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!
How many calories in a bowl of granola? Just over 2000 believe it or not! Watch and learn how to make the right choices and change your bad habits to good with WWWH. WATCH NOW
Falling is not only normal – we are all human – but when managed it can actually be a positive!
I fall – and I am proud of it! In fact, I usually tell my clients all about my falls – so both of us can learn and grow through my experiences. For example, I used to buy a box of fudge ice-cream treats each week or so. At the store I would say “I will only have one every few days.” False. By the end of the night I had usually consumed all of them. So, now I know. I cannot have fudge bars in the house. I set myself up for success – I buy a box and leave them at my mom’s. When I want one I go and visit her. This is a win/win – I get to see her and have a yummy treat. READ MORE
We all fall off of our fitness horse…..the trick is to get back on your horse a more informed rider so that you can set yourself up for future success!! If you are “working you are winning”…..learn…evolve…grow 🙂 #growthmindset READ MORE
Have a look at my article in QC Travel Adventure Magazine where I share tips on how you can reach your fitness goals this spring! READ THE MAGAZINE HERE or click on the picture to see my article.
If you love a challenge, consider sweating a little on your next trip. Bike through one of these two-wheel-worthy destinations; hike to Machu Picchu or through breathtaking Iceland; or participate in an out-of-country marathon (the Athens Classic Marathon, maybe?). Whichever you choose, there’s certainly some training required. We got in touch with a collection of fitness experts to weigh in on how to prepare for the endeavour. READ MORE
My March “Favourite Things” blog is out!
My #1 favourite thing this month…..”cardio / weight” combo classes! Tried ScullHouse Rowing this morning,
Bodies By Elle at Elle Fitness and Social a few weeks ago, and I am going to OrangeTheory Fitness on Friday. Excited 🙂 Love my #fitnessfun READ MORE
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
Find your nutrition triggers and how to conquer them with “WWWH” (Interview starts at 6:10) WATCH NOW
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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