Welcome to my website

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

The Globe and Mail: Improve your golf game this summer with these two exercises

Screen Shot video-golfI am excited to share the first video from my most recent Globe and Mail shoot. We filmed the series in my very own studio. So proud that I can say “my own studio“. Take a look at the two exercises that can help improve mobility for a better gold swing and enjoy! WATCH NOW

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May: Quesada Tips of the Month


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A Few of My Favourite Things — The May Edition

In February I wrote my first “favourite things” blog. (If you are bored with your breakfast, check out fave thing number one). I had such fun researching and compiling the list that I decided to regularly write a “favourite things” list. If you missed my March edition, don’t worry — you can read it here. (If you get “hangry,” take a look at favourite thing number six. I have learned to always carry a snack, and presto: no more “hangry” Kathleen.)

Really, as I said last month, what is the point of being a trainer and thus constantly discovering new yummy recipes, “fun” workouts, fitness mantras, and motivational tips if I don’t share my findings with all of you?

So, without further preamble, here is my list for May. READ MORE

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This Summer Become Active for Good; Break the Activity-Injury Cycle!

Flaman Fitness Canada largestI don’t know about all of you, but I crave even more activity in the summer; it is like the sunshine is calling to me and inviting me outside. The light just makes me happier and puts an extra pep in my step! The sunlight is motivating!

I am happy to announce that I am not the only one who feels this way — every time I look outside I see people running, walking, and biking. That makes the trainer in me happy! READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Improve your core strength (and have fun) in an indoor surfing fitness class

If you can’t catch a wave in a tropical locale this summer, there’s another way to hang loose (on dry land).

While relatively new to the fitness market, indoor surfboarding fitness classes can be found in major cities across the country, including Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. Even some smaller cities, such as Barrie, Ont., are offering classes. I checked out Surfset Toronto (2481A Yonge St.). READ MORE

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Your missing health link is recovery

Hot off of the press..my most recent Huffington Post blog! Sorry, “recovery” does not mean sit on the sofa and eat chips! :-p Curious what it does mean? READ MORE

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Adopt what I call the “Captain Obvious” approach to health!

Start owning your health choices; adopt what I call the “Captain Obvious” approach to health!

Adopting a healthier lifestyle shouldn’t be expensive or complicated. I am not arguing it won’t be challenging. Adopting a healthier lifestyle will be an intense process – an ultimately rewarding process, but nonetheless a lifelong and intense process. Modifying a habit takes perseverance, dedication and mindfulness. READ MORE

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April Newsletter is here!

The April Newsletter is available! Try the exercise of the month: Towel hamstring curls. Read a meta analysis on how eating your vegetables can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. And, check out some of my favourite things. READ THE NEWSLETTER.

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Just 60 seconds of intense exercise can boost your fitness level, study finds

Busy people, listen up: What if you could push yourself to the max for just one minute and reap the benefits of a longer gym session?

That’s the finding of a new Canadian study, which shows doing just 60 seconds of intense sprint intervals offers the same health benefits as 45 minutes of less-strenuous continuous exercise — further reinforcing the benefits of trendy high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. READ MORE

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