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Aerobic exercise increase circulation and blood flow to the brain which in turn creates more neural pathways. But something called neurogenesis can occur with strength or weight bearing movement as well. READ MORE
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!!
This is how long you’ll need to work out to burn off your sweet summer treats
Thanks Marilisa Racco for another fun interview :-)
“We often think of calories in and calories out for weight management, but that’s dangerous,” says Kathleen Trotter, Toronto-based fitness expert and author of Finding Your Fit. “The action that food plays on the body is more complex than that. Preservatives and sugar are harder for the liver to process, and that affects your insulin levels and cortisol.”
But the last thing Trotter wants to do is discourage people from working out. READ NOW
Turn your strength workout into a “brain workout”
Yes, exercising makes you stronger, but it also makes you smarter. Kathleen shares all the details! WATCH NOW
Turn your Strength Workout Into a “Brain Workout”
Watch as Kathleen shares how exercise works out not just your body but your brain as well. WATCH NOW
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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.
GLOBE AND MAIL SWEAT TEST
Aerial yoga is a fun and novel workout, but it has the potential for injury
These Toronto aerial-yoga joints mix things up with body-suspending ‘silks,’ but it will only be fun if you survive injury-free. 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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How to transition from the treadmill to running outside
Do you always run on a treadmill? Are you thinking about running outside and / or training for a fall race? Races don't typically occur
on a treadmill....so make sure to do some running outside in preparation! READ MORE
HUFFINGTON POST BLOG
PART THREE: What to know before you go vegetarian or vegan
I have a bugaboo about the concept of the "perfect diet." There is no one "perfect" diet; everyone's ideal eating "mix" will be unique to their needs, goals, and genetics.
PART FOUR: Most People Shouldn't Attempt Low-Carb Diets Like Keto Or Paleo
Sustainable health change occurs not by finding a "perfect" diet — finding is fairly passive — but rather through creating an individualized health "mix." Creating is active, and health is an active process. To create an individualized health mix, you have to learn about the various nutrition options available and parse out the nutritional guidelines that will work for YOU. 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.
Meditation is not scary... I promise
There is a common, often fear-based, misconception that you have to be a particular “type” of person to meditate; if "I got a dime" every time someone said something like, “I can’t get my mind to shut up — I would be the worst at meditation” ...
If you can hear yourself uttering such words, run — don’t walk — towards a meditation practice. Typically, the more impossible meditation feels, the greater the body’s need. 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!
- Happy December!!! Make choices this holiday season that will make your future self (your January 1st self)... https://t.co/QkHazGsZi2
- The Globe and Mail: What meditation can and can’t do
- The Globe and Mail: Why it pays to stretch before you get out of bed
- The Globe and Mail: How to walk, squat or simply move your way to a better state of mind
- Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Need to mix up your workout? Try the organized – yet fun – chaos of aerobics
- The Globe and Mail: How to transition from the treadmill to running outside
Fitness Questionnaire for New ClientsFill out this fitness questionnaire to get started on your personal fitness program.
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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
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!