Employee Bios - ATL

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 Josh Meredith

Josh Meredith - Fitness Consultant


I joined Bailey's Gym as a member in April of 2017. Since then I have been astounded by the community Bailey's has created, on both sides of the counter. I am passionate about helping members achieve their fitness goals and recovery, as I know first hand how difficult that can be. I was in a motorcycle accident in January of 2018, which took me out of the gym for about 8 months. Since then, the staff at Bailey's has helped me through my recovery. In August 2019, I decided I had to be a part of the team! You will usually find me at our Atlantic and Hodges location, out at the beach - or riding my motorcycle.


Email Josh at:  joshmeredith@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



Cashier Seven Holden


Steven Holden - Cashier


My name is Steven Holden and fitness has always been a big part of my life. I participated in sports throughout my childhood, including football, basketball, baseball, and soccer. I really drawn into training when I started doing MMA about 3 years ago. Bailey's has helped me take the next step in my training, making it possible for me to work out when and wherever I need. In my free time you can find me training for wrestling or working on my mustang.


Email Steven at:  stevenholden@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 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.





Play Area Attendant Rhonda Rodriguez

Rhonda Rodriguez  -  Play Area Attendant






I've been working in the Children's Play Area since June of 2013. I really enjoy working for Bailey's! I'm passionate about interacting with children and the relationship that it builds. I'm a Jacksonville native, and during my free time I enjoy creating recycled wood art.






Play Area Attendant Brook Wiley

Brook Wiley - Play Area Attendant




My name is Brook Wiley and I have been working with children for 5 years. I am currently studying to become an Occumpational Therapist. In my free time I enjoy yoga and reading.






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