Employee Bios

Employee Bios

St. Augustine

 

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 Cori Kirker

Cori Kirker - Fitness Consultant

 

Cori was born in Buffalo NY. She has always been a compassionate person when it comes to children and animals. She has 7 animals in total. When she is not working she enjoys working out. Her fitness journey has led her to lose about 50 pounds. Before working for Bailey's, she worked at a daycare, but then got an opportunity to be a manager at a local restaurant. However she missed working with kids, so she decided to work part time in the Children's Play Area of Bailey's, where both her love for fitness and kids has thrived! Cori was just promoted to Fitness Consultant and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm with Bailey's members!

 

 

 

 

 

Fitness Consultant Preston Jowers

Preston Jowers - Fitness Consultant

 

My name is Preston Jowers and I started my fitness journey May 17th 2017. I've lost a total of seventy pounds since! I am SUPER passionate about everything that I do in life because of health and wellness. My favorite hobbies are working out, watching football and hanging out with friends. I was born in Palmer, Alaska; From there I moved to Anchorage around the age of 1 and moved down to St. Augustine, Florida a couple months before I turned two. If you have any questions NEVER hesitate to ask.

 

 

 

Email Preston at: prestonjowers@baileysgym.com

 

 

 

Fitness Consultant Shareen Toubaili

Shareen Toubaili - Fitness Consultant

 

Hello, my name is Shareen and I recently joined the Bailey's team as a Fitness Consultant. I was born and raised in beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida. Over the last couple of years, I have lost 20 pounds and since then I have become very passionate about health and fitness. I love sharing my knowledge and helping people achieve their wellness goals. In my free time I love to workout, bake and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

 

 

 

Email Shareen at: shareentoubaili@baileysgym.com

 

 

 

Fitness Consultant Carly Salvato

Carly Salvato - Fitness Consultant

Hello! My name is Carly. I moved to St. Augustine this past year and joined the Bailey's family shortly after. I was instantly drawn to the accepting and motivating environment at Bailey's, and I knew from the moment I walked through the doors I had found my second home. I have been working out at Bailey's almost every day since. Prior to moving, I worked at a children's museum in Connecticut for over six years. During that time I was an active member of my organization's gold rated Step Up for Health committee. I am passionate about health and wellness and dedicated to helping others grow and reach their individuals goals. If there is anything I can do to help you reach your fitness goals, please don't hesitate to reach out. I look forward to seeing you around Bailey's!


 

Email Carly at: carlysalvato@baileysgym.com

 

 

 

Fitness Consultant Taylor James

Taylor James - Fitness Consultant

Hello I’m Taylor James! I’m new to the St Augustine area, but not Florida. I grew up in a small town about an hour and a half from here. There I ran a beekeeping business with my two siblings. It sounds cool and interesting, but it was a lot of work. We had up to 1,800 hives at one point. It might not have been fun most days, but it was always ”SWEET”! I also competed in beauty pageants for 16 years and even won a national title in 2016. Being on stage always encouraged me to stay healthy, which is how I found a passion for working out. That passion has now brought me to Bailey’s where you can find me along with my amazing co-workers!


 

Email Taylor at: taylorjames@baileysgym.com

 

 

 

Play Area Attendant Jessica Rodriguez

 

Jessica Rodriguez - Play Area Attendant

 

 

My name is Jessica Rodríguez and I am from Lima, Perú. I have lived in St. Augustine for almost 6 years since I got married. I have a degree in Marketing from the Graduate School at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC). I worked for several years in the real estate sector in the field of marketing. My daughter Arantza is 5 years old. Since her birth, I've stayed at home raising her, and today I thank Baileys Health And Fitness for giving me the opportunity to be part of this family. In my free time I love running, Zumba and enjoy life with my family and friends. I love my job and I really adore being around children. I also thank the parents who entrust us with their children and I assure them that they are in very good hands.

 

 

 

 

 

Play Area Attendant Cathie Oddo

Cathie Oddo - Play Area Attendant

My name is Cathie and I recently joined the Bailey’s team as a Play Area Attendant. I was born and raised in New Jersey. I am a wife and a proud mom of two amazing children and 3 rescued pups. I come to the team with 15 years of teaching experience that started in my hometown of Pompton Plains. I worked in the S.N.A.P. program that is part of the public school system working alongside children with Autism. In 2011 my husband was transferred to Massachusetts, where I took classes in Early Childhood Development at Massasoit Community College where I became certified to teach Preschool. In 2017 I retired from teaching and our family moved to beautiful St. Augustine Florida and we are definitely enjoying the warm weather. I love working in the Bailey’s play area where I can work with children again.

 

 

 

Play Area Attendant Ashley Guarino

Ashley Guarino - Play Area Attendant

My name is Ashley Guarino, and I have been with Bailey’s Gym since December 2019. My husband is prior military and we recently relocated back where we were born and raised with our two children. Before becoming a part of the Bailey’s team as a Play Area Attendant, I was at a daycare and worked with all ages of children, from six weeks to twelve years of age. I also have many years of babysitting experience inside and outside of my home. I thoroughly enjoy being around children and learning through them. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, music, card/board games, and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to everyday at the Bailey’s Gym Play Area and getting to know the children and their parents to create a bond of trust while they are in my care.


 

 

 

 

Play Area Attendant Laura Hicks

Laura Hicks - Play Area Attendant

My name is Laura Hicks and I absolutely love and enjoy working here at Bailey's! I am originally from Miami, but recently moved to Saint Augustine in September 2019. I have 2 grown children and a 4 year daughter. I have been a VPK Teacher and a Teacher's aid at Columbia City Elementary school in the ESE program with special needs students K-5 since 2007. I am certified in CPR and First Aid. I pretty much love life to the fullest. Helping children grow socially and emotionally healthy is my passion. I love the beach and fishing. My children and family are my world!


 

 

 

 

 

Cleaner Al Mack

Al Mack - Cleaner

 

 

Al grew up right here in North Florida in the town of San Mateo, FL. Al comes to Bailey's with several years of top notch cleaning experience. In his spare time, Al likes to fix things. He has extensive knowledge in auto repair and auto mechanics. He also loves to work on and maneuver heavy machinery. Al has 2 grown up children and loves spending time with his wife. Al is also a very service oriented person and loves to help others out with his skills!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweat PT Director Nate Franklin

Nate Franklin - Sweat PT Director

Originally from Alabama, I grew up in the country and have always enjoyed being outdoors hunting or shooting at the range. I moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2000. I went straight to work in the automotive industry, where I remained for 17 years. In 2014, I was fortunate enough to come on board with Sweat PT as a trainer. After just one year working as a trainer I was granted the opportunity to move up in the company and become the fitness director at Bailey’s Orange Park location. Within my time in Orange Park I dedicated myself to my job and my clients, and in January of 2018, was once again blessed with the opportunity to progress in my career at Sweat PT as Bailey’s opened their brand new St. Augustine location. Fitness has always been my passion. My goal is to teach each client how valuable personal training truly is, and what amazing things it can do for them. I love to see people succeed, and I will do whatever it takes to see my clients not only reach, but exceed their goals.

 


Email Nate at: nfranklin@sweatpt.com