Employee Bios - MON

Employee Bios


Monument Road


Gym Manager Cristian Knill

Cristian Knill  -  Gym Manager

My name is Cristian "Cris" Knill. I was born in Arad, Romania and moved to America when I was three years old. I moved around quite often and ended up joining the Military. I served for six years in the United States Army, where I met my beautiful, loving wife Cierra. It is also where my wife and I found a love for fitness. For almost 9 years, my wife and I have been avid gym goers. We have lived in Jacksonville for three years now and we chose Bailey's Health and Fitness immediately. In November 2020, I became a Bailey's employee and have loved it even more ever since. While working at Bailey's, I am completing my bachelor’s degree at FSCJ in Business Management. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask, my office is always open!


Email Cristian at: cristianknill@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 Kirsten Mailloux

Kirsten Mailloux  -  Fitness Consultant

My name is Kirsten and I was born and raised in Boston, MA, but moved here from southern Utah to be closer to family. While in Utah, I worked for the farm animal department of an animal sanctuary. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for animals, but it was there that I discovered the world of fitness and dove straight in. It's funny how God throws you curveballs in life - I never thought I would be investing most aspects of my life in this 'fitness world', rather I thought I wanted to spend my life helping and saving horses, but God had another thing in store for me. Now I want to help people. The great thing about health and fitness is that it effects so many aspects of YOU - I want others to experience what working out and eating well has done for me physically, mentally and emotionally, and what it has taught me about myself. One step I am taking to accomplish this is getting my Bachelors Degree in Sports and Health Sciences, another was joining Bailey's as a member in 2019! Another was getting a job here at Bailey's! Sometime soon, I hope to get my personal training certification as well. Now that you have gotten to know me a little, I hope you decide to come in so we can get to know you too!


Email Kirsten at: kirstenmailloux@baileysgym.com




Fitness Consultant Lana Nesmith

Lana Nesmith - Fitness Consultant


Hello all! Switching up from mixing drinks and serving food to helping people achieve their fitness goals has been one of my greatest decisions. Although I have a degree in political science, fitness has always been a passion of mine. Looking and feeling good is so important to me. If I'm not in my backyard enjoying a margarita with my sweet pups by my side, I'm at the gym killin' it on my favorite machine, the stairmaster! BBQ and sushi are my kryptonite. Working out and becoming stronger than the guys keeps me motivated in and out of the gym. Come hang out with me at Bailey's and let's get that heart rate up on the stairmaster!



Email Lana at: lananesmith@baileysgym.com



Cashier Phillip Jackson

Phillip Jackson  -  Cashier


My name is Phillip Jackson and I was born and raised in Jacksonville and had the pleasure of joining the Baileys team in January of 2018! I grew up playing basketball and eventually played for University Christian in high school while being home-schooled. I got into weight-lifting after a friend referred me to Baileys Gym, and ever since I have been striving to live a healthy lifestyle, while helping others to do the same. I have a beautiful baby girl who is almost 2 years old, and she is the love of my life! I love the Lord and I think its important to always keep God first! I love hanging out with family and friends, and my hobbies are video games, computers, studying the Bible, learning, and lifting weights!


Email Philip at: phillipjackson@baileysgym.com



Cashier Troy Campfield

Troy Campfield - Cashier


Hey! my name is Troy. I’ve lived in Florida for most of life. I love sports, and someday hope to be a Fireman. I am currently a certified EMT, and currently attend Fire School at Florida State College at Jacksonville. I have been a member at Bailey’s Health and Fitness since 2021, and loved the staff and environment so much, that I wanted to work here as well. If you have any questions, I’m always here!


Email Troy at: troycampfield@baileysgym.com



Play Area Attendant Essence McLeod

Essence McLeod - Cleaner


Hello, my name is Essence. I have been a part of the Bailey's family since November 2019. Bailey's has allowed me the privilege of being able to develop new relationships with all kinds of people. I truly enjoy doing anything I can to help put a smile on the member's faces and be that bit of "extra" that makes their day. I have a passion for cleaning and a zest for brightening the lives of others. Being able to do both here at Bailey's is a true blessing. In addition to my employment with Bailey's, I also attend school to further my education. If you happen to be near by, stop in and say hello! I would love to see you and do my part in helping you reach your goals one step at a time.





Sweat PT Director Darnell McGee

Darnell McGhee  -  Sweat PT Director


Born and raised in Ohio, I moved to Florida in 2008 when I got a job offer from Verizon wireless. After a few years in that industry, I decided it was time for a career change that was more rewarding, and that was when my fitness career began. I started off just doing it to better myself but quickly found out I could also benefit others. First, I started studying for my certification through NASM to become a certified personal trainer. During this time I was also a General Manager at a nationwide health club!

On April 24th 2015, I was in a horrible car accident that could have taken my life, but instead I only suffered a broken back and had to undergo spinal fusion surgery. That incident took a lot out of me, and me out of the gym, but God is good and he allowed me to pretty much make a 100% recovery! Now that I’m back in the saddle working for Sweat PT with Bailey's Health and Fitness, I’m looking to share my testimony with as many people and change as many lives as possible along the way!

Email Darnell at: dmcghee@sweatpt.com