Training & Resources

Whether you are a first-time climber or an experienced athlete, a Fight For Air Climb event is a challenge that everyone can join! Like any athletic activity, you need to train and practice to climb safely.

Train for the Climb with Climb21

You don’t have to wait until Climb day to get your steps in! For the first time, we are taking the Fight For Air Climb around the world with Climb21. Climb Your Way participants can participate 100% virtually with Climb21, and in-person Stadium Climbers can participate by utilizing these landmarks as a way to train leading up to the in-person event at Subaru Park.

How can I train with Climb21?

For the 21 days leading up to Climb (May 23 through June 12) join us as we “climb” the steps of famous landmarks across the globe and in your own backyard.

Instead of just doing your usual workout or climb training routine, you can use our updated Fight For Air Climb app’s Activity Tracker (available for Apple and Android devices) to track your steps and train around the world.

*You must be registered for the Climb to use the mobile app.

How does Climb21 work?

Climb21Starting on May 23 through June 12, you’ll receive an Adventure Map at the start of each week of the 21-day challenge. The first map will include local landmarks, the second map will focus on national landmarks and the final week will highlight international landmarks. You can virtually climb, the Rocky Steps, One World Trade Center, Eiffel Tower, and to our local Three Logan Square building! Pick and choose your favorites from the list (or do them all), track as many steps as you can and start working your way toward our Climb21 Adventure Clubs.

Learn more about Climb21 on our Climb Your Way page.


To help get you started, here are some tips to ensure you have the best Climb experience:

  • Start slow and build up your stair-climbing stamina. Gradually increase your pace as you prepare to for your climb!
  • Reduce the risk of injury by placing your entire foot on each stair as you climb.
  • Experiment with climbing. 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 our climb training guide to find what works for you.
  • Make sure to stay hydrated and consider eating a light snack before your climb workouts and on climb day. This will help you maintain your energy level without feeling fatigued and dizzy.
  • After you're done climbing, take a few minutes to cool down and stretch. This will help keep your muscles from being sore. Keep hydrating.
  • Finally, you know how you can handle the physical demands of stair-climbing, but if you have any questions about it, talk to your doctor.

Before starting any exercise program or following any training recommendations, you should consult a physician and have a physical examination.

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