Welcome to Week 2 of Globe Life’s 2012 Winter Boot Camp. This four-week program, designed by personal trainer Kathleen Trotter, can be done at home or at the gym, whether you’re looking to get back on the workout wagon or just want to shake up your routine. Check back each Monday in January for new exercises and cardio targets. This week, we’re really working the arms. Read More
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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!!
Workout in a suitcase / Pack a "gym to go"
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
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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
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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
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!
- 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
- I know what my clients will be doing today 😁😁 thanks @trackfitness for the inspiration!! Love the addition of the... https://t.co/rejSylRTTb
- FitAfter45 will be launching a 60 Day Challenge very SOON...get excited :-) https://t.co/UdnHLXmZoT
- I am doing some research for a new project and came across this HuffPost blog....forgot about how much I enjoyed... https://t.co/AUsdvEnm0J
- 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
- The Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Aquafit may be a low-impact exercise, but it’s far from relaxed
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