CrossFit Reaction's Coaching Staff

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Brandon Chapin

Head Coach

Brandon is not only the owner of CrossFit Reaction, but the heart and soul of the gym family. A Furman graduate, Brandon’s investment in the Greenville community runs deep, and his lifelong love for sport and fitness combines to make him an undeniably passionate leader. Brandon uses CrossFit as a training tool to help individuals lead their best lives, face and overcome challenges, and relish in personal improvements. Come see what he has to offer!


Amy Fryt

Head Coach

Amy came to Greenville in 2015 and immediately fell in love with CrossFit Reaction. A competitive athlete since the age of 5, she thrives on the sport of CrossFit and the constantly varied challenges. Using her extensive gymnastics background and collegiate pole vaulting experience, she helps members build foundational body awareness, an understanding of movement patterns and ultimately working to promote efficiency in exercise. Amy’s goal as a