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!!!
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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
FEATURED TV SPOTSBreakfast Television
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
CTV Morning Live
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
‘FINDING YOUR FIT’ RELATED MEDIA
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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