Hyrox | Deka Fit Coaching

Maximize Your Hybrid Race Performance

Grit Coaching offers custom training plans and expert guidance for hybrid athletes of  all levels. Events like Hyrox and Dekafit, which blend strength exercises with running intervals, demand a challenging combination of  raw strength and significant endurance. Our coaching is designed to strategically prepare you for these unique challenges.

Key Features of Our Hybrid Coaching:

With our coaching you’re well-prepared to tackle the demanding combination of strength and endurance required to excel in hybrid events.


Hybrid Coaching at Grit Coaching includes a customized program tailored to your unique goals, history, and resources. Here’s what it encompasses:

Training for strength and running concurrently can be tricky, and it’s important to follow a well-thought out plan. Our custom, technology-enhanced programs, backed by the expertise of seasoned coaches Faye and Jess, ensure that every aspect of your training is tailored to unlock your full potential in hybrid racing. Join us and experience the difference of training that’s as dedicated and dynamic as your racing ambitions.

Coach Faye in 'GRIT' athletic attire confidently poses with crossed arms.


Faye Stenning


Coach Faye Stenning’s record in Spartan racing is unparalleled, with more podium finishes in the past decade than any other female athlete. Her transition to Hybrid racing required significant changes in her training approach. Faye’s success, highlighted by winning the Hyrox Pro Division in Chicago and setting the 2021 world record in Dekafit, showcases her deep understanding of Hybrid racing’s demands.

Coach Jess in 'GRIT' athletic attire confidently poses with crossed arms.


jess o'connell


Coach Jess O’Connell, an Olympian and seasoned track, cross country, and road-runner, brings a critical edge to Hybrid coaching. A significant part of these competitions involves running, and Jess’s expertise is invaluable here. With her athletic background, including a 2016 Olympic appearance and extensive national team experience, combined with her academic achievements in Exercise Physiology, Jess is perfectly positioned to elevate the running aspects of Hybrid training to new heights (Spoiler alert: there is a LOT of running in a hybrid competition!)

how it works

Embarking on your personalized coaching journey with Grit Coaching is straightforward and simple. Here’s how we guide you towards your next personal best:

Number 1

Questionnaire & Book A Call

Fill out our questionnaire via Google Forms and provide background to information on your goals and training history. Then, you’ll be prompted to schedule your first meeting effortlessly using Calendly. 

Number 2

Initial Consultation call

We’ll use this initial phone or zoom call to get to know each other and ensure we’re a good fit. This initial consultation is your opportunity to discuss your goals, challenges, and preferences, laying the groundwork for a great coaching experience. This call is free – there is no obligation to sign up!

Number 3

customized plan

Based on the insights from your consultation and questionnaire, we craft a customized training plan that aligns with your individual goals, lifestyle, schedule, and current fitness, ensuring that every aspect of the plan is tailored just for you.

Number 4

ongoing support

Your journey doesn’t end with receiving your plan-we’re just getting started!. We provide options for ongoing support, feedback, and adjustments to your plan as needed, ensuring you stay on track, overcome challenges, and continuously progress.

Pricing Plans For RUN & STRENGTH

$195 USD / MONTH

$250 CAD / MONTH*


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$250 USD / MONTH

$300 CAD / MONTH*


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$300 USD / MONTH

$375 CAD / MONTH*


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Pricing Plans FOR RUN ONLY

$115 USD / MONTH

$150 CAD / MONTH*

bronze - run only coaching

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$140 USD / MONTH

$180 cad/ MONTH

silver - run ONLY COACHING

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$170 USD / MONTH

$220 cad / MONTH


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$130 USD / MONTH

$160 cad / MONTH


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*CAD + GST per month

A woman performing strength training exercises using kettlebells, focusing on building muscle and enhancing her overall strength.

Not sure which plan is right for you?

We can chat about it on our initial consult call!

