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As a mom, wife, entrepreneur, and speaker Alba sets herself to a high standard by pushing herself beyond the norm to become the best trainer, mentor, and friend she can offer to people. Alba Hatcher is a Certified Personal Trainer with the Cooper Institute, a Biomechanics Specialist, an Ortho-Kinetics® Professional Trainer and a Licensed Bodywork Therapist in the state of Texas. With a history of 11 years in martial arts, achieving herself a 3rd Degree Black Belt, and several years as a professional belly dancer with her own choreographies, she has set herself apart in diversity and creative commitment for which she utilizes with her clients every day. Alba feels that everyone was put on this earth with a specific purpose. Her clients have one body and one lifetime, she has made the proper tools available to help not only preserve it but make it the best it can be. There is no better reward than helping people get out of pain and helping them create and achieve goals they never thought possible.
“If you want something bad enough, you’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen.” – Alba Hatcher
Addison, Carrollton, Dallas, Farmers Branch
The human body is remarkable, from the most basic processes to its ability to adapt to the environment around it. My fascination with how the body works & adjusts to our daily activities inspired me to earn a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise & Sport Science from the University of Wyoming and a Master’s of Science Degree in Health & Exercise Science from Colorado State University. I also attained the Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification through the American College of Sports Medicine, which is the gold standard for the health & wellness field.
I love that I am able to pursue my passion of helping people improve their quality of life through physical activity & eating healthier. A major focus of my personal philosophy is to instruct each person with whom I work on safe, effective exercises while also educating on all aspects of wellness so each individual can gain confidence and learn how to take care of their precious body. I have been fortunate to teach at Penn State University’s highly regarded Kinesiology Department, helping students discover how to find fitness for life and the balance it takes to commit to a lifetime of good health & well-being. My own personal journey of struggling with weight control & self-confidence has ignited my passion to share the knowledge & insight that I’ve gained, while continuing to learn all I can about health & the human body.
“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out, take another shot.” -Unknown
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The mind and body are remarkable and beautiful gifts. My goal is to help provide my clients with the tools, knowledge, and motivation to keep the two in sync optimizing their health and wellbeing through fitness. I understand the importance of exercise programs being unique, and therefore use a variety of training techniques that are personalized for each individual according to their interests, goals, and fitness levels. Perfection is not the goal. My ultimate mission is to help people achieve overall health and happiness. In today’s society, we are continuously exposed to irrational standards of what it means to be “beautiful.” Growing up, I was a Varsity athlete and participated in a variety of sports including volleyball, soccer, cross country, and track. I was active, but I was not “healthy”. After battling an eating disorder for 9 years and most of my adult life, I decided that I wanted to take control of my life. I turned to fitness, and replaced the harmful habits of my previous lifestyle, along with their negative physical and emotional effects, with a strong passion and desire to utilize and fuel my body the way it was made to. We are all beautiful creations, and our bodies work so hard for us to keep us healthy. The best way to love your body is to care for it and nourish it properly. As a Cooper Institute Certified Personal trainer with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas State University, I truly believe that my purpose is to help others discover the same physical and mental strength that has empowered me to turn my life around. As my biggest inspiration in Fitness, my Dad has encouraged me to “surround myself with likeminded people with similar passions… because that is when amazing things are accomplished.” My Dad, a Certified Ironman Coach, has been an incredible example of this. Two days after completing the Ironman World Championship in Australia, he was in a horrific car accident that left him in a medically induced coma for 14 days with two collapsed lungs, a punctured diaphragm, a fractured scapula, and ribs broken in 15 places. Just 7 months later, he completed his 9th ironman, consisting of a 2 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 (marathon distance) run. Watching him cross the finish line, I was overwhelmed with this truth: That the body can truly achieve what the mind believes…. And I am determined to share that truth and passion with each of my clients. My purpose and goal is not only to help others make healthy lifestyle choices and achieve their fitness goals, but to also motivate and inspire each individual to experience the most rewarding and empowering feeling of pushing the limits of the human mind and body.
