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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.

My Accomplishments

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

Latest News:

Latest Newsletter – September 2014

newsletterThe September Newsletter is available! Check it out for The Lateral Raises with T-hold (exercise of the month) and Return to Running Progression article Read the Newsletter

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Elbow Room

Link to ArticleStrengthen your upper back, chest, shoulders and core – without ever leaving your desk. READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: How to get stronger (without getting bulky)

Link to ArticleThe question: I want to get extremely strong and more powerful for my sport. Is it possible to do that without getting bulky?

The answer: Absolutely! I completely understand your desire. As a triathlete, I have a similar goal.

The trick? If appropriate, do “relative” strength-training. I describe relative strength as being strong and lean like a gymnast, not bulky and impenetrable like a linebacker. To do that, try multijoint exercises like squats followed by bench presses with a weight that is challenging to lift for fewer than seven reps. READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: The Easy Rider

Link to ArticleTurn “commuting” into just another word for strengthening your posture, core and balance. Better yet: You don’t even have to take off your headphones READ MORE

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Talk Radio AM60 Radio Spot

Last week I spoke with John Oakley on Talk Radio AM60 about the advantages and disadvantages of smart phone apps and how you can make them work for you. If you missed the live show, you can listen to the podcast here.

“Kathleen Trotter – Fitness Expert” by John Oakley Show. Released: 2014. Genre: Talk Radio.

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