A Better Body is a public charity under the federal tax laws 501(c) (3) in 2010. It was formed to educate, inform and train the public. Since 2008 when it was formed, we have been developing programs that will help the community. Executive Director, Anne Radke has nearly thirty years of teaching and developing programs that will help each student grow individually, get in shape, learn how to be safer, set goals, make life changes and cope with life and its realities. Please view Anne Radke's bio (in left menu) to learn more about her.
Programs like UPKUDO Karate
, Victors Not Victims
Personal Safety Seminars, ABB4Me Mental Health and Fitness
Classes, and the REAL Essentials Life Skills Program
are taught at the facility and in the schools.
Our Life Coaches, Instructors, Assistants and volunteers are certified to teach with many years of experience. Regardless of age anyone can benefit from our programs. Our Partners in Fitness help bring this dream to reality.
We are qualified by the IRS to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts. We work with government agencies, parents and local schools to bring quality programs to the community. The funds for received through donations, foundations and grants help offset the costs of conducting these programs.
Several students, businesses and organizations have written remarks attesting to the benefit of the these programs. By clicking references
, you can learn what others think of A Better Body, its instructors and the programs it offers.
Help us build a healthier and safer community. For more information contact email@example.com or call (850) 566-4544 or (850)514-4334.
Chapter 496 Approval
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The above-named organization has complied with the registration requirements of Chapter 496 Florida Statutes, the Solicitation of Contributions Act. This registration is valid for one year and must be renewed prior to the registration expiration date indicated above. Every charitable organization or sponsor which is required to register under s. 496.405 must conspicuously display the registration number, CH31567, issued by the Department and in capital letters the following statement on every printed solicitation, written confirmation, receipt, or reminder of a contribution:
A copy of the official registration (registration number CH31567) and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. You can obtain the information by calling 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or going to visiting www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.
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Partners in Fitness
- AAA Carpentry
- Accurate Auto
- Bills Signs
- Breaking Bread Ministries
- Capital City Foundation Group
- Carroll Appraisal Company
- Chantal & John Escoto
- Clear Land Solutions
- Community Cares
- Daniel Boydston
- Hair Exchange
- Karen Power
- Lisa and Brent Roddenberry
- Liz Tatum
- Margie & Heather Baker Foundation
- McAllister Environmental
- Mickie Manley
- New Bethel AME Church
- Office Professionals Accounting
- Salty Dawg Deli
- Sandra Screws
- Sherman Traps
- The First Bank
Anne Radke Biography
Master Anne Radke is one the few women who has built her own karate school, Alpha UPKUDO Karate & Fitness in 1999 after teaching at Lafayette Community Centers since 1992. Master Anne named her school "Alpha" as a testimony that she puts God first in every aspect of her life. She has trained thousands of students.
In 2008 she founded the 501(c)(3) non profit A Better Body organization to educate persons needing health and safety training. Her focus since 2000 has been on the holistic approach to healing. Her students have won over 4250 victories in competition. Her karate team demonstrates at community events.
Master Anne is the founder and Executive Director of A Better Body and 6th Degree Black Belt Master in UPKUDO. In 2004 she was appointed President of the UPKUDO International Karate Federation. Master Anne is a Certified as a Master Fitness Trainer, REAL Essentials Life Coach, Senior and Youth Fitness Specialist, Sports Nutritionist, and created the ABB4Me
for mental and physical health, Victors not Victims
, and Stand Up To Bullies
programs. She is a Mental Health & Personal Development Consultant
Teaching experience spans over 28 years and she has received many letters of commendation from the Gadsden County School Board, Senator Rick Scott, House of Representative Alan Williams, Department of Health, Gadsden Health Council and many others for her work in the community.
Honors in Martial Arts include from 2000 to 2019:
- Inducted into P.O.W.E.R Professional Organization Woman of Excellence
- Instructor of the Year in the Florida Cosmopolitan Hall of Fame
- Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame Martial Arts Woman of the Year
- Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame for “Excellence in Martial Arts”
- Action Martial Arts Magazine Featured Female Instructor
- Hall of Fame Spirit Award for "Dedication to Martial Arts"
- World Christian Martial Arts Hall of Fame for "Life Achievement Award"
- American Federation of Martial Arts Hall of Fame as "Woman of The Year"
- International Kung Fu Hall of Fame for "Instructor of the Year”
- Inducted into the Martial Arts Grand Master's International Council