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Flights to Fitness

Stair Climbing Challenge

What is Flights to Fitness?

Flights to FitnessFlights to Fitness (F2F) is a program designed to encourage physical activity among Montgomery County Public Schools’ employees through stair climbing. The goal of the program is for participants to climb the equivalent flights of stairs in some of the tallest structures in the United States. By the end of the Winter 2024 F2F, participants will have climbed a total of 400+ flights of stairs.

F2F is designed to accomplish two goals:

  1. To encourage movement while we are working virtually
  2. To establish an alternative exercise program to boost physical activity during the cold months

F2F is a simple way to increase physical activity. Stair climbing is accessible and convenient, and participants can climb at their own pace, at any time. Exercise does not have to be another item on your to-do list. The program can easily fit into your workday and makes it easy to add physical activity to your busy schedule.

Start Climbing!

To get started, begin using the stairs instead of the elevator. Click on the links below for building descriptions that include charts to help you keep track of the flights you climb. Post the first building sheet at your desk or another convenient location and check the flights of stairs as you complete them. Be sure to only count the flights that you travel up, not down. When you finish a building, start climbing the next one. When you finish the buildings provided, search for others and continue your stair-climbing experience. Not sure that you can climb the buildings alone? Recruit a climbing buddy and split the flights for a more manageable experience.