Racially-fuelled note won’t deter Coast personal trainer
As if COVID-19 restrictions and excessive business competition wasn't enough, now a Coast gym owner has a racially-fuelled note to deal with.
Before Government restrictions forced the closure of his gym Coolum Fit Shed, Noles Onekawa provided keys to a number of members and trainers.
He recently put the word out that he required the keys be returned, which sparked a racial outburst from an unknown person.
Mr Onekawa's partner unlocked the gym door on Wednesday morning to find a handwritten note on the ground.
The note said, "Go home to your country. False accusations. I didn't even have a key."
The gym owner said he was not concerned by the note, stating he had stuck it on the gym wall, by the water fountain.
"I'm pretty straightforward, if you had an issue all you had to do was come and see me," Mr Onekawa said.
"It's a bad enough time around the world, without having to put up with this."
This comes after a tough 2020 for the personal trainer, competing with four other gyms in the same Coolum street.
"Our little area is getting diluted," Mr Onekawa said.
"Don't they realise Coolum is not that big?"
Mr Onekawa said he would not be taking the note to police for investigation.