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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! WATCH NOW!!
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
Alternatives to Yoga!
This was maybe my favourite segment ever.....it was absolutely the most interactive :-) WATCH NOW
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!!
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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The Globe and Mail: Effective stretching is key to your workout success
Too often, individuals are given the advice, “Don’t forget to stretch” – as if stretching is both a monolithic category of movement and uniformly positive. Both assumptions are overly simplistic and potentially dangerous. READ NOW
GLOBE AND MAIL SWEAT TEST
Outdoor boot camps are fun, but may not be the ideal workout
I ran, jumped, squatted and – of course – worked up a sweat during two hour-long boot camps. 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
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 We dangerously base what we expect of our bodies on an outdated – or even superhuman – image of ourselves. READ NOW
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
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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!
- Totally excited about this blog series....this is part 1 of 4 :-) HuffPost Canada HuffPost HuffPost Lifestyle... https://t.co/U70c5kAbAb
- TODAY :-) Excited!! Come ask me all of your fitness and health questions! Toronto Public Library https://t.co/FOYNc3NPzr
- I watched Wonder Woman last night.....watching her fight made me question my decision re martial arts :-) Maybe I... https://t.co/CvgVjqyHnT
- #Happyhour complete 😀 Love this TRX Triceps exercise 💪 No TRX? No problem....use a dumbbell 💪💪 For both keep... https://t.co/9KWQfuDCoo
- My favourite clip of the week :-) Breakfast Television Montreal Derick Fage - Host, Breakfast Television... https://t.co/1gO1GRlxnM
- Globe and Mail: Sweat Test – Outdoor boot camps are fun, but may not be the ideal workout
- This summer, get in shape before getting back in the game
- The Globe and Mail: Effective stretching is key to your workout success
- 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
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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 … Continue reading
Become a stronger and less injury prone runner or walker with these simple exercises! Strengthen your legs and feet!! READ MORE
In the 2nd of her new videos, Kathleen shows you the benefits of supersets from her new studio in downtown Toronto. WATCH NOW
I am excited to share the first video from my most recent Globe and Mail shoot. We filmed the series in my very own studio. So proud that I can say “my own studio“. Take a look at the two … Continue reading
Fitness instructor Kathleen Trotter shows you the three most common mistakes people make when doing back extensions and how to correct your form. READ MORE
Fitness instructor Kathleen Trotter shows you three exercises that can help prevent and improve activity-related knee pain. WATCH NOW
Kathleen loves side planks, but hates seeing clients perform them incorrectly. Here are the most common mistakes she sees. READ MORE
Kathleen demonstrates the three mistakes people make when doing tricep exercise. She then shows the correct positions for effective training. WATCH NOW
The Globe and Mail: Fitness Basics: Add these simple exercises to your post-run routine to prevent injury
Personal trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you preventative moves that can protect your feet, knees and hips from injuries related to running. WATCH NOW
Trainer Kathleen Trotter explains what a metcon set is and shows you a great 6-minute variation. WATCH NOW
Personal trainer Kathleen Trotter helps you strengthen your legs, butt and core with the classic deadlift. WATCH NOW
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
Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to get the benefits of a boot camp workout at home with this effective combo move. WATCH NOW
Kathleen shows you how to get the benefits of a boot camp workout at home with this simple move. WATCH NOW
Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to get the benefits of a boot camp workout at home with this simple move. WATCH NOW
Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to get the benefits of a trendy Barre workout at home with these simple moves for toning your glutes READ MORE
Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to get the benefits of a trendy Barre workout at home with these simple moves for toning your arms. READ MORE
Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to get the benefits of a trendy Barre workout at home with this lower body routine WATCH NOW
You don’t have to get down on the floor in order to work your abs. Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how easy it can be with a rotating wall side-plank. READ MORE