Jun 27, 2013 9:46 AM by Marissa Torres
It's considered one of the most physically demanding workouts a person can conquer, and it's sits right here in our own backyard.
The Incline was recently featured on a national program for it's high level of difficulty. But before you take on the challenge-- trainers say you need to prepare.
We paid a visit to the Metabolic Research Center in Colorado Springs where a group of about a dozen newly fit clients took on The Incline.
Here are pictures they took while climbing the long staircase that takes you two thousand feet in just one mile.
Most of the women you see used to incline as a final goal in their weight-loss journey. All of them made it to the top. But trainer Greg Benton says anybody new to the incline should train before tackling the giant feat.
"I would definitely suggest cardiovascular training for two to three months, even if you're already in shape before something like the incline."
If you're new to the incline, Benton recommends taking breaks, drinking lots of water, and pacing yourself.
"It is very tough on the joints it's also very very very high in altitude, so if you have issues with breathing, that's something that you'll definitely want to think about before jumping on the incline."
Another good idea, a buddy system. Inviting a friend is always great motivation to reach the top.