On Wednesday evening Good Life Fitness in southeast Lincoln hosted Lincoln Police Dept. Sgt. Craig Price.

Price taught a two hour class on self defense and ways individuals can take to de-escalate situations and keep safe.

The class was planned over a month ago but comes at a time when one person became violent at a Lincoln Chick-fil-A.

Sgt. Price says a class like this couldn't have come at a better time. Emphasizing the importance of awareness and mental preparation.

"Craig is sharing a lot of great tips for people that are running on those bike trails, by themselves typically in the dark and early mornings and night time," said Good Life Fitness owner Steve Auxier. "And a lot of those tips he is sharing tonight are good tools for building awareness of your surroundings."

This event is in its' third year with a wide range of ages in the crowd. Something Sgt. Price explains is imperative to have so everyone can stay prepared in the case of an emergency.

Find out more details on events like these here.