There were so many people working out, some running the stairs but most were walking up and down. I met a very large man there and he could only do it one time. He told me he wants to ease into the routine and add one circuit a week. I guess he was inspired by a lady who started doing the stairs last year and lost 100 pounds.
Stairs are an excellent aerobic activity and you can burn a lot of calories in 30 minutes. If you would like to see how many calories you can burn at your present weight, check out The American Council on Exercise activity calculator.
I would like you to experience my workout so I am compiling a list of free outdoor stair parks in the USA and places around the world. If you have a free stair park in your area, let me know and I will add it to the list. If you don't have stairs in your area, you can do it at home.
Swallow Cliff in Palos Hills, Illinois
Bisbee stairs in Bisbee, Arizona
Galena Illinois Grant's stairs
Gainesville Florida sinkhole staircase
Hawaii Diamond Head Mountain stairs $5 to park
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook trail Culver City, CA
Grandview Park stairs San Francisco, CA
South Side Slopes Pittsburgh, PA
The stairs of Park City, UT
Stair Parks in Seattle, WA
The stairs at Harper's Ferry WV
Ritter Park Rose Garden Steps Huntington, WV
Communications Hill Stairs/Trail San Jose, CA
Hawrelak Park stairs, Edmonton, Canada
McHugh bluff in Calgary, Canada
Philip S Miller Park Stairs Castle Rock, Colo.
Stairs in the Los Angeles, California Area
Bloomer Park Stairs, Rochester Hills, Michigan
Louise McKinney Riverfront Park Stairs - Edmonton, Alberta
Milwaukee, Wisconsin stair parks
Elora Gorge Stairs at Victoria Park - Elora ON (Canada)