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What is CPR training?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (better known as CPR) is a lifesaving manual technique that pumps oxygenated blood back into the body’s organs if someone’s heart or breathing has stopped. A variety of CPR training is available to community members, employees and healthcare providers. CPR training may last two to five hours or more, depending on the content and the target audience. During the training, students will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation. There are different CPR techniques for adults and children, but with both you will learn how to determine whether the person is conscious before administering chest compression. During the training you’ll learn chest compression techniques for adults and different techniques for children between the ages of 1 and 8. Students learn how to properly administer chest compressions, when the technique is appropriate and when it is not, and how long you must perform rescue measures. Students also learn what an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is and how to use it if necessary to shock a patient before administering CPR chest compressions.

How do I become CPR and first aid certified?

You can earn CPR training and receive first aid certification in a number of ways. Choose an online course to learn the materials remotely and then find a testing location to complete the certification process with an in-person demonstration of your knowledge and skills. Encourage your workplace to host a first aid and CPR training so employees can learn what to do in case of a workplace emergency and how to respond with lifesaving techniques. You may also be able to take a CPR or first aid class in your community. A basic CPR training may run four to five hours. After receiving CPR training, you’ll know how to respond if an adult or a child goes into cardiac arrest or stops breathing. You’ll learn how to use chest compressions to keep blood pumping to a person’s organs, which can keep them alive until an emergency responder can arrive. First aid and CPR training can also include education about how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

What is first aid training?

With first aid training, you may be able to help save a life. First aid training can teach people who are not medical professionals how to help a sick or injured person in crisis before an ambulance arrives on the scene. Most commonly, first aid training helps teach you how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

First aid training can teach you how to respond in a variety of emergency situations, including:

  • Asthma attack
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head or back injury
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

First aid training classes may be offered by professionals who are affiliated with the Red Cross, which offers online, in-person, and blended training classes. First aid classes are also often offered through local recreation centers, city services, schools, hospitals and private companies.  

What is a boot camp class?

Fitness boot camps are a heart-pounding way to boost your fitness level. Boot camps are led by a fitness instructor and are based on the concept of military boot camps — intensive workout programs to get new recruits into shape, quickly. Fitness boot camps encourage camaraderie, and the group momentum helps participants get through fast-paced intervals of cardio, isometric training, strength training and endurance drills. Classes may range anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and usually meet multiple days per week. Boot camps often run a specific duration of time, say four to six weeks, which creates a team-like environment for class members. Other boot camps run year-round and students purchase package pricing for classes, similar to subscriptions that allow them a set amount of classes per week or per month.

Boot camps can be held indoors at a gym, outdoors in a park or on a beach, in a backyard — anywhere there’s room for running, jumping and sweating. Some instructors also provide DVD and online boot camps. You can also find boot camps tailored to your heart’s desire, such as bikini boot camp, or boot camps for new mothers. Boot camps offer an intense workout and are usually led by energetic instructors pushing you to do your best, but unlike military boot camp drill sergeants, fitness boot camp instructors typically don’t use intimidation or punishment to spur you on. Check with your doctor before starting a boot camp if you have health concerns, and always let your instructor know ahead of time if you have injuries.

What do you learn in a first aid course?

First aid training gives you a variety of lifesaving skills for responding to many different emergency situations. In a first aid course you’ll learn about how to examine someone who’s been hurt, how to use a defibrillator, how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and how to control bleeding and trauma. Some courses include pediatric first aid as well as adult first aid; helping a choking infant, for example, is different from helping a choking adult. Although you can take CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) courses separately, most first aid training includes both.

In a first aid course you’ll also learn how to respond to:

  • Wounds, including punctures, cuts and hemorrhages
  • Heart attacks, chest pain and respiratory arrest
  • Bone fractures, sprains and torn muscles
  • First-, second- and third-degree burns
  • Poisoning
  • Choking
  • Bites and stings
  • Hypothermia or frostbite
  • Shock and seizures

 

What can you do with a first aid certificate?

People with a first aid certificate are trained to respond quickly and appropriately in life-threatening situations. Although a first aid certificate alone isn’t enough to secure a job, it can make you more attractive to certain types of potential employers. When you have a first aid certificate, you’ve proved that you know how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and handle emergency situations like choking, heavy bleeding, a heart attack or stroke, or anaphylaxis. Most parents prefer babysitters and lifeguards with first aid certification. Many professionals, especially those who work with children, are required to have first aid training, including teachers, coaches, counselors and therapists, firefighters, and social workers. In addition to adult and pediatric first aid plus CPR and AED courses, you can take first aid training specifically designed for babysitting and child care, for health care settings, and for swimming and water safety situations..

How do you get your first aid certificate?

