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Step Up to the Challenge

Training & Resources

Step Up to the Challenge! The Fight For Air Climb is a great way to challenge yourself physically. Different from other events, the Fight For Air Climb is a vertical road race to reach the top. Stairclimbing is a great sport that improves the fitness level of each participant and burns more calories than walking or running. To climb successfully, the American Lung Association strongly urges all participants to train before embarking on the ascent.

Trainings in the Promenade stairwell

Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon starting Tuesday, March 6th.  We will be in Stairwell 1 from the outside on the Promenade Level, near the Art Studio, for about 30-45 minutes.  See map for Stairwell 1 and meeting location.

These training sessions will be go-at-your-own-pace since everyone’s goal and fitness levels are different.  

Inclement/Cold Weather Plan for Training – Meet on the 2nd Floor (inside the building) in the sitting area across from the Conference Center (window area that overlooks Stealth Plaza).  We will access Stairwell #1 from this floor.  The 2nd floor is accessible from either the low or midrise elevators.

Parking Instructions

Promenade Building and Parking Deck is accessible from 15th Street.

If parking in the building deck, take parking deck elevator to the Garden Level.  Exit parking deck to covered garden walkway and stay to the left (do  not enter building) and walk to around the side of the building to the stairs.  Take stairs to Promenade Level and Art Studio and Stairwell 1 will be at the top of the stairs on the right.

If taking Marta, exit Arts Marta Station to 15th Street, take a left on 15th Street and walk toward Peachtree Street.  Promenade will be across the street.  Take stairs at side of building to Promenade Level.  Art Studio and Stairwell 1 will be to the right at the top of the stairs. 

Parking will be validated.

Like with any athletic activity, you need to find the elements that work for you. To help get you started, here are some tips:

  • If you are new to climbing stairs, then start slow and build up your tempo.
  • To reduce the risk of injury, place your entire foot on the stair each time.
  • Experiment with climbing techniques. Check out our climb training guide here. For example, some climbers prefer to keep their arms by their sides, while others prefer to use the handrails. You can climb one or two steps at a time, depending on your comfort level. Use your training climbs to find what works for you.
  • Consider a light snack before the climb begins. This will help you maintain your energy level without feeling sick.
  • Post Climb take a couple of minutes to cool down and stretch. This will help keep your muscles from being sore.

As always, be sure to consult your physician before beginning any new fitness routine.

For more tips, contact your Fight For Air Climb event manager.

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