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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:

Why going (really) slowly during exercise is actually good for you

Why going (really) slowly during exercise is actually good for you The question: My trainer makes me do things like pause at the bottom of an exercise and go really slowly. Why?

The answer: Your question made me smile (possibly a little mischievously). I also “torture” clients (in a friendly way of course) by making them go slowly or pause during certain movements. Read More

Posted in Column, Globe & Mail, Strength | Leave a comment

Don’t Run for Endurance, Endure to Run

Don't Run for Endurance, Endure to RunExperience has taught me the wisdom of the words — don’t just do cardio (such as running) to get in shape. Get in shape to run! In addition to helping you get in shape in the short-term, lifting weights will help to ensure that you will be able to do your favourite cardio actives, such as running, for the rest of your life! Read More

Posted in Breathe Magazine, Cardio, Setting Goals | Leave a comment

Latest Newsletter – July 2014

newsletterThe July Newsletter is available! Check it out for The Plank Challenge and Four tried and true summer “beat the heat” training tips! Read the Newsletter

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5 Crucial Fitness Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Was Younger

HuffpostI’m “only” 31, so it may be premature to already have a list to tell my younger self, but I have been a trainer for almost 12 years, and working out seriously for 16, so I feel I am entitled to at least a preliminary list. Since I don’t know anyone named Doc and I don’t have a flying Delorean to allow me to communicate directly with the younger Kathleen, I figure the next best thing is to share my insights with all of you. Read More

Posted in Huffington Post Blog, Setting Goals | Leave a comment

Globe & Mail: How to exercise in the heat (and keep your cool)

Link to VideoIt’s hot out there: Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to exercise properly in the heat of summer. Watch the Video
Posted in Cardio, Globe & Mail, Running, Setting Goals, Strength, Videos | 1 Comment