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Kathleen Trotter

Personal Trainer

Kathleen Trotter (MSc, CSN) has been working in the health field since 2002. Kathleen identifies as a personal trainer, a wellness writer, author of Finding Your Fit, a nutritionist, a life coach, a The Globe and Mail contributor, and an overall health enthusiast.

Kathleen has published articles for magazines such as Chatelaine, Canadian Running, Glow, Alive and Today's Parent, Healthy Directions, Impact Magazine, and Sharp.

Kathleen makes regular TV and media appearances on Breakfast Television and Rogers, and has been a guest on TV, radio, and podcasts including ABC News 7, CHCH, CTVNews, The John Oakley Show, Radio Canada , Steele and Drex , 40+ Fitness Podcast, KOGO, Naturally Savvy with Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis, The Other F Word, and Wellness Force. Currently Kathleen works as an ambassador for Flaman Fitness.

Past media partnerships include Sears, Canada Beef, and Quesada. Kathleen’s clients range from athletes of all ages to individuals living with Parkinson's and osteoporosis. 

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5 Fun Nutrition Facts You May Not Know

Ditch the "drink as much water as possible when exercising" and "always drink eight to 10 cups of water during daily life" mentality! Fitness professionals used to be told to advise everyone to drink as much as possible when working out, and to always drink a minimum of eight to 10 glasses of water per day. Turns out, neither guideline is ideal.
05/27/2016 10:50 EDT
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Your Missing Health Link Is Recovery

Being under-recovered is just as bad as being under-trained; being under-recovered leads to exhaustion, lethargy, muscle aches, trigger points, and stiffness, and left long enough it will lead to injury. Recovery allows the body to become stronger, leaner, and generally healthier; it puts that extra little energetic pep in one's step. It is not something "extra" you do when time allows.
05/04/2016 02:05 EDT
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A Few Of My Favourite Things -- The March Edition

Crunches have traditionally been the "go to" abdominal exercise; but I am on a mission to change that! Why? First, crunches round you forward, which promotes a hunched-over posture. So, even if you manage to sculpt your abs, no one will see them because you will be bent over. Plus, we all sit too much anyway, and sitting already rounds us forward... Ditch crunches and instead do functional exercises.
03/28/2016 11:54 EDT
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Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick By Breaking Bad Habits

How can you become a healthier version of yourself if you're not willing to question your habits or beliefs and do things differently? Basically, stop being married to what you "do" or "don't do." If you are unhappy with your health (or who you are dating or your job), what you are doing is obviously not helpful or useful!
12/30/2015 02:26 EST
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Save Time With the 'Minute Workout'

My current favourite workout is the "Minute Workout." It is effective, but more important, it is both efficient and convenient. The Minute Workout provides an intense full-body workout in 20 to 45 minutes, and since you are not married to any particular pieces of equipment, you can do it anywhere.
10/16/2015 08:01 EDT

How Exercise Can Help Your Posture

In my most recent blog, "4 Strategies to Improve Posture," I outline ways you can become mindful of your posture during your daily life. Read the full blog here. For best results, combine those strate...
09/20/2015 11:17 EDT
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4 Strategies to Improve Your Posture

Almost everyone I meet with expresses concerns about their posture. It makes total sense: we all sit way too much, and it is almost impossible to sit for long periods without becoming slightly rounded forward. For most of us some amount of sitting is a necessary evil, but that doesn't mean you can't take steps to mitigate the damages!
08/31/2015 12:58 EDT
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5 Fitness Myths I've Overheard During Brunch

Okay, I know, eavesdropping is wrong, but sometimes I just can't help it; so many restaurants place their tables basically on top of one another. I wouldn't mind so much -- let's face it people watching can be fun -- except that over hearing fitness conversations is usually frustrating; nine times out of ten what I hear is wrong.
07/07/2015 12:17 EDT
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I'm Changing My Eating Habits One Moment at a Time

I have decided that I need to train myself to take a beat -- a mindfulness moment -- before I eat anything. I eat healthy foods, but I need to become more aware of HOW I eat. Too often I nibble on vegetables when I am cooking, I stand up to stuff food down between clients, and at night I eat in front of the TV. I need to become more mindful of how I am eating!
06/12/2015 05:42 EDT
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Follow These Steps for Injury-Free Running

Learning to love running doesn't happen overnight. Too many people never develop a love of running. Their careers are cut short due to injury, usually because they make the mistake of running too much or too intensely too quickly! Don't be sidelined by injury! Run smart.
05/15/2015 07:37 EDT
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Want to Be Healthy? Take the "Captain Obvious" Approach

You don't have to spend tonnes of money on cleansing programs, protein powders or the latest miracle food to achieve your health and wellness goals. I am not saying don't eat gogi berries (or this month's equivalent miracle food). I am just saying that you don't need to spend oodles of money or follow a restrictive "diet," you just need to get back to basics.
04/15/2015 08:04 EDT
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Taking a Break Will Help Your Running Life

Running is hard on the body. Every time your foot hits the ground your body has to absorb six times your weight. To recover from this pounding your tissues need REST, cross-training, appropriate nutrition and water. Luckily, I love trying new workouts and when I don't run I have free time to experiment and try new classes.
03/15/2015 10:55 EDT