Chris Portrait Chris Cromer

Head Instructor

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.

Robyn Brown

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.

Kaleb Young

Kaleb Young has beeen training martial arts for over 20 years. He is an accomplished mixed martial arts competitor. He is an expert in a wide range of martial arts including grappling and striking. Kaleb hold a 1st degree black belt in Karate and a 2nd degree black belt in Krav Maga. He has trained under Chris Cromer for 15 years and teaches most of the in house Krav Maga classes. Kaleb is the youngest IKI Krav Maga black belt currently in the world.

Kenny Porter

Kenny Porter is a currently undefeated up and coming MMA competitor and trainer at AFMA. Kenny was a scholarship wrestler in college and is currently one of the primary HiiT15 trainers.

Suzanne Cromer

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.

Richard Pinto
Head Trainer

Richard is an international Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion with years of experience in the fitness industry. His specialties are functional strength movement and speed and agility training for athletes and non-athletes. Richard currently trains and competes at the highest levels of his sport. He coaches and trains several UFC athletes. Richard brings these skills to the development of the HiiT15 system.

Oscar Lopez
Kids Class Instructor

Oscar is an instructor with 3 years of experience under Chris Cromer. Oscar was the head AAU wrestling coach for Riverside Kids AAU team. He has a passion for teaching kids and a way for bringing out the best in each individual. Oscar is also a competitive MMA fighter which requires mastery of a multitude of discplines. He is currently undefeated and continues to train hard. He brings the same drive to teaching as he does to training.

Chris Teague

Chris Teague is the head wrestling coach at AFMA. Chris is a NAIA national runner up and the number one ranked 145lb amatuer MMA fighter in the nation. Chris is not only a top notch competitor but also an excellent coach. He heads up South Carolina's most prominant AAU wrestling program and is also a certified wrestling referee.