Angry local leaves nasty note for champion ironwoman accusing her of hogging a flight of stairs while exercising at a beachside park
- A sarcastic banner addressed to Hayley Bateup has been placed on public stairs
- Mystery person accuses Iron Woman of hogging the stairs during workouts
- Bateup applauds and says he ‘always considers the public’
A sarcastic local has taken meanness to the next level by poking fun at champion Ironwoman Hayley Bateup’s personal training business.
A sarcastic sign has been put up on the stairs of the Gold Coast’s Currumbin Alley accusing Bateup of ‘owning them’.
Hundreds of runners and walkers use the steep stairs daily and Bateup, along with his wife April Zedkulich, uses them as part of their women’s fitness business that operates out of the beachside park, he reports. the courier mail.
However, a sarcastic local has taken issue with the practice, suggesting that Mrs Bateup’s group is hoarding them.
“Notice to people who intend to use these steps for exercise: HAYLEY BATEUP HAS THEM,” the sign reads.
The sarcastic sign posted on the stairs of Currumbin Alley
Super-fit Hayley (with son Banks) is a three-time Coolangatta Gold winner
‘Please limit the use of such steps to times when Mr (sic) Bateup is not there. Narcissistic traits will become evident with non-compliance.’
A photo of the sign was posted on the Currumbin community’s Facebook page on Thursday and sparked a fierce response from many who jumped to Bateup’s defense.
“Oh so pathetic – as someone who trains with Hayley I know personally that she is a registered paying customer of Gold Coast council to use their grounds and contribute to their upkeep in the first place,” wrote local Julie Marshall.
Bateup regularly conducts training on the Currumbin stairs and posts the results on social media.
Hayley (front left) and her wife April run the popular Body Blitz workout club
‘Secondly, we rarely use these stairs… Thirdly, Hayley is the most caring and courteous trainer who takes into account other people training and always insists that we move to the right, runner forward, bike back everywhere we go which has been great as it has made me more aware of other athletes and ultimately why would anyone? bother doing this.
“If you have a problem with what you’ve seen or she’s done, call her to discuss instead of dramatizing on a platform to bring out keyboard warriors.”
Another local, David Simons, wrote: ‘Thing is, Hayley has been training those stairs for 30 years.
‘Inflatable trainers are the problem, taking over (picnic) shelters.
“Hayley is a local hero providing a highly sought after service.”
It’s just that Hayley has been training those stairs for 30 years’ says a local in defense of the athlete
Hayley (right) has laughed at the anonymous sign that objected to her using the public stairs.
Another commenter suggested that the sign was the work of a rival personal trainer who pointedly referred to Bateup as ‘Sir’ even though she is female.
‘Would I be wrong to infer that another trainer is investigating Hayley Bateup and calling her a narcissist? Ok, that’s all very funny and clever, BUT calling her he is out of line. A retraction is in order here! they wrote.
Yet another woman said she had trained in the park with friends, “just a bunch of moms trying to get in shape,” and “she (Mrs Bateup) pretty much had her group sit on top of us.”
But Bateup, who is also a firefighter, had the last word, laughing at the passive-aggressive poster and saying, “Funny, I hardly use the stairs.” In fact, we pay the council to train there, but we always keep the public in mind.
“Actually, I find this quite amusing, since I wasn’t even there (when the sign was erected). It would be nice if they came to me about this.