It’s not JUST about being a personal trainer, author, and speaker.

It’s about constant learning to bring a SOLID foundation to all aspects of Kathleen’s practice to provide YOU with timeless guidance that you can carry through your best life.

It’s not JUST about being a personal trainer, author, and speaker.

It’s about constant learning to bring a SOLID foundation to all aspects of Kathleen’s practice to provide YOU with timeless guidance that you can carry through your best life.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2002–Present
Personal Trainer, Life and Nutrition Coach, Pilates Equipment Specialist, ELDOA Practitioner, Fitness Writer, and Media Personality.
  • CanFitPro Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor; opened her own studio in 2015, where she hosts her 5 week Group Coaching Program and trains a variety of clients from those looking to improve fitness to those with Parkinson’s disease, MS, and back, knee, and hip injuries
  • Author of Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit and Your Fittest Future Self: Making Choices Today for a Happier, Healthier, Fitter Future You 
  • During COVID Kathleen’s studio has become a remote “TV” studio where she records segments for the Marc and Mandy Show, news programs such as BT Toronto, CTV Ottawa, and CHCH Hamilton, and online live FB workouts. Outside her studio, Kathleen presents as a motivational speaker at outlets such as UofT and Cisco and makes frequent media appearances on television shows including Rogers Ottawa, BT, CTV Ottawa, and CHCH Hamilton and podcasts such as Fit Chicks Chat, Her Best F*cking Life with Sarah Ordo, The Health Fix, Summit For Wellness and High Energy Girl.
  • Kathleen spent over eight years writing for The Globe and Mail and Huffington Post. Kathleen’s FB blog has been included in multiple “Best” fitness blog lists FlockBrain and OTHFIT Top 100. She has been quoted in large-scale distributed magazines such as Shape and Sharp magazine and has written for a myriad of other publications includingCanFItPro, Impact Magazine, ParticipACTION, Canadian Running, Today’s Parent, Chatelaine, and Glow, and for six years she was the featured personal trainer in The Globe and Mail’s online Fitness Basics weekly web series.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Exercise Science, University of Toronto
  • Honours BA, York University
  • Nutrition diploma, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
  • Registered Holistic Nutritionist from The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
  • Nutrition Coach, Precision Nutrition Level 2
  • Life coach Level 3 Adler
  • Continually attends conferences and workshops, staying abreast in the field. Including:
    • Fascial dissection with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains in Arizona;
    • Functional biomechanics of the lower quarter with the Movement and Performance Institute in Los Angeles;
    • Pre-pregnancy and pelvic floor health with Diane Lee in London, England;
    • Therapeutic neuroscience through the International Spine and Pain Institute and their 2018 pain science conference, and
    • Working with clients with arthritis through Body Harmonics in Toronto.

CREDENTIALS

CanFitPro
  • Nutrition & Wellness Specialist
  • Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor
Pilates Equipment Specialist – Body Harmonics
  • “Edge” Specialist
  • Mat & Equipment
  • Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Neurological Disorders, Cervical Spine Health
  • Pilates for Runners
  • Pre-natal & Post-natal
  • Rehab for Hip and Knee
  • Scoliosis and handedness
  • SI joint, lower back and pelvic health

ADDITIONAL COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Animal Flow Level 1
  • Brook Bush Institute Corrective Exercise Lab
  • Coaching Dietary Strategies: How to Coach a Macros-Based Diet
  • David Grey Lower Body
  • Dr. Will Bulsiewicz’s 7-week Plant Fed Gut Masterclass
  • ELDOA Level 3
  • Functional Range Conditioning Seminar
  • Functional Range Assessment
  • Gary Ward Lower and upper Body Biomechanics, What the Foot, and Wake Up the Body.
  • L.A.D Certified
  • Katie St. Claire Empowered Performance 12-week Lab
  • Kinestretch
  • Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Medical Exercise Specialist
  • Poliquin Level 2 Strength Coach, Poliquin Biosignature
  • Paul Chek Exercise Coach, Level 3
  • PRI Myokinomatic Restoration, Postural Respiration, and Pelvis Restoration.

SPECIALIST

  • Core board
  • Glider
  • Kettlebells
  • Rotating disk
  • Swiss ball, Bosu ball

CURRENTLY WORKING ON

  • Sarah Duvall’s Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification
  • ELDOA Level 4

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Named one of Canada’s Most Influential Fitness Professionals by Fit After 45
  • Fourth on Feedspot’s “25 Best Fitness Blogs”
  • Voted one of Toronto’s top 10 trainers by blogTO

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Consistent media segments on Tv shows such as Rogers Ottawa, BT Toronto and CHCH Hamilton.
  • Sold out first book signing at Indigo Eaton Centre, October 2016
  • Lunch and learns: including University of Toronto (2013 and 2016) and Deloitte (2014)
  • Spokesperson for Canada Beef, promoting the nutritional benefits of protein (2016)
  • Spokesperson for Quesada Burritos and Tacos (2014-2018)
  • Health Ambassador for Sears Canada (2013-2015)
  • Interviewed as an expert for such outlets as the Toronto Sun, the Toronto Star, CHCH TV,
  • Breakfast Television, Rogers Ottawa, CBC Metro Morning, Downright Domestic, CTV News
  • Contributor to the Globe and Mail’s ebook Running (2014)
  • Guest on radio shows such as Beyond the Cheers and The John Oakley Show
  • Guest lecturer at Concordia University (2014)
  • Presented at Bodies of Knowledge Conference (2012 and 2013)
  • Presented at North American Spine Society annual meeting (2013)
  • Presenter at the Stratford Writers Festival, October 2016
  • Paced clients during races

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 1 Ironman/Ironwoman race and 7 half Ironman races (70.3)
  • 10 Marathons and more than 20 half marathons
  • Featured guest trainer for Dan Levy from MTV’s “The Aftershow”

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