Seeking a
CONSISTENT WORKOUT?

Tae Kwon Do: an Ideal Choice

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Seeking a
CONSISTENT WORKOUT?

Tae Kwon Do: an Ideal Choice

Schedule a Free Exploratory Session

This time it will be different.

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You WILL keep your resolution. You WILL work out consistently.

Does it sound familiar?

Then life gets in the way, you are exhausted and the last thing you want to do is a boring workout.

You're not alone. No time, no energy, no motivation: these are top reasons people stop working out.

But aren't these mere excuses? Surely you could grit your teeth and Just Do It!

Except "Just do it" just doesn't do it.

It's time to stop beating yourself up. All that does is make it even less likely you'll work out because the very thought of working out conjures up bad feelings.

You end up in a place tortured by both guilt and inactivity.

This time will be different

You WILL keep your resolution. You WILL work out consistently.

Does this sound familiar?

Then life gets in the way, you are exhausted. The last thing you want to do is a boring workout.

picture of someone's legs on a treadmill

You're not alone. No time, no energy, no motivation: these are top reasons people stop working out.

But aren't these just excuses? Shouldn't we be able to grit our teeth and Just Do It?

Guess what? "Just do it" just doesn't do it.

It's time to stop beating yourself up. All that does is make it even less likely you'll work out because the very thought of working out conjures up bad feelings.

You end up in a place tortured by both guilt and inactivity.

Hi, I'm Yat-Yee Chong

And I know the torturous combination of guilt and inactivity well. That is, until I started Tae Kwon Do.

It is the only activity that has kept me working out consistently.

The Reason?

Martial arts engaged my mind.

It wasn't boring and repetitive; 5 minutes did not feel like 50. In fact, it was often the other way round.

Schedule a Free Exploratory Session
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Hi, I'm Yat-Yee Chong

Middle-aged Asian woman in martial arts uniform and black belt

And I know the torturous combination of guilt and inactivity well. That is, until I started Tae Kwon Do.

It is the only activity that has kept me working out consistently.

The Reason?

Martial arts engaged my mind.

It wasn't boring and repetitive; 5 minutes did not feel like 50. In fact, it was often the other way round.

A picture of a smiling Asian woman

What if it's not your lack of willpower?

What is the problem is the workout ? What if you found something that doesn't require distraction from the boredom with music?

What if you could find an exercise that is so engaging that you'd want to do it?

That's what martial arts did for me. It could do that for you too!

What if it's not your lack of willpower?

What is the problem is the workout ? What if you found something that doesn't require distraction from the boredom with music?

What if you could find an exercise that is engaging so you'd want to do it?

That's what martial arts did for me. It could do that for you too.

I'm sure you can recall times in the past when you and they had enough discipline to succeed in something that made you proud. It's not willpower that you lack.

It is how you think willpower should fit in your workout.

Take a look at your past successes. You'll see that there was something in each of them that captured your desire, or gave your deep satisfaction, or provided strong validation.

In other words, your motivation was intrinsic to the tasks themselves. Your motivation was not just an external idea about its benefits.

So how do you pair your willpower with a motivation that is intrinsic?

Take time to figure out how you function best.

Then choose the time, the place, and the type of exercise that fits you.

Ignore what most people consider "best practices." You don't have to wake up pre-dawn and work out for an hour. You don't have to follow the popular trends of people you know.

When you work with your natural tendencies instead of against them, you will find it much easier to stick to your plan.

Do you prefer solitude or does being with others give you more energy?

Do you jump out of bed ready for the world or are you a night owl comes alive at night?

Do you get bored easily or do you like predictability?

Does music give you a boost or do you prefer silence?

Do you like organized sports or do you get attracted to quirkiness?

Do you love competing or do you hate the idea of winners and loser and wish everyone would just be allowed to do their own thing at their own pace.

Stop taxing your willpower, or your children's. Find something that is intrinsically engaging, structure the environment, and consistency is yours!

Enjoyable activity + Structure = Consistency

Think martial arts is not for you?

Neither did I.

And here I am today, a 4th degree Black Belt certified instructor with a World Championship title, students who have become Black Belts, and a Tae Kwon Do studio.

If this bookworm who never considered herself athletic found fulfillment in training, I am convinced most people who dismissed martial arts would do well to reconsider.

Don't shut the door on something you haven't tried. You could be surprised.

Yat-Yee Chong

4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor

American TaeKwonDo Association

970-310-5519

TESTIMONIALS

"Mrs. Chong always teaches with kindness, patience, and respect. She is flexible and accommodating with the method of teaching. She is a wealth of knowledge. I am so grateful for the time I had with her as my teacher."

— Jordan Clutter
Fort Collins

To receive this honor in our first year of operation is so encouraging. Thank you, Northern Colorado!

"My son and I have benefited greatly from Mrs. Chong's instruction in martial arts over the past decade. She has an uncanny ability to pinpoint areas of technique and to demonstrate and explain exactly how to improve them."

— Kathy Sigda
Fort Collins

How Do I Find The Right School?

Axon Martial Arts Academy is right for you if you want the following:

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ENCOURAGING ENVIRONMENT

Students learn best when given clear instructions within a positive environment. You won't find any warped, so-called tough-love tactics here. We build up, not tear down.

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CARING COMMUNITY

Being intentionally small, Axon Academy can build a strong community for parents to support one another and for kids to grow up with friends within a stable community.

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ALWAYS-LEARNING MINDSET

At Axon, we seize every setback as a learning opportunity. We work hard to foster a sense of wonder and humility as we look at what we can learn and do.

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SUITABLE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

Axon Academy welcomes everyone in the family to train together because it creates opportunities for families to strengthen their bonds and create memories.