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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

Pull it all together for Week 4, Part 2, of The Globe’s 30-day health challenge

The Globe’s 30-day health challenge is HERE! Not your average cookie cutter challenge popular on social media. My plan is realistic, balanced, safe and results-oriented. It is everything you need to adopt a more active lifestyle in 2015. Click HERE FOR WEEK 4: PART 2 HOW TO VIDEOS to get you on the right track to a new healthier YOU! READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Crunch Time

Get all the benefits of a stability ball at home, but without a giant orb cluttering your space. All you really need is a pillow.
1. Lie on your back, but with your upper body slightly raised, hands at your head, with a folded-up pillow under your middle back. Your bum should be on the floor, your feet on the ground. Make the pillow as round as possible.
2. Gently tuck your pelvis so that your lower back moves toward the ground. At the same time, engage your core and slowly lie backward over the pillow. READ MORE

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We’re only getting started in Week 4, Part 1, of The Globe’s 30-day health challenge

The Globe’s 30-day health challenge is HERE! Not your average cookie cutter challenge popular on social media. My plan is realistic, balanced, safe and results-oriented. It is everything you need to adopt a more active lifestyle in 2015. Click HERE FOR WEEK 4 HOW TO VIDEOS to get you on the right track to a new healthier YOU!

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Baby on board

Out with the babe? Just roll with it and work your legs and core at the same time – the little guy won’t even mind.
1. Lightly hold the stroller’s handlebars. Don’t hunch forward. Keep your chest out and back flat.
2. Take a big step forward with your right leg, then bend both knees toward the ground. READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Fitness Basics – You can do this core workout right in your office chair

Don’t get up: Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you a set of core exercises that you can do from the comfort of your desk. READ MORE

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