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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.

My Accomplishments

  • 1 Ironman (Ironwoman)
  • 7 half-Ironman (also called 70.3)
  • 10 Marathons
  • Half-Marathons – too many to count!

Latest News

I am excited to announce that I just finished my Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 2 training! I am excited to use my new techniques on all my clients.

If you are curious about Fascial Stretch click on the link and watch the “what is FST” video.


More News

I had so much fun on CHCH MorningLive in Hamilton on October 9th, 2014. I talked about how to encourage girls to be active! I am happy to be working with Sears Canada. Check out my appearance on CHCH Morning Live on Thursday October 9th for Sears Canada to learn more.


And More News

On October 1st, I had the pleasure of being photographed by Malina Kaija. I am excited to share the finished images with everyone when they are finished. Until then, here are a few shots taken throughout the day. Thanks so much @chrisgreenhair for my hair and to @malinakaija for the fun afternoon!!





The Globe and Mail: What exercises should I do if I have osteoporosis?

The question: I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. My doctor says I have to exercise. What exercises should I do?

Osteoporosis is a condition where one or more of your bones has lower-than-optimal density. The good news is that bone is actually an active tissue, so an appropriate exercise regimen can positively affect your bone density. READ MORE

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It’s Not Just What You Eat, But Why and How

I was at a wedding recently and the person sitting beside me was eating a very large piece of cake while simultaneously telling me about her great new gluten-free diet. She had fallen into a common dieting trap: using the rules of her nutrition regime to justify less than optimal nutritional choices. As in, she could skip the vegetables and eat all the cake she wanted because the cake fell within the parameters of her diet. READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Fitness Basics – The most common upper-body stretching mistakes

Trainer Kathleen Trotter goes over common things people do wrong when stretching out their upper body. READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: The Squeeze-Play

Take a few minutes out of your day to work your thighs and core – you don’t even have to stop typing.
1. Place a rolled-up towel in-between your knees. 2. Sit up tall as you straighten your right leg and turn your toes out slightly to the side. Squeeze the towel as you try to engage the muscles that run up the inside of your upper thigh. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds, then switch legs.
(The Globe and Mail) READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Fitness Basics – The most common mistakes when doing dips

Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you common things people do wrong when attempting dips at the gym READ MORE

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