Employee Bios - SJB

Employee Bios


St. Johns Bluff


Regional Manager Shawn Seymour

Shawn Seymour  -  Regional Manager

Shawn started working for Bailey's Health and Fitness in April 1997 as a Fitness Consultant at our Jax Beach location. He then moved on to become a Gym Manager at our (then) Atlantic Blvd. location, then St. Johns Bluff and Jax Beach locations. In 2000, Shawn became our GM of Operations, helping the Baileys oversee the day-to-day operations of all locations. He recently rejoined our team in January 2010 after leaving in December 2008 to pursue other opportunities in Asheville, NC. We sure are glad to have him back!


One of Shawn's famous quotes he likes to share with our members and fellow employees is "You can find weights, machines and cardio at pretty much any gym in town, but what separates us from our competition is our great customer service, extra clean facility, and our passion to help our members succeed". Stop by and see Shawn and his staff next time you are in the gym. They will be more than happy to help you in any way they can!


On a personal note, Shawn loves spending time with his family and friends, boating, and traveling - especially in the Caribbean! Shawn and his wife Johna have 2 beautiful children, and enjoy every second of parenthood!


Email Shawn at: shawnseymour@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 Kaye Westlake

Kaye Westlake  -  Fitness Consultant


Having grown up in a family business in New Jersey, I learned at a very early age how Customer Service plays an important part to the success of any business. The customer comes first! After battling rheumatoid arthritis and hypothyroidism for 3 years and gaining 60 pounds from the prescription medications, I turned to a personal trainer at Bailey’s, who helped me realize how diet and exercise can play an integral part in a healthier lifestyle. I was and still am amazed how after 6 months I was given the "ok" by my doctor to go off of my meds. I was given the opportunity in 2003 to become part of the Bailey’s Team, and I gladly accepted! I love meeting new people and hearing about their challenges in life. I enjoy sharing my life experiences and finding ways to help others to achieve a healthier lifestyle. I love spending my time off with my family, especially my grandson who is the light of my life!


Email Kaye at: kayewestlake@baileysgym.com



Fitness Consultant A J Alexander

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, became a Fitness Consultant, and most recently made the move to the St. Johns Bluff location. The environment and attitude of the members at Bailey's Gym make it the most enjoyable experience as an employee, being in a position to help people change their lives is something I wouldn't trade in for anything. If you're ever in the area, stop by and check us out!



Email Arnold at: ajalexander@baileysgym.com




Fitness Consultant II Jay Phelps

Jay Phelps - Fitness Consultant II

My name is Jay Phelps, and I recently moved from Texas where I was born and raised. I graduated from Texas Tech University with a major in Advertising. Since graduating, I have worked many other jobs, from working with a news team, to the hotel industry, and I was even a welder for a while... I finally fell into the fitness industry and haven’t looked back since. I have been in the fitness industry for the past four years in Texas and have been blessed to continue my career here with Bailey’s. Since moving to Jacksonville, I have been given more opportunities to enjoy the physical activities that are unique to living near a beach. I really enjoy the fitness industry and it is always fun to share that passion with others who are ready to change their life for the better, physically and mentally!

Email Jay at: jayphelps@baileysgym.com


Cashier Sarah Crocco

Sarah Crocco - Cashier



My name is Sarah Crocco and I have been working at Bailey's since June 2021. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree at Jacksonville University. I have been active all my life, either playing sports or working out at the gym. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the beach, watching movies and working on old muscle cars with my dad. I am so excited to work at Bailey's Gym and to be a part of this amazing team.



Email Sarah at: sarahcrocco@baileysgym.com


Play Area Attendant Maria Luciano

Maria Luciano  -  Play Area Attendant


I've been with Bailey's for five years strong and counting! I work with an amazing team that makes my job easy! To me there is nothing more rewarding than working with children. Children allow me to access my silly, playful and motherly side. I grew up in Neptune, New Jersey, graduated from Asbury Park High School in 1985, and am a mother of six! I'm personable, reliable and I LOVE LIFE! I have a chihuahua named Tiger, who has my personality and brings me joy. I enjoy walks, music and love family time.

Thank you for trusting your child with me. My goal is to make every child, and family, feel special and cared for, all in a safe and nurturing environment for busy parents that want to work out and know that their children are safe and nearby.




Play Area Attendant Cassie Goldie

Cassie Goldie - Play Area Attendant




Cassie was born and raised in Jacksonville FL. She has been working in childcare for three years, coaching, gymnastics and assisting VPK classes. At Bailey's she's able to do what she's passionate about, caring for children and learning about health & fitness. Outside of work Cassie enjoys time spent with her family and friends and being outdoors.




Play Area Attendant Nashali Gonzalez

Nashali Gonzalez - Play Area Attendant




I’m very thankful for the opportunity to work as a Play Area Attendant. As a team, we keep a watchful eye to ensure the safety of all children. In my free time, I like to read and watch classic movies. I also love spending time with my niece and taking her to the park. I really enjoy coming here and that I am able to work in such a positive environment.





Cleaner Sylvia Thomas

Sylvia Thomas  -  Cleaner


Sylvia was born in Nice, France, but has lived in Jacksonville most of her life. She became a Bailey's employee in April 2007, starting as a Play Area Attendant at our Jacksonville Beach location. After five great years of working with children, Syliva transitioned to a cleaner position at our Parental Home location, where she has developed a strong bond with all her co-workers and patrons. Sylvia's favorite hobbies are hiking and going on cabin trips with her siblings, where she loves being surrounded by the beauty of nature. When Sylvia isn't cleaning or entertaining the patrons of Parental, she can be found spending time reading Dean Koontz novels while hanging out with her four beautiful dogs Merlin, Ollie, Dexter, and Millie.




Cleaner Marcia Diaz Nolasco

Marcia Diaz Nolasco - Cleaner


Marcia originally moved to the United States from the Dominican Republic. Marcia has lived in Jacksonville since 2010 and has worked for Bailey's Gym since May 2019. She is very punctual, always arriving to work on time so she can get started with her day. Marcia considers herself very detail oriented, taking great pride in her job responsibilities. You can always find Marcia with a smile on her face, ready to take on any task with great attitude.




Sweat PT Manager Rob Pinder

Rob Pinder  -  Sweat PT Manager

Rob Pinder is the Sweat PT Manager at our St Johns Bluff location. He attended college at UNC-Pembroke and graduated with a Bachelors in Recreation Management. During his college career he had the opportunity to play 4 years of College Basketball. He also interned with UNCP Basketball Strength and Conditioning in 2006. Rob currently holds his AAFA Personal Trainer certification obtained in 2013, as well as his CPR/First Aid certification in 2010. He specializes in a wide variety of training and nutrition and uses this to make an impact in people's lives. Rob is passionate about what he does and with his knowledge, skills, coaching, motivation and superior commitment to our members, he helps them optimize their results and achieve their fitness goals. Aside from fitness, Rob enjoys spending time with his family and is a proud father of a daughter and son! He is originally from Fayettville, NC. He also loves sports, especially basketball. His favorite player is Lebron James.


Email Rob at: rpinder@sweatpt.com