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Stairway to Health

Take the Stairway to Health Stairway to Health

The Stairway to Health program was created in the same spirit as the Staff Fitness Program; to promote fitness and healthy living at McGill. The pilot phase of the project began in January, 2006 in the James Administration Building.

How Does it Work?

It’s simple. Opt for the stairs instead of the elevator. This heart-healthy activity can improve your fitness level, weight, health, work relationships, and attitude. Check out all the benefits that stair climbing offers!

What Can I Do?

  • Start by taking one flight up or two down and then slowly build on your accomplishments until using the stairs becomes a habit.
  • Read the background information about stair climbing and check your calorie burning progress with this handy calorie counter.
  • Make this one of the many steps you take to get healthier in 2006 and challenge your colleagues to do the same.
  • Finally, check this site often for updates about the Program, pictures, articles, and similar initiatives.


We look forward to seeing you on the stairs!


Your friendly promoters of health and fitness at McGill,

jill [dot] barker [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Jill Barker) , Assistant Manager, Recreation and Fitness
lydia [dot] martone [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Lydia Martone) , Senior Liaison Officer, Office of the V-P, Administration and Finance
kathleen [dot] ng [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Kathleen Ng) , Environmental Officer, Office of Planning and Institutional Analysis