StairMaster Challenge to Feature Local Heroes in a Race to Climb 117 Floors


As StairMaster celebrates the launch of the new StepMill 5, firefighters put it to test at IHRSA!

Los Angeles, CA – (March 13, 2012) StairMaster and the Los Angeles County Fire Departments have teamed up in a local firefighters challenge. The event will be held at IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association’s annual trade show, on March 15-16, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The challenge will match Los Angeles County fire fighters against each other in race to climb 117 floors, the height of the Empire State Building, on the new StairMaster StepMill 5.  The StepMill 5 is a vital training tool for fire fighters around the country and is used by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). Fire fighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel respond to emergency incidents requiring extreme physical exertion. Due to the intense demands of the job, preparedness is critical.  So is training on a StairMaster StepMill 5.  The StepMill 5 provides an intense cardio workout unmatched by any other piece of fitness equipment in the industry; helping firefighters stay in top physical condition.

In an effort to create a universally accepted program for improving health, wellness, and fitness within the North American fire service, the IAFF and IAFC Chiefs joined efforts in 1996 to develop and implement the Wellness and Fitness Initiative (WFI).   The WFI seeks to improve the quality of life of all uniformed personnel by promoting the value of investing in wellness resources to maintain fit, healthy, and capable fire fighters and EMS responders throughout their careers.  StairMaster supports firefighter wellness efforts with the addition of a new WFI aerobic capacity test protocol program that is standard in the new StairMaster StepMill 5.

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Core Fitness LLC, dba StairMaster is a leader in developing and marketing advanced cardio equipment for the fitness Industry.  Core Fitness LLC is owned by Michael Bruno who acquired the StairMaster brand and the commercial license rights to Schwinn Fitness from Nautilus Inc. in December 2009.   Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, the company markets and distributes the legendary StairMaster StepMill® and StairMaster StairClimber® along with Schwinn® indoor cycling bikes worldwide. The legendary Stairmaster® continues to be known as the “toughest workout in the gym”.  For more information about StairMaster call 1-888-678-2476 or visit our website at