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Avatar for Kickoff: Daily remote training for $3/day
Avatar for Kickoff: Daily remote training for $3/day
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Kickoff: Daily remote training for $3/day
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Kickoff: Daily remote training for $3/day
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  • Serves Durham, NC

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Kickoff is a dedicated team of expert personal trainers who will work with you to dramatically improve your exercise, nutrition, and wellness habits. We train clients remotely via live video, daily text message, and the Kickoff app. The cost is $3 a day, which is about 1/30th what an in-person trainer charges. No expensive in-person sessions, no scheduling headaches… just results at a price that makes sense! Checking in proactively each day, our coaches build custom programs that work for each client’s lifestyle while providing the accountability and support needed to ensure success. Our coaches also provide live video workouts and strategy sessions to push you harder, provide feedback, and align on program direction. You’ll start with a FREE VIDEO CHAT with an expert trainer to discuss your goals and learn more about Kickoff works. Message us for your free consultation today.See more
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Kickoff is a dedicated team of expert personal trainers who will work with you to dramatically improve your exercise, nutrition, and wellness habits. We train clients remotely via live video, daily text message, and the Kickoff app. The cost is $3 a day, which is about 1/30th what an in-person trainer charges. No expensive in-person sessions, no scheduling headaches… just results at a price that makes sense! Checking in proactively each day, our coaches build custom programs that work for each client’s lifestyle while providing the accountability and support needed to ensure success. Our coaches also provide live video workouts and strategy sessions to push you harder, provide feedback, and align on program direction. You’ll start with a FREE VIDEO CHAT with an expert trainer to discuss your goals and learn more about Kickoff works. Message us for your free consultation today.
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C2C Health & Performance
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Personal Training

Offers remote services
  • Serves Durham, NC
Our focus is delivering evidence-based, individualized online fitness and nutrition coaching that works. (Some in-person 1-on-1 personal training sessions still available) At C2C Health & Performance, we coach general fitness, endurance, olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, military/law enforcement fitness testing prep, nutrition -- tailored specifically to your needs. We also offer some monthly club programs for those who would like to be on a progressive program but don't necessarily need 1-on-1 coaching. Our passion is helping people of all backgrounds achieve their health and fitness goals, by building physical and mental fortitude from the inside out. Let's start with a barbell!See more
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Our focus is delivering evidence-based, individualized online fitness and nutrition coaching that works. (Some in-person 1-on-1 personal training sessions still available) At C2C Health & Performance, we coach general fitness, endurance, olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, military/law enforcement fitness testing prep, nutrition -- tailored specifically to your needs. We also offer some monthly club programs for those who would like to be on a progressive program but don't necessarily need 1-on-1 coaching. Our passion is helping people of all backgrounds achieve their health and fitness goals, by building physical and mental fortitude from the inside out. Let's start with a barbell!

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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

 

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.

How much do first aid courses cost?

First aid training courses vary in cost depending on what’s included, from basic first aid to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to pediatric CPR, as well as the length of the class and who’s offering them. The national average cost for an in-person CPR and first aid class is $50-$75 per person. An informational CPR training costs less than one that leads to first aid training certification. For example, a two-hour course that trains you to administer CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) costs an average of $35 per person; an employer may book the same class for a group of at least eight students for an average of $280. A four-hour CRP and AED training costs an average of $45 per person and $360 for at least eight people. Some companies offer add-on training to their CPR and AED classes, such as $5 per student to learn infant CPR, $15 each for oxygen administration training, and $15 each for bloodborne pathogen training. A first aid certificate is valid for two years.

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.

