Become Secure on Your Feet & on the Street

Welcome to Better Balance - Safer You

Our Mission

We want to inspire seniors to look at exercise from a whole new perspective by combining the best balancing techniques with basic self-defense motions. We build confidence and promote independence and personal safety all while exercising in a fun and practical way. We know everyone has different abilities, so we focus and improve upon what seniors CAN do instead of dwelling on what seniors can’t do. You deserve to feel safe on your feet and on the street!

90 year old Janet Anno breaking wood with a padded fist, improving her self-confidence, balance and self-defense skills.
Surprise Yourself

You are capable of more than you think. Reach new milestones and challenge yourself to learn new, practical skills in this safe environment. Before you know it, you'll impress yourself and your family. Improving your balance, independence and safety is something you should be proud of!

One of our students practicing his punching technique on a rubber mannequin
Focus on your Strengths

Learning a new skill should be a rewarding, non-judgmental experience, which is why our curriculum is flexible to each individual's unique abilities. In other words, we focus on improving what you can already do! Our students find setting and achieving these goals very satisfying and fulfilling.

Meet Our Founder

Better Balance – Safer You is developed and instructed by George Zabrecky, an author, Tae Kwon Do Master and 5th degree Black Belt. A lifelong fitness enthusiast, George practiced various sports and trained in Taekwondo since 1984. He taught Taekwondo to students of all ages, including his daughters Kristin and Allison, both 3rd-degree black belts. In 2019, he achieved the title of Master (5th Degree Black Belt) recognized by the World Black Belt Bureau. Realizing the lack of self-defense classes for seniors, he developed Better Balance – Safer You, a program combining balance techniques with self-defense for seniors.

Where & When?

Our classes are currently located in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Anderson Township Senior Center. We operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 11:00 am. Learn more about us here!

Who should take this class?

Anyone who wants to learn a new, practical skill in self-defense while also improving their balance should take this class! If you are having balancing issues or just want to try something new to help stay independent longer, then Better Balance – Safer You is the class for you.

A student practicing self-defense motions, improving balance along the way
Our community of seniors practicing balance and self-defense in class
One of our students breaking through wood with a padded glove on his hand
A group of women practicing self-defense motions, improving balance along the way.