Firefighters, friends, and family stepped up for this year’s StairMaster 9/11 memorial stair climb, remembering the 343 New York City firefighters who lost their lives during the terror attacks.
With joint sponsors, Core Health & Fitness and Myzone, participants climbed 110 flights of stairs in memory of the fallen heroes, with effort monitored by MZ-Switch heart rate monitors every MEP of the way.
Remembering those who sacrificed everything on September 11, 2001
Co-founders of the event, founders of the Fire Up Program, and hosts of The Fire You Carry Podcast, Nole Lilley and Kevin Welsh are both experienced firemen and have been running the event at Core’s Innovation Center in Lake Forest, CA, for the past three years.
“This year was our third and largest memorial stair climb to honour those who gave their lives on 9/11,” they explain. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for first responders and their families to spend the day remembering those who sacrificed everything.
“The combination of the physical challenge that climbing 110 floors on a StairMaster and the camaraderie of doing so with friends and family has continued to make this event a moving and positive experience for everyone involved.
“Having Myzone on-hand to support and get our climbers outfitted with our favourite heart rate monitor allows us to track their efforts during the climb.
“Our partnership with Myzone also gives us the added benefit of staying in touch, through Myzone's training app, with the people who participate in the climb and continue to encourage them in their fitness goals moving forward.
“We are incredibly excited about Myzone's support of our podcast, The Fire You Carry, and our non-profit The Fire Up Program, both of which are sponsors of this event and have been integral in the planning and execution of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb."
Celebrating the first responders
“This event is always emotional and inspirational,” explains Terry Woods, VP of sales for Myzone Americas.
“It is a wonderful way to honour and celebrate our first responders who sacrificed their lives on 9/11, and who continue to remain on the front lines today.”