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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
Killer Cottage Workout Plan I ALWAYS have fun with Derick, BUT this segment really "took the cake" :-) I have no idea how we will ever top it......SUCH FUN!!! WATCH NOW
The Killer Cottage Workout Plan
Don't lose your momentum! You can have a fabulous FUN workout even when you are at the cottage! WATCH NOW
FEATURED GLOBE AND MAIL
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
Martial arts-based workouts require investing your time and body
If becoming a sweaty mess by kneeing, punching and kicking (barefoot) is your idea of a good time, there are innumerable martial arts-based workouts for you to try. 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
This summer, get in shape before getting back in the game
Mastering a sport – the formation of athletic flow – requires practice. The brain needs to adapt to specific motions, environments and skills inherent to the activity. READ NOW
HUFFINGTON POST BLOG
PART ONE: what is your ideal diet
The unfortunate truth is that there is no one "perfect" diet. There is no single diet that works for every person; rather elements of different protocols might resonate with different people.
I am not saying YOUR ideal eating "mix" doesn't exist, but rather that there are pros and cons to every nutrition regimen. The trick is to create a plan that works for you — one that is individualized to your genetics, age, gender, health history, goals, and life realities. READ MORE
PART TWO: what is your ideal diet
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.
Hence this blog series. My goal is to present pros and cons of different eating regimens so that you can parse out the appropriate elements for YOU. (Missed part one? Read it here). 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.
8 steps to stay healthy on your next flight
Flying is hard on the body; the food is usually fairly nutritionally vapid, the air quality leaves much to be desired, and sitting in the downright uncomfortable chairs is almost unbearable. I am almost six feet tall -- when I fly I feel like I am squished in a suitcase the entire time.
Plus, traveling disrupts healthy habits -- which, for most of us, are hard to form and oh so easy to break. 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!
- My August Newsletter is out! Try my “Cottage Fun” workout, listen to the podcast of the month and try an awesome... https://t.co/7UhiGoqjaQ
- I missed you at @dylanblackradio :-) Why are you allowed to take vacation??? (Just teasing.....sort of) lol :-p... https://t.co/QoDwBXRwsL
- My August Newsletter is out! Try my “Cottage Fun” workout, listen to the podcast of the month and try an awesome... https://t.co/wQC9dZoz2T
- I ALWAYS have fun with Derick Fage - Host, Breakfast Television Montreal BUT today's segment really "took the... https://t.co/2oEAvyJaSI
- Happy Monday!! I am so far behind in posting my work....this The Globe and Mail column is from over a month... https://t.co/eYXfE8pe6A
- The Globe and Mail: Making land-based training a friend to water-based athletes
- The Globe and Mail—Sweat Test: Martial arts-based workouts require investing your time and body
- Globe and Mail: Sweat Test – Outdoor boot camps are fun, but may not be the ideal workout
- The Globe and Mail: This summer, get in shape before getting back in the game
- The Globe and Mail: Effective stretching is key to your workout success
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Don’t lose your momentum! You can have a fabulous FUN workout even when you are at the cottage! WATCH NOW
I ALWAYS have fun with Derick, BUT this segment really “took the cake” 🙂 I have no idea how we will ever top it……SUCH FUN!!! WATCH NOW
Kathleen talks about all the fun ways you can stay fit while on vacation. Remember it’s easier to keep up than catch up! WATCH NOW
Going on vacation? Traveling for work? Going camping? Visiting relatives? There’s no excuse to skip your workout. Pack a “gym to go” in your suitcase to find “solutions not excuses.” WATCH NOW
I had such fun yesterday goofing around with Dylan Black on Rogers Ottawa – I got to throw a medicine ball at him! Talk about fitness fun 🙂 Take a look!
Hitting the road this summer? Don’t forget to manage your health! Watch as Kathleen gives tips on how you can make this summer’s trips healthier and tastier! WATCH NOW!
Kathleen sheds some light on what foods that are disguised as being healthy but are completely unhealthy. WATCH NOW!
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! … Continue reading
Getting to the gym isn’t always easy. You have to find a workout that’s interesting and challenging, but something you don’t despise. Here’s some spring fitness trends you’ll want to try. WATCH NOW
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!
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
Find your nutrition triggers and how to conquer them with “WWWH” (Interview starts at 6:10) 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
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
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
My Daytime London interview with @bobsmith55 is UP 🙂 Love that Rogers tv London gave me 2 segments (12 minutes) to chat about #fitness, #health and my book #findingyourfit WATCH NOW!
I had the pleasure of getting back to my roots this AM on Rogers London – I went to grade 3 in #londonontario 😆 My 2 segments with Bob went by SO quickly….I could have chatted with him for the … Continue reading
Derick Fage’s infectious energy was enough to help me 100% forget that I only got 4 hours of sleep! Everyone at @BTMontreal was awesome – I am already excited for my next interview 😆 also, I love seeing my book … Continue reading