Employee Bios

Employee Bios


Merrill Road



Michael Cox  -  Club Manager

Born and raised in New Jersey, I moved to Florida in April 2017 with 5 years of fitness industry experience. An active & healthy lifestyle was implemented at a young age and became a passion shortly thereafter. I played 3 different sports starting at the age of 5 through my senior year of high school, and am a diehard New York Yankees fan! After receiving a degree from Wilmington University in Media Art & Design, I decided to instead follow my heart and pursue a career in the fitness industry. I joined the Bailey’s Team in April 2017 as a Manager Trainee and was promoted to Gym Manager in April 2018. A “home away from home” experience is what I aim to provide for our members and I look forward to continue growing my passion with Bailey’s!


Email Mike at: mikecox@baileysgym.com




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



Shawn Garnett  - Fitness Consultant

My name is Shawn and I have been with Bailey's since January 2018. Within the past year I moved to Florida from Texas, where I played sports all through high school and almost college, but was set back due to injuries. Bailey's has provided a great place where I can continue to live a healthy & active lifestyle, while helping others do the exact same.


Email Shawn at: ShawnGarnett@baileysgym.com



Arnold 'AJ' Alexander  -  Fitness Consultant


I've been a part of the Bailey's team since October 2015. I started out as a Cashier at our Merrill Road location, then in October 2016 moved to our Jax Beach location, became a Fitness Consultant, and most recently made the move back to the Merrill Road location. The environment and attitude of the members at Bailey's Gym make it the most enjoyable experience as an employee, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. If you're ever in the area, stop by and check us out!


Email Arnold at: arnoldalexander@baileysgym.com



Kyle Dzina  -  Fitness Consultant


Locals, my name is Kyle and I'm a Jacksonville native, born and raised! I grew up in a household of technology and learned a lot about computers at a really young age. I love to play instruments and write music. When I'm not doing that, I enjoy health and fitness related activities. I started working out in late 2016 when I was at my highest weight. I've worked hard to trim it off, with a goal to never go back to that weight! I've also been a Special Olympics Coach/Volunteer for over six years. I really enjoy helping others and Bailey's has given the opportunity to do exactly that!


Email Kyle at: kyledzina@baileysgym.com



Scott Berard  -  Fitness Consultant


Scott is a Jacksonville native, born and raised! Scott believes that people are capable of great things with the right guidance and support. Scott has been in the fitness industry for 8 years, with his experience ranging from personal training to management. Nothing makes Scott happier than to see members transform themselves over time and achieve their goals. Scott believes that the more knowledgeable the member, the more successful they will be. Scott looks forward to the opportunity to assist you in your personal journey.


Email Scott at:  scottberard@baileysgym.com



Michelle Wahl  -  Play Area Attendant

I've been employed with Bailey's since September 2016. I currently attend FSCJ, and have aspirations to complete my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at the University of North Florida. When I am not working at Bailey's, I can generally be found at the pool swimming laps or spending time with my puppy and bunny.





Gina George  -  Sweat PT Manager

My love for fitness began in High School and college as a multi-event Track & Field athlete in Gainesville, Fl. I began working out at Bailey's Health and Fitness after relocating to Jacksonville, and it inspired me to change my whole life. I had been a Preschool Director for 12 years and knew I needed a change and I wanted to help people with their health and fitness. I loved training at Bailey's so much that I set out to become a Personal Trainer for Sweat PT, and did just that, at our Baymeadows location. In 2015 I was allowed the opportunity to grow with Sweat PT and take on the role of Fitness Director at our Merrill Road location.

My career with Sweat PT has given me the opportunity to share my passion for health and fitness with others as well as help them learn how to achieve their personal goals.

When not working with our clients and members I am a Nationally Qualified NPC Figure Competitor, Wife and Mother of 2.

Email Gina at: ggeorge@sweatpt.com