Balance is an ability that can be trained and improved upon just as other aspects of fitness. As we increase the functionality of our core, the more stable we are, hence the easier it is to balance. As we have become a more urban and sedentary society, we seldom challenge ourselves on uneven surfaces or in unstable environments, unless we are involved in sports such as surfing or horseback riding. In our workouts, we can recreate these settings and decrease the risk of falling while improving athletic performance. By practicing, we teach our brains to develop muscle activation sequences that keep us balanced. This is vital as we age or if we spend our working hours at a desk.