group & corporate coaching

Elevate Your Team with Group & Corporate Coaching

Transform your workplace’s approach to fitness and wellness with Grit Coaching’s specialized corporate and group training led by Olympian Jessica O’Connell and OCR expert Faye Stenning. Improving fitness and training for a goal is a wonderful way to unite a group, and our programs are sure to inspire!

Benefits:

Grit Coaching’s Corporate and Group Training program is designed to elevate the fitness and wellness landscape of your workplace. Together, we craft custom training programs that cater to your group’s interests and capabilities, ensuring that every member of your team can participate and benefit.. This program is more than just exercise; it’s about fostering a healthier, more cohesive, and productive work environment.

With Grit Coaching, you’re not just implementing a fitness program; you’re building a culture of wellness. Our coaching focuses on custom training plans, motivational support, and expert guidance. This not only improves individual fitness but also strengthens team building and enriches the overall workplace experience. Let us take your workplace fitness to the next level with competence and inspiration!

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Coach

jess o'connell

Bio

Jess O’Connell, a 2016 Olympian and a 15-time national team member, brings a rich blend of professional running experience and academic knowledge to Grit Coaching. In addition to remote coaching, Jess also coaches track and cross country at the University of Calgary. 

Passionate about crafting training programs for runners at all levels, Jess finds equal joy in aiding elite athletes to achieve podium finishes and in helping beginners surpass their own expectations. 

Jess prioritizes recovery and wellness in her coaching and believes that patience, consistency, and FUN leads to incredible results.

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Coach

faye stenning

Bio

Faye Stenning holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, was an “All Canadian” cross-country runner, and competed at the 2008 Olympic trials for the 5000m. After transitioning from competitive running, 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.

During her time as a trainer she 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.

As a now retired athlete, Faye is focused on spreading wellness through as many communities as she can. She is active in the New York run scene, has done wellness seminars at the London Stock Exchange and Morgan Stanley, as well as a segments on injury prevention for runners on Good Day New York.

Group & Corporate Coaching Options

Grit Coaching offers a range of services designed to boost fitness, wellness, and team dynamics in the corporate environment. Leveraging the expertise of our accomplished coaches, we provide tailored solutions that cater to the specific needs of groups and organizations. From motivational speaking engagements to comprehensive training plans and interactive group coaching, our programs are structured to enhance both individual and team performance, fostering a culture of health, collaboration, and peak productivity.

inspirational speaking

Our team offers inspirational speaking engagements and educational seminars. Drawing from our athletic journeys, we speak on themes like goal setting, redefining failure, performing under pressure, life transitions, and unlocking potential. We also provide seminars on crucial wellness topics, including fitness training, nutrition, and goal-setting strategies.

training plans

We design custom training plans tailored to your group’s unique needs. Whether you’re gearing up for a specific event or focusing on general wellness, our plans are crafted considering your group’s schedule, equipment, and goals. Delivered through user-friendly applications, these plans offer a comprehensive approach, including cardio and strength training, injury prevention, and recovery techniques.

 

group coaching

Our group coaching service is ideal for teams training for a specific event or aiming to improve overall health and fitness. We provide custom training plans complemented by interactive coaching sessions through webinars, Zoom, or in-person meetings. This approach not only fosters team building but also ensures that your group receives the necessary motivation, education, and guidance to achieve your collective fitness goals.

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Ready to Transform Your Team?

Interested in elevating your group’s fitness and cohesion? Contact us today to discover how our Group & Corporate Coaching can make a significant difference in your workplace. Let’s get started on this journey together!

 

 

Why Grit?

Choose Grit Coaching for your group or corporate needs and benefit from the unparalleled expertise of our women owners – an Olympic athlete and an elite OCR racer, both with deep knowledge in Kinesiology. Their unique blend of top-tier athletic experience and academic insight guarantees a transformative fitness and wellness journey for your team.

 

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Expert-Led Programs

Learn from top athletes with Olympic and OCR credentials, ensuring your training is guided by the best in the field.

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Customized Training Solutions

Tailored programs that meet the specific fitness and wellness goals of your group or organization.

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Enhanced Team Dynamics

Our coaching approach not only improves fitness but also strengthens teamwork and camaraderie.

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Academic Insight

Benefit from our founders' extensive knowledge in Kinesiology, adding a layer of scientific expertise to your fitness journey.

Jess O'Connell

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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.

FAYE STENNING

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.