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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!