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Featured review-AMAZON.CA Finding Your Fit is informative, practical advice on how to improve your fitness & health. It is written in an easy to read style providing plenty of examples and options for a variety of lifestyles and personalities. I love Kathleen's many references to her own experiences as it gives the reader confidence that better health is possible. The layout makes it easy to refer to specific sections and the size of the book is perfect for carrying it with you or curling up with.
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FEATURED TV SPOTSROGERS TV How many calories in a bowl of granola? Just over 2000 believe it or not! Watch and learn how to make the right choices and change your bad habits to good with WWWH. WATCH NOW
GLOBAL 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
BREAKFAST TELEVISION 4 Mistakes Sabotaging Your Fitness Progress It really SUCKS to work hard.....AND still not reach your fitness goals!! Watch my BT Montreal interview to learn how you might be sabotaging your health success!! Thanks Derick Fage for the fun - always a BLAST!! WATCH NOW!
My BT Montreal interview is UP :-) I really do love my job!!! Thanks Derick Fage for being so welcoming! Find out how 'WWWH' can help you live a healthier life. WATCH 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
HUFFINGTON POST BLOG
You Are Not Your Cravings or Your Unhealthy ThoughtsWe all have cravings. We all want to skip workouts. We all do the "should I or shouldn't I?" internal health debate.
You know what I am talking about: the internal push-pull that happens right before we decide to make -- or not make -- a less-than-ideal health choice. It is that moment when we tell ourselves "I shouldn't..." and then too often find a loophole that allows us to follow through on the less-than-ideal choice -- the "I will be good tomorrow so I can indulge today" loophole, or the "I worked out so I deserve..." loophole, or the "I will train tomorrow so I can be lazy today" loophole. 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.
4 ways to avoid golf injuries
The sunshine — and thus golf season — has FINALLY arrived! There is nothing better for one’s mood than doing a beloved form of exercise in the sun; the combo offers a double dose of mood-boosting hormones. Plus, doing something you love is always energizing, motivating, and fun.
The only all-too-common possible negative of the season? Golf-induced injuries! The good news is that injuries are not inevitable; you just need to follow the tips below to stay injury free! READ MORE
FEATURED RADIO SPOTS
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!
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- Happy Saturday 😀😀 Have FUN finding your #joy today!! Dance around your living room....play a sport...go to the... https://t.co/5sxLiRiCXq
- Today is a great day to have a great day!! Find a few #pocketsofjoy and live by the Kathleenism "the worse your... https://t.co/14wqltZwJl
- SO felt like #buffythevampireslayer during yesterday's shoot....loved kicking my skeleton (his name is Mat fyi)... https://t.co/diTFErWBQq
- The Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Aquafit may be a low-impact exercise, but it’s far from relaxed
- 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
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Category Archives: Running
Have a look at my article in QC Travel Adventure Magazine where I share tips on how you can reach your fitness goals this spring! READ THE MAGAZINE HERE or click on the picture to see my article.
I am really excited for Spring because I am training for the Banff 1/2 Marathon and I love running in the beautiful weather!!! I am excited for all of my upcoming training runs as well other fun spring fitness adventures!! … Continue reading
My November Huffington Post “Favourite Things” themed blog is out. The only thing I forgot to mention was how much I LOVE the countdown to Christmas….I am especially loving the Starbucks X-Mas cups 🙂 Counting down to Christmas is 100% … Continue reading
You wouldn’t know it from today – what beautiful weather – BUT winter is coming!! You don’t have to stop running!! Be prepared!!! I love running — it is my bliss! So, barring any crazy-cold days, I run outside all winter. Now, … Continue reading
Become a stronger and less injury prone runner or walker with these simple exercises! Strengthen your legs and feet!! READ MORE
Hot off of the press..my most recent Huffington Post blog! Sorry, “recovery” does not mean sit on the sofa and eat chips! :-p Curious what it does mean? READ MORE
Fitness instructor Kathleen Trotter shows you three exercises that can help prevent and improve activity-related knee pain. WATCH NOW
When I read Eric’s blog I was so touched that I couldn’t decide if I should smile or cry! He made my night! I am so lucky to work with people like him!! Read until the end and you will … Continue reading
My biggest piece of advice for anyone who wants to start running is “just start” – lace up your running shoes and go. The hardest part of any exercise program – especially running – is getting started. When I first … Continue reading
The best part of being on CTV Morning Live Atlantic in #exercise clothes is that I was all dressed and ready to go #running on the boardwalk! No change of clothes needed. 🙂 I am one lucky #trainer – #Halifax is beautiful! … Continue reading
It is New Year’s resolution time! Are you jumping on the fitness bandwagon, vowing to be more active in 2016? If so, FANTASTIC! The prospect of starting a workout routine can be overwhelming. If you are feeling nervous or like … Continue reading
The Globe and Mail: Fitness Basics: Add these simple exercises to your post-run routine to prevent injury
Personal trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you preventative moves that can protect your feet, knees and hips from injuries related to running. WATCH NOW
Attention, runners: You don’t need to hit the gym to strengthen your feet and calves – all you need is a ball. 1. Start standing with feet hip distance apart and parallel. Put a pillow or a small Pilates ball … Continue reading
When I need extra motivation to train, I sign up for a race. I love working towards an athletic goal, and I can’t justify skipping a workout when I have already registered and paid. Plus, nothing compares to the feeling … Continue reading
17 Gym Experts Tell Us The Biggest Mistakes Gym Newbies Make – And How You Can Avoid Making The Same Mistakes!
Too often people don’t take the time to establish realistic goals. They make what I call “fitness wishes” instead of creating realistic and specific goals. How often have you heard someone state “starting Monday I am going to go to … Continue reading
The Globe and Mail: Our fitness experts gave us their summer to-do lists. Turns out, even pros have exercise goals
We turn the tables on some of the Health Advisors who coach readers. Here are goals they have set for themselves this summer. READ MORE
Like many runners, I don’t just love to run, I need to run. It keeps me sane. If you are a newbie runner and you are thinking, “Kathleen’s crazy! Who would ever need to run?” don’t worry, give it time; … Continue reading
Like many runners, I don’t just love to run, I need to run. It keeps me sane. So imagine my frustration battling a chronically stiff left ankle. I have been getting semi-regular massages and acupuncture on my ankle. Both make … Continue reading