To get your first aid certificate, you must take a first aid training course designed for certification. Certified training professionals offer courses to employers, schools or other groups. For an in-person training, you may go to a training location such as a Red Cross classroom, or a professional first aid and CPR trainer can come to you or your office. Most first aid training courses take three to five hours or more, which prepares you to take the first aid certification test. To boost your chances, you can take online practice tests or review study guides. Once you pass the first aid exam, an official digital certificate is emailed to you. You can also have a wallet card or printed certificate sent to you.

How long is your CPR certification good for?

In general, CPR training sessions and certifications are good for two years. After that, you must recertify to ensure you are up to date on the latest information and techniques. CPR is a lifesaving skill for a community member, employee or healthcare provider to know, as it enables you to respond appropriately if someone goes into cardiac arrest or stops breathing. In a CPR training, students learn compression techniques to keep blood flowing to the body’s organs if a person’s heart has suddenly stopped or they have stopped breathing. This action can keep a person alive until an emergency responder can arrive on the scene and can effectively save a life.

The American Red Cross explains that re-certification is important, because people start to forget information just a few months after taking a training. The American Red Cross recommends you keep your skills fresh by reviewing free, online materials or downloading their free, mobile app to keep abreast of CPR information and news. Re-certification courses are shorter than first-time CPR training. Your renewed CPR certification will be good for another two years.

How much does it cost to get CPR and first aid certified?

First aid and CPR trainings are available to individuals who want to learn how to respond in case of an emergency and for healthcare providers who need to renew their certification. Typically, CPR certifications are current for two years. Here are some examples of average CPR and first aid training costs:

  • Open enrollment training: $45 for an in-person American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider CPR Training and Certification.
    • Additional $15 for online or hard copy student manual.
  • Online trainings: $45 for the American Safety and Health Institute Blended First Aid training.
    • The student will still be required to meet a CPR trainer in person to receive their final certification.
  • Worksite trainings:
    • $35: per employee for basic ASHI CPR AED training course (focus on CPR, 2-hour course).
      • $280: Minimum fee for an instructor to appear (at least 8 students or minimum fee).
    • $45: Per employee for an ASHI First Aid CPR AED training course (includes response strategies for most emergencies, 4-hour course).
      • $360: Minimum fee for an instructor to appear (at least 8 students or minimum fee).
  • Class extensions: Pricing varies depending on the additional emergency training requested. For example, for the ASHI First Aid AED CPR training course cited above, the host company might charge an additional:
    • $5: Per student for infant CPR training.
    • $15: Per student for oxygen administration training (add 30 minutes).
    • $15: Per student for bloodborne pathogen training (add 30 minutes).
  • Materials: CPR and first aid training courses may have additional fees for hard copies of manuals. Example of additional materials costs:
    • $10: Per hard copy of class manual (otherwise available online) for First Aid AED CPR group trainings.

How much is a boot camp?

The cost of fitness boot camps depends on how often you go, the package you are purchasing (or if you are paying a drop-in fee), the location of the bootcamp, the equipment the instructors provide, and the background and reputation of the instructor. Smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living typically have lower rates for boot camp services than big cities and regions with a higher cost of living. If you’re paying per class on a drop-in basis, expect to pay anywhere from $12 to $25 or more, depending on the region and the instructor. When you purchase a package of classes, typically the more you buy at one time, the cheaper each class is. The same boot camp class might be $20 for a drop-in student, $15 for a student who pays for 10 classes per month, and $10 for a student who pays for 30 classes a month. Studio space can also affect costs, so if your boot camp takes place in a high-end gym with top-of-the-line equipment, the prices will likely be higher than a class that meets in an outdoor space with limited or no equipment. Shop around to find the right type of boot camp class and the right instructor for you.