“The quality of life increases as the human spirit is challenged.” – Chelsea
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Cindy is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor since 2002 and a Personal Trainer. She is Power Pilates Certified in Beginner and Intermediate Mat, Reformer on the Mat and Props. She has certifications in Yogasteps and Zumba. She is Certified in Les Mills BodyPump and Schwinn Cycling. Most recently she completed her certification in VBarre, a Power Pilates sponsored barre specialty high intensity interval workout. Her continuing education includes Pilates for special populations, Strength Training Past 50, End Neck and Back Pain, Effective Exercises for Scoliosis. She also routinely reads about holistic health, joint health and nutrition. Her focus when training is safety first for her client to prevent injury and to maximize the workout. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma in Organizational Communications.
Cindy enjoys teaching dynamic fitness sessions guaranteeing a challenging workout for all while having FUN in the process. When teaching or training, she loves pushing the class and her clients to a place they would never take themselves on their own. (This makes her really happy). She enjoys reading, animals, hiking, traveling, exercise, dance, holistic health, and spending time with her family. Sometimes she sings but that is when no one else is around.
I moved to the United States after spending two years studying social marketing at Ural Federal University. My goal was temporary for new life experiences but everything changed for me upon arrival. In my first 6 months I gained 30 pounds, which my short stature, was a lot. This began my interest in nutrition where I found myself comparing foods, diets and lifestyles from what I experienced in Russia. I started to research nutrition articles but only found tons of conflicting information! After a couple years struggling with fad diets (every crazy one you can find) and having no success, I made a decision to go to university and to make nutrition my profession. Exercise and nutrition coming hand and hand together, I didn’t wait long to get certified. I started my career as a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. Shortly after, I became certified through Precision Nutrition, another nationally accredited organization while also being in school so I could fuel my passion further with coaching. Currently, I am studying at TWU to become a Registered Dietitian. Each day I am learning a lot of great information that I am excited to share with people around me. I love to educate people on how to be better, stronger, healthier and more confident individuals. I believe that to start from the bottom up: fixing balance issues, muscles imbalances, posture weaknesses are the most important way to start training. I prefer the inside out approach: assessing nutrition and metabolic functions that can help to archive the result on the outside. My style of training is a good mix of encouragement and coaching through the experience and nutritional habits. Besides my passion for healthy lifestyle, I love to cook. I modify baking recipes to make a healthier choice. I enjoy winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding. And in my free time I spend it playing with my Aussie- Mishka, she needs a lot of exercise!
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September 28, 2021
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience,
regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level.
These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible
to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific
disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML,
adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
If you’ve found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email [email protected]
Screen-reader and keyboard navigation
Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with
screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive
a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements,
alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website.
In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels;
descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups),
and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag
for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology.
To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on
as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
Disability profiles supported in our website
Epilepsy Safe Mode: this profile enables people with epilepsy to use the website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
Visually Impaired Mode: this mode adjusts the website for the convenience of users with visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.
Cognitive Disability Mode: this mode provides different assistive options to help users with cognitive impairments such as Dyslexia, Autism, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.
ADHD Friendly Mode: this mode helps users with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders to read, browse, and focus on the main website elements more easily while significantly reducing distractions.
Blindness Mode: this mode configures the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is software for blind users that is installed on a computer and smartphone, and websites must be compatible with it.
Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired): this profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
Additional UI, design, and readability adjustments
Font adjustments – users, can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
Color adjustments – users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different coloring options.
Animations – epileptic users can stop all running animations with the click of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.
Content highlighting – users can choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements only.
Audio muting – users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets users mute the entire website instantly.
Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
Additional functions – we provide users the option to change cursor color and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many other functions.
Browser and assistive technology compatibility
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
Notes, comments, and feedback
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. For any assistance, please reach out to [email protected]