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Featured review-AMAZON.CA Finding Your Fit is informative, practical advice on how to improve your fitness & health. It is written in an easy to read style providing plenty of examples and options for a variety of lifestyles and personalities. I love Kathleen's many references to her own experiences as it gives the reader confidence that better health is possible. The layout makes it easy to refer to specific sections and the size of the book is perfect for carrying it with you or curling up with.
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TOP 100 FITNESS BLOG!!!
FEATURED TV SPOTSROGERS TV How many calories in a bowl of granola? Just over 2000 believe it or not! Watch and learn how to make the right choices and change your bad habits to good with WWWH. WATCH NOW
GLOBAL NEWS Rethinking the jolly jumper Personal trainer Kathleen Trotter joins Global’s Laura Casella to talk about the Jolly Jumper, and how too much use could affect a child’s motor skills. WATCH NOW
BREAKFAST TELEVISION 4 Mistakes Sabotaging Your Fitness Progress It really SUCKS to work hard.....AND still not reach your fitness goals!! Watch my BT Montreal interview to learn how you might be sabotaging your health success!! Thanks Derick Fage for the fun - always a BLAST!! WATCH NOW!
My BT Montreal interview is UP :-) I really do love my job!!! Thanks Derick Fage for being so welcoming! Find out how 'WWWH' can help you live a healthier life. WATCH NOW
FEATURED GLOBE AND MAIL
The Globe and Mail: A key fitness component often overlooked: balance
A well-rounded fitness routine typically includes three main pillars: cardio (walking, biking, etc.), strength (using machines, dumbbells, bands, etc.) and flexibility (stretching, yoga, etc.)
Balance should be considered the fourth pillar – a “non-negotiable” component of every regimen. READ MORE
GLOBE AND MAIL SWEAT TEST
Pilates a great workout for your mind and body
Do you want to de-stress and improve your balance, core strength, functional fitness and mobility? Pilates might be for you.
A review of a Pilates mat class is long overdue; it is hard to find a facility that doesn’t offer some iteration of the tradition. Even studios that don’t offer traditional classes usually offer combo classes, such as “yogalates,” or incorporate Pilates-inspired exercises ... READ MORE
GLOBE AND MAIL FITNESS VIDEO
The Globe and Mail: Five reasons to never do crunches again
Ditch crunches.. try some planks instead!! Loved filming this recent series of videos in my studio!!
Crunches are a staple of abdominal workouts, but do the results match the reputation? Personal trainer Kathleen Trotter is here to dispel the crunches myth and steer you in a better direction WATCH NOW
GLOBE AND MAIL HEALTH ADVISOR
One of my favourite quotes had to be cut for space....originally the column included the following - "As Dr. Fordyce, a seminal thinker in cognitive behavioural theory, pain management and movement re-education said, "Education is to behaviour change as spaghetti is to brick.” One doesn’t have anything to do with the other. We all know the benefits of working out and eating well. You can lecture your loved one on the benefits of making a health change, but until they are ready to change, logical information just won’t stick". READ MORE
HUFFINGTON POST BLOG
You Are Not Your Cravings or Your Unhealthy ThoughtsWe all have cravings. We all want to skip workouts. We all do the "should I or shouldn't I?" internal health debate.
You know what I am talking about: the internal push-pull that happens right before we decide to make -- or not make -- a less-than-ideal health choice. It is that moment when we tell ourselves "I shouldn't..." and then too often find a loophole that allows us to follow through on the less-than-ideal choice -- the "I will be good tomorrow so I can indulge today" loophole, or the "I worked out so I deserve..." loophole, or the "I will train tomorrow so I can be lazy today" loophole. READ MORE
HUFFINGTON POST BLOG ‘FAVOURITE THINGS’ SPRING EDITION
It is that time again ... "favourite things" time! In February 2016 I compiled my first "favourite things" blog -- a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. I am now obsessed with these lists; stockpiling beloved mantras and exercises to share is such a pocket of joy. This edition includes two of my favourite fascial stretches, my mantras of the month, and tips on how to use exercise to boost your immune health. READ MORE
Stop trying to find the "perfect" health plan. Develop a realistic roadmap tailored to fit your lifestyle realities.
4 ways to avoid golf injuries
The sunshine — and thus golf season — has FINALLY arrived! There is nothing better for one’s mood than doing a beloved form of exercise in the sun; the combo offers a double dose of mood-boosting hormones. Plus, doing something you love is always energizing, motivating, and fun.
The only all-too-common possible negative of the season? Golf-induced injuries! The good news is that injuries are not inevitable; you just need to follow the tips below to stay injury free! READ MORE
FEATURED RADIO SPOTS
Movement is a non-negotiable
I always enjoy talking about my book Finding Your Fit....but I particularly enjoyed this interview. Kelly was such a joy to chat with! Being interviewed was an honour and a pleasure! :-) LISTEN NOW
Weekend with Jim Brickman: Finding Your Fitness Personality
Why do you go to the gym? Is it a place where you can be social, or an escape from the busy world outside? Whatever the reason, the easiest way to fit fitness into your day is to piggyback it into your daily routine. Listen now and get some tips on how YOU can find your fitness personality!
