Category Archives: Running

A few of my favourite things — The November edition

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

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Fall and Winter running 101

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

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The Globe and Mail: Get your legs ready for summer with this calf combo

Become a stronger and less injury prone runner or walker with these simple exercises! Strengthen your legs and feet!! READ MORE

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Your missing health link is recovery

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

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Quesada: April tip of the month

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The Globe and Mail: Three exercises that can help ease running-related knee pain

Fitness instructor Kathleen Trotter shows you three exercises that can help prevent and improve activity-related knee pain. WATCH NOW

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Starting ain’t easy – and it’s all on you!

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

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The Globe and Mail: How to go from the couch to running 5K in eight weeks

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

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Fun in Halifax!

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

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2016 – the year of YOU!

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

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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

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout—The Squeeze Play

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

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Need motivation? Sign up for a race!

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

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May Newsletter

The May Newsletter is available! Check it out for news on my new live/work space (YAY!!!!) and the Workout of the Month, by Kris Sheppard – Running form is not just about your foot! Read the newsletter

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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

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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

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Follow These Steps for Injury-Free Running

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

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The Globe and Mail: Learn how to change your gait and get rid of running pains

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

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Taking a Break Will Help Your Running Life

For the last three February’s I have taken a break from running. Not running is brutally hard for me, but I figure if I have to give up my passion, I should do it in Winter. I hate being cold!! … Continue reading

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December Newsletter

The December Newsletter is available! Check it out for How to do a Mountain Climber, the Workout of the Month Minutes workout #2 and the Recipe of the Month Healthy Chocolate Coconut Cookies Read the Newsletter

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