Author Archives: kathleen

Workout in a suitcase / Pack a “gym to go”

Kathleen talks about all the fun ways you can stay fit while on vacation. Remember it’s easier to keep up than catch up!  WATCH NOW

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Workout in a suitcase: Pack a “gym to go”

Going on vacation? Traveling for work? Going camping? Visiting relatives? There’s no excuse to skip your workout. Pack a “gym to go” in your suitcase to find “solutions not excuses.” WATCH NOW

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A 77-year-old former nun has set a record for powerlifting — now she wants to beat it

Weight training is beneficial on so many levels, from improving your posture to combatting osteoporosis and keeping functionally fit. Another fun interview with @MarilisaRacco! READ MORE

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Globe and Mail: Sweat Test – Outdoor boot camps are fun, but may not be the ideal workout

If training outside sounds appealing, you are in luck – outdoor boot camps are a summer staple. Watch for flyers around your neighbourhood or Google events in local parks. I ran, jumped, squatted and – of course – worked up … Continue reading

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How to train for you favourite summer sport

Check out my article in QC magazine  about how to train for your favourite summer sport. READ NOW

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Why the salad is queen of the ‘unhealthy healthy foods’

Last year I wrote a blog post on what I call “unhealthy healthy foods”. The main take-away was that we need to become aware of sneaky foods that seem healthy but that end up stealthily sabotaging progress. Actually cutting out … Continue reading

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The July Newsletter is here!

My July Newsletter is out! Check out some great summer training tips, news on my Toronto library talks, exercise of the month and an awesome low carb – high protein muffin recipe from Penny KR of PKR Health.  READ NOW!

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Finding Your Fit Library Series

Fort York  July 12 7-8 pm Staff contact: Wendy Banks; Fiona O’Connor Fiona O’Connor <foconnor@torontopubliclibrary.ca>, Wendy Banks <wbanks@torontopubliclibrary.ca>, Runnymede Wed. July 26, 7-8 pm Staff contact: Brenda Livingston Brenda Livingston <blivingston@torontopubliclibrary.ca Woodside Square Wed. Sept. 27, 7-8 pm Staff contact: … Continue reading

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Experts share how you can keep moving with a busy schedule

I am honoured to have been included in this……what an inspirational group of fitness professionals! 🙂 The main take-away being “Make daily motion a “non negotiable”! We are all busy…but we are never too busy to MOVE” 🙂 READ MORE

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Alternatives to Yoga

This was maybe my favourite segment ever…..it was absolutely the most interactive 🙂 WATCH NOW

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Common mistakes that sabotage your fitness progress

I had such fun yesterday goofing around with Dylan Black on Rogers Ottawa‏ – I got to throw a medicine ball at him! Talk about fitness fun 🙂 Take a look!

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Eating healthy during summer getaways

Hitting the road this summer? Don’t forget to manage your health! Watch as Kathleen gives tips on how you can make this summer’s trips healthier and tastier! WATCH NOW!

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‘Unhealthy’ healthy food

Kathleen sheds some light on what foods that are disguised as being healthy but are completely unhealthy. WATCH NOW!

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Great ways to FIND YOUR FIT at work!

Can’t get to the gym? That is NOT an excuse to be a sloth – you can FIND YOUR FIT at your DESK! 🙂 Learn how in my CTV Morning Live interview!! Thanks Courtney for being such a welcoming host! … Continue reading

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Wellness Force: How self-compassion plugs into a healthy fitness program

Too many of us let “brain propaganda” highjack our lives. You know what I am talking about: “Who cares if I hit the snooze button and miss my workout just this once?” Or, “I can eat this cake — what … Continue reading

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This new workout trend is a great way to reach your fitness goals

Professional athletes have been practicing heart rate training for years. In order to condition their bodies for fast-paced shifts on-ice or sprints down the field, their workouts focus on maintaining a constant heart rate, which allows them to be keenly … Continue reading

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Cycle Your Way to Improved Health

Hopefully the nice weather has inspired you — as it has inspired me — to dust off your bike and get moving. Cycling is an excellent non-impact and often convenient way to improve cardiovascular health, leg strength, and balance. READ … Continue reading

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This summer, get in shape before getting back in the game

With the warmer weather, we are tempted to jump back into summer ball sports – basketball, soccer, softball etc. It’s great to get back outside, but too often we dive in with inappropriate vigour and intensity. We dangerously base what … Continue reading

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How to train for your favourite summer sport

The summer weather has arrived – yeah! Since sunshine makes everything seem more manageable – including being active – now is the perfect time to participate in your favorite sport and / or try something NEW! READ NOW!

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Finding Your Fit Series

My first talk in the series is coming up July 12 in Fort York! In the area? Why not join in? Fort York July 12 7-8 pm Staff contact: Wendy Banks; Fiona O’Connor CLICK ONE OF THE LINKS BELOW TO REGISTER … Continue reading

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