FINDING YOUR FIT IS ON SHELVES NOW!!!!
FINDING YOUR FIT ON DISPLAY!Love seeing my books front and centre! #Findingyourfit
What could be more fun that this?
ON SHELVES NOW!!! ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainers Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit book
THE FIRST REVIEW IS IN Exciting news - the first review of my book is out! I am really a lucky duck to work with Flaman Fitness (Official Company Page) - they really are the BEST, most supportive company ever :-) This post has made me even more excited for the book launch at The Royal Canadian Yacht Club - Commodores' Room on October 13th!!
TOP 100 FITNESS BLOG!!!
- #Balance might not be the "sexiest" thing to train at the #gym....I know we all want to work our #core....but... https://t.co/r4WyAKsU3w
- I love long weekends - I get to try fun #fitness classes and sit at #starbucks and write 😆😆 Thanks Track Fitness,... https://t.co/iUXDQ4R1Wr
- Here is the second segment of my interview with Jim Brickerman! My mom says Jim sounds like a... https://t.co/X9DWcCibkH
- One thing I love about life is that you never know what is going to happen each day......I would have never... https://t.co/u8k5NSGS1i
- It was such #fitnessfun to chat with Jim Brickman Music about my book Finding Your Fit! This is the blog....will... https://t.co/YYTcDnvTQu
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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!
Talk Healthy Today
Curious what a "fitness hack" is? Take a listen to my Talk Healthy Today interview with Lisa Davis to find out!! The interview is from 1/24/17 LISTEN NOW
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Derick Fage's infectious energy was enough to help me 100% forget that I only got 4 hours of sleep! Everyone at @BTMontreal was awesome - I am already excited for my next interview 😆 also, I love seeing my book front and centre!! WATCH NOW!!! #fitnessbuddy #findngyourfit
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Heidi Petracek had such wonderful energy - this interview was absolutely a treat! WATCH NOW!
HUFFINGTON POST BLOG
Need some extra #motivation??? Try a #fitness #hack :-) Thanks Lisa Davis of @healthmediagal1 for the inspiration!!! READ NOW!
HUFFINGTON POST ‘FAVOURITE THINGS’
"You are worthy of self care" and "your body is not a garbage can"....these quotes and more in my first Huffington Post blog of 2017:-) Read the column for some health inspiration!! READ 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
Hot yoga has health benefits, but it’s not for everyone
Hot Yoga is NOT my "exercise bliss"....but maybe it is yours??
If you want to improve your flexibility and can tolerate heat – and you’re not pregnant and don’t have high blood pressure, a heart condition, osteoporosis or a disc issue – then hot yoga might be for you. 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
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Art of Living
Tick, tick, tick. We interrupt your regularly scheduled holiday revelry for an important reality check. When it’s all over you may have a regret or two. Giveaway, Healthy Holiday Reality
Or not. Especially with a little help. Like from a book like Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit by Kathleen Trotter.
Compassionate Trainer??? I like the sound of that! READ MORE
It is so nice to read great reviews of my book. Here's one from a reader on Amazon:
This is a wonderful guide and impetus to begin physical conditioning. An even better credential than the author’s Master’s degree is her RCP (Reformed Couch Potato). She understands the obstacles we ourselves create to avoid better conditioning and has worked out a variety of ways to get over them. Instead of any cookie-cutter approach she emphasizes the individual, the personal, encouraging us to start with what we are/have and to develop our own advances in direction, technique and range. We can find the “fitness” that “fits” us. This makes advance seem possible. Her chapters are like a good workout — each providing a variety of short and complimentary “reps.” She writes in a charming personal voice, so reading her is like having her at our sweaty elbow, encouraging and guiding. And how smart is she? When she puts us on the mat she has us “lying” instead of “laying.” She’s the first trainer I’ve had that didn’t have me wincing on that. For such relief much thanks.
It’s the perfect time of year to get out for a walk. Why not take a walk in a park and enjoy the beautiful fall colors!
Everyone needs to strengthen their bum
Does your workout need some direction? Are you bored? Try strengthening you bum!
