Work Out on a Stairmaster Outside Faneuil Hall for Charity

The event is designed to promote Boston-based Withings' health app, and help fight childhood obesity at the same time.

UPDATE: This event has been changed to Friday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Boston-based Withings, a health tech company that makes really cool products for better sleep, health trackers, home devices, and more, is launching “Steps for Change,” an new initiative. The goal is to get people in the U.S. to walk 500 million steps in one week (using the company’s tracker app, of course). The effort will raise funds to fight childhood obesity.

Withings is partnering with Tufts-based ChildObesity180, an organization that brings together leaders from different areas of expertise to work on finding solutions to the childhood obesity epidemic. Withings will donate $10,000 to ChildObesity180 once the goal of 500 million steps is reached.

There will be four Stairmasters set up outside Faneuil Hall to encourage locals—and tourists, it is Faneuil Hall, after all—to take part in the initiative. Withings’ Pulse O2 devices will track people’s progress throughout the day.

The embarrassment of working out in front of throngs of tourists buying lobster hats is totally worth it when it’s for a good cause.

Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sam Adams Park in front of Faneuil Hall at Congress Street