FREE AED TRAINING THIS MONDAY!
We all know that exercise makes us healthier. We run, jump, lift, pull, and push heavy things to make us stronger and harder to kill. However, even the strongest and fittest amongst us can be grounded by sudden cardiac emergency.
Just ask off-duty police officer Sergeant Michael Dahl who was enjoying his evening workout at Timberwolf Fitness in Roseville, MN when he noticed a member going into cardiac arrest. He grabbed the gym's AED and saved a life.
Mike Fowler of Sharp Edge CrossFit in Evanston, IL was saved by owner Tani Mintz when he fell to the ground and she noticed his breath had become shallow, almost non-existent, and she noticed his face was swollen and blue-ish purple. That’s when she ran and grabbed the AED and followed the instructions.
Kyle Lindstrom was at CrossFit City of Lakes when his workout was cut short after suffering from a heart attack. The Coach grabbed the AED and saved his life.
At CrossFit Megalodon in Venice, FL, Jack Carroll, a 70-year-old longtime member dropped to the floor, appearing to be in cardiac distress. Quick actions of the Coach and fellow members saved his life with an AED.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) uses an electric shock to attempt to restore a healthy rhythm back to a heart. They may be used to treat or prevent arrhythmia when the heart’s rhythm is erratic or too fast or slow. Defibrillators can also be used to bring a stopped heart back into sync. When they're available for use in a sudden cardiac emergency they can increase the survival rate dramatically. They key is to use them as soon as symptoms occur. According to AED USA there is a 7–10% decrease in survival rate for every minute that a patient has to wait for defibrillation.
Unfortunately, Soren Jospeh Hartnett did not survive after he suffered a sudden cardiac emergency on a sunny July day Bozeman while training with his Bridger Ski Foundation Nordic ski teammates. Our friends lost their son and out of their grief a wonderful foundation and purpose has emerged. They have dedicated themselves to raising awareness of the importance of AEDs.
We recently were awarded a grant from Soren's foundation to purchase an AED for our gym. You may have seen it in the front room.
We are offering FREE AED training at the gym this Monday at 6:30pm. Buck Taylor, certified instructor and 6am regular (who just celebrated his 500th class!) has generously donated his time for this training.
All of our TSCF Coaches are AED certified and will be attending this free training as a refresher. We invite all of you to join us. It's the fast actions of Coaches and fellow gym members who will save a life.
We also invite you to participate in the 2nd annual Ski for Soren Nordic Race event this January. Please support the Ski For Soren event by skiing or donating. It's the actions of others who helped us make TSCF a safer place for you.
Concentric, Eccentric, Isometric
Dec 5-9 - Podium Week
Dec 5 - FREE AED Training
Dec 9 - Bring a Friend Day
Dec 17 - Reindeer Games Holiday Potluck Party
Dec 23 - 6, 9 and Noon classes only
Dec 24-26 Gym is Closed
Jan 2 - Gym in Closed
Jan 13 - Feb 3 Row'd Royalty
Feb 17 - March 3 - THE OPEN
March 6-11 - Femme Fatale Week
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