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FEATURED PODCASTSMy Instruction Manual Keith McArthur is a dad, writer, husband, publisher, kidney transplant recipient, brother, friend, ex-journalist, ex-PR guy, ex-business executive, learning to become happier, healthier and more productive. He Is launching "The Instruction Manual" podcast October 30. I am a regular contributor feautured on this new podcast. Check it out and add to your podcast library! WATCH NOW
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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
GLOBE AND MAIL HEALTH ADVISOR
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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When five of your friends die in an accident that nearly kills you too, you could respond by destroying your own life or making it better. Kurek Ashley did both. The author of How Would Love Respond speaks with host … Continue reading
“Hacks” are basically innovative ways to motivate or trick yourself into exercising — a fun way of reframing the classic concept of “exercise motivation.” We all need motivation to exercise. I love moving and I still often need a gentle … Continue reading
I am so excited to be part of this! An awesome podcast promoting living a full healthy and happy life! READ MORE
Thanks @MarilisaRacco for another fun interview! Love being included in your articles!! Between work, home life and plain old laziness, making time for the gym can seem like enough of an annoyance in the average person’s life. But compound that … Continue reading
I am honoured to be the third expert on this list!! When you want to skip your workout tell yourself that you have to move for a minimum of 10 minutes, but If you still want to stop after 10 … Continue reading
Looking to get in shape but don’t know where to start? Looking to add some excitement to your regular fitness regime? Want to win some prizes at the same time? If you answered yes to any of these questions READ … Continue reading
Kathleen adheres to seven strategies that will set you up for health success. These steps will allow you to understand the dedication that goes into adopting a healthier lifestyle and what you need to do to keep up the momentum. … Continue reading
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
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
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
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