Welcome to my website
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!
“Come Monday, no more junk food.”
“I’m getting a gym membership and going every day after work.”
Ever uttered one of these statements? They’re examples of what I call “fitness wishes.” Absent a concrete plan for how to actually achieve these objectives, you might as well just try wishing and hoping that you’ll become healthy. READ MORE
The June Newsletter is available! Check it out for more news on my new live/work space, the Nutrition Tip of the Month and a fantastic recipe by Tamara Green from the Living Kitchen. Read the Newsletter
When I need extra motivation to train, I sign up for a race. I love working towards an athletic goal, and I can’t justify skipping a workout when I have already registered and paid. Plus, nothing compares to the feeling of crossing a finish line!
If you are struggling to find the motivation to get or stay active, consider signing up for a mini triathlon, a “Try-a-Tri.” I think it is the perfect race for “newbies;” it is short, so the training is not as overwhelming, but you still get the race experience. A “Try-a-Tri” usually involves a 300 meter swim, 10 km bike and 2.5 km run. READ MORE
I had a revelation while preparing dinner a few nights ago. I was grilling meat and vegetables (mmm yummy), and I found myself nibbling while I cooked. Sure, it was all relatively healthy stuff — vegetables, a few nuts, bites of grilled chicken — but by the time I sat down to dinner I realized that I had probably already consumed at least half a meal worth of food. READ MORE
On June 13 I got tote bags made that have my logo on them. If you would like one just send me a message! I will do my best to get you one, while quantities last!