I have decided to do my own testimonial for our fitness boot camp. I am 46 years old and recently went on vacation with my husband. While on vacation we climbed a mountain in a rainforest then repelled down a waterfall. We did ziplines and kayaking. We rode jet skiies on the ocean and parasailed. We went horseback riding, snorkeling and did lots and lots of walking while site seeing. I tell you this because we did all this with no difficulties. Something many people our age could not do. We credit this to being fit. We work out 4 to 6 days a week. We really enjoyed our trip and were really happy we could do all those things. If it wasn't for working out we could not have done those things.
~ Master Deb Confer
I am sixty four years old and have earned a forth degree Black Belt . I have been associated with five Martial Schools and without hesitation I must say Xcel Martial Arts School in
Westerville , Ohio is by far the best .
~ Rodney Roscoe, Columbus
This note is for all the families that are not sure if Tae Kwon Do at Xcel Martial Arts is a good choice for their kids. My son Shane has been enrolled for almost four months and loves doing this, he wakes up and asks what time is class tonight and what type of class is being taught, he loves his instructors and I have seen a change in the way he conducts himself like in a very positive way. BUT it wasn’t this way at first. I wanted to get my son in some type of program and I thought Tae Kwon Do at Xcel Martial Arts would be a great start, but Shane didn’t, in fact he protested and really didn’t like me much when I first brought him there. NOW he says to me, dad I can’t believe I didn’t want to go here and now I am so excited about it. This just goes to show you that given the right mind set, the right tools and the right atmosphere kids can and will excel and enjoy things that they think they will hate, and with Master Larry and Master Deb my son has found that. Thanks
~ Mick Harrington - Westerville
We joined Tae Kwon Do at Xcel Martial Arts based on a suggestion from our son's physical therapist who he had been seeing for four years for physical delays. Within six months of taking part in Tae Kwon Do, his physical therapist dismissed him from her case load stating that he didn't need her help anymore because he was getting his therapy needs filled at Tae Kwon Do. The other benefits he's gained are making new friends, more confidence and discipline. Xcel does an amazing job of creating a family atmosphere and providing fun activities for the students, both during class and outside of class. My husband has now joined and he and our son have a great time attending class and conditioning together."
- Marla Williams - Westerville
Xcel Martial Arts is the best extra-curricular activity decision we ever made! Our son was 5 yrs old and very energetic, creative, and strong willed. He really needed an activity that would instill discipline, self control, and self confidence without breaking his spirit and personality.
From day one the Confer's honned in on his strengths and growths areas and worked within where he was. Within 2months he was well on his way . Taekwondo is his first and only sport. He eat, drinks, and sleeps it!
He is now. 6yrs old and has been in the program for 10 months. He is also a green belt and brought home gold medals from his first state tournament for Forms and Sparring. There's no way we would have this testimonial if the Confer's didn't have the perfect combination of discipline, love, and wholistic support. They truly lead and teach through example. A few months ago our 9yr old daughter started the program--and loves it! She is a yellow belt now.
The Xcel Family is truly an intricate part of my family...-The Mendenhall Family - Columbus
Xcel has an amazing program! My son has been taking classes for over a year now and loves it! The instructors are outstanding! Along with learning the skills of Taekwondo, the kids learn confidence, discipline, respect, physical fitness and have fun at the same time! It is a great family atmosphere as well. I highly recommend the program!- Susan Hunn - Westerville
"After having experienced a 14 year hiatus from the martial arts I returned to study with Masters Deb and Larry Confer at Xcel. A little over a year has passed and I am in the best shape I have been in since I was in my mid 20s, and my family and I are now a part of a wonderful extended family and community. Xcel is a fantastic place for children and adults, and for families who want to study the martial arts and exercise together. My favorite part of the week is the family classes I get to do with my six year old son on Fridays and Saturdays, and the conditioning that follows. I feel very fortunate to have found this special school."
- Ben Williams, Ph.D. - Westerville
Boring, too expensive, no time.... None of those apply to the Boot camp class at Xcel Martial Arts. The class content is varied so we never do exactly the same thing twice. The cost is far below a personal trainer and there are 4 classes a week so you can mix and match classes to fit your schedule. I enjoy the mix of people in the classes. There are people of all ages and ability levels along with a nice mix of both men and women. I am more fit than I have ever been. I can't even remember when I was this toned. After I attended classes for 6 months my husband decided to try Boot camp classes. He has lost 20 pounds and is looking and feeling better than ever.
When I started classes I thought I would go for 3 months to get some exercise during the winter months but the results have been so beneficial that I haven't stopped going and I hate missing even one class.- Carrie Thompson - Westerville
Xcel Martial Arts is the best tae kwon do school in Ohio! You won't find a more caring, more talented school anywhere. The Confers are nationally ranked masters who are great with kids from 3 to 63! Many families like mine started with just our child in class, and before long all three of us became students there. It's great for everyone!
- Beth Owens - Hilliard