When quality matters to you

I’m a forty-something fitness professional, specializing in health and wellness optimization through a vehicle of cardiovascular, flexibility and resistance training sometimes presented through circuit training. You will be completely revitalized by my program!



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 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.



Lauren Brown started Stryke by helping out a friend with a video. Unknown at the time, it ws the audition tape for a fitness reality show and Stryke was born. Since then, she has given birth to her first child and the youngest Stryker Arden is not nearly 2 and all over the studio getting her Stryke on. Stryke Fitness is such an adaptable fitness program that she was able to continue the routines throughout pregnancy and to the very day before she delivered.

The endurance your body gains and builds through Stryke is a true testimony that this program will change you. “I love to see the confidence from the ladies who come here, seeing them swap out their baggy shirts for fitted tanks shows you they know they look good,” said Lauren. My favorite part of STRYKE is the relationships I’ve made along the way.

The guys can’t go unmentioned here either, it’s awesome to see them really start to move their hips. Lauren’s Husband and fellow Stryker Calen Brown has been traiing with the program since the beginning as well.” Lauren works as a lending representative at a credit union. she enjoys taking her daughter to the park to swing and serving in her church on the coffee team.


Instructor, Director Of Operations

Karen stumbled upon Stryke Fitness in January 2016 by walking into class not knowing who or what it was…and she has been hooked ever since! She is now the Director of Operations for Styke as of March 2020. She is from Summerville, SC but currently lives in Hanahan with her husband and their two sons. They love boating and mountain biking in their free time.  Her favorite part of Stryke is seeing others transform inside and out, just as she has. With her own weight loss came better overall health, confidence and happiness which she hopes to spread to others. Like Maya Angelou once said, “People will forget what you say to them but they will never forget how you made them feel.”