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

Globe and Mail: Gravity machine mixes weight training and Pilates for full-body workout

The Gravity machine is like a cousin to the Pilates Reformer. Like the Reformer, the Gravity machine consists of a moving platform (which you can kneel on or lie on face up, sideways or face down) sandwiched between a foot plate and a vertical tower. The tower has pulleys and bars attached. Unlike the Reformer, the Gravity platform can be placed at different angles – anywhere from almost parallel to the ground to almost vertical.

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“Do anywhere” exercise of the week: Week two!

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October Newsletter

My October Newsletter is out! I’ve included some great tips, articles and awesome an fall recipe. And, I even included a link to Chapter 2 of my new book Finding Your Fit! READ MORE

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Book signing fun

booksigningOn October 15th I had the pleasure of doing my very first book signing at @IndigoEatonCtr. WHAT a success – we SOLD OUT of books!! Thank you to Dundurn for creating such an awesome book, and to everyone who stopped in. Special thank you to @quesadaburritos for the yummy food and the awesome prizes. Looking forward to my next signing!! @dundurnpress #findingyourfit

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How I found my fit and you can too!

My awesome publishing house Dundurn asked me to write a blog based on a few of the main take-aways from my book. So…I did! Take a look :-) 

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Quesada: October tip of the month

eb-tt-e1-copy It’s the perfect time of year to get out for a walk. Why not take a walk in a park and enjoy the beautiful fall colors!

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“Do anywhere” exercise of the week: Week one!

For the next 11 weeks my awesome publisher Dundurn Press is releasing one “do anywhere” exercise a week. Take a look at this week’s exercise :-) It is not easy…..but it is convenient and simple. All you need is a towel! With these type of exercises it is easy to make movement a “non-negotiable” so that you can FIND YOUR FIT!

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Finding Your Fit Book Launch

booklaunchOn October 13th I officially launched my book Finding Your Fit at the RCYC in downtown Toronto. What an amazing event. Thank you to all my friends, family, clients and readers who attended, and to my fantastic publisher Dundurn. Lastly, a special thank you to Flaman Fitness and Quesada Burritos for the terrific prizes.

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Searching for my book in Indigo Books

What could be more fun that this?

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The dos and don’ts of supporting a loved one on their health journey

I am really proud of this Huffington Post blog. Why? It is a #TalkToMe blog which means I included mini videos (which is HUGE because I am technological stupid) AND because with my mom’s help I got to tackle an important subject. I have the best mom ever :-) She is so smart… watch the videos to find out more! READ MORE

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Fall into these perfect autumn exercises

Number 2 – the “5 by 5 rule” – totally changed my life! I am currently obsessed with “5 by 5ing” everything READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Kettlebell-only workouts offer intense full-body challenge

I love that trying a kettlebell class is part of my job and that I have a friend who is willing to sweat through a workout with me! Thank you Bang fitness for having us, and thank you Em for being such a good sport and testing out the class with me :-) READ MORE

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