CPR Certification Course at CJ Strength & Conditioning in Rockport
February is "American Heart Month", according to the American Heart Association, and the folks at CJ Strength & Conditioning are all over it.
"Our mission is health and fitness," says trainer and co-owner Chris Chacon. "We look for ways we can help our community get smart about their heart health, as well as offer educational opportunities surrounding a healthy mind and body. Providing CPR instruction fits right in with that mission."
CPR - cardiopulmonary resuscitation - is a method of restarting a heart that has stopped. In an easy-to-learn, three-hour session, area firefighter and AHA-certified CPR instructor Brian Hauprich walks students through the process.
"I tell folks not to be intimidated," Hauprich explains. "Once people understand the process in a friendly, small-group setting, it takes the mystery and fear out of CPR." Hauprich has been teaching CPR to emergency responders, coaches, teachers, municipality employees and others for over ten years, and enjoys hearing success stories from former students.
"It's a great feeling, when a former student calls and tells me how they've used CPR to save a life. There's nothing better than that."
CJ Strength and Conditioning is hosting a CPR class on Saturday, February 24 at 12:30pm. Cost is $60 per person, which includes workbooks and American Heart Association CPR certification cards (emailed to students after the class). Class size is limited to eight (8), so call ahead to reserve your space soon!
CJ Strength & Conditioning, LLC
321 Commercial Street
Rockport, ME 04856