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KT-Fullshot-2011-21 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

August Newsletter

newsletterThe August Newsletter is available! Check some great fitness videos. Treat your feet to a easy to do massage. Try the amazing Smoked Oatmeal recipe by Eatprepd.com Read the Newsletter

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A new partnership with Quesada!!!

Quesada-carousel-KATHLEENI’m excited to announce a new partnership with Quesada! “At Quesada, we believe eating right and being active are part of a joyful lifestyle. We’re working with Canadian fitness and nutrition expert Kathleen Trotter to help bring you more of a good thing. Chances are, you already know her from columns or TV appearances. We’re excited to announce she will be sharing advice especially for you. Find her tips regularly posted here, on social channels or at a location near you.” SEE MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout—The Squeeze Play

Attention, runners: You don’t need to hit the gym to strengthen your feet and calves – all you need is a ball.

1. Start standing with feet hip distance apart and parallel. Put a pillow or a small Pilates ball between your knees. 2. Rise up onto your toes. READ MORE

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The myth of the fat burning zone

Flaman Fitness Canada largestIf your goal is fat loss, don’t get enticed by the ‘fat burning’ programs on cardio machines, or the myth of the “fat burning zone.” They are both based on misunderstood science.

I understand why you would try the program, who wouldn’t get drawn in by a something that promises fat loss. Plus, fat burning programs make you work at a low heart rate, so they are fairly easy.

An easy workout that offers miraculous fat loss — that sounds like most people’s dream.

Unfortunately the results are not as promising as the name implies. READ MORE

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The Art of Wellness

peachAs mentioned on Peach radio, Kathleen sits down with host Tony Mark of Peach Radio to discuss new fitness trends, hot topics and habits for keeping on track towards a more active and healthy lifestyle. Kathleen is, among many things, a personal trainer, fitness writer, and regular on numerous Canadian television and radio programs. Listen Now

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Work towards pull-ups with these simple variations

Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you a variations on the classic pull-up that will help you work towards this classic arm and back exercises WATCH NOW

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Put Your Best Foot Forward With These Exercises

It is time to make your feet a priority, and I am not talking about simply getting regular pedicures! Your feet require more than regular polish application and cuticle care.

The foot is complex; it has 33 joints and huge neurological potential. It is supposed to be able to maneuver and adapt to different terrains and communicate with the brain about whole-body balance and proprioception. READ MORE

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Sleep — your missing link

Prioritize getting at least seven hours of sleep a night. That might sound like obvious advice, but in my experience, too many of us are way too willing to give up a few hours of sleep in favour of watching TV, working or socializing.

Sleeping should be a non-negotiable; sleeping will help you feel better, have more energy and regulate your weight. READ MORE

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Reaching Fitness Goals

Stay injury free and motivated this summer. Make exercise a habit and train for life! Remember that setbacks will happen, so be prepared and don’t let them derail your progress. Don’t aim for perfection, instead aim to persevere! READ MORE

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