Stryke is a fight dance fitness workout created by husband + wife team Chris McNally + Erin Mansour. Together the two have over thirty years of experience in the fitness industry. Chris, now a retired professional fighter, and Erin, a professional dancer, wanted to combine their passion + create a workout that anyone of any size , sex, and fitness level could participate.
After years of research , planning, experimenting , and tons of sweating Stryke was born.
The most amazing, fun, kick-your-ass + leave you in a state of 'duh' workout you'll ever experience. A workout where you not only exercise your body, you go on a journey + you leave with an addiction to it. We have taken the best of both worlds + made a bouncing fitness baby. We have incorporated a masculine + feminine element with levels of intensity leaving nothing out. If you have a racing pulse, you can do Stryke. Honestly, you will experience it once + never look back.
It's more than a workout, it will change your life.
It's intense + empowering + enticing + sexy, all in one. It's reckless abandon + intense discipline, and it's completely addicting.
Chris "No Mercy" McNally
As a skinny fat kid, Chris embarked on his journey to be a world class athlete at age 15 when he walked on to his high school wrestling team, after 4 years he continued wrestling for McDaniel College, starting off as a 3rd string on the roster as a Freshman and managed to earn 4th place in the NCAA Tournament in 2002 and becoming an All-American. He left Mcdaniel with a Bachelor of Arts and moved to Charleston to attend the Citadel Graduate Program and Coach the wrestling Team. After completing his Tenure with the Citadel he became a Firefighter with the City of Charleston from 2005-2007. Chris had his first Professional MMA Fight in 2006 and his last fight in 2012. He was a contestant on The Broken Skull Challenge Season 4 with Steve "Stone Cold" Austin on CMT. He loves to spend quality time with his kiddos and go see the latest movies with them. Especially Marvel movies.
Erin "Free Spirit" Mansour
Erin began her fitness journey at the tender age of 18 with Sweating to the Oldies by Richard Simmons. She had gained 80 pounds with her first pregnancy and was searching for a way to get the baby weight off. As a single mom she earned her Bachelor's from the College of Charleston, became a NIA Instructor, a licensed Esthetician. She went on to complete a Master's Degree in Business and have 3 more beautiful children (2 under age 10). Erin took Stryke onto national TV in 2015 when she competed on Spike TV's fitness reality show SWEAT Inc alongside fitness mogul Jillian Michael's, even though she did not win the entire season she was a fierce competitor winning 2 of the 3 challenges in her episode and then bringing Stryke back to charleston and launching the first ever of its kind boutique Stryke Fitness studio. Erin is a full-time studio owner and instructor, a certified personal trainer, a reality-TV personality, motivational speaker and life coach. She has coached thousands and continues to awe and inspire women each day.