Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Melton Leader - 8.6.2011 - "Fundraiser on the level for Melton Woman" - By Ami Humpage

"THE sky is the limit for Melton’s Stephanie Payne.

She is in training to climb up 46 floors of her CBD work building next month to raising money for cancer research.

Ms Payne said her climb would be a huge challenge. “I weigh just over 190kg and have lost almost 50kg since August last year.”

She participated in the Melton Relay for Life in April and was so inspired she set herself a new goal: to climb her Melbourne Central Tower building on July 22.

“I am seeing my personal trainer twice a week and am training hard to make sure I complete it.”

Her trainer, Michael Kruze from Genesis in Melton, will be doing the climb with her, adding weights to a backpack to make it a personal challenge for himself.
Ms Payne said when things got too tough she’d think of her Nanna, who is battling cancer.

“She is so brave and I am so proud of her,” Ms Payne said. “Watching her go through the things she has gone through in the past few months have really made me realise how cruel cancer can be and I want to work to raise funds so that perhaps soon we can live in a cancer free world.”

To donate search for Ms Payne at

Follow her progress at"

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  1. You are lucky you have a good looking trainer :) how much does he charge?

  2. Hi Katie,

    He is fantastic - I am lucky to have him as he's really busy. He's very professional. I pay $33 per session to see him. If you're interested in getting a Trainer, just give your Gym a call - all Gyms have a different fees.