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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!!
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
Alternatives to Yoga!
This was maybe my favourite segment ever.....it was absolutely the most interactive :-) WATCH NOW
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!!
Common mistakes that sabotage your fitness progress
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!
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The 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. READ NOW
GLOBE AND MAIL SWEAT TEST
Outdoor boot camps are fun, but may not be the ideal workout
I ran, jumped, squatted and – of course – worked up a sweat during two hour-long boot camps. READ MORE
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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 and steer you in a better direction WATCH NOW
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This summer, get in shape before getting back in the game
With the warmer weather, we are tempted to jump back into summer ball sports – basketball, soccer, softball etc. It’s great to get back outside, but too often we dive in with inappropriate vigour and intensity. We dangerously base what we expect of our bodies on an outdated – or even superhuman – image of ourselves. READ NOW
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
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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!
- I watched Wonder Woman last night.....watching her fight made me question my decision re martial arts :-) Maybe I... https://t.co/CvgVjqyHnT
- #Happyhour complete 😀 Love this TRX Triceps exercise 💪 No TRX? No problem....use a dumbbell 💪💪 For both keep... https://t.co/9KWQfuDCoo
- My favourite clip of the week :-) Breakfast Television Montreal Derick Fage - Host, Breakfast Television... https://t.co/1gO1GRlxnM
- Thanks @MarilisaRacco for another fun interview :-) Global News... https://t.co/9vmQ61Cg1s
- Have fitness and health queries? Come join me Wed July 26th at 7pm:-) I am excited to answer any and all... https://t.co/yHBYbLgULI
- Globe and Mail: Sweat Test – Outdoor boot camps are fun, but may not be the ideal workout
- This summer, get in shape before getting back in the game
- The Globe and Mail: Effective stretching is key to your workout success
- 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
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Went to NY the weekend of July 1st to learn about Feldenkrais. The trip morphed into something really special! My sister came with me. I went to my course during the day and then got to hang out with my her and try fun fitness … Continue reading
I am the luckiest trainer alive – I just came home from an amazing trip to Vegas! How does a trainer “do” Vegas? She goes to Britney, takes a TRX class, does yoga with dolphins, has fitness fun at the … Continue reading
Had an amazing run in victoria with my awesome friend Krista! Friendship and exercise—what else can you ask for in a day! Thanks Krista for showing me this awesome view.
Clients often tell me that they can’t work out at home because they don’t have the storage or floor space. I think they associate home gyms with rogue stability balls and weight machines doubling as a TV table. You don’t … Continue reading
Got an email from a friend this AM that said “my friends in Saskatoon had dinner with you last night”. I was so confused because I am in the UK. Then I looked at the attachments. His friends went to … Continue reading
I am in Dorking (just outside london) taking my Paul Chek level 3. I rented a bike for the week. This morning I went to the top of “box hill”. What a glorious view! The hill is famous because it … Continue reading
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
My sister came to town for a wonderful, fitness filled long weekend. We tried Ballet Barre on Sunday (hence the t-shirts) and Pilates on Monday. Already excited for her next visit!
I just received the nicest feedback from a reader about my most recent Globe and Mail column. Harold said, “Your recent article on the 5 most neglected muscle groups was spot on!!! The 5 things you mentioned are probably the … Continue reading
The June Newsletter is available! Check it out for more news on my new live/work space, the Nutrition Tip of the Month and a fantastic recipe by Tamara Green from the Living Kitchen. Read the Newsletter
On June 13 I got tote bags made that have my logo on them. If you would like one just send me a message! I will do my best to get you one, while quantities last!
I had lots of fun completing the Nike Women’s 15-km race run on June 14th with two of my wonderful girlfriends. I am very lucky to have such great people in my life!!
I am really proud of this column. It gets to the heart of my fitness philosophy, which is that exercise is not only good for the body, it is vital for the psyche. 🙂 The main take-away: Some movement is … Continue reading
I am VERY excited to announce that on May 9th I took possession of my very own live / work space! This is what it looked like when I first took possession. … Continue reading
I have VERY exciting news! On May 9th I took possession of my very own live / work space in downtown Toronto! It is small, but perfect for my needs. Everyone will have to come visit! My plan is to … Continue reading
Kathleen Trotter is a popular trainer from Toronto who doubles as an influential writer for Globe and Mail’s fitness column. Over the last decade she has accumulated an impressive resume, including a master’s in exercise science, and is currently working … Continue reading
What financial values did your parents teach you growing up? My mom is an actress and was a single mom. She has always worked steadily, but acting does not provide a predictable income so I grew up knowing money didn’t … Continue reading
I had the pleasure of filming an episode of Downright Domestic with host Rebecca Webster and my wonderful client Tanya. The episode will air March 25th on Rogers. I’m excited to share the clip with all of you!