FINDING YOUR FIT IS ON SHELVES NOW!!!!
FINDING YOUR FIT ON DISPLAY!Love seeing my books front and centre! #Findingyourfit
What could be more fun that this?
ON SHELVES NOW!!! ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainers Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit book
THE FIRST REVIEW IS IN Exciting news - the first review of my book is out! I am really a lucky duck to work with Flaman Fitness (Official Company Page) - they really are the BEST, most supportive company ever :-) This post has made me even more excited for the book launch at The Royal Canadian Yacht Club - Commodores' Room on October 13th!!
TOP 100 FITNESS BLOG!!!
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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
FEATURED TV SPOTSGLOBAL 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
CTV Morning Live
Heidi Petracek had such wonderful energy - this interview was absolutely a treat! WATCH NOW!
HUFFINGTON POST BLOG
Unbend: Pain-Free And Productive Cooking
For all of you cooksout there....or bartenders....or cheese mongers......or anyone who stands for long periods of time! READ MORE
HUFFINGTON POST ‘FAVOURITE THINGS’
"You are worthy of self care" and "your body is not a garbage can"....these quotes and more in my first Huffington Post blog of 2017:-) Read the column for some health inspiration!! READ 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
Stop trying to find the "perfect" health plan. Develop a realistic roadmap tailored to fit your lifestyle realities.
The key to long-term change is “appropriate responses”
Having "appropriate responses" - in all aspects of my life - is one of my current life missions. Take a read and see how the concept can be applied to your health and fitness goals! READ NOW
‘FINDING YOUR FIT’ RELATED MEDIA
It is so nice to read great reviews of my book. Here's one from a reader on Amazon:
This is a wonderful guide and impetus to begin physical conditioning. An even better credential than the author’s Master’s degree is her RCP (Reformed Couch Potato). She understands the obstacles we ourselves create to avoid better conditioning and has worked out a variety of ways to get over them. Instead of any cookie-cutter approach she emphasizes the individual, the personal, encouraging us to start with what we are/have and to develop our own advances in direction, technique and range. We can find the “fitness” that “fits” us. This makes advance seem possible. Her chapters are like a good workout — each providing a variety of short and complimentary “reps.” She writes in a charming personal voice, so reading her is like having her at our sweaty elbow, encouraging and guiding. And how smart is she? When she puts us on the mat she has us “lying” instead of “laying.” She’s the first trainer I’ve had that didn’t have me wincing on that. For such relief much thanks.
- 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
- The Globe and Mail: CrossFit is intense, competitive, demanding and not for every ‘body’
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Client retention is the cornerstone of any successful fitness expert’s career — this is true whether you teach group exercise or do one-on-one training. Acquiring a group exercise participant or individual client and keeping that person are two different things. … Continue reading
Last Friday in, “3 ways to sit less and MOVE more,” I outlined ways you can pepper movement into your daily life and become mindful of your posture. Read the full information here. If your concerned that sitting is contributing … Continue reading
The Raptors are on their way to a fourth straight playoff appearance and the Maple Leafs are fun to watch, and may be on the way to the playoffs as well. Combine that with the tons of concerts and events, … Continue reading
Have you heard the new adage that sitting is the new smoking? Being sedentary decreases circulation, decreases your metabolism, negatively effects blood sugar, and increases muscle aches, pains, and trigger points. We all sit way too much!! We need to … Continue reading
Honoured to be working with this awesome #Toronto publication!! Always nice to connect with neighbours…..”it takes a village”😆 READ NOW!
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
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
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
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!
Fit after 45 sits down to talk to Kathleen about the benefits of fitness and how to stay fit after 45. READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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