• No Elevators Day

    Join No Elevators Day - 27 April 2022

No Elevators Day has always been a way to turn people’s attention to an easy and accessible way to be physically active.

Inactivity levels are still rising around the globe and along with them many diseases and injuries. Therefore, the evidence is clear that we need to promote easy ways to be active.

This year we encourage you to think of the stairs as an appealing, fun and useful tool to #FindYourMOVE and join us to spread the word and invite people to share their ideas on how to #UseTheStairs

So, how you can join in on 27 April 2022?

It’s easy! Simply use the stairs to #FindYourMOVE and share your moves with us in pictures and/or videos with the two campaign hashtags #UseTheStairs and #NoElevatorsDay.

No Elevators Day started back in 2015 as a European event. For three years it became one of the most popular NowWeMOVE Events and in 2018 we went global.
See the No Elevators Day story below!

Step up for the cause of movement!

Let’s step up to celebrate life. By joining in and sharing your ideas on how to #UseTheStairs you will be involved in an international movement that shows how easy it is to get moving. In our modern societies, technology has made it easier for us to stand still. But now it also makes it easier for us to share inspiration and ideas. Health problems caused by sedentary behaviour are now making us rethink the way we spend our days. And it is up to us to find new active ways of living.

All organisations, schools, universities and individuals are welcome to join the initiative by:

  • Thinking of the stairs as a tool for exercise.
  • Being creative and thinking of different exercise routines.
  • Taking a picture or video of how you use the stairs.
  • Sharing the picture and/or video on social media with the hashtags #UseTheStairs #NoElevatorsDay
  • Share our call with your friends, colleagues and partners and let’s create the largest database of stair exercises!

NowWeMOVE Campaign Manager Laska Nenova

"We hope that with public activities like No Elevators Day we will make people reconsider how they can include more physical activity in their daily routines. Simple actions such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator offer people opportunities to be active in environments where they spend time every day, such as the workplace, home or train stations."

How can you take part?
It couldn’t be easier:

  1. 1.

    Think of the stairs as an appealing, fun and useful tool to #FindYourMove and #BeActive

  2. 2.

    Register your event and become part of our social media community

  3. 3.

    Be a stair-user champion and help defuse the inactivity time bomb. Why not break out of the routine, lead by example and raise some awareness about how to add some extra steps to your day Share your actions (pictures and/or videos) with the world on 27 April 2022 on social media using the hashtags #UseTheStairs #NoElevatorsDay

Want to see how it’s done?
Get some inspiration from these Members
of European Parliament:

Join other stair-climbing champions and share ideas in the official
No Elevators Day Facebook group #NoElevatorsDay

UseTheStairs and share your example

UseTheStairs No Elevators Day is a free event, and citizens, organisations, institutions and companies are all invited to share their ideas of how to #UseTheStairs and encourage people to get a bit of activity in their days. All activities under No Elevators Day title are voluntary and should take into consideration the accessibility requirements for disabled people or those not willing to participate.

No Elevators Day is an initiative of the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) as part of the NowWeMOVE campaign.

Learn more about ISCA

No Elevators Day is an initiative of the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) as part of the NowWeMOVE campaign.

All activities under the No Elevators Day title are voluntary and should take into consideration
accessibility requirements for people with disabilities and medical conditions.