Employee Bios - STA

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 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




Cashier Victoria Rampnone

Victoria Rampone - Cashier

Hello, my name is Victoria Rampone and I recently started my journey at Baileys Health and Fitness as a Cashier. I moved from Northeast New Jersey to St. Augustine four years ago. As a competitive dancer since the age of 3, I am very acquainted with staying healthy and being in a fitness-based atmosphere. If you have any questions, I will be happy to assist you with any of your needs at the front counter, in English or American Sign Language!


Email Victoria at: victoriarampone@baileysgym.com




Fitness Consultant Amanda Rodriguez

Amanda Rodriguez - Fitness Consultant


Hello! My name is Amanda. I joined the Bailey’s family in February 2019 as a Cashier, but recently began my journey as a Fitness Consultant. In May 2020, I graduated with my Masters in Exercise Science from the University of North Florida. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time at the beach or watching a movie. If you ever have any questions regarding health and fitness, please don’t hesitate to ask! Welcome to Bailey’s!




Email Amanda at: amandarodriguez@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 Emily Underwood


Emily Underwood - Play Area Attendant






Originally from Dawsonville GA, Emily started working in the Children's Play Area in July 2019. She enjoys coloring, playing, and interacting with all of the children in the facility. In her free time, Emily loves spending time outside and being active.




Play Area Attendant Gabrielle Cassotta

Gabrielle Cassotta - Play Area Attendant


Hello, My name is Gabrielle. I enjoy working out and going to the beach. I joined the Bailey's team in the Children's Play Area because I love working with children and I hope to have my own Day Care facility one day. I studied early childhood education in high school and I am very passionate about teaching them to become mature young adults, but still have fun!








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!







Cleaner Sergio Espinoza

Sergio Espinoza - Cleaner



Hello! My name is Sergio, or 'Serg' for short. I was born in Naples, FL and then moved to Palm Coast, FL where I currently reside. I started my journey with Bailey’s Health & Fitness as a Cleaner in November 2020. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my family, spending time outdoors, and working out. My fitness journey started in 2018, and I am looking forward to gaining more knowledge about strength training through Bailey’s. In the future, I plan to pursue a career in Computer Engineering.







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