Reviews for Indianapolis trainers
Shannon B.
Greg is a great trainer! He brings a nice mix of cardio and strength training to each workout. Strongly recommend!
Body by GregBody by Greg
Thumbtack Customer
Adam is awesome and his training is just what I have been looking for. Incorporating diet training with physical fitness training is really pushing and challenging me. I am already starting to feel a difference in my energy level. I'm very glad to get connected with him!
Cole FitnessCole Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
Great place! Very inspiring, steady trainers:)
Body-N-MotionBody-N-Motion
Thumbtack Customer
Training Day 1 is a beast, but Kevin is very professional and will work hard.
Train Your Way FitTrain Your Way Fit
Grace S.
Knowledgeable, explained everything well, excellent hands-on training, highly recommend
Chitwood CPR & First Aid TrainingChitwood CPR & First Aid Training
Thumbtack Customer
Great guy, very sincere, and always want to help. Outstanding trainer!!
Cole FitnessCole Fitness
Ashley B.
Great trainer to work with. He was professional and received great feedback from his students.
Quick Response CPRQuick Response CPR
Mehul P.
Absolute phenomenal of a trainer. Due to my busy schedule he has been very flexible with my time in working with me to achieve my fitness goals. Already working with him for 4 months I have safely reached new PRs on all my training regimens. He has taught me from the ground up about training techniques and conditioning. I am excited to continue to work with him this coming year to achieve new goals!
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Philip L.
Tyler is supportive, genuine and great to work with! I highly recommend Tyler as both a personal and physical trainer.
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Darnell B.
Keep me Motivated n pushing me hard seeing results already best trainer wver💯💪🏾🏆
Just Stay Strong FitnessJust Stay Strong Fitness
Kathryn T.
Sarah is amazing! I was really nervous about going to a personal trainer and she has been such a joy to train with. We started with a free consultation and then I knew she would be perfect for me! She is so attentive, professional, caring, easy-going, knowledgeable and supportive! She has exceeded my expectations for what personal training would look like and I am so happy I get to work with her each week. She has such a good balance of strength training and cardio to make sure you get the results you want. I wanted someone who would care more about my well-being and health than numbers on a scale and Sarah checks in on me periodically to make sure everything is going well and asks me each time how the workout was. I highly recommend Sarah for anyone looking to get a personal trainer!
Live True Fitness LLCLive True Fitness LLC
Tracy J.
Mike was very helpful in fitting me with the right trainer for my needs, very prompt and professional and even allows me to bring my 4mo old baby with me. The gym facility is very nice and fully equipped with anything you may need. My trainer, Tommy is awesome! If your looking for someone to challenge you and push you to your limits, he's your guy.
Body-N-MotionBody-N-Motion
Charmaine W.
Working with Phil has been amazing! He is knowledgeable and professional! He is very accommodating, offers online and in-person training sessions! I highly recommend Phil.
Wellness for Body Mind Spirit LLCWellness for Body Mind Spirit LLC
Clinton J.
Tyler is an amazing personal trainer that worked well with my style. He really knew how to motivate me during the session. I received an amazing workout with him!
Tyler East at FGN FitnessTyler East at FGN Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
I have some major musculoskeletal problems and I am getting thorough, knowledgeable attention to my training. The program is changing day to day, always challenging but not overdoing it.
Body-N-MotionBody-N-Motion
Zachary K.
An extremely friendly trainer who is willing to create a schedule that is best for you. Also, an extremely nice person ready to help on your boy transformation regardless of what fitness level you’re at.
Tyler East at FGN FitnessTyler East at FGN Fitness
Staci O.
Tyler listened to my goals in training and has developed a plan to work with me to reach and even exceed my goals. He is fantastic to work with, very encouraging and pushes me to grow! Highly recommended!
Tyler East at FGN FitnessTyler East at FGN Fitness
Lindsey P.
Greg is a great personal trainer! His expertise in everything about exercise is top notch. He is mobile and is great about creating different exercises on the go. Not to mention, super great value! Highly recommend!!!
Body by GregBody by Greg
Thumbtack Customer
We are still working out together and training is going well. Jack is pretty laid back in general but somehow still manages to get the most of you. 4 more weeks to go and I'll probably keep going from there.
Stone Fit PTStone Fit PT
Thumbtack Customer
Bob is a great trainer. He is a good teacher on how to not only use the machines to get you to your target, but how to eat to maximize your results. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to lose a few pounds!
Precision Health and WellnessPrecision Health and Wellness
John L.
Tyler is an amazing person and trainer. He deserves to have all 5 categories available selected. He is very thorough with getting to know you as a person and finding out what your goals are and tailoring the workouts to reach that goal. He is constantly motivating me while we are working together and ensuring that I am able to continue through each exercise. If you want a trainer who is more than just there to help you workout Tyler is the person for you. He’s offered to help me with a diet plan as well as exercises/workouts to do on my off days.
Tyler East at FGN FitnessTyler East at FGN Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
Trainer Bob is a skilled pro. He listened to my objectives and created a plan to acheive them. My sessions with him are packed, not a lot of chat other than to explain form, etc. His focus on muscle group balance is consistent with my needs.
Precision Health and WellnessPrecision Health and Wellness
Eric K.
Chris has been amazing to work with. He is very knowledgeable with the body as a whole and has helped me focus on my core and balance. The value at this gym is unlike any other. The ability to combine and treatment, therapy, and personal training is just what I was looking for!
148 Wellness148 Wellness
John F.
Tyler is a great trainer. He is able to adapt and develop effective workouts that push you and at the same time don’t make you over exert yourself. He is good at keeping you motivated and he is very accommodating to meet your scheduling needs. Definitely recommend.
Tyler East at FGN FitnessTyler East at FGN Fitness
Layne M.
Tyler is fantastic! From the first day I met him, he was so attentive to me and my overall health and wellness. He is always taking notes, asking the right questions, and encouraging me to be my best. Highly recommend for someone that’s looking for a quality trainer!
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