Category Archives: Pilates

The Globe and Mail: Yoga vs. Pilates–How to choose the right discipline for your needs

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

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Pilates for Runners: Interview with Kathleen Trotter

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

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Pull it all together for Week 4, Part 2, of The Globe’s 30-day health challenge

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

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Globe & Mail Stealth Workout: Rollup

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

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Globe Video: Get a leg up on this easy core workout

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.

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Globe Video: How to do a simple stomach stretch

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

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Globe & Mail: These scissor kicks will definitely give your core kick

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.

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Globe Video: Be mindful of your movements during this classic Pilates exercise

Kathleen Trotter shows you how to do the saw exercise. Make sure to sit tall and rotate through your ribs. Watch the Video

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Globe & Mail: Be mindful of breathing during this simple, effective Pilates move

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

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Globe & Mail: This easy pilates move will strengthen your abs in no time

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.

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Globe & Mail: How to do a single-leg stretch – the right way

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.

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Globe Video: This classic pilates exercise does wonders for your core

Kathleen Trotter, Personal Trainer demonstrates the 100s. Be mindful of your movement – don’t just go through the motions. Watch the video.

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Globe Video: The right way to do pilates breathing

Kathleen Trotter demonstrates the correct way to do Pilates breathing. Watch the video to learn how!

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