National Fitness Partners Taught CPR Class to Local Teachers
Teachers are constantly busy with lesson plans, grading homework and teaching, but the roles were reversed when Pennsylvania instructors hit the classroom for learning. In August, members of National Fitness Partners taught a CPR class for teachers from Little Paradise Day School in Broomall, Pennsylvania. Area Director Dan Zimmerman, Field Trainer Alexis Ortiz and General Manager Melvin Ortiz led the class of 16 teachers who needed to be recertified.
Zimmerman wanted to teach the CPR class because he saw it as a unique way to help in the local community. “It was really great to be able to impact the community in this way. Knowing that we are certifying teachers to save lives is a special opportunity, especially when you’re training individuals who work so closely with our youth,” he said.
Teachers must be certified every two years, and it can be hard for them to squeeze in the time to be recertified with all their other responsibilities, so having a CPR class at the school helped make their lives a little easier.
Amber Eder, a teacher at the school, shared how helpful NFP hosting the class was for her and others at Little Paradise. “It was one of the longer CPR classes I have taken, but it was the best. My co-teacher has never taken a CPR class, and she learned a lot and had confidence that if something were to happen, she would know what to do,” she said.