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In this episode we get to spend some time chatting with Vinnie Tortorich about the epidemic (or pandemic) of obesity in North America’s youth. Vinnie is the host of “The Angriest Trainer Podcast”, author of “Fitness Confidential”, founder of “Pure Vitamin Club”, and personal trainer to the stars in Los Angeles, California. Through his education at Tulane University, his 30+ years of being one of California’s most desired personal trainers, and being an endurance athlete himself, Vinnie has great experience and knowledge in many areas of fitness and nutrition.

Vinnie shows his sensitive side as he shares his moment of gratitude with us. Then he helps us try to unpack the problems and solutions to childhood obesity. We talk about the problems with getting kids active and discuss whether or not the Physical Education curriculum is failing our kids. At the end of the day, one thing we all agree on is that parents have the responsibility to set a good example for our children.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Our quote of the day: “Working out doesn’t have to be a chore – have fun with it .” ~ anonymous
  • Overwhelming statistics of childhood obesity
  • Are parents to blame?
  • The problems with Physical Education classes
  • Competition vs. Participation
  • How to get our children active
  • Ori’s question “Hey, Plant Trainers – After I run a 5km race or hard run, I seem to get the taste of blood in my mouth, but there is no blood…why does that happen?”


Links to things we mentioned:

Childhood Obesity Foundation

Government of Canada on Childhood Obesity

Canada Obesity Statistics, Facts 2017

American Heart Association Child Obesity Facts

American Heart Association – Recommendations for Activity

Vinnie Torotrich’s Website

The Angriest Trainer Podcast

Fitness Confidential – Vinnie Tortorich & Dean Lorey

Pure Vitamin Club

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