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My name is Kathleen Trotter. I am a personal Trainer, Globe and Mail columnist, pilates equipment specialist, Huffington Post blogger and fitness writer. I am located in downtown Toronto. My services include personal training, personalized programs, group seminars and fitness writing. Visit my Fitness Training page to learn more. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to the left and keep up to date with fitness news, recipes and more. Feel free to contact me for information! My most recent articles are listed below.
- 1 Ironman (Ironwoman)
- 7 half-Ironman (also called 70.3)
- 10 Marathons
- Half-Marathons – too many to count!
Become a stronger and less injury prone runner or walker with these simple exercises! Strengthen your legs and feet!! READ MORE
I am very proud to share my most recent The Globe and Mail column. I think it contains a really important main take-away. Basically – get moving and remember that your health is a life long, always evolving process. I actually wanted to call this “ditch the war metaphors – we need to “rebrand” the #health discourse”. Adopting a healthier #lifestyle is not simply about “fighting the battle of the bulge”. Wars end – our health process does NOT! #workout #core #fitness #exercise READ MORE
The Star talks to four doctors, a registered dietitian and a personal trainer (me!) to get the skinny on belly fat. Learn the best ways to get rid of your belly fat today! READ MORE
In the 2nd of her new videos, Kathleen shows you the benefits of supersets from her new studio in downtown Toronto. WATCH NOW
If a workout on a rowing machine lulls you to sleep, try an interval rowing class. Rather than rowing endlessly, you sprint during time or distance intervals, compete (in a friendly way) against classmates and use different stroke speeds. With a good instructor, the workout is anything but boring. Try it at fitness studios across the country such as Functional Athletics in Vancouver or Studio Adonnics in Montreal. I went to Ultimate Athletics in Toronto (1216 Yonge St.). READ MORE
Too often when people tell me they are on a “low fat” diet it means they are eating tons of nutritionally vapid and processed foods such as muffins, puddings, cereals, and yogurts. Basically, they are eating foods labeled “low fat.”
Chronically low fat diets can leave you deficient in a variety of nutrients, making you susceptible to, among other things, dull flaky skin, cold extremities, hormone imbalances, and poor control of inflammation.
BUT all fats are not created equal. Healthy fats should make up between 20% and 35% of your total calorie intake. READ MORE
I am currently completing a diploma in nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and I keep thinking “my readers might find some of this really interesting.” So, I figured, why not put my learning to good use? Here are five noteworthy pieces of info I learned from my recent Sports Nutrition course! READ MORE
Too many people underestimate the stress that golf puts on the body; after months of not golfing during the winter, they jump right back in.
To prevent injuries, golfers need proper biomechanics and a specific base level of strength, range of motion and co-ordination. When the body doesn’t have the capacity to meet those demands, participants are at greater risk of long-term aches, pains and even injuries. READ MORE