Join us in remembering the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price on September 11, 2001. We invite members to recognize the first responders who gave their all on 9/11 by climbing the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs on our stair climbers. This is the same number of flights that fire, police, EMT’s and other heroes climbed on 9/11.
The 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge will be held September 1-11, 2022, on the Jeep Rogers wellness floor. The Y will provide a large board to help you keep track of your daily totals. See how long it takes you to climb 110 flights!
To get the most out of stair climbing, stand up straight, wear proper shoes and control your breathing.
Five health benefits of stair climbing exercise:
It engages multiple muscles. Moving on flat ground engages your leg muscles, while stair climbing also works out your glutes and provides a more thorough workout for your quads and hamstrings.
It improves balance. Whether you’re climbing actual stairs or working out on a stair-climbing device, you’ll have to engage the stabilizing muscles in your foot and ankle and the peroneal tendons to maintain balance.
It’s an efficient, low-impact cardio workout. Because you have to engage more muscle groups and exert yourself more than if you were on flat ground, stair climbing is an effective and time-efficient cardio workout.
It boosts fitness. A study published in January in the Canadian journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism suggests that adhering to a stair climbing “snacking” regimen improves fitness in healthy, sedentary adults.
It lowers mortality risk. Researchers found an association between climbing a higher number of floors and lower mortality from all causes.