Employee Bios

Employee Bios


Parental Home Rd



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



Javier Ricaldi  -  Fitness Consultant


Javier has been with Bailey's since 2013 and works as a Fitness Consultant at the Parental Home location. Every day that Javier comes to work he likes to bring positive energy and make our members feel like Bailey's is their second home. Javier likes to workout, listen and dance to Latin music, and his favorite sport is soccer. He is a big fan of the Barcelona team! Javier's goal is to help people who are new to the gym world find a friendly and inviting place to exercise, as well as encourage them to achieve their person fitness goals.


Email Javier at:  javierricaldicoca@baileysgym.com


Maria Jimenez  -  Fitness Consultant



My name is Maria Jimenez and I am from Maracaibo, Venezuela. I absolutely love living an active life and encouraging others to achieve their fitness goals. Always remember that with hard work, faith and dedication you can accomplish anything you set your mind to! If you any questions or need a friend to talk to, come by and visit me at the front counter!

Email Maria at:  mariajimenez@baileysgym.com






Sarah Gillette  -  Cashier

Sarah joined the Bailey’s team May of 2018. Originally from South Florida, Sarah moved from North Carolina to Jacksonville to attend UNF studying Nutrition. Ultimately, Sarah would like to obtain a degree in Exercise Science. Her love of fitness came from playing sports for many years, and her love of working out started at an athlete development facility. During her first year of college, Sarah attended UNC Charlotte where she became a fitness instructor, teaching Athletic Conditioning, Core, HIIT, Pilates, and Aquafit. Sarah has gained much of her knowledge regarding fitness and nutrition through different experiences and would be glad to answer any questions you may have! In her free time, Sarah enjoys staying active by playing sports and working out. Sarah also enjoys going to the beach, cooking, and watching movies.


Email Sarah at:  sarahgillette@baileysgym.com



Hunter Stewart  -  Cashier



Email Hunter at:  hunterstewart@baileysgym.com

Hello, my name is Hunter Stewart, I moved to Jacksonville Florida in August of 2018. I’m currently studying Criminology in Graduate school at the University of North Florida. I grew up in Boston Massachusetts and received my undergrad degree at the University of Massachusetts in Criminal Justice. Before moving to Jacksonville, I spent 8 years in the United States Marine Corp. I’m a huge fan of all New England sport teams, and college football. You can find me at Bailey’s Sunday through Thursday nights. In my spare time I enjoy lifting weights or playing golf at Timuquana Country Club. I’m super excited to be part of the team at Bailey’s, come by the front desk and say Hi I would love to meet you.


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.



Jacob Humble  -  Sweat PT Manager


Jacob Humble has been a member of Bailey’s Gym since 2013. As he worked towards his personal health and fitness goals, he developed a passion for helping others achieve their goals.  Jacob started playing hockey at 8 years old and his love for the game has continued. Jacob has lived in two countries, five states and over 14 different cities!  Most recently returning from Sydney, Australia, he decided to turn his passion for working out into a career as a Personal Trainer. Jacob earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Southeastern University and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, with future aspirations to pursue a Master’s degree. Jacob has a passion for people and lives by his motto, “I want to meet people where they are at and speak to where you are going”.


Email Jacob at:  jhumble@sweatpt.com