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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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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
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!
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
- I always enjoy talking about my book Finding Your Fit....but I particularly enjoyed this interview. It was an... https://t.co/QZIq1YXHSj
- Got my #Halo on this morning at @ultimateathleticsclub 😀 I particularly liked this #squat dynamic #mobility... https://t.co/4wQZ6dkFNP
- Slamming a #sandbag to the ground = a total #pocketofjoy 😁 A #workout is always such a great way to start the... https://t.co/LKDfhw0f1I
- I didn't write this....but it is an interesting big picture analysis of #posure and lower #back #health! I don't... https://t.co/hcUfGIHkIv
- Flashback Friday! This is a personal favourite past HuffPost column. Nothing like a #Fitnesshack to put some... https://t.co/mOdoTvMbDn
- 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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Category Archives: Newsletter
My April Newsletter is out! Check out some great spring training trends, discussions on WWWH we eat, exercise of the month and an amazing recipe from Tara at Heal Nutrition. READ NOW!
It’s newsletter time!! Check out the March newsletter for a tons of tips on finding your personal recipe for fitness success. Get ready for spring enjoying one of the new fitness trends and enjoy this month’s recipe READ NOW!
It’s newsletter time!! Check out the February newsletter for a tons of tips on finding your personal recipe for fitness success,a yummy smoothie recipe and fun monster walks READ NOW!
It’s newsletter time!! Check out the January newsletter for a great partner exercise and steps to make healthy eating simple and fast! READ NOW!
It’s newsletter time!! Check out the December newsletter for some awesome recipes and some fabulous tips on getting through the holidays while keeping on the “health horse”. Enjoy!!! READ IT HERE
My November Newsletter is out! I’ve included some great tips, articles and awesome an fall recipe for Chocolate Banana Granola READ MORE
My October Newsletter is out! I’ve included some great tips, articles and awesome an fall recipe. And, I even included a link to Chapter 2 of my new book Finding Your Fit! READ MORE
My September Newsletter is out! Just in time to read over your morning coffee or smoothie. I’ve included some great tips, articles and awesome fall recipe. And, if you haven’t read my August Favourite Things, now’s your chance! Enjoy your … Continue reading →
The August newsletter is here! Read it for news about my upcoming book and awesome exercise and fitness tips! READ THE NEWSLETTER.
The July newsletter is here! Read it for news about my upcoming book, great summer treats and awesome exercise and fitness tips! READ THE NEWSLETTER.
The June Newsletter is available! Check out my newest Globe and Mail exercise video. Try the exercise of the month: Lying thoracic rotation. Read about the power of cinnamon. And, try the protein rich spin on an old oatmeal classic from … Continue reading →
The April Newsletter is available! Try the exercise of the month: Towel hamstring curls. Read a meta analysis on how eating your vegetables can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. And, check out some of my favourite things. READ THE NEWSLETTER.
The March Newsletter is available! Try the exercise of the month:Bridge with toe taps. Enjoy an amazing article by Dr. Kendel-Reed on ‘Stress and Weight’. in the Article of the Month. And, discover my mantra for dealing with life’s problems … Continue reading →
The February Newsletter is available! I share news from my jam packed month discussing the importance of protein. Try the Cardio of the Month: progressive build. Try the exercise of the month: 1 and 1/4 squats. Enjoy an amazing article … Continue reading →
The January Newsletter is available! Check out my favourite “12 days” tip about gratitude. Read some of my favourite articles including how to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. Try the Exercise of the Month: Standing Calf Series. Enjoy a … Continue reading →
The December Newsletter is available! Check out pics of my amazing Christmas socks. Read some of my favourite articles including tips and tricks on surviving the holidays without falling off your health horse. Try the Exercise of the Month: Seated … Continue reading →
The November Newsletter is available! Check out pics of my new studio. Read some of my favourite articles including the incredible “One Minute Workout” Try the Exercise of the Month: Pec Deck Plank. Enjoy a hearty fall meal with a … Continue reading →
The September Newsletter is available! Check out news on my new partnership with Quasada. Learn more about pilates. Try a new twist on pushups with Posture Wall Pushes. . Read the Newsletter
The August Newsletter is available! Check some great fitness videos. Treat your feet to a easy to do massage. Try the amazing Smoked Oatmeal recipe by Eatprepd.com. Read the Newsletter
The July Newsletter is available! July is balance month. Check out balance exercises in Exercises of the Month and read the results of the Journal of Internal Medicine study asking the question “Does exercise training, vitamin D, or the combination of both, decrease the number of … Continue reading →