I was in a bind to complete my CPR and ACLS training quickly and came across Above Bar CPR in the Santa Cruz area. I have been a nurse for many years and been through alot of CPR and ACLS classes (BIG SNOOZERS!) After completing both the CPR and ACLS training sessions through Above Bar, I can say without hesitation that I have never attended a session that was so engaging, so educational and SO worth my time and money. The instructors were great - all knowledgeable and experienced. My CPR instructor was a fireman and my ACLS instructor was an experienced critical care flight nurse. I'm not sure about you, but if someone is going to teach me how to save lives, I want to go to an expert. Both of my instructors certainly fit that qualification. The classes overall were very enjoyable and the equipment that provided was clean and state-of-the-art. The CPR dummies that were used during the classes accurately measure the speed and effectiveness of your compressions. This was really helpful. Overall, I can't rave enough about the experience. I would definitely recommend Above Bar!