Our Coaches

Jennifer Stephens – Red Full Coach (Pace Group 11-12:30 minute mile)


Joining USA Fit Tamp Bay in 2017 as a member, Jennifer quickly became a part of this running community. This year we are lucky to have her join us again, but as our Red Full Coach. Her infectious energy and motivation makes her a perfect fit!

Jennifer’s running journey…

I started running in 2012 with a Couch 2 5k program because I needed a better way to deal with the stresses of life. After I crossed my first finish line, I was hooked! Since then I have completed races from 5ks to a marathon and pretty much every distance in between. I joined Tampa Bay Fit for the 2017 season after moving to St. Petersburg from Houston, Texas and met some great running friends and learned new running routes. I love running bridges, so getting to run here in the Tampa Bay area is a great fit for me! It is also great training for my upcoming San Francisco Marathon.  I remember how intimidating the marathon distance felt to me that first time and my goal as a coach is to instill confidence and knowledge to my training group and let them know that, even though it is a big goal, it is one that they can achieve.

In my non-running life, I am an American History professor for a community college, married to my best friend and favorite travel companion!