A Little about Me
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!
Whether you tag on some lunges while playing with your pup in the park or calf raises while doing the dishes — Kathleen provides examples of easy ways to fit in your workouts. WATCH NOW
Life is hectic. It can be hard to fit in time for fitness, especially in the fall. Kathleen Trotter is back with some tips and tricks to help you “piggyback” your workouts. WATCH NOW
Thanks @MarilisaRacco for another fun interview! Love being included in your articles!!
Between work, home life and plain old laziness, making time for the gym can seem like enough of an annoyance in the average person’s life. But compound that with the litany of annoying things other gym goers routinely engage in, and it comes as little surprise that the gym can seem like less a place to decompress and more something to be avoided.READ MORE
I am honoured to be the third expert on this list!!
When you want to skip your workout tell yourself that you have to move for a minimum of 10 minutes, but If you still want to stop after 10 minutes, you can. Shift your mindset. Take skipping your entire workout off of the table. Some movement is always better than no movement. READ MORE
I thrive workout-wise by constantly trying new “fun” workouts. I am somewhat “workout fickle,” but I am okay with that because variety keeps me interested. As … READ MORE
Looking to get in shape but don’t know where to start? Looking to add some excitement to your regular fitness regime? Want to win some prizes at the same time? If you answered yes to any of these questions READ NOW
Kathleen adheres to seven strategies that will set you up for health success. These steps will allow you to understand the dedication that goes into adopting a healthier lifestyle and what you need to do to keep up the momentum. READ MORE
Sustainable health change occurs not by finding a “perfect” diet — finding is fairly passive — but rather through creating an individualized health “mix.” Creating is active, and health is an active process. To create an individualized health mix, you have to learn about the various nutrition options available and parse out the nutritional guidelines that will work for YOU. READ MORE
My current pet peeve is the restaurant salad. Too many of us are fooled into believing that just because something is called a salad it is the healthy choice. Do NOT be fooled—the salad is too often a perfect example of what I call an “unhealthy healthy” food—sneaky foods that seem healthy but that end up stealthily sabotaging progress! Unhealthy healthy foods—unlike ice cream—tend to slide under the radar and inadvertently sabotage progress. READ NOW
Do you always run on a treadmill? Are you thinking about running outside and / or training for a fall race? Races don’t typically occur
on a treadmill….so make sure to do some running outside in preparation! READ MORE
These Toronto aerial-yoga joints mix things up with body-suspending ‘silks,’ but it will only be fun if you survive injury-free. READ MORE
Don’t lose your momentum! You can have a fabulous FUN workout even when you are at the cottage! WATCH NOW
I ALWAYS have fun with Derick,
BUT this segment really “took the cake” 🙂 I have no idea how we will ever top it……SUCH FUN!!! WATCH NOW
Mastering a sport – the formation of athletic flow – requires practice. The brain needs to adapt to specific motions, environments and skills inherent to the activity. READ NOW
Thanks Marilisa Racco for another fun interview!
Doing a bunch of crunches or planks won’t give you six-pack abs unless you have no body fat to begin with. To change a body part, you need to do three things: strength train, interval train, and most importantly, change your nutrition. LEARN MORE