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!
Hot Yoga is NOT my “exercise bliss”….but maybe it is yours??
If you want to improve your flexibility and can tolerate heat – and you’re not pregnant and don’t have high blood pressure, a heart condition, osteoporosis or a disc issue – then hot yoga might be for you. READ MORE
Boredom is the kiss of death when it comes to exercise! Need some fitness motivation? Try a new workout 🙂 Maybe CrossFit is your exercise bliss! Yay for fitness fun!! READ MORE
Loved my marathon of interviews on CBC today!! I spoke with
• Bob Steele of Windsor’s “The Bridge”
• Ted Blades from “On The Go” @onthegocbc
• Gill Deacon on “Here and Now”
• Jason Turnbull of Sudbury’s “Up North”
• Garth from Saskatchewan’s “Afternoon Edition” @afternoonCBC
• Lawrence in YellowKnife on “Trail’s End”. Sue in Montreal on “Home Run”
• Karen on “Mainstreet PEI” @cbchomerun @MainstreetPEI @KarenMairCBC
• Robyn in Victoria on “All Points West” @allpointswestbc
• Alan in Ottawa from “All in a Day” @cbcallinaday
• Wendy in Cape Breton @Mainstreet_CB
• Stephen from “On the Coast” @CBCStephenQuinn
• Rebecca in Kelowna on “Radio West” @cbcradiowest @rebeccazandberg
• Doug in Calgary on “HomeStretch” @CBCHomestretch
• Ismalita on “Up to Speed” in Winnipeg
• Rachelle in Quebec City on “Breakaway” @cbcbreakaway
• and Dave in Whitehorse on “Airplay” @yukonradiodave
Going to the gym is way more fun with a friend, but don’t hang out on the leg press chatting,” says the fitness expert and author of Finding Your Fit. She’s seen and heard it all: weight machines turned into coat racks, cardio machines used for standing still, outside voices spilling details on love lives. Lucky for Trotter, she now owns a boutique studio near Avenue and Davenport Rds. where she says that behaviour is less common than at larger gyms. Instead, talk to your friend after, before or in the change room. READ MORE
Great news!! If you missed my interview with Gill Deacon on CBC News: Here and Now you can LISTEN TO IT NOW 🙂
What do my love of celebrating every and all holidays (especially Christmas) and my love of exercise have in common? They are both examples of how I actively decide to be happy. I am a big believer in “mind over mood”; I am constantly giving myself short pep-talks such as “Kathleen, you are an adult and thus responsible for your own happiness — if you are not happy change your attitude and/or your environment.”
Two of my current favourite internal hashtages are #choosehappiness and #findingpocketsofjoy. READ MORE
Tick, tick, tick. We interrupt your regularly scheduled holiday revelry for an important reality check. When it’s all over you may have a regret or two. Giveaway, Healthy Holiday Reality
Or not. Especially with a little help. Like from a book like Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit by Kathleen Trotter.
Compassionate Trainer??? I like the sound of that! READ MORE
Everyone was so nice @global_montreal! It may have been my favourite TV segment ever!! I had such fun chatting with @kimsulli and @laura_casella about fitness, how to stay fit during the holidays, and my book Finding Your Fit. WATCH NOW!
Being away from home and not having equipment is not a reason – at least not a good one – to skip your workout. An effective training session is always possible. You just need motivation and a strategically packed suitcase. READ MORE
December can be a tricky health month. With so many social and family obligations, too many of us take an all or nothing approach: we let one less than ideal health choice snowball into a month of unhealthy choices. One glass of wine turns into three per day. One missed workout turns into a month of slovenly behavior. READ MORE
For long-term health success you need to find a workout that is both convenient and enjoyable (or at least palatable) so that you will do it consistently. READ MORE