Category Archives: Other Published Articles

Kathleen’s Tips To Survive The Weekend! #fitnessfriday

Honoured to be working with this awesome #Toronto publication!! Always nice to connect with neighbours…..”it takes a village”😆 READ NOW!

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Toronto fitness trainers share their exercise pet peeves

Going to the gym is way more fun with a friend, but don’t hang out on the leg press chatting,” says the fitness expert and author of Finding Your Fit. She’s seen and heard it all: weight machines turned into … Continue reading

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Kathleen’s 5 Tips to Survive the Holidays

Sure, it might be unrealistic to try and lose weight during the holidays, BUT gaining unwanted pounds is not inevitable!! It is possible to maintain a relatively healthier lifestyle and socialize — it just takes some mindfulness, preparation, and creativity. … Continue reading

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Holiday Survival Guide: 7 ways to enjoy the holidays without sacrificing your health

We all know the benefits of working out and eating well, but when it comes to our health, knowing and doing — especially during holiday party season — are two very different things! The good news is, you don’t have … Continue reading

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You don’t have to sacrifice your social life to be fit!

I wrote a blog for babebox.ca. In the blog I explain how you can make healthier choices without sacrificing your social life. Info in the blog is inspired by my book FindingYourFit 🙂 Take a look!

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Fit after 45

Fit after 45 sits down to talk to Kathleen about the benefits of fitness and how to stay fit after 45. READ MORE

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Pokémon Go has got us accidentally exercising

I didn’t write this…but I was interviewed for it. My main take-away – When it comes to exercise consistency is key! So, find forms that are convenient and enjoyable…that way you are more likely to be active on a regular basis. … Continue reading

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Just 60 seconds of intense exercise can boost your fitness level, study finds

Busy people, listen up: What if you could push yourself to the max for just one minute and reap the benefits of a longer gym session? That’s the finding of a new Canadian study, which shows doing just 60 seconds … Continue reading

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Sticking to fitness goals can be tricky, but not impossible

I was happy to once again lend my voice to Kelsey Lyon’s article in the Sheridan Sun. Setting and sticking to fitness routines requires planning, hard work and dedication. READ MORE

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Inside Fitness Women

I recently contributed to a fantastic work out article in “Inside Fitness Women.” I am a big believer in taking on a workout that is not only functional, but one that is also convenient enough to do consistently. Small movements … Continue reading

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Paying it Forward!

I was honoured to help out a Sheridan College student with her article for the The Sheridan Sun. People were so great to me when I first started….life is all about paying it forward! READ MORE

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No pain, no gain? 5 fitness clichés get a reality check

Anyone who works out knows clichés come with the territory. You’re often told to “feel the burn” and realize “no pain, no gain” — but just because a phrase is common doesn’t mean it’s true. We asked local personal trainers … Continue reading

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Stop relying on crunches to tone your midsection!

Variations on the crunch are often “go to” abdominal exercises. I get the attraction: crunches are convenient and relatively simple. Plus, they provide a good abdominal “burn,” which always feels rewarding! The thing is, they are not overly functional or … Continue reading

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The 2 “Cs” of training: convenience and consistency

Set yourself up for health success by adopting what I call the 2 “Cs” of training: convenience and consistency. Make your workouts convenient so you are more likely to do then consistently. Why? To achieve any health and fitness goal … Continue reading

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Take your workout to the next level with pyramid sets

The body is highly adaptive; if you always do the same workout it will stop responding. Eventually, you will hit a fitness plateau. Plus, who wants to repeat the same routine day in and day out? I know I don’t. … Continue reading

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The myth of the fat burning zone

If your goal is fat loss, don’t get enticed by the ‘fat burning’ programs on cardio machines, or the myth of the “fat burning zone.” They are both based on misunderstood science. I understand why you would try the program, … Continue reading

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Flaman Fitness: Balance Training 101

I encourage all my clients — from my competitive athletes to my clients who simply want to be strong enough to play with their grandchildren – to train their balance! Balance training is hugely functional. The better your balance, the … Continue reading

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Flaman Fitness: Perfect the push-up!

Push-ups are one of those exercises with name recognition – like crunches and squats – even people who don’t exercise know what they are. As a trainer I love push-ups because they provide a fantastic upper body and core workout, … Continue reading

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My current obsession – Fartlek intervals

I am now blogging for Flaman Fitness I also bought all my fitness equipment for my new studio from them. Take a look at my first entry… I am currently obsessed with Fartleek intervals; they provide a great interval workout, … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Work Out at Home

Get the most out of your workouts with our four ways to get fit at home or on the road. Elevate talked to Kathleen Trotter, a personal trainer and fitness writer in Toronto to get the best tips that will … Continue reading

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