Category Archives: Other Published Articles

Can you target ‘problem areas’ with your workout?

Thanks Marilisa Racco for another fun interview! Doing a bunch of crunches or planks won’t give you six-pack abs unless you have no body fat to begin with. To change a body part, you need to do three things: strength … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A 77-year-old former nun has set a record for powerlifting — now she wants to beat it

Weight training is beneficial on so many levels, from improving your posture to combatting osteoporosis and keeping functionally fit. Another fun interview with @MarilisaRacco! READ MORE

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Finding YOUR client’s fit — their “recipe” for health success

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

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3 ways to sit less and MOVE more!

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

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How To Eat Healthy at the ACC

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

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3 ways to sit less and move more!

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

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Rethinking the stretch

It is always an honour to be included in one of Jonathan’s articles 🙂 READ MORE

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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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