Biggest Loser star Commando’s regular client, Margaret Yue, wrote him a gushing handwritten note last December.
‘Meeting you was my best Christmas gift,’ the ballet dancer wrote to Commando, AKA, Steve Willis in purple gel pen.
‘I look forward to what 2020 will bring.’
But what 2020 now holds for the buff TV star and his former client – who once flew across the country for one of his boot camps – is a bitter court showdown.
Ms Yue appeared in front of a western Sydney magistrate on Tuesday to fight an interim apprehended violence order the high-profile trainer has taken out against her.
Ballet dancer and taekwondo black belt Jun ‘Margaret’ Yue will fight Steve ‘Commando’ Willis’ bid for an apprehended violence order against her in court
Happier days: Ms Yue flew to Perth for a three-day boot camp with Commando last year (left) admitting on social media she had ‘never been, didn’t know anyone there’. She first posted an image of him to Instagram three years ago
Commando shared this handwritten Christmas Eve note from Margaret Yue on his Instagram page last year. She said: ‘Dear Steve, thank you for everything you taught me this year! Meeting you was my best Christmas gift from last year and I look forward to what 2020 will bring’
Willis had accused of Ms Yue of failing to pay him $1,350 – leading to a dramatic confrontation between her, Willis and his new girlfriend Harika Vancuylenberg in a park in Kellyville, in Sydney’s north-west, last month.
In the video, Ms Yue denied that she owes him money.
Willis went to NSW Police last month and officers hit Ms Yue with an interim restraining order.
The order includes special conditions banning Ms Yue from going within 200m of Willis or going to the park where he trains.
However, she was not charged with any criminal offences.
Ms Yue’s solicitor, Fontini Constanteopedos, this week told Magistrate Peter Feather: ‘I’m instructed that my client will be contesting the AVO.’
That sets the scene for a public hearing in the future, where Willis may end up giving evidence about why an order is justified.
Pictures and video seen by Daily Mail Australia reveal Ms Yue posted to Instagram about working out and meeting Willis more than a dozen times.
Commando and his girlfriend Harika Vancuylenberg allegedly got into a heated argument with Ms Yue about money following a workout in Sydney’s north-west last month
The fit young woman (above, boxing) will fight the interim apprehended violence order at court in the coming months
Ms Yue works out with ‘Commando’ in a video posted to social media earlier this year
She first shared an image of Willis to her social media profiles three years ago after meeting him at a fitness expo.
‘Hope to be trained by him one day, love tough trainer,’ she captioned the photo.
Last year, she finally achieved the dream – flying to Perth to participate in one of his boot camps.
Ms Yue admitted it was a big adventure, writing that she had ‘never been to Perth, didn’t know anyone there’ and went through a ‘long flight and different time zones, first time hire a car and drive in a different city’ for the experience.
Afterwards, she regularly joined Willis’ training sessions in Sydney, and he, in return, shared videos of her workouts.
They included clips where she thanked him for ‘keeping me warm in this weather’ and another session on her birthday.
Ms Yue was forced into the public spotlight for the first time with a court appearance on Tuesday and declined to comment.
Outside court, Ms Constanteopedos said the court was following a normal filing procedure.
The case will return to court at a later date.
COMMANDO AND MARGARET’S ARGUMENT ABOUT MONEY IN A PUBLIC PARK
‘No money, no talking’: Video footage showed Steve’s girlfriend, Harika (pictured), stepping in on his behalf, claiming Margaret, a former client, owed him $1,350
Video footage went viral last month showing Willis and his F45 trainer girlfriend Harika Vancuylenberg in an argument with his former client in Sydney’s northwest.
The 43-year-old former reality star claimed Ms Yue owed him $1350 in unpaid personal training session fees, but she vehemently disputed the debt.
Margaret was filmed approaching Willis and Ms Vancuylenberg as they packed equipment into their car following a group fitness session.
‘You are not engaging with him. You pay him what you owe him,’ Ms Vancuylenberg screamed at Margaret in the footage.
‘No money, no talking! He has told you $1,300. That is what you owe him.
Margaret responded: ‘If you don’t agree we can go to court, because I have the record that I paid you.’