“One Flight Up, Two Flights Down” Takes First Steps

One flight up kick off #2

In honor of The American Heart Association’s “National Walking Day”, held recently in communities across the United States, Trinitas Regional Medical Center joined with several community partners to kick off a new fitness initiative that includes stair walking, healthy eating and exercise.

Central to this effort is an initiative called “One Flight Up, Two Flights Down” that encourages employees to use stairs instead of elevators.  Those staircases at the Medical Center suitable for climbing short distances are marked with distinctive signs. All of the more than 800 employees will be encouraged and supported to get involved.

Stated Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President & Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas “This campaign is an excellent opportunity to lace up our sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of our day to get up and walk!  It’s a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give our friends and co-workers a friendly push toward a healthier lifestyle.”

“One Flight Up, Two Flights Down” received funding support from a Shaping NJ mini-grant and is partnering with the YMCA of Eastern Union County, Groundworks Elizabeth, The City of Elizabeth, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers and Michael Baker Corporation to improve the health and well-being of the residents of the City of Elizabeth.

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