Reviews for Durham trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Larry is very professional and reliable. He is better than my last personal trainer. I personally train with Larry 3 times a week. My girlfriend will join us every Friday and she loves the training as well. Highly recommended! My gilfriend and I
Hegemony Training CorpHegemony Training Corp
Thumbtack Customer
Elton tailors his training sessions to your personal needs and is concerned with safety as much as your overall fitness goals. Great trainer, motivating but never intimidating :-)
Elton E. FaulkElton E. Faulk
Thumbtack Customer
I worked with other great trainers in the past and I have to say Elton is exceptional! He's very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to tailor training to my level and my goals :)
Elton E. FaulkElton E. Faulk
Thumbtack Customer
I've had many trainers over the years and Elton is as good or better than any! He is extremely caring, calm, helpful and knowledgeable. His attention to your personal needs and goals is informative and productive. Very few trainers will go out of the way for their clients like Elton does and he is very affordable compared to other personal trainers.
Elton E. FaulkElton E. Faulk
Melissa E.
Elton is a great trainer! Incredibly patient, knowledgeable and thorough. He provides a holistic approach to training and tries to connect what you do in the gym with what you do outside the gym. His aim is to improve your overall health and well-being while also giving you a great workout. He also has an interesting story and background, which makes him relatable as a trainer.
Elton E. FaulkElton E. Faulk
Thumbtack Customer
I've been training with Elton for about 6 weeks now. During this time I've seen a huge improvement in my strength, cardio and flexibility, and I'm on track for achieving my goals within the timeframe we set at the beginning. Each training session is hard work but so much fun and Elton always checks in on my diet and adjusts the exercises to best suit me. Since starting training with Elton I'm also sleeping better, eating better and feeling healthy and strong. I'm incredibly grateful that I found Elton and strongly recommend him for personal training.
Elton E. FaulkElton E. Faulk
Thumbtack Customer
Elton is an exceptional trainer and motivator. I look forward to working with him again soon!
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Justin H.
Larry is the first personal trainer I have ever worked with. I am so grateful for his professionalism and encouraging style of training. I look forward to our future sessions together and feel confident that, with his help, I’ll become leaner and stronger.
Hegemony Training CorpHegemony Training Corp
Aaron J.
Deeply impressed with Larry. He has a vast range of training experience that add exceptional value to his customers!
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Sarah L.
DeMarcus has been a fantastic motivator. He does a wonderful job at pushing you to really go the extra mile. He is very considerate and takes into account not only your physical capabilities, but also how you are feeling mentally the days of your training session. I would recommend anyone to train with DeMarcus.
Great Fitness For LifeGreat Fitness For Life
Thumbtack Customer
Elton is a very safety-conscious and professional personal trainer. His directions and corrections are easily understood and correct. Working with him is a pleasure.
Elton E. FaulkElton E. Faulk
Rickey E.
This is the best investment I could have made for my health. Sam is a phenomenal trainer and the program works if you show up to put effort into the workouts. The program has also taught me so much about nutrition and meal prep is apart of the program which was key to my success. Sam and his wife Senaria also genuinely care about your results and are accepting to feedback as it relates to the training and nutrition. I trained with him for 4 months and lost 34 pounds and only 6 pounds away from my final goal weight. Highly recommend!
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Toni K.
Larry is an awesome trainer! He personalized the workouts for my medical issues and the fitness goals I wanted to achieve. I would recommend him to everyone!
Hegemony Training CorpHegemony Training Corp
Candace B.
I reached out to Chris to find a local trainer. Chris was responded promptly and was able to share valuable information with me. I appreciate his professionalism!
Chris Mukau TrainingChris Mukau Training
Payton K.
Excellent trainer and really flexible scheduling, I can always reach him and re-arrange our sessions if my residency schedule gets too hectic.
Hegemony Training CorpHegemony Training Corp
Margaret L.
I've been searching for a trainer for some time. I'm glad that I found Sam. He genuinely cares about you. He's passionate about what he does and wants to make sure that you have good outcomes. The program is simple: Follow the diet, walk a lot, and do the training session 3x a week and you will start seeing results. If you're serious about making a change, Sam is your guy.
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K. D.
Chandler is working with my Mom who is a stroke survivor with limited mobility. We just completed the first session where he took the time to learn about her struggles, achievements, and goals and tailored the training program to meet her at a level. He challenged her to properly execute the movements without pushing her beyond her abilities. She was very receptive to his style of training and feels empowered to work independently before her 2nd appointment.
