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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
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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 We dangerously base what we expect of our bodies on an outdated – or even superhuman – image of ourselves.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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When it comes to working out, boredom is the kiss of death. It is hard enough to make yourself train at the best of times — and almost impossible when you feel like yawning! Core workouts can be particularly yawn-worthy. … Continue reading
As a trainer, I am constantly coming across new “fun” exercises and healthy recipes, but what is the use of learning all this great info if I don’t share it? So, in February I wrote a “favourite things” blog (for … Continue reading
I am currently completing a diploma in nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and I keep thinking “my readers might find some of this really interesting.” So, I figured, why not put my learning to good use? Here … Continue reading
In February I wrote my first “favourite things” blog. (If you are bored with your breakfast, check out fave thing number one). I had such fun researching and compiling the list that I decided to regularly write a “favourite things” … Continue reading
Hot off of the press..my most recent Huffington Post blog! Sorry, “recovery” does not mean sit on the sofa and eat chips! :-p Curious what it does mean? READ MORE
In February I wrote my first “favourite things” blog; I had such fun compiling the list that I decided I should write a “favourite things” themed blog every four to six weeks. Really, what is the point of being a trainer … Continue reading
Virtually everyone knows that adopting a healthier lifestyle is important, and most of us even really want (in theory) to be active and make more ideal nutrition choices. The problem is, wanting and doing are two very different things — … Continue reading
One of the best things about my job is that I get to have so many interesting health and fitness conversations; I am constantly discovering new yummy recipes, kick-ass workouts, and motivational tips and tricks. READ MORE
Too often people tell me they stopped training out of boredom — they got so sick of three sets of 15 repetitions or the same old cardio workout that they could no longer force themselves to get to the gym. … Continue reading
When it comes to adopting a healthier lifestyle, too many of us get in our own way. we sabotage our own success by being married to unhelpful habits and beliefs. When I suggest to someone that they modify a behaviour, … Continue reading
The holidays have arrived — again! I feel like I just wrote holiday-centred columns. Time flies when you are having fun. Making healthy choices is hard enough January through November — it can be almost impossible in December. Temptation is … Continue reading
Trying to lose weight or adopt a healthier lifestyle? Do you feel you are working really hard, but that you just can’t reach your goals? You may be inadvertently sabotaging your efforts by making what I call “unhealthy, health choices.” … Continue reading
The first day back on the slopes is often brutal. I know my muscles like to yell “What have you done to me Kathleen?!” The good news is, you still have time to prep your body–you don’t have to be … Continue reading
My current favourite workout is the “Minute Workout.” It is effective, but more important, it is both efficient and convenient. The Minute Workout provides an intense full-body workout in 20 to 45 minutes, and since you are not married to … Continue reading
In my most recent blog, “4 Strategies to Improve Posture,” I outline ways you can become mindful of your posture during your daily life. Read the full blog here. For best results, combine those strategies with this “posture perfect” workout! … Continue reading
September means back to work and school which means too much sitting and sitting usually means bad posture. Almost everyone I meet with expresses concerns about their posture. It makes total sense: we all sit way too much, and it … Continue reading
It is time to make your feet a priority, and I am not talking about simply getting regular pedicures! Your feet require more than regular polish application and cuticle care. The foot is complex; it has 33 joints and huge … Continue reading
We all want to skip our workouts sometimes! I love exercise and I still occasionally try to find a reason to skip training, but over the years I have found ways to combat my inner voice that says “don’t worry … Continue reading
Okay, I know, eavesdropping is wrong, but sometimes I just can’t help it; so many restaurants place their tables basically on top of one another. I wouldn’t mind so much — let’s face it people watching can be fun — … Continue reading
I had a revelation while preparing dinner a few nights ago. I was grilling meat and vegetables (mmm yummy), and I found myself nibbling while I cooked. Sure, it was all relatively healthy stuff — vegetables, a few nuts, bites … Continue reading