • Can use for cooking and coffee

Fun Facts About Training

  • People say to Vinnie, “Just tell me what to do!”
  • Just get out and run...you don’t always need to know distance or use special gear.
  • Mary Lindahl, a Chi Running instructor in Colorado and one of the first women to run the Boston Marathon, came across the finish line 3 years ago in a tank top and worn-out running shoes
  • When you’ve had a lifetime of training and done it a lot, you get back to basics

How To Run On Hills

  • You need to practice on hills!
  • Eddy Merckx, one of the world’s greatest cyclist says “Some people buy upgrades, some people ride upgrades”
  • And to stay in Zone 2, sometimes you need to walk them
  • When Serena started, she noticed Shannon Griefer legendary runner in the endurance world...walked hills
  • Shannon is a real hero...she is still running against all odds...Vinnie did a podcast with her (Episode 315)
  • At race time, you can forget about Zone 2 and race away

Listener Questions

  • In Vinnie’s Newsletter, he talks about how much sugar we really need...which turns out to be 3/4 tsp for a healthy body..that you can get from healthy veggies and low-glycemic fruits
  • We used to carbo-load the day before a race...we know better now
  • If you are fat adapted, you can run thru the stored sugar and come to a hill and take in a “sugar trickle”
  • Don’t become carb-phobic. There is a difference between storing sugar and using sugar for instant energy
  • Listener Sarah who is new to the group asks if she should eat fat to offset the sugar craving
  • Use cream and berries, keep getting your body to fat adapt and after a while the cravings go away
Dec 8, 2014

Vinnie and Annie chat about lots ‘o stuff in today’s podcast. “Is Ghee dairy free…and what is ghee? More great information about training…remember carbo-loading before a race…what were we thinking? Vinnie’s Newsletter and Listener Questions. Oh, and Anna ran 5 miles that morning! Please Support...

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Dec 4, 2014

Today’s guest is John Lee Dumas, the host of the wildly popular daily podcast, Entrepreneur on Fire. With 750 episodes and 10,000,000 downloads, Entreprenuer on Fire was awarded Best Podcast of iTunes 2013. It has been featured in Forbes, Inc and TIme Magazines. Vinnie finds out why John does his podcast 7 days each week and how he created motivation and inspiration where there was none...

How It Began

  • At 17, John knew he wanted to serve his country and went to school on a ROTC scholarship
  • He spent 13 months in Iraq as Tank Platoon Leader and was in charge of lives
  • After this life and death experience, it was hard going back to normal life
  • He found himself at a boring job sitting in a cubicle all day...he realized he put himself there and he could get himself out

What Changed

  • He was miserable and was trying to escape this drama
  • John knew he had to mobilize, find mentorship and he listened to podcasts that interviewed successful inspiring entrepreneurs.
  • He realized that people needed to hear these podcasts everyday so he created Entrepreneur on Fire, 365 potentially life-changing, relationship-building podcasts a year
  • These podcasts build connections and create relationships

Fitness and Nutrition

  • He started out as a “cardio guy” ... on the eliptical for 60 minutes and then weights and he hurt his back
  • He switched over to Crossfit because 2 hours on one machine will get you injured
  • John is heavy into veggies and meats for all his meals
  • Uses frozen bags of veggies as “go to” food

What’s Next

  • After establishing himself as a success, has to avoid “weapons of mass distraction"...things that distract him from what works
  • Every Wednesday, he does a live free podcast workshop at 12 pm (pacific time) and teaches people how to create, grow and monetize their podcasts.
  • That opens the door to Podcaster’s Paradise which offers 200 video tutorials and monthly webinars
Dec 2, 2014

Today’s guest is B.J. Tucker. He is an endurance runner, a vegan, a member of Plant Powered NSNG and an advocate of changing the food that is served in schools to more “real food” and less sugar.  Join Vinnie and Anna and learn more about how B.J. is working to get schools and parents to look closely at what we feed our children.  Serena joins in to talk with BJ about endurance running, marathons and raising money for a special foundation...

How Do We Change Our Schools

  • Take baby steps
  • Starting with something as simple as chocolate milk
  • The nutrition guidelines are more concerned with the milk than they are with the sugar and additives
  • Stop kids and parents from bringing in outside sugar-laden snacks
  • Work with athletic department...don’t need sugary sports drinks...just water
  • It’s an opportunity to educate others

There’s Not One Perfect Way To Eat

  • It’s about eating real food - food that grows out of the ground
  • Vinnie’s new book has addresses Vegans and NSNG
  • Meat is only a part of NSNG
  • The brain needs some carbs...not bread and pasta...but fruits and vegetables

How Do People React to BJ Being a Vegan

  • BJ tries to turn questions into a conversation
  • Besides meat, he focuses on the other 80% of our diet
  • He doesn’t preach, but leads by example
  • At the end of the day, eat a variety of real food

Serena and BJ Talk Shop

  • They are both endurance runners
  • BJ has run the Back to Back on New Year's Eve, a 50K and a 223 mile race from Austin to Corpus Christie
  • Serena is training for The Avalon 50 on Catalina Island on January 10, 2015
  • She is raising money for “In Situ” an organization that trains dogs to sniff out cancer through blood and breath for early detection.
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