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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

Follow me on Facebook and win!

Who doesn’t want to WIN a free foam roller AND read a chapter of my book #FindingYourFIt before everyone else? Check out how this can be you!

:-) Thanks Flaman Fitness (Official Company Page for providing the prize!! Published by Dundurn Press

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How to get healthy (and stay that way)

The million dollar question is “how do you not only get healthy, but then stay that way”? I attempt to answer that question in this Huffington Post blog. If you find the info useful check out my upcoming book Finding Your Fit

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The 411 on my upcoming book, Finding Your Fit

So, I wrote a book! It is called Finding Your Fit. Needless to say, I am pretty excited! The book hits stores October 1st, 2016. I feel like a kid getting ready for Christmas; I am counting down the days until I can walk into Indigo and say “Where would I find Kathleen Trotter’s new book?” I am assuming the answer will be “In the health and wellness section,” but maybe I will get lucky and it will be on one of the “staff recommendation” tables. Fingers crossed! READ MORE

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September Newsletter

My September Newsletter is out! Just in time to read over your morning coffee or smoothie. I’ve included some great tips, articles and awesome fall recipe. And, if you haven’t read my August Favourite Things, now’s your chance! Enjoy your weekend! READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Pregnant? It may be time to correct your posture

Working toward a more ideal posture is important for everyone, but it is particularly important for anyone who is currently or has ever been pregnant; ideal posture decreases the frequency and intensity of back and pelvic pain, prolapses and incontinence, while simultaneously increasing ease and quality of movement and breath. READ MORE

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Why you should buy this book…

Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainers Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit book
Why did I write this book? What can it do for you? How do you get motivated? Watch and find out!

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The Globe and Mail: Looking for a full body workout? TRX classes are the latest craze

I love my job – I get to try fun fitness classes and studios and then write about it for The Globe and Mail. I am one lucky duck! Thank you to my best friend Emily, my wonderful friend and client Kate, and my mom for their help with this column!!

The TRX was originally used predominately as an individual training tool, but recently there has been an explosion of TRX-themed classes. These days, you can find the yellow and black straps suspended from gym ceilings across the country. If you are a GoodLife member, try the small group TRX classes, or try places such as Kondi in downtown Vancouver or Core Essentials in Halifax. I tried two TRX-themed classes: one with my mom (63) and long-term client Kate (30) at Elle Fitness and Social (580 King St. W.), and another at Blast Fitness (374 Dupont St.) with my best friend, Emily (32). READ MORE

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5 steps to get you off of the sofa

My book Finding Your Fit is available in stores October 1st – I feel like I am counting down till x-mas!! In this article I share a few of the main take-aways from the book. If you find them useful you can pre-order the book here!

We all know the benefits of working out and eating well, but when it comes to our health, knowing and doing — especially doing over the long­term — are two very different things! Sure, most of us can be dedicated for a few days — sometimes a few months — but long­term change is a whole other ballgame. READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: How to mitigate the negative effects of cycling on your body

From one cyclist to another cyclist….a few helpful fitness tips!
Nothing improves my mood more than a long bike ride in the country, so I say this next part with reservations (and sadness). Cycling has its dark side – possibly the most significant being that it can wreak havoc on your posture. READ MORE

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Quesada: August tip of the month

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A kettle what?

kettleKettlebells may have an odd name and look kind of funny – sort of like a cannonball with a handle – but used correctly they can actually be very useful (and fun). Spice up your workout with a few kettlebell exercises! READ MORE

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Finding Your Fit

Flaman Fitness included an entire segment about my upcoming book Finding Your Fit in their current “Flaman Link”. The newsletter goes to all Flaman locations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario — including fitness, agriculture, trailers, cellular, etc stores. Exciting!! Book comes out October 1st! So soon!!
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