I have been a trainer for over thirteen years, and the majority of people I meet do not have strong glutes (bum muscles). Honestly, weak glutes are to be expected. We all sit too much; sitting tightens the hip flexors (front of the body) and doesn't require the bum to work. The result is weak and neurologically unresponsive glutes. To make matters worse, even when doing exercises that should use the bum — such as running or squats — most of us don't recruit our bum muscles correctly. READ MORE
- 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
- The Globe and Mail: CrossFit is intense, competitive, demanding and not for every ‘body’
- The Globe and Mail: Going away for the holidays doesn’t have to mean missing your workout
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My book Finding Your Fit is available in stores October 1st – I feel like I am counting down till x-mas!! In this article I share a few of the main take-aways from the book. If you find them useful … Continue reading
Almost everyone I know (including myself) needs to work on their posture; we all sit way too much, and it is almost impossible to sit for long periods without becoming slightly rounded forward. READ MORE
Last year I tried a fairly lengthy (and pricey) “cleanse.” Why? Partly for research, and partly because I was seeking a sense of control. Thinking rationally, I know that the feeling of control that a cleanse offers is fleeting, even … Continue reading
Stay injury free and motivated this summer. Make exercise a habit and train for life! Remember that setbacks will happen, so be prepared and don’t let them derail your progress. Don’t aim for perfection, instead aim to persevere! READ MORE
I’m “only” 31, so it may be premature to already have a list to tell my younger self. But, I have been a trainer for almost 12 years, and working out seriously for 16, so I feel I am entitled … Continue reading
Make this cycling season the best yet. Spring brings a new season for urban cycling. Enjoy the benefits by following these 6 tips to become a stronger, leaner and injury free cyclist READ MORE
Have you ever planned to workout before work, only to snooze your alarm? Or, bailed on an evening training session last minute? I know that I have. Even the most motivated exerciser will occasionally lose the internal “will I or … Continue reading
Losing weight and adopting a healthier lifestyle takes such continuous mindfulness and dedication that it just plain sucks to work so hard, to give it your “all” and still not reach your goal. Believe me, I get it! If you … Continue reading
I know that we all need to go to work, pay the rent, grocery shop, sleep and negotiate the demands of life. If you are not a fitness professional, whose job it is to be fit, training can’t (and shouldn’t) … Continue reading
Even though it is 2014, and many of the gender stereotypes surrounding women being active have been broken, unfortunately many women still tend to have an ambiguous relationship with pure strength training. As a (partially reformed) endurance junkie, I speak … Continue reading
Too many of us frame health and wellness around deprivation – becoming healthier ends up being about the cake you can’t eat and the social activity (like drinking) you have to cut out. No wonder so many people don’t sticks … Continue reading
I am very honoured that Healthy Directions Magazine gave me a new nickname – “K”. I will have to get all my friends to call me “K” from now on 🙂 Kathleen Trotter offers this “minutes” kettlebell, full-body, work-out to … Continue reading
Have you set a goal to lose some weight, maybe shed ten pounds for the summer? If so, my advice is, be wary of promises along the lines of, “You can lose 12 pounds this month. Safely and for good!” … Continue reading
Pain in the neck? Too much screen time could be causing forward head syndrome. Okay, I know, the head and neck are not the most glamorous body parts to train. Getting nice legs or a toned tummy is often what motivates … Continue reading
Sure, you can get a great workout at a gym, but the reality is, for most of us, spending an hour at the gym, plus traveling there and back is not a realistic long-term health solution. It is too much … Continue reading
Improved health doesn’t “just happen.” Everyone needs to find ways to set themselves up for health and fitness success. The more ways, the better! One method of ‘setting yourself up for success’ is to find a health buddy to help you stay … Continue reading
Say hello to spring with these “FUN” interval workouts! The world is your interval-fitness oyster! Spring is in the air (yay)! It is the perfect time to use interval training to mix up your workouts and bust through a fitness … Continue reading
Adopting a healthier lifestyle can be transformative, but with all the fitness information available, it can also be overwhelming. That is why I have devised a list of 8 important “fun fitness facts”. Everyone who exercises – from the newbie … Continue reading
Don’t just do cardio to get in shape. Do weights to get in shape; so, you can do your favourite cardio actives, such as running, for the rest of your life! Experience has taught me the wisdom of the words … Continue reading
It is now approaching the end of January. Unfortunately, although not surprisingly, this means many people have started to abandon their New Year’s goals. The ‘New Years’ gym crowds have started to thin. Home exercise equipment around the globe is … Continue reading