Zenith Climb

Check out the stairwell in the Pavilion building for some climbing inspiration!

Each challenge runs from the 1st of each month to the last day of that month.

About This Initiative

The Zenith Climb was born when Keith Kline, Lead Nursing Informaticist, was discussing Wellness Ideas with Kelly Gilrain, Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine. Reviewing ways to inspire physical well-being is a passion of Keith’s and, together, they developed the idea as one way to promote physical health during the workday.

There were many involved in the launching of this initiative, including key support from our Senior Leadership (Terry Ricca, Bob Hockel, Tom Rubino, Beth Green, and Dr. Eric Kupersmith). Additional thanks to: Erin Connearney, CUH Facilities (Jenn O’Shea and Scott Payne), IT,  Phil Fizur, and the entire Cooper Health and Wellness Committee for their support, assistance with coordination, and input. Enjoy weaving wellness into your day!

About the Monthly Stair Climb Challenge

    • All challenges begin on the first of the month and end the last day of the month.
    • Use the stairs here at Cooper, at home, or anywhere else to achieve a climb goal based on your current activity level and comfort.
    • Enjoy climbing with friends and colleagues!


    • Each month, simply climb as many stairs as you can. 
    • The top 25% of climbers will be eligible to win a prize.
    • Each month there will be one grand prize winner and two additional participants will be selected to receive a gift card to either Cooper Court or Natural Cafe.

How to Participate

    • Use any mobile app to keep track of the floors/flights/stairs you climb. iOS/iPhone users can use the default free app called Health and Android users can use the free default Google app called Fit.
      • See some samples below for iOS and Android, click to enlarge.
      • You can use any app you would like.
    • At the end of the month, return here and fill out the below form to tell us your name and how many flights you climbed.
    • If you are randomly selected from the top 25% of climbers you will be asked to bring your app when you claim your prize to show proof of flights climbed.

iOS / Apple iPhone

Track Stairs on iOS


Track Stairs on Android

Report Your Progress Here!