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Ruel’s Running Podcast

Welcome to Ruel's Running Podcast!

Podcast host and creator Ruel Abadam is a recreational ultrarunner, health enthusiast, family guy, tester and designer who talks about Health, running, lifestyle, family, and play. 

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Mar 16, 2015

Ru El's Running Podcast's Special Guest: America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich - Part 3
For the Part 1 & Part 2 episodes of the conversion with Vinnie.
A fitness trainer to Hollywood elite, Ironman triathletes, stay-at-home moms, busy professionals and everyone in between and has been doing it for over thirty years.
Vinnie is cancer survivor and was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007. So it an extra super duper honer to have him here. Despite Leukemia, Vinnie has been able to kick ass as a fitness trainer, as well as many of other things I’ll mention, and has helped and continues to help many folks along the way.
"Do good work." - Vinnie Tortorich, approach to success.
Starting in 2012, started a podcast and now a super successful podcaster on his America’s Angriest Trainer Podcast with his lovely and multi talented co-host (The First Lady of Podcasting) Anna Vocino. The podcast is available everywhere:  on his website, iTunes, Stitcher, and apps for both the iPhone and Android devices.
Vinnie is the author of the super successful best selling book Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight Loss Game which was release in June 2013. He is co-writer is Dean Lorey. If you don’t know Dean, as Vinnie would say, Dean runs Hollywood. The book Fitness Confidential is available on paperback and Kindle on
In 2014, as an entrepreneur, Vinnie successfully launched Pure Vitamin Club with the his close friend Andy Schreiber, the CEO of PVC. Vinnie formulated and with the Andy help offer a pure vitamin multi cap that is free of fillers and potentially harmful additives typically found in most vitamins on the market.
As an athlete, Vinnie was a star football player at Tulane University of Louisiana. Some time after college, Vinnie learned he got pretty could at riding super long and far on bikes and he eventually participated in ultra cycling events  like the  AdventureCORPS’ Furnace Creek 508 which he’s participated numerous times and Vinnie does a fantastic recounting of the 508 in his ‘Lagniappe” section of his best selling book Fitness Confidential.
Thanks Vinnie for joining us on Ru El's Running Podcast!
Show content:
  • AFFILIATE: Pure Vitamin Club
  • Ru El's Questions Answered.
  • The dual meaning and significance of "Guam".
The Interview Questions:
  • What did you have for breakfast? How do you prepare it?
  • What activity are you into to keep you fit? How do you incorporate through your week
  • What motivates you? What keeps you going?
  • What's your biggest turn off? Pet peeve? How do you deal with them?
  • How do you deal with crap that comes around?
  • What is new for you? what are you coming into and what can we expect from you in the coming future?
  • Do you regret this interview?
  • Would you like to come back to this show?
  • The Weird Question: Ever got intimate with a nun?
The Final Questions:

Thinking back on your life, pick what you see as a turning point in your history. Maybe a fork or crossroad situation or maybe not. A significant point. Now you have a chance to do the Marty McFly. Sort of. Where you, today, have a change to visit yourself at that turning point of your history.

  • What would that moment be?
  • And for a 30 secs what would you tell your younger self?
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Killer Intro & Outro Music:

Artist/Song: Luzius Stone / Fire In The Sky.