The Fight For Air Climb is a great way to challenge yourself physically while making a positive impact on millions of Americans affected by lung disease.
Climbers can join friends, family, and/or co-workers in this fun fitness challenge by climbing to the top of America’s most prominent skyscrapers. There are 42 Fight For Air Climb events throughout the year. To find the closest event to you, go to https://www.lung.org/get-involved/events/fight-for-air-climb/. Or go to the bottom of this page, where there are links for each of the 42 cities participating in this year’s event. The cities are listed in alphabetical order.
To make sure you’re prepared, we strongly encourage you to train for the upcoming climb.
Training for the Fight For Air Climb
Remember to start slow and to go at your own pace. You can begin with a 10-minute workout each week to help build your cardiovascular fitness.
Another fun and easy way to increase your cardiovascular fitness is to do interval training by mixing in different speeds and effort levels. For example: do 2 minutes of something easier, like a walk, followed by a minute of something that requires maximum effort, like running.
Other ways to challenge yourself while keeping the training fun and interesting is to: listen to music or to come up with different challenges and goals. For example: adding another couple minutes of interval training or adding additional steps in to your daily routine will help you challenged and accountable.
Don’t forget that you will also want to make sure you’re also stretching properly; eating plenty of nutritious foods like lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats; and most importantly, having fun!
Listed below are several exercises you can do inside the comfort of your home to help you train.
- Jumping Jacks
- Calf Raise
- Donkey Kicks
- Mountain Climbers
Other Training Tools
There are several more training exercises you can do at home depending on your fitness level and experience.
You can also find several training videos with the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb Ambassador Najee Richardson.
There’s even a place to sign up for exclusive training and tips from Richardson.
Locations of Fight For Air Climb 2020