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!
It really SUCKS to work hard…..AND still not reach your fitness goals!! Watch my BT Montreal interview to learn how you might be sabotaging your health success!! Thanks Derick Fage for the fun – always a BLAST!!
The sunshine — and thus golf season — has FINALLY arrived! There is nothing better for one’s mood than doing a beloved form of exercise in the sun; the combo offers a double dose of mood-boosting hormones. Plus, doing something you love is always energizing, motivating, and fun.
The only all-too-common possible negative of the season? Golf-induced injuries! The good news is that injuries are not inevitable; you just need to follow the tips below to stay injury free! READ MORE
A health entourage consists of people who will help you succeed in meeting your health goals. Read my article on creating your health posse in Discover Life magazine. READ NOW
Intensity plays a massive role in achieving the best possible results. Fitness is all about how you work while you are working and the more you give, the more you get! So, how can you maximize your intensity in order to enhance your workouts? These fitness experts will tell you just how! READ MORE
It is that time again … “favourite things” time! In February 2016 I compiled my first “favourite things” blog — a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. I am now obsessed with these lists; stockpiling beloved mantras and exercises to share is such a pocket of joy. This edition includes two of my favourite fascial stretches, my mantras of the month, and tips on how to use exercise to boost your immune health. READ MORE
Read more to find out if Aquafit is for YOU! Remember….try everything till you find a workout that works!! Yes….movement is a non-negotiable…..but the way you move is up to you! READ MORE
We all have cravings. We all want to skip workouts. We all do the “should I or shouldn’t I?” internal health debate.
You know what I am talking about: the internal push-pull that happens right before we decide to make — or not make — a less-than-ideal health choice. It is that moment when we tell ourselves “I shouldn’t…” and then too often find a loophole that allows us to follow through on the less-than-ideal choice — the “I will be good tomorrow so I can indulge today” loophole, or the “I worked out so I deserve…” loophole, or the “I will train tomorrow so I can be lazy today” loophole. READ MORE
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