Chandler EverettChandler Everett
Kelly g.
I only worked with Theodora for a short period and all I can say is she is a great trainer! I definitely feel more stronger and I have more energy! Thanks Theo :)
Theodora PrecupTheodora Precup
Thumbtack Customer
I've been training with Larry Bratcher for several months now and I am extremely pleased and impressed. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, fully engaged, and a pleasure to work with. I recommend him highly.
Hegemony Training CorpHegemony Training Corp
Chuck A.
I met Eric through Thumbtack and it's a privilege to have him as a personal trainer. A thorough professional, he's very knowledgable and believes in his true and tested training methods. I am one month in and I can tell you that I have improved on my lifting form and strength. Eric personalizes workouts based on your goals, and challenges you (within a reason) to push your boundaries and come out of your comfort zone. There's no hiding when it comes to hard work and he inculcates that good work ethic in you. He's mindful of COVID and takes all precautions to keep you at ease. I drive at least 40 mins to get to his gym and it's worth the money. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional personal trainer.
Eric Greenley certified personal trainerEric Greenley certified personal trainer
Sylvia C.
Unprofessional, inflexible, rude and unreliable. Unreliable - After confirming to meet at 6am, got canceled 15 minutes before the session when I was on my way to the gym. He was NOT apologetic at all, and blamed me for not answering his phone call and texts at 5:30am in the morning. Inflexible - I tried so hard to work around HIS schedule. Profile said Durham and next day changed to Raleigh and I need to shift time to accommodate his schedule. Rude - I asked for his timetable and he asked me to look it up on google myself and then never replied my messages. Communication with him was uncomfortable. Follow up to Hegemony Training Corp's comment to my review: I agreed that setting goals and making training plans is important - but I also wondered if we could start training after making the plan on the same day due to the long commute. I asked this for a couple of time. He scheduled for a 45-minute meet up and said "we will sort it out no worries". I felt that I wasn't listened to. Hegemony Training Corp wanted to reschedule the time for the session and this was after we agreed on meeting up to set goals and plans. Liar.
Hegemony Training CorpHegemony Training Corp
Thumbtack Customer
Just finished my first training session with Elton. He is knowledgable, respectful and well spoken. He tailored our workout so that it was possible to keep motivated and challenged but it wasn't beyond my fitness level. He made sure I was using the correct form and technique with each movement, so as to maximize calorie burning while remaining safe. Elton is extremely professional and even shared his profound knowledge in thoughtful breathing / breathing exercises. I know I will be returning for more training sessions with Elton and can't wait to see the results in a few months!! I highly recommend him.
Elton E. FaulkElton E. Faulk
Kristen S.
David is truly a joy to train with. His additude is not that of judgment or aloofness, but one of caring and eagerness to teach. While more new to the profession than others, he makes each session feel personalized; his attention is always undivided, and he has a very keen eye. David will take the time to listen to you if you have questions, and thoroughly explains subjects ranging from anatomy to child development to personal experiences. His sense of humor is one of my favorite parts of working with him. It's easy to laugh off mistakes when he approaches teaching with an openness that is rarely seen in trainers, in my experience. Overall, I would recommend David wholeheartedly and without hesitation.
Phobos Strength and ConditioningPhobos Strength and Conditioning
Joshua R.
Brandon is very friendly and professional. He is down to Earth, genuine, and very knowledgeable about personal training, health and wellness. We have had a few sessions so far and I am very pleased with how well it is going. I am looking forward to working with him much more in the coming weeks.
Fire Within Nutrition and FitnessFire Within Nutrition and Fitness
Kayla H.
Olivia is the BEST! She is a fun and encouraging trainer who really listens to her clients about what their goals are. She has helped me get back into working out after taking a few moths off and in the matter of one month, I can see results. She has many years of experience; working with all different kinds of people, from celebrities in NYC to common people like myself. No matter who you are, Olivia will make you feel 100% confident and comfortable in the gym. While people may be concerned with Covid, her studio is spotless as she cleans extremely well between each client and wears a mask at all times. We have such a good time together that the hour flies by! Olivia’s rate is super competitive and you won’t don’t a better personal trainer is that area!
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