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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!
The question: I want to strengthen my wrists. Any suggestions?
The answer: Try doing kettlebell exercises holding the bell portion up in the air. Your wrists have to work hard to keep the bell facing straight up toward the ceiling.
These two exercises are personal favourites – believe me, they are deceptively challenging! READ MORE
Make this cycling season the best yet. Spring brings a new season for urban cycling. Enjoy the benefits by following these 6 tips to become a stronger, leaner and injury free cyclist READ MORE
You don’t have to spend tonnes of money on cleansing programs, protein powders or the latest miracle food to achieve your health and wellness goals. I am not saying don’t eat goji berries (or this month’s equivalent miracle food). I am just saying that you don’t need to spend oodles of money or follow a restrictive “diet,” you just need to get back to basics. READ MORE
The question: Spin classes have caused my IT bands to hurt. I have been told to use foam rollers to massage my legs. Is that true and should I be doing anything else?
The answer: Absolutely, keep using the roller. But massaging your legs, although great, is reactive, not proactive.
The IT band (iliotibial band) is a tendon that runs lengthwise up the side of your thighs (under the side seem of your pants), connecting your bum to your knees. READ MORE