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A Little about Me

KT-Fullshot-2011-21 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.

My Accomplishments

  • 1 Ironman (Ironwoman)
  • 7 half-Ironman (also called 70.3)
  • 10 Marathons
  • Half-Marathons – too many to count!

Latest News

Alternatives to Yoga

This was maybe my favourite segment ever…..it was absolutely the most interactive 🙂 WATCH NOW

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Common mistakes that sabotage your fitness progress

I had such fun yesterday goofing around with Dylan Black on Rogers Ottawa‏ – I got to throw a medicine ball at him! Talk about fitness fun 🙂 Take a look!

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Eating healthy during summer getaways

Hitting the road this summer? Don’t forget to manage your health! Watch as Kathleen gives tips on how you can make this summer’s trips healthier and tastier! WATCH NOW!

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‘Unhealthy’ healthy food

Kathleen sheds some light on what foods that are disguised as being healthy but are completely unhealthy. WATCH NOW!

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Great ways to FIND YOUR FIT at work!

Can’t get to the gym? That is NOT an excuse to be a sloth – you can FIND YOUR FIT at your DESK! 🙂 Learn how in my CTV Morning Live interview!! Thanks Courtney for being such a welcoming host! WATCH NOW!!

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Wellness Force: How self-compassion plugs into a healthy fitness program

Too many of us let “brain propaganda” highjack our lives. You know what I am talking about: “Who cares if I hit the snooze button and miss my workout just this once?” Or, “I can eat this cake — what does it matter?” Or, “Why even try to lose weight… I am just going to fail. I can’t do anything right.

We are all human and thus to some degree will always struggle against unproductive brain propaganda, but it is a matter of what actions you take to counter that propaganda. READ MORE

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This new workout trend is a great way to reach your fitness goals

Professional athletes have been practicing heart rate training for years. In order to condition their bodies for fast-paced shifts on-ice or sprints down the field, their workouts focus on maintaining a constant heart rate, which allows them to be keenly attuned to their fitness goals — to make sure they’re not over-or under-doing it. READ MORE

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Cycle Your Way to Improved Health

Hopefully the nice weather has inspired you — as it has inspired me — to dust off your bike and get moving. Cycling is an excellent non-impact and often convenient way to improve cardiovascular health, leg strength, and balance. READ MORE

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This summer, get in shape before getting back in the game

With the warmer weather, we are tempted to jump back into summer ball sports – basketball, soccer, softball etc. It’s great to get back outside, but too often we dive in with inappropriate vigour and intensity. We dangerously base what we expect of our bodies on an outdated – or even superhuman – image of ourselves. READ NOW

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How to train for your favourite summer sport

The summer weather has arrived – yeah! Since sunshine makes everything seem more manageable – including being active – now is the perfect time to participate in your favorite sport and / or try something NEW! READ NOW!

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Finding Your Fit Series

My first talk in the series is coming up July 12 in Fort York! In the area? Why not join in?

Fort York
July 12 7-8 pm
Staff contact: Wendy Banks; Fiona O’Connor

CLICK ONE OF THE LINKS BELOW TO REGISTER NOW!
Fiona O’Connor
Wendy Banks

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May Newsletter is here!

newsletterMy May Newsletter is out! Check out some great spring training trends, a guest contribution from “The Fitness Crab”, exercise of the month and an amazing recipe from Tara at Heal Nutrition.  READ NOW!

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The Globe and Mail: Effective stretching is key to your workout success

Too often, individuals are given the advice, “Don’t forget to stretch” – as if stretching is both a monolithic category of movement and uniformly positive.

Both assumptions are overly simplistic and potentially dangerous. READ NOW

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Top 5 spring fitness trends

Getting to the gym isn’t always easy. You have to find a workout that’s interesting and challenging, but something you don’t despise. Here’s some spring fitness trends you’ll want to try. WATCH NOW

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Five fun Spring fitness trends to get you motivated!

Having trouble staying motivated? Why not try one of these fun fitness trends! WATCH NOW

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Boost your fitness routine with 5 fun training styles

The summer weather has arrived – yeah! Since sunshine makes everything seem more manageable – including being active – now is the perfect time to try something NEW!
  When it comes to working out, boredom is the kiss of death. It is hard enough to make yourself train at the best of times – and almost impossible when you feel like yawning!
  Plus, if you can do your routine in your sleep, you have most likely hit a training plateau. Meaning, you’re no longer seeing results.
  The solution? Surprise your body with something new! READ MORE

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Movement is a non-negotiable

I always enjoy talking about my book Finding Your Fit….but I particularly enjoyed this interview. Kelly was such a joy to chat with! Being interviewed was an honour and a pleasure! 🙂 LISTEN NOW

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