Members prepare to climb Australia's tallest tower
Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you get excited about stairs? Ever wanted to climb the tallest tower in Australia? Then the 88 floor, 1,642 step Eureka Stair Climb could be just the challenge for you!
The Eureka Stair Climb is a community and fundraising event for The Fred Hollows Foundation at Australia's tallest residential building, the Eureka Tower in Southbank, Melbourne. Participants challenge themselves to climb up 1,642 stairs to level 88 - Eureka Skydeck.
The Climb has event categories to test all ability levels, from elite athletes and emergency services workers to fitness fanatics or walkers. Anyone over 12 years of age is welcome to participate!
A group of Windy Hill Fitness Centre members will be taking on the challenge on November 17 and have been busy preparing for this challenging race. Their training includes cycle classes at Windy Hill Fitness Centre, strength training, the stairmaster and a stair climbing session at St Bernards College every Sunday. The group are also using Myzone heart rate technology to track their workouts, effort and results.
Tony Eid, the groups captain will be taking on the challenge for the 8th year in a row and has taken this year's preperation to the next level by adding an additional session of climbing one of the city's towers on a weekly basis.
If you are keen to join the group of members and take on the 88 floor, 1,642 step challenge, contact Tony Eid to find out more.