CPR Training for Personal Trainers and Gyms

SureFire CPR offers the CPR certification needed for fitness trainers, gyms, fitness centers, and healthcare clubs. The State of California requires all gym employees and fitness instructors to be CPR certified. SureFire CPR provides the CPR certification needed, as well as AED equipment and training to abide by California’s requirements and to respond to emergency situations. With our comprehensive CPR training for gyms and healthcare centers, you can rest assured that your trainers and staff will properly respond to emergency situations that occur at your facility.

CPR Training for Gym Employees

In 2007, California required all health clubs and studios to have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program in place to provide proper emergency response to groups or individuals who are performing physical exercise. According to the California Health and Safety Code, Section 104113, one person per AED unit must be certified for AED and CPR for up to 5 AED devices.

CPR training for gym employees must include the proper use, maintenance, and inspection of the AED, as well as CPR to provide emergency response. Employees must be able to properly assess patients to provide the appropriate CPR skills. SureFire CPR meets all of these requirements through our CPR certification for fitness trainers.

CPR Certification for Fitness Instructors

In addition to meeting California’s requirements for CPR certifications, fitness instructors must be able to respond during emergencies. Injuries and emergencies are likely to happen in fitness centers and health clubs, so it’s vital trainers are able to respond accordingly.

With SureFire CPR, trainers will benefit from small comfortable class sizes led by highly trained and experienced instructors. Students will learn the hands-on skills needed to respond to cardiac and respiratory emergencies, as well as the use of an AED. Our comprehensive courses cover everything that’s needed to respond to a variety of emergency situations when working in fitness centers. Offering multiple class schedules and online options, CPR training for gyms can be completed quickly and effectively to become certified.

Our CPR certification for fitness trainers meet the guidelines and requirements needed to achieve a CPR certification that will remain valid for 2 years. After 2 years, a renewal will be needed to remain certified. This will ensure your facility has a proper emergency safety plan in place and trained professionals at all times.

Promote the overall safety of your fitness center or health club by providing CPR training for your fitness instructors with SureFire CPR. Call us today to arrange CPR training for your fitness facility.


In California, all fitness trainers, aerobics instructors, and gym employees need to be certified in CPR. SureFire CPR’s CPR and AED certification course counts towards this requirement.

Not only is it an employment requirement, but the ability to perform CPR and use an AED is also incredibly valuable. Due to the nature of gyms and fitness centers, unfortunately, it is more likely that an emergency will occur than in other settings. Researchers estimated that over 2400 people suffer from cardiac arrest due to physical activity each year.

Quick action in an emergency situation can save lives. CPR for fitness instructors and personal trainers ensures that employees are able to help clients, visitors, or fellow employees who are experiencing cardiac arrest.

In order to receive your certification, you’ll need to pass a CPR certification course. Our course takes approximately 2.5 hours and is $69. You’ll receive your certification card within 24 hours of completing the class.

Our CPR certification course covers all of the essential topics on CPR and AED.

By combining practical skills, key learnings, and real-world stories, our courses are both engaging and informative. These are just a few of the life-saving skills you will learn:

  • How to administer adult, child, and infant CPR
  • When and how to use an AED
  • Aid for both conscious and unconscious choking victims

Once you complete the CPR training course, your certification is valid for 2 years. Once your certification expires, you can simply take one of our CPR renewal courses to refresh your knowledge and brush up on your skills. You’ll receive a new certification card upon completion of a renewal course.

Ready to begin? The experts here at SureFire CPR can help you find the right CPR certification course for your needs. We know your schedule is busy, so we offer many class times and locations so that you can select whichever is most convenient for you. To learn more, reach out today by calling us at (888) 277-3143 or filling out our online contact form.


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