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!


Email Cori at: corikirker@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 Victoria Rampone

Victoria Rampone - Fitness Consultant

Hello! My name is Victoria. I am originally from New Jersey and moved to St. Augustine, Florida in 2016. After joining the Bailey's family, I soon found my home away from home. Growing up as a competitive dancer, health and wellness holds a large impact in my life. Working out has been a great way for me to pursue my fitness goals. I do hope to achieve many things and compete in the future. I have always had a passion for health and wellness and would love to share this motivating environment with you. As a Fitness Consultant, I look forward to assisting you with your fitness goal and see your dreams become reality. If there is anything I can better assist you in, please, don't hesitate to ask!

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





Cashier Sergio Espinoza

Sergio Espinoza - Cashier



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.






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 Sydni Simmerson


Sydni Simmerson - Play Area Attendant



Hello! My name is Sydni Simmerson and I have been a member of Bailey's Health & Fitness since August 2018. I took the opportunity to become an employee and begin working in the Play Area in January 2021. I love working with children and appreciate the trust you place in me to care for your little ones!







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 Simon Vethly

Simon Vethly - Cleaner



Hello, my name is Simon. I was born near Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Palm Coast when I was about three years old. I became a Bailey’s employee February of 2021 as a Cleaner. Prior to that, I became the first member of my family to join the Army, where I had the opportunity to work as a Chemical Specialist. I am now an active member of the Army Reserves and continue my training and work with this branch as opportunities arise. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and being outside. I am looking forward to gaining more knowledge in the health and fitness field, as I continue to grow with Bailey’s in the future.







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