Our Coaches

Jessica Baker – Organizer – Yellow Group Head Coach (Pace Group 9:30 – 11 minute mile)


Jessica Baker joined TBF as a member in 2014, and her natural coaching ability was immediately apparent.  Her infectious smile, enthusiasm, and genuine concern and acceptance of others made her a must have addition to the TBF coaching family.  She will be coaching the Yellow Full & Half group for the 2018-19 season, as well as serving as co-director with Kristin Karnuth.

Jessica’s fitness journey in her own words…

I joined Tampa Bay Fit in 2014 to train for a full marathon. I started running in 2012 and could barely run 60 seconds without stopping. Using a couch to 5k app I was able to complete my first 5k that year at The Women’s Half Marathon in St. Pete.  I fell in love with running!  On New Year’s Eve 2013 I decided to set a goal of 13 races that year to include the Women’s HALF Marathon (I wanted the Half medal). I was able to reach my goal using the same couch to 5k training app. After completing my first half marathon I decided to train for a full marathon but couldn’t find an app for that. That is when I discovered Tampa Bay Fit. Thanks to Tampa Bay Fit’s training schedule and coaches I was able to complete my first full marathon, The Clearwater Marathon , at my goal time of 4:20 (4:22 actually, but close enough). I have now completed 8 full marathons. I am currently training for New York City Marathon this fall.