Category Archives: Strength

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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The 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 … Continue reading

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Fun new fitness trends to get you moving this spring

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

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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 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

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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

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The Globe and Mail: Ditch this outdated upper-body exercise in 2017

Just because an exercise is an “oldie” does not automatically mean it is a “goodie” 🙂 The new year is commonly a time of renewed – if often briefly – dedication to fitness. The gym floor becomes inundated with members … Continue reading

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Global Montreal – Posture 101

Want to improve your posture? Work to improve your balance!! Curious why? Watch my interview with Laura (@La_Casella) on Global Montreal from February 1st. We had such fun – Laura is awesome!! (and her sweater matches the table….amazing:-)) WATCH NOW!

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The Globe and Mail: Hot yoga has health benefits, but it’s not for everyone

Hot Yoga is NOT my “exercise bliss”….but maybe it is yours?? If you want to improve your flexibility and can tolerate heat – and you’re not pregnant and don’t have high blood pressure, a heart condition, osteoporosis or a disc issue … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: CrossFit is intense, competitive, demanding and not for every ‘body’

Boredom is the kiss of death when it comes to exercise! Need some fitness motivation? Try a new workout 🙂 Maybe CrossFit is your exercise bliss! Yay for fitness fun!! READ MORE

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Searching for motivation? Try having some fitness fun

As most of you know…..I LOVE trying fun fitness class!! In honour of my current trip to NY in my most recent Huffington Post blog I outline a few of my favourite workout classes and studios 🙂 Need some motivation? … Continue reading

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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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“Do anywhere” exercise of the week: Week four!

Another amazing Dundurn video! Check it out and remember these exercises were designed to do ANYWHERE!

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Everyone needs to strengthen their bum

Does your workout need some direction? Are you bored? Try strengthening you bum! I have been a trainer for over thirteen years, and the majority of people I meet do not have strong glutes (bum muscles). Honestly, weak glutes are … Continue reading

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“Do anywhere” exercise of the week: Week three!

Dundurn Press has posted yet another awesome fitness video! Main take-away being – you don’t have to go to the gym to work your core! You can literally findyourfit ANYWHERE!! No excuses 🙂

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Globe and Mail: SWEAT TEST—Intense, frenetic Lagree classes: ‘Fast results’ or fast injuries?

A big “thank you” to my dad and sister for sweating through a Lagree fitness class with me! Loved that I got to workout, research a column, AND have awesome family time! Win / Win? Win !! READ MORE

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Globe and Mail: Gravity machine mixes weight training and Pilates for full-body workout

The Gravity machine is like a cousin to the Pilates Reformer. Like the Reformer, the Gravity machine consists of a moving platform (which you can kneel on or lie on face up, sideways or face down) sandwiched between a foot … Continue reading

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Fall into these perfect autumn exercises

Number 2 – the “5 by 5 rule” – totally changed my life! I am currently obsessed with “5 by 5ing” everything READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Kettlebell-only workouts offer intense full-body challenge

I love that trying a kettlebell class is part of my job and that I have a friend who is willing to sweat through a workout with me! Thank you Bang fitness for having us, and thank you Em for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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