The Art of Wellness
Tony Mark is such a pleasure to spend an hour with!! We get along like a house on fire!! Photo on left is from our recent interview. Photo on bottom right from a few years ago. Tony looks the same.....I used to look like such a baby!!! LOL LISTEN NOW!
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- Happy Saturday 😀😀 Have FUN finding your #joy today!! Dance around your living room....play a sport...go to the... https://t.co/5sxLiRiCXq
- Today is a great day to have a great day!! Find a few #pocketsofjoy and live by the Kathleenism "the worse your... https://t.co/14wqltZwJl
- SO felt like #buffythevampireslayer during yesterday's shoot....loved kicking my skeleton (his name is Mat fyi)... https://t.co/diTFErWBQq
- The Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Aquafit may be a low-impact exercise, but it’s far from relaxed
- The Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Pilates a great workout for your mind and body
- The Globe and Mail: Ditch this outdated upper-body exercise in 2017
- The Globe and Mail: A key fitness component often overlooked: balance
- The Globe and Mail: Hot yoga has health benefits, but it’s not for everyone
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Read more to find out if Aquafit is for YOU! Remember….try everything till you find a workout that works!! Yes….movement is a non-negotiable…..but the way you move is up to you! READ MORE
Have a look at my article in QC Travel Adventure Magazine where I share tips on how you can reach your fitness goals this spring! READ THE MAGAZINE HERE or click on the picture to see my article.
If you love a challenge, consider sweating a little on your next trip. Bike through one of these two-wheel-worthy destinations; hike to Machu Picchu or through breathtaking Iceland; or participate in an out-of-country marathon (the Athens Classic Marathon, maybe?). Whichever … Continue reading
I am really excited for Spring because I am training for the Banff 1/2 Marathon and I love running in the beautiful weather!!! I am excited for all of my upcoming training runs as well other fun spring fitness adventures!! … Continue reading
Boredom is the kiss of death when it comes to exercise! Need some fitness motivation? Try a new workout 🙂 Maybe CrossFit is your exercise bliss! Yay for fitness fun!! READ MORE
As most of you know…..I LOVE trying fun fitness class!! In honour of my current trip to NY in my most recent Huffington Post blog I outline a few of my favourite workout classes and studios 🙂 Need some motivation? … Continue reading
A big “thank you” to my dad and sister for sweating through a Lagree fitness class with me! Loved that I got to workout, research a column, AND have awesome family time! Win / Win? Win !! READ MORE
I love that trying a kettlebell class is part of my job and that I have a friend who is willing to sweat through a workout with me! Thank you Bang fitness for having us, and thank you Em for … Continue reading
I love that in interviews I am now referred to as the “author of Finding Your Fit” 🙂 Still getting used to that!! READ MORE
I love my job – I get to try fun fitness classes and studios and then write about it for The Globe and Mail. I am one lucky duck! Thank you to my best friend Emily, my wonderful friend and client … Continue reading
From one cyclist to another cyclist….a few helpful fitness tips! Nothing improves my mood more than a long bike ride in the country, so I say this next part with reservations (and sadness). Cycling has its dark side – possibly … Continue reading
This photo was taken 2 years ago at a Pilates studio (SLT) in NY. 100% true!! 🙂 Don’t kick yourself for being inactive when you get home from the cottage – workout in the lake and on the dock! READ … Continue reading
Tennis requires dynamic motion – something many of our bodies are starving for. When we do move it tends to be in linear and repetitive ways (think walking, cycling, or the elliptical). The cumulative effect is a body that is … Continue reading
This is part two of my “do anywhere” workout series! The main take-away from part one is – “don’t use the pull of relaxing on a dock, traveling, or drinking on a patio as an excuse to become a sloth! … Continue reading
Swimming provides an excellent non-impact cardiovascular workout. Being in the water allows you to challenge your heart and lungs without stressing your joints, which means swimming can be an appropriate mode of exercise for people living with osteoarthritis or other … Continue reading
If a workout on a rowing machine lulls you to sleep, try an interval rowing class. Rather than rowing endlessly, you sprint during time or distance intervals, compete (in a friendly way) against classmates and use different stroke speeds. With … Continue reading
If you can’t catch a wave in a tropical locale this summer, there’s another way to hang loose (on dry land). While relatively new to the fitness market, indoor surfboarding fitness classes can be found in major cities across the … Continue reading
Busy people, listen up: What if you could push yourself to the max for just one minute and reap the benefits of a longer gym session? That’s the finding of a new Canadian study, which shows doing just 60 seconds … Continue reading
When I read Eric’s blog I was so touched that I couldn’t decide if I should smile or cry! He made my night! I am so lucky to work with people like him!! Read until the end and you will … Continue reading
I love intervals. They are convenient — you can do them anywhere and on any piece of equipment or without equipment — AND they are effective. With intervals, you alternate between bouts of high- and low-intensity training. READ MORE