FINDING YOUR FIT IS ON SHELVES NOW!!!!
FINDING YOUR FIT ON DISPLAY!Love seeing my books front and centre! #Findingyourfit
What could be more fun that this?
ON SHELVES NOW!!! ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainers Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit book
THE FIRST REVIEW IS IN Exciting news - the first review of my book is out! I am really a lucky duck to work with Flaman Fitness (Official Company Page) - they really are the BEST, most supportive company ever :-) This post has made me even more excited for the book launch at The Royal Canadian Yacht Club - Commodores' Room on October 13th!!
TOP 100 FITNESS BLOG!!!
- Current Kathleen feels like a million post #workout bucks! 530am Kahleen did not want to get up.....but I gave... https://t.co/W0YwdYoTvS
- My professional goal has always been to know half as much as Margo - the owner of Body Harmonics. I don't think I... https://t.co/L5V2NROiqI
- Today is the day....to start training for a #5km #race :-) What a perfect day for a #run / #jog / #walk! The... https://t.co/eL8QDlL6eS
- Training to improve #posture might not be as "sexy" as training the #legs and #core....but boy is it #functional... https://t.co/qOfk2zTomw
- You can have fun out with friends AND make healthy choices....you just need a PLAN!! Thanks Lorne Marr for the... https://t.co/QwFsiVUxS5
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FEATURED RADIO SPOTS
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!
Talk Healthy Today
Curious what a "fitness hack" is? Take a listen to my Talk Healthy Today interview with Lisa Davis to find out!! The interview is from 1/24/17 LISTEN NOW
FEATURED TV SPOTSGLOBAL 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
CTV Morning Live
Heidi Petracek had such wonderful energy - this interview was absolutely a treat! WATCH NOW!
HUFFINGTON POST BLOG
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
HUFFINGTON POST ‘FAVOURITE THINGS’
"You are worthy of self care" and "your body is not a garbage can"....these quotes and more in my first Huffington Post blog of 2017:-) Read the column for some health inspiration!! READ 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
Stop trying to find the "perfect" health plan. Develop a realistic roadmap tailored to fit your lifestyle realities.
The key to long-term change is “appropriate responses”
Having "appropriate responses" - in all aspects of my life - is one of my current life missions. Take a read and see how the concept can be applied to your health and fitness goals! READ NOW
‘FINDING YOUR FIT’ RELATED MEDIA
It is so nice to read great reviews of my book. Here's one from a reader on Amazon:
This is a wonderful guide and impetus to begin physical conditioning. An even better credential than the author’s Master’s degree is her RCP (Reformed Couch Potato). She understands the obstacles we ourselves create to avoid better conditioning and has worked out a variety of ways to get over them. Instead of any cookie-cutter approach she emphasizes the individual, the personal, encouraging us to start with what we are/have and to develop our own advances in direction, technique and range. We can find the “fitness” that “fits” us. This makes advance seem possible. Her chapters are like a good workout — each providing a variety of short and complimentary “reps.” She writes in a charming personal voice, so reading her is like having her at our sweaty elbow, encouraging and guiding. And how smart is she? When she puts us on the mat she has us “lying” instead of “laying.” She’s the first trainer I’ve had that didn’t have me wincing on that. For such relief much thanks.
- 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
- The Globe and Mail: CrossFit is intense, competitive, demanding and not for every ‘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!