Aging usually reduces muscle capacity in the core muscles of the body causing a reduction in functional abilities and activities of daily living. In the present investigation, we evaluated the effect of an exercise regimen on strength training in the core muscles, balance, and reach. Thirteen subjects underwent 20 minutes of exercise per day, 3 days a week, for a period of 1 month using a 6 Second Abs machine (Savvier, LP, Carlsbad, CA), eliciting exercise on the rectus abdominis, transversus abdominis, and back extensor muscles. Balance and functional reach were assessed before and after the exercise program. Before exercise, the average maximum reach in the subjects was 15.4 ± 5.2, 16.9 ± 5.7, and 15.7 ± 4.8 cm for reach in the forward, right, and left directions, respectively. After training, reach increased to 22.4 ± 5.9, 20.6 ± 4.0, and 22.5 ± 5.3 cm in the respective directions. Associated with that movement, during maximum reach in the forward, right, and left directions, the reach angle of the body changed from 1.91° ± 2.76°, 2.31° ± 0.9°, and 0.9° ± 3.1° before training to 5.33° ± 1.83°, 4.72° ± 1.83°, and 2.42° ± 1.1° after the 1-month training program, showing a corresponding increase associated with the increased reach of these subjects. Not only were reach and the critical angle at which the subject exceeded his or her limit of stability increased, but tremor was reduced significantly for these subjects after training. The results show that even if older individuals are engaged in a basic fitness program, training is very beneficial to increasing their independence and functional activities of daily living.