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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

Have A Plan And Make Bad Habits Utterly Inconvenient

Consistency is paramount when working toward any health goal; abstaining from cake one time will not shed stubborn pounds.

To lose weight, help lower blood pressure, improve energy or decrease anxiety, you need to change your preferences — your daily habits — so that more often than not you are making healthy choices. READ MORE

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Finding Your Fit on Daytime Ottawa: Nutrition triggers

Find your nutrition triggers and how to conquer them with “WWWH” (Interview starts at 6:10)  WATCH NOW

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Finding YOUR client’s fit — their “recipe” for health success

Client retention is the cornerstone of any successful fitness expert’s career — this is true whether you teach group exercise or do one-on-one training. Acquiring a group exercise participant or individual client and keeping that person are two different things. Retention necessitates that every individual feel — in some way — successful. Success requires consistency and compliance, both during and between sessions. READ MORE

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3 ways to sit less and MOVE more!

Last Friday in, “3 ways to sit less and MOVE more,” I outlined ways you can pepper movement into your daily life and become mindful of your posture. Read the full information here.

If your concerned that sitting is contributing to a rounded posture, combine the strategies mentioned in last week’s column with a “posture perfect” workout! It is counterproductive to be mindful of your posture all day, only to ruin it at the gym. READ MORE

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How To Eat Healthy at the ACC

The Raptors are on their way to a fourth straight playoff appearance and the Maple Leafs are fun to watch, and may be on the way to the playoffs as well. Combine that with the tons of concerts and events, and you have the Air Canada Centre – an entertainment destination and a fun place to spend an afternoon or night. The only issue with that is when attending any sporting event, finding some healthy food options isn’t exactly easy. READ MORE

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Breakfast Television: How to stop mindless eating

My BT Montreal interview is UP 🙂 I really do love my job!!! Thanks Derick Fage for being so welcoming! Find out how ‘WWWH’ can help you live a healthier life. WATCH NOW

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The Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Pilates a great workout for your mind and body

Do you want to de-stress and improve your balance, core strength, functional fitness and mobility? Pilates might be for you.

A review of a Pilates mat class is long overdue; it is hard to find a facility that doesn’t offer some iteration of the tradition. Even studios that don’t offer traditional classes usually offer combo classes, such as “yogalates,” or incorporate Pilates-inspired exercises … READ MORE

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Fun new fitness trends to get you moving this spring

I am really excited for Spring because I am training for the Banff 1/2 Marathon and I love running in the beautiful weather!!! I am excited for all of my upcoming training runs as well other fun spring fitness adventures!! Talk about Fitness Fun! Thanks Global News and Katie Scott for including me in this column! READ & WATCH NOW!

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3 ways to sit less and move more!

Have you heard the new adage that sitting is the new smoking?
Being sedentary decreases circulation, decreases your metabolism, negatively effects blood sugar, and increases muscle aches, pains, and trigger points.
We all sit way too much!! We need to sit less and move more! Find out how. READ MORE

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Rethinking the stretch

It is always an honour to be included in one of Jonathan’s articles 🙂 READ MORE

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Rethinking the jolly jumper

Personal trainer Kathleen Trotter joins Global’s Laura Casella to talk about the Jolly Jumper, and how too much use could affect a child’s motor skills. WATCH NOW

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Unbend: Pain-Free And Productive Cooking

For all of you cooksout there….or bartenders….or cheese mongers……or anyone who stands for long periods of time! READ MORE

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The key to long-term change is “appropriate responses”

Having “appropriate responses” – in all aspects of my life – is one of my current life missions. Take a read and see how the concept can be applied to your health and fitness goals! READ NOW

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More on hacks

“Hacks” are basically innovative ways to motivate or trick yourself into exercising — a fun way of reframing the classic concept of “exercise motivation.” We all need motivation to exercise. I love moving and I still often need a gentle push in the right direction. READ MORE

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Eight fitness hacks to motivate yourself into exercising

“Hacks” are basically innovative ways to motivate or trick yourself into exercising — a fun way of reframing the classic concept of “exercise motivation.” We all need motivation to exercise. I love moving and I still often need a gentle push in the right direction.

If you have trouble motivating yourself to move, try one of the eight hacks listed below. READ MORE

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February Newsletter

newsletterIt’s newsletter time!! Check out the February newsletter for a tons of tips on finding your personal recipe for fitness success,a yummy smoothie recipe and fun monster walks  READ NOW!

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Weekend with Jim Brickman: Finding Your Fitness Personality

Having trouble finding ways to stay fit? Do you find yourself saying “I just don’t have time to go tot he gym today.”. Kathleen Trotter, author of the book “Finding Your Fit“, shares great tips to finding your fitness personality, empowering you to add fitness to your day.

What’s Your Fitness Personality?
Why do you go to the gym? Is it a place where you can be social, or an escape from the busy world outside? Whatever the reason, the easiest way to fit fitness into your day is to piggyback it into your daily routine. Listen now and get some tips on how YOU can find your fitness personality!

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