Kathleen Trotter Official Bio

Kathleen Trotter (MSc, CSN ) has been working in the health field since 2002. Kathleen identifies as a personal trainer, a wellness writer, author of Finding Your Fit, a nutritionist, a life coach, and an overall health enthusiast. Kathleen started her work as a fitness writer at Chatelaine in X. Shortly after, in X, she started writing for The Globe and Mail. A regular blog in the Huffington Post soon followed. Since then, Kathleen has published articles for magazines such as Canadian Running, Glow, Alive and Today's Parent, Healthy Directions, Impact Magazine, and Sharp. Kathleen makes regular TV and media appearances on Breakfast Television and Rogers, and has been a guest on TV, radio, and podcasts including ABC News 7, CHCH, CTVNews, The John Oakley Show, Radio Canada , Steele and Drex , 40+ Fitness Podcast, KOGO,  Naturally Savvy with Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis, The Other F Word, and Wellness Force. Currently Kathleen works as an ambassador for Flaman Fitness. Past media partnerships include Sears, Canada Beef, and Quesada. Kathleen’s clients range from athletes of all ages to individuals living with Parkinson's and osteoporosis.

Additional Awards

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

  • Voted one of Toronto’s top 10 trainers by Blog TO
  • Completed 1 Ironwoman, 8 half Ironwomans, 10 marathons, and too many half marathons to count
  • Monthly guest on Breakfast Television Montreal (since Dec 2016)
  • Monthly guest on Rogers TV Ottawa (Since Dec 2016)
  • Guest on ABC News 7
  • Guest on KATU Portland
  • Toronto Public Library Talks throughout 2017
  • Sold out book signing at Indigo Eaton Centre, October 2016 and 2017
  • Presenter at the Canadian Society of Exercise Professional’s (CSEP) continuing education day in 2017
  • Radio interviews including Radio Canada , Steele and Drex , 40+ Fitness Podcast, KOGO, Naturally Savvy with Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis, Wellness Force
  • Guest on CHCH, January 2017
  • Two sold out Indigo book signings in 2017
  • Interviewed for CBC Radio’s annual New Years’ resolution themed marathon of over 18 interviews. For the past four years, Kathleen has spoken with anchors stationed across Canada — from Dave in Whitehorse on Airplay to Robyn in Victoria on All Points West to Gill Deacon from Here and Now in Toronto
  • Spokesperson for Canada Beef, promoting the nutritional benefits of protein (fall and winter 2016)
  • Spokesperson for Quesada Burritos and Tacos (2014-2017)
  • Opened Boutique Training studio in 2015.
  • Guest on Breakfast Television, January 2015
  • Guest on CHCH News, 2014 to 2017 (kathleentrotter.com/chch-morning-live-and-sears-canada)
  • Part of Sears Canada’s 12 Days of Fitness
  • Guest on Downright Domestic, December 2014 (youtube.com/watch?v=dPOTz-Ie_-Q)
  • 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

Credentials

  • Started Life Coaching certification, July 2017
  • Completed Holistic Nutritionist certification through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Winter 2017
  • Completed a Master’s in Exercise Science at the University of Toronto, September 2013
  • Honors BA from York University
  • CanFitPro Personal Trainer
  • Pilates Equipment Specialist, Body Harmonics
  • Paul Chek, Level 3 Practitioner
  • Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Poliquin, Level 2 Strength Coach
  • Poliquin, Biosignature
  • Practitioner CanFitPro group exercise instructor (step, aerobics, muscle conditions, bootcamp, etc)
  • Attended CanFitPro Nutrition and Wellness lecture
  • Attended CanFitPro Older Adult Specialist lecture
  • Attended CanFitPro 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
  • Pre- and post-natal Pilates
  • Pilates for osteoporosis
  • Pilates for scoliosis
  • Pilates for neurological disorders
  • Pilates for cervical spine health
  • 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, Rehab Harmonics
  • Pilates rehab for the hip and knee
  • Knowledge of and experience with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis