Friday, October 10, 2014

Adults! One Easy Way to Save Yourself Money

By Erik Albrechtson, 5th dan

Since the end of 2007 when the beginning of the “Great Recession” many families have been faced with making changes to accommodate new situations with their family income, living, etc. Families have needed to find ways to become frugal and save on items wherever possible. But we’ve got a great way to save yourself a lot of money- join the Colorado Taekwondo Institute!

You’re probably wondering how that’s going to save you money. Yes it’s going to cost money for classes (though we do offer a 30% or more multiple-family-member discount). But the money you will save will more than pay for the classes. And how can we save you money? Your health.

The number one preventable disease in the United States last year was heart disease.1 Heart disease can lead to a heart attack or stroke. According to a study done by CBS Money Watch, “the average total cost of a severe heart attack--including direct and indirect costs--is about $1 million. Direct costs include charges for hospitals, doctors and prescription drugs, while the indirect costs include lost productivity and time away from work.” The article goes on to say, “amortized over 20 years, that's $50,000 per year for a severe heart attack.”2

Fortunately, most of us have health insurance that will cover most of the costs. However the American Cancer Society estimates the “out-of-pocket costs for a patient who suffers a heart attack are $5,000 to more than $8,000 over the expected year of treatment.”3 Five thousand dollars over a year for the treatment! Classes for an entire year (or nearly 10,000 hours of instruction) at the CTI cost less than a third of that.

According to the University of Chicago, exercise can prevent heart disease. And they emphasize that the sooner you makes changes to your lifestyle the better.4 It seems like we can be so overwhelmed with everything we need to do in our daily lives we don’t have the time and/or money, but we need to put our own health as a top priority.

Classes at the Colorado Taekwondo Institute are great exercise, and they incorporate cardio, muscle toning and flexibility. Each of the 90-minute adult classes will give you a total encompassing workout, in a structured, positive and goal setting environment.

Another great benefit of classes at the CTI are the personal instruction you get in each class. The adult classes taught at each of the CTI campuses are taught by black belts with years of instructor training, so they are looking out for you to make sure not only you aren’t injured, but that you are getting the type of workout that you need. Any person has the ability to be successful in our program; even students with no previous martial arts training, are overweight, or have pre-existing injuries (bad knees, backs, etc.).

Do yourself a favor and call the CTI today. They have martial arts classes for adults, as well as kids and toddlers, that will be a huge benefit to your life. There are schools in Lakewood, Littleton, Westminster, Golden and Conifer. You won't regret it and your heart will thank you for it!


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