Bio, accomplishments & credentials



Kathleen Trotter has been a personal trainer and fitness expert since 2002 and a fitness writer and media expert since 2008. She has been the featured personal trainer in The Globe and Mail’s online Fitness Basics weekly web series since 2002. Her videos are regularly included in The Globe’s weekly newsletter for subscribers. Kathleen also writes two columns for The Globe and Mail and blogs regularly for The Huffington Post and Healthy Directions magazine. In addition, she has written for Impact Magazine, Breathe, Alive, Canadian Running, Today’s Parent, Chatelaine, and Glow. Kathleen makes regular TV and media appearances on CTV News, CHCH News, Breakfast Television, and CBC. She has been a guest on the radio shows Beyond the Cheers and the John Oakley Show. Since early 2014 she has worked with Sears Canada as their health ambassador, appearing both in TV and print media. A selection of Kathleen’s videos are available on her YouTube channel. Recently, Kathleen was hired as a nutritional ambassador for a chain of Mexican restaurants called Quesada, for whom she advocates healthy nutrition choices on the go. On behalf of Quesada, Kathleen makes appearances on Toronto’s Breakfast Television. Her monthly “Trotter’s Tips” can be found in Quesada stores across Canada.


Some additional awards, media appearances, and achievements include the following:

  • Voted one of Toronto’s top 10 trainers by Blog TO
  • Completed one Ironwoman, 8 half Ironwomans, 10 marathons, and too many half marathons to count
  • Guest on Breakfast Television (January 2015)
  • Guest on CHCH News (January 2015)
  • Part of Sears Canada’s 12 Days of Fitness
  • Guest on CHCH News (December 2014)
  • Guest on Downright Domestic (December 2014)
  • Contributed to The Globe and Mail’s ebook Running (2014). More information can be found here.
  • Guest on Beyond the Cheers radio show (February and April 2014)
  • Semi-regular guest on CTV News (2013 to 2014)
  • Guest on CBC’s Metro Morning (January 2014)
  • Guest lecturer at Concordia University (February 2014)
  • Participant on a panel for Crest Canada on “How to make sustainable health changes”. (Summer 2012)


  • Starting Life Coaching certification July 2017
  • Completed Holistic Nutritionist through The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (Winter 2017
  • Completed a Masters Degree in Exercise Science at the University of Toronto. (Sept 2013)
  • Honors BA from York University
  • Can Fit Pro Personal Trainer
  • Paul Chek Level 2 practitioner
  • Level 2 Fascial stretch therapist
  • Poliquin Level 2 strength coach
  • Poliquin Biosignature practitioner
  • Can Fit Pro group exercise instructor (step, aerobics, muscle conditions, bootcamp etc)
  • Attended Can Fit Pro: Nutrition and Wellness lecture
  • Attended Can Fit Pro: Older Adult Specialist lecture
  • Attended Can Fit Pro: Pre and Post Natal Specialist lecture
  • Attended Poliquin Program Design lecture
  • Medical exercise specialist
  • Swiss ball specialist
  • Bosu ball specialist
  • Core board specialist
  • Pilates Instructor
  • Pilates mat instructor
  • Pilates equipment specialist (reformer, cadillac chair and wunda chair)
  • Pre and post natal pilates
  • Pilates for osteoporosis
  • Pilates for scoliosis
  • Pilates for neurological disorders
  • Twist sport balance Instructor
  • Kettle Bell specialist
  • Rotating disk specialist
  • Glider Specialist
  • Pilates “edge” Specialist
  • Riverdale Therapeutic Pilates Course
  • Pilates for runners
  • Certified in Rehab For The Upper Body by Rehab Harmonics
  • Pilates rehab for the hip & knee
  • Knowledge of, and experience with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis

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