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The “Piggyback Method” of Fitness

Whether you tag on some lunges while playing with your pup in the park or calf raises while doing the dishes — Kathleen provides examples of easy ways to fit in your workouts. WATCH NOW

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“Piggyback” fitness on to your daily routine

Life is hectic. It can be hard to fit in time for fitness, especially in the fall. Kathleen Trotter is back with some tips and tricks to help you “piggyback” your workouts. WATCH NOW

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The 10 most annoying things people do at the gym, according to experts

Thanks @MarilisaRacco for another fun interview! Love being included in your articles!!
Between work, home life and plain old laziness, making time for the gym can seem like enough of an annoyance in the average person’s life. But compound that with the litany of annoying things other gym goers routinely engage in, and it comes as little surprise that the gym can seem like less a place to decompress and more something to be avoided.READ MORE

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80+ Experts Sharing Amazing Tips On Weight Loss And Motivation

I am honoured to be the third expert on this list!!

When you want to skip your workout tell yourself that you have to move for a minimum of 10 minutes, but If you still want to stop after 10 minutes, you can. Shift your mindset. Take skipping your entire workout off of the table. Some movement is always better than no movement. READ MORE

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My current favourite core workout

I thrive workout-wise by constantly trying new “fun” workouts. I am somewhat “workout fickle,” but I am okay with that because variety keeps me interested. As … READ MORE

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60 Day Fitness Challenge

Looking to get in shape but don’t know where to start? Looking to add some excitement to your regular fitness regime? Want to win some prizes at the same time? If you answered yes to any of these questions READ NOW

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How to Set Yourself Up for Health Success

Kathleen adheres to seven strategies that will set you up for health success. These steps will allow you to understand the dedication that goes into adopting a healthier lifestyle and what you need to do to keep up the momentum. READ MORE

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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

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Another Library Talk coming up!

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Stop being fooled by restaurant salad

My current pet peeve is the restaurant salad. Too many of us are fooled into believing that just because something is called a salad it is the healthy choice. Do NOT be fooled—the salad is too often a perfect example of what I call an “unhealthy healthy” food—sneaky foods that seem healthy but that end up stealthily sabotaging progress! Unhealthy healthy foods—unlike ice cream—tend to slide under the radar and inadvertently sabotage progress. READ NOW

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The Globe and Mail: 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 MORE

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The 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 MORE

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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

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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

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The Globe and Mail: Making land-based training a friend to water-based athletes

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

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The August newsletter is here!

newsletterMy August Newsletter is out! Try my “Cottage Fun” workout, listen to the podcast of the month and try an awesome low carb – high protein zucchini loaf recipe from Penny KR of PKR Health.  READ NOW!

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Can you target ‘problem areas’ with your workout?

Thanks Marilisa Racco for another fun interview!
Doing a bunch of crunches or planks won’t give you six-pack abs unless you have no body fat to begin with. To change a body part, you need to do three things: strength train, interval train, and most importantly, change your nutrition. LEARN MORE

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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

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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

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The 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 to try. READ MORE

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