Employee Bios

Employee Bios


Atlantic Blvd.


Manager Trainee Scott Berard

Scott Berard  -  Club Manager

I’ve been with Bailey’s Health and Fitness since January 2018. I’m a Jacksonville native, born and raised! Go Jags! I fell in love with working out my freshman year of high school, and since then fitness has been a major part of my life. I started working in the fitness industry in 2010, doing everything from personal training to managing. Over the years I realized nothing makes me happier than seeing a member transform over time and achieve their goals. I will always strive to make your experience with Bailey’s as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. I look forward to seeing you all in the gym!


Email Scott at:  scottberard@baileysgym.com



Director of Group Fitness Donna Vona

Donna Vona - Director of Group Fitness

Donna has been teaching Group Fitness classes since 1991. She is Certified by AFAA in Group Fitness and Personal Training. Donna is also certified by TRX, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, Zumba, and YogaFit. Donna teaches various formats of Group Fitness classes as well as coaching small group trainings. She is currently working on obtaining the Performance Enhancement Specialist certification through NASM.

Email Donna at: donnavona@baileysgym.com



Fitness Consultant Chris Purvis

Chris Purvis  -  Fitness Consultant


My name is Chris Purvis, and I've been with Bailey's Health and Fitness since July of 2015. I have been active in sports since childhood; I played football throughout middle school and high school, and also wrestled for eight years. After high school I started to experiment with working out and weight lifting. I finally joined Bailey's and fell in love with the facilities, and the great results I was seeing in the gym. I enjoy working for the company, as well as seeing members achieve their fitness goals everyday.


Email Chris at:  chrispurvis@baileysgym.com



Fitness Consultant Nick Riemer

Nick Riemer  -  Fitness Consultant


Nick Riemer has been active in athletics for over ten years and has always been passionate about fitness and body composition. He recently graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.S in Sport Management. In his spare time Nick can be found anywhere from the beach to the river as he loves to be outdoors and active. With a well rounded fitness approach, Nick believes that to truly reach your fitness level you have to be one with mind and body by executing daily workouts that confuse muscle groups and allow you to enjoy the benefits you reap. Outside of the gym Nick plays baseball, boxes and can be found running around Atlantic Beach.


Email Nick at:  nickriemer@baileysgym.com



Fitness Consultant Stuart Gray

Stuart Gray  -  Fitness Consultant


My name is Stuart Gray, I have been with Bailey’s Health and Fitness since March of 2019. I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee heavily involved in sports. I have been playing hockey since I was 4 years old and played all the way through college. I moved to Jacksonville in May of 2018 and joined Bailey’s in January of 2019. I fell in love with the facilities and the environment. I enjoy coming in to workout every day before work. The most rewarding thing is not only seeing my own progress in the gym but seeing my peers achieve their fitness goals as well.


Email Stuart at:  stuartgray@baileysgym.com



Cashier Casey Powell


Casey Powell - Cashier


My name is Casey Powell and I joined the Bailey's family in January 2016. You can usually find me at our Atlantic Blvd. location, but I have also worked at various other Bailey's locations. I grew up playing soccer and switched to track and field during my middle school years, so fitness has always been one of my passions. I currently attend Florida State College of Jacksonville, with the desire to transition to the University of North Florida. When not at work, you can find me at one of the FSCJ campuses, spending time with my family, or exploring places in and around Jacksonville with friends!


Email Casey at:  caseypowell@baileysgym.com





Play Area Attendant Tonya Holcomb

Tonya Holcomb - Play Area Attendant




My name is Tonya Holcomb and I am 36 years old. I like to work with children and one day I hope to become a teacher for early education.







Play Area Attendant Stacy Haliko

Stacy Haliko  -  Play Area Attendant


I have been working for Baileys over 2 years now and enjoy tending to the play area. It's incredible the friendships that are formed within this company and with our members. This company has shown me from day one that it cares about the staff and the members equally. It truly is a joy being a part of the Bailey's family.





Play Area Attendant Ashley Woody

Ashley Woody  -  Play Area Attendant


My name is Ashley Woody and I am the mother of a beautiful little girl. I started working for Bailey's in June 2019 and worked in child care for about a year before I started here. Taking care of children has always been a passion of mine. I am working to become a pediatrician.





Sweat PT Manager Dakota Berwind

Dakota Berwind  -  Sweat PT Manager

Originally from upstate New York, I moved to South Florida in 2001 and have always been passionate about fitness and sports from a young age. I wanted to share my passion for fitness and sports with others and believed I could help be a role model and mentor for today's youth, which in turn led me to coaching my high school baseball and football team while owning my own gym in Englewood, Florida. After becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through Global Personal Trainers Association (PTAG), and with over 10 years in the industry, I firmly believe this is what I was meant to do. When I'm not at work, I'm either working on my own fitness goals, hanging with family, or at church where I am deeply involved! If you are looking to lose weight, get in shape, or are ready to take yourself to the next level, come see me and I'll be happy to take you on that journey!


'Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.' - Og Mandino


Email Dakota at:  dberwind@sweatpt.com