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

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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It’s the simple choices that pay off most for your health

Excited to post my most recent Huffington Post blog — I had originally wanted to call it “eat this…not that”. Read it to learn 10 SIMPLE substitutions that will make a HUGE difference to your health!

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The Globe and Mail: Turns out sleeping can help you shed those extra pounds

If you are eating healthy and exercising meticulously, yet still struggling to lose weight, lack of sleep may be your missing link. That’s because when you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces more ghrelin, the “hunger hormone.” READ MORE

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Kathleen approved “do anywhere” workouts – The cottage edition!

This photo was taken 2 years ago at a Pilates studio (SLT) in NY. 100% true!! :-) Don’t kick yourself for being inactive when you get home from the cottage – workout in the lake and on the dock! READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Challenge your body in every direction with tennis

Tennis requires dynamic motion – something many of our bodies are starving for. When we do move it tends to be in linear and repetitive ways (think walking, cycling, or the elliptical). The cumulative effect is a body that is stiff and somewhat robotic. READ MORE

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The August newsletter is here!!!

The August newsletter is here! Read it for news about my upcoming book and awesome exercise and fitness tips! READ THE NEWSLETTER.

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The Globe and Mail: Barre classes a great workout, but won’t give you a dancer’s lean body

I love my job – I get to try fun fitness classes and then write about the experience for The Globe and Mail.

What could be better? A special thank you to my mom and lifetime friend Emily for helping me with the review!! Always fun to workout with friends. READ MORE

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