Stomp your way back to health after life on the lounge

If you're feeling a little sluggish after spending a little too much time indoors, King Performance Events believes they have ultimate pick-me-up .... a month-long 25,000 stair climb challenge.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the company has decided to run a virtual version of its annual Stadium Stomp - a series of events which calls on entrants to scale the stairs of some of Australia's biggest and well known stadiums.

The combined total of all Stadium Stomp courses is 25,000 stairs.

"We thought that was a challenging number and so created Stadium Stomp Virtual and dared people to try and stair climb (virtually) all of our stadiums in one month," said Stadium Stomp co-founder, Susie King.

"COVID-19 has meant we can't go to our stadiums right now so we thought we'd bring the stadiums to the people. The added bonus is that those who live geographically far from the stadiums we normally hold our events in, can now participate. We've got people from all over the world taking on this challenge now."

The best news of all is that entry is free.

Organisers say all you need is the determination and a set of stairs. However, on wet weather days, lunges, squats and step-ups can count as "stairs".

To make things interesting, participants can choose to make every stair count by fundraising for the event's charity partners, Black Dog Institute, Emergency Services Foundation or Leukemia Foundation.

Are you up to the challenge of scaling 25,000 stairs in a month?

Are you up to the challenge of scaling 25,000 stairs in a month?

The event will run from Sunday, July 5 to Tuesday, August 4.

Registration is open throughout the month at

Participants will be given a login dashboard where they can enter their stair counts each time they are active to keep track of their progress.

The free registration also gives access to training tips and an exclusive closed Facebook group as well as access to Stadium Stomp Spotify playlists.

Virtual stadiums included in the virtual tour are: The Gabba in Brisbane (5000 stairs); Adelaide Oval (6000 stairs); Sydney Cricket Ground (6700 stairs); and finally the Melbourne Cricket Ground (7300 stairs).