Signing up for Grit Coaching was one of the best things I’ve done to help and improve my training. Jess and Faye are not only two amazing athletes, but they are wonderful mentors. They have helped me physically and mentally prepare and achieve different fitness goals already; OCR, Hyrox, 5k etc. I can’t wait to see what more is to come in my fitness journey with their knowledge and support!! You guys are the best!!

Alanna M OCR/Hyrox/Running

As a 57 year old weekend warrior, I was in a rut. I wanted to take my physical fitness and OCR performance to the next level. ​ Then Faye and Jess reminded me that even the most elite athletes have a coach. I truly love and appreciate their coaching and customized workout programs built just for me. ​ My motivation and results are already greatly improved, and I can’t wait to see the results long term!

Chuck Farmer OCR Athlete

it's been over a year that I'm with Grit Coaching and I can tell you I'm in the best shape of my life! With each training, I'm closer to achieve my dream of being in the top 10 of each OCR that I do in the elite wave. Grit coaches, Faye & Jess, not only believes in my success, they provide me with the best tips, support and the right program for me each month. The are both really attentive to what you need and they are your best chance to achieving your goal.

Karolynne Johnson OCR Athlete


Coach Faye in 'GRIT' athletic attire confidently poses with crossed arms.

Faye’s journey in athletics is marked by dedication and impressive achievements. Throughout her high school and university years, she was deeply engaged in running, competing for the University of Calgary’s track and cross-country teams. Her standout moments include earning the “All Canadian” cross-country status and participating in the 2008 Olympic trials for the 5000m. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Faye embarked on a career as a personal trainer, where her passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle became a source of inspiration for her diverse range of clients.

Transitioning from competitive running, Faye soon discovered her next athletic passion: obstacle course racing (OCR). Her strong foundation in running and strength training quickly propelled her to success in the OCR world. Faye’s talents were recognized in 2016 when she joined the Spartan Pro Team, and her athletic ability was furthered with a bronze medal at the Spartan World Championships.

Continuing to compete among the elite, Faye has consistently demonstrated her skill and tenacity in OCR. She has secured two 4th place finishes at both the Spartan North Americans and the Spartan World Championship. Her record of Spartan podium finishes over the past decade showcases her enduring excellence in the sport.

Beyond the thrill of competition, it’s the OCR community that deeply resonates with Faye. The opportunity to travel, share her passion for fitness and adventure, and connect with an array of positive, inspiring individuals fuels her year after year. Faye embodies the essence of the “work hard, play hard” ethos, living it to the fullest in both her professional and personal life.

Jess O'Connell

Coach Jess in 'GRIT' athletic attire confidently poses with crossed arms.

Though Jess spent much of her free time growing up competing in Irish dancing, once she hit the track, she never looked back! As a specialist in the 5000m, she boasts a personal best time of an impressive 15:06.66. Her accomplishments include competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 5000m and formerly holding the Canadian national records for the indoor 3000m and 2 mile races. Jess’s career is further highlighted by being a 15-time Canadian national team member across track and field, cross country, and road running, a four-time National Champion, a Pan Am Games silver medalist, an NCAA Division I All-American, and achieving a personal bests of 32:22 in the 10km (road race) and 4:30 in the mile.

Jess has always been “nerdy” about her training, which shows through in her impressive academic background. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Calgary. As a CSEP-CEP (Clinical Exercise Physiologist) with a High-Performance specialization, Jess holds the highest level of certification available in Canada. Jess also holds NCCP Performance Coach certification for endurance events. She applies her vast athletic experience and educational background to her role in Grit Coaching, and also serves as the distance track and cross country coach at the University of Calgary. 

Jess’s commitment to sport extends beyond her personal achievements, as she actively works to inspire and uplift the next generation of athletes. She has passionately volunteered for Fast and Female, an organization dedicated to empowering girls and young women to remain active and engaged in sports, and has served as the athlete representative on the board of Athletics Alberta, the provincial governing body for track and field. Jess believes that balance, health, and FUN are essential for longevity in sport, and she loves sharing her love of running with others.