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Finding Your Fit Series My first talk in the series is coming up July 12 in Fort York! In the area? Why not join in? Fort York July 12 7-8 pm Staff contact: Wendy Banks; Fiona O'Connor CLICK ONE OF THE LINKS BELOW TO REGISTER NOW! Fiona O'Connor Wendy Banks
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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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
Top 5 spring fitness trends
Getting to the gym isn’t always easy. You have to find a workout that’s interesting and challenging, but something you don’t despise. Here's some spring fitness trends you’ll want to try. 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!!
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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!
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Category Archives: Pilates
Pilates and yoga can be misunderstood as being one and the same. Both disciplines emphasize breath regulation, mindfulness during practice and alignment, but that doesn’t mean they should be used interchangeably. It is important to understand the key differences; depending … Continue reading
In this video Kathleen talks about the “10-minute Rule” when it comes to exercise; how would your future self feel if you worked out versus if you didn’t; and the importance of getting in shape to run, rather than running … Continue reading
The Globe’s 30-day health challenge is HERE! Not your average cookie cutter challenge popular on social media. My plan is realistic, balanced, safe and results-oriented. It is everything you need to adopt a more active lifestyle in 2015. Click HERE … Continue reading
Lying down? In bed, on the couch or even at the beach, here’s how to take advantage of your horizontal time to work your core. Read More
Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to do a Pilates-style front leg pull front. This is a fairly advanced exercise so make sure you’ve mastered the basic Pilates breathing and basic Plank before attempting this exercise. Watch the Video.
Kathleen Trotter shows you how to pull off this easy core-busting exercise. Remember to keep the core engaged throughout this exercise. Watch the Video
Kathleen Trotter shows you an easy twist on this traditional Pilates exercise. Legs up! Make sure the back doesn’t arch during this exercise. Watch the Video.
Kathleen Trotter shows you how to do the saw exercise. Make sure to sit tall and rotate through your ribs. Watch the Video
Kathleen Trotter shows you how to do the side-to-side, a classic Pilates exercise. Make sure your feet are even and your shoulders stay on the mat. Watch the Video
This is one of my favourite Pilates exercises. Be mindful of breathing into the diaphragm and use your deep core muscles as you do the exercise. Watch the Video.
As with any Pilates exercise, be mindful of your movement. Make sure your back doesn’t arch as you lower your leg. Watch the Video.
Kathleen Trotter, Personal Trainer demonstrates the 100s. Be mindful of your movement – don’t just go through the motions. Watch the video.
Kathleen Trotter demonstrates the correct way to do Pilates breathing. Watch the video to learn how!