My Instruction ManualKeith McArthur is a dad, writer, husband, publisher, kidney transplant recipient, brother, friend, ex-journalist, ex-PR guy, ex-business executive, learning to become happier, healthier and more productive. He Is launching "The Instruction Manual" podcast October 30. I am a regular contributor feautured on this new podcast. Check it out and add to your podcast library! WATCH NOW
FEATURED TV SPOTS
ABC NEWS Exercise makes you smarter. It helps with reasoning, multitasking, memory, planning, scheduling...
Aerobic exercise increase circulation and blood flow to the brain which in turn creates more neural pathways. But something called neurogenesis can occur with strength or weight bearing movement as well. READ MORE
CTV NEWS 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!!GLOBAL NEWS 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
BREAKFAST TELEVISION Turn your strength workout into a “brain workout” Yes, exercising makes you stronger, but it also makes you smarter. Kathleen shares all the details! WATCH NOWROGERS TELEVISION Turn your Strength Workout Into a “Brain Workout” Watch as Kathleen shares how exercise works out not just your body but your brain as well. 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 Aerial yoga is a fun and novel workout, but it has the potential for injury These Toronto aerial-yoga joints mix things up with body-suspending ‘silks,’ but it will only be fun if you survive injury-free. READ MOREGLOBE 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 How to transition from the treadmill to running outside Do you always run on a treadmill? Are you thinking about running outside and / or training for a fall race? Races don't typically occur
on a treadmill....so make sure to do some running outside in preparation! READ MOREHUFFINGTON POST BLOG PART THREE: 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
PART FOUR: Most People Shouldn't Attempt Low-Carb Diets Like Keto Or Paleo Sustainable health change occurs not by finding a "perfect" diet — finding is fairly passive — but rather through creating an individualized health "mix." Creating is active, and health is an active process. To create an individualized health mix, you have to learn about the various nutrition options available and parse out the nutritional guidelines that will work for YOU. 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 MOREQUESADA TIP
Stop trying to find the "perfect" health plan. Develop a realistic roadmap tailored to fit your lifestyle realities.
FLAMAN BLOG Meditation is not scary... I promise There is a common, often fear-based, misconception that you have to be a particular “type” of person to meditate; if "I got a dime" every time someone said something like, “I can’t get my mind to shut up — I would be the worst at meditation” ...
If you can hear yourself uttering such words, run — don’t walk — towards a meditation practice. Typically, the more impossible meditation feels, the greater the body’s need. 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!
Read Kathleen's November newsletter today! Filled with news, health tips and a fun exercises.
Click above to listen to the podcast and click here to subscribe to the podcast. “The key to staying active is to frame daily movement as a non negotiable. Don’t ask yourself if you will move. Instead ask yourself when you will move. – Kathleen Trotter I am thrilled
The holidays are coming (I am excited). This year, stay on your health horse by pinpointing your linchpin and BNB habits!! Get the most bang for your habit changing buck! Flaman Fitness (Official Company Page) #findingyourfit
This is a must watch segment for anyone who wants to hit the slopes this winter! I am one lucky trainer. Everyone at Daytime Ottawa is a joy to work with.....and it was such a pleasure to meet @jamieraegomes. Jamie is a bundle of positive energy!