Chris has been training martial arts for over 30 years. He has black belts in multiple striking, grappling and self defense disciplines. Along with the eastern martial arts styles Chris has coached and trained wrestling and boxing for years. He has competed and coached in all realms of competition including kickboxing, muay thai, MMA, grappling, wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, etc....It is this eclectic blend of eastern and western martial arts and training methods that is the trademark of success in mixed martial arts and is at the roots of our base self defense style.
Chris has trained with and been instructed by world champion kickboxers, jiu jitsu stylist, and wrestlers and it is this knowledge that is used to create the best training methods for success.
RJ has been training martial arts for more than 15 Years. He began training as a child, surrounded by a family of black belts with many disciplines of striking and self-defense. RJ belted in Shashin-Ryu Kempo Karate in 2001 and later trained under a World Champion Kick boxer until 2005. He joined the United States Army and was soon discovered to be an asset to Military Training. RJ’s experiences include, US Army Combative Trainer Course and US Army Drill Sergeant School. He has experience training more than 1500 uniformed service members including Basic Combat Training and Combat training in support of conflicts around the world. Many of his students include foreign aligned military members of other nations among the ranks.
RJ currently serves as a Tactics Instructor for Law Enforcement agencies which include weapons training and self-defense. He has been a great asset to the real world self-defense training we provide here at Absolute Fitness and Martial Arts.
Suzanne Fernandez-Cromer has over 25 years experience in the fitness industry. She is a certified Reformer and Mat Pilates instructor through Balanced Body, Powerhouse Pilates, and Fitour with continuing education through Peak Pilates, Stott Pilates, Elizabeth Larkin, Polestar and more. Suzanne is also trained and certified in the following areas: AFAA group fitness specializing in kickboxing and yoga, ACE Personal Training, Les Mills Training in the following areas: Body Combat, Body Flow, and Body Pump, and indoor cycling through Johnny G and Reebok. She is First Aid, CPR and AED certified.
Suzanne is a knowledgeable fitness trainer with a strong passion for inspiring clients at any age or fitness level to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance, nutrition and overall well being. She takes great pride in helping her clients achieve their optimal level of health and fitness goals.