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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.
- 1 Ironman (Ironwoman)
- 7 half-Ironman (also called 70.3)
- 10 Marathons
- Half-Marathons – too many to count!
This is part two of my “do anywhere” workout series! The main take-away from part one is – “don’t use the pull of relaxing on a dock, traveling, or drinking on a patio as an excuse to become a sloth! It is possible enjoy summer AND maintain your fitness! The key is to have a few workouts in your back pocket that you can literally do anywhere — in a hotel room, in your living room, or even on the dock at the cottage”. In part one I shared the “joy” of tabata intervals. READ MORE
Take ownership of your choices — stop using the “I am too busy” excuse.
I know you are busy. We are all busy — being “too busy” seems to be the new normal. But you need to become conscious of what you prioritize and why.
Went to NY the weekend of July 1st to learn about Feldenkrais. The trip morphed into something really special! My sister came with me. I went to my course during the day and then got to hang out with my her and try fun fitness classes the rest of the time! We went to Shadowbox NYC and spent time on “the top of the rock”! #I also went to a Barre class at Physique 57and had an AMAZING #workout at Tone House! Who doesn’t love #runninghurdles and working with #sandbags!”.
Summer is here in full force — yay! Don’t use the pull of relaxing on a dock, traveling, or drinking on a patio as an excuse to become a sloth!
Trust me — it is possible enjoy summer AND maintain your fitness! The key is to have a few workouts in your back pocket that you can literally do anywhere — in a hotel room, in your living room, or even on the dock at the cottage.
Over the next few blogs I will share a few of my go-to “do anywhere” workouts! With these convenient yet effective workouts you will have NO excuse to be inactive READ MORE
When it comes to working out, boredom is the kiss of death. It is hard enough to make yourself train at the best of times — and almost impossible when you feel like yawning!
Core workouts can be particularly yawn-worthy. Front planks, crunches, bike kicks… snore. The great news is, your workout doesn’t have to put you to sleep! Mix things up with add-on sets.
Swimming provides an excellent non-impact cardiovascular workout. Being in the water allows you to challenge your heart and lungs without stressing your joints, which means swimming can be an appropriate mode of exercise for people living with osteoarthritis or other joint complications. READ MORE
As a trainer, I am constantly coming across new “fun” exercises and healthy recipes, but what is the use of learning all this great info if I don’t share it? So, in February I wrote a “favourite things” blog (for a mantra to keep you on your “health horse,” read tip number four). I had such fun compiling February’s list that I decided to write a “favourite things” blog regularly.
This month’s list is very summer-centric; the things that made the cut — including my yummy protein popsicles — are in honour of our current beautiful weather!
Now — drum roll please — my list… READ MORE
It can be hard to stay active during the summer; the heat can be debilitating!
I get it — I love being active, especially outdoors, and even I find that the heat can zap the fun out of a workout. The heat too often makes me feel like I am running through peanut butter; on hot days I just want to go home and sit in my air-conditioning.
I may want to, but I don’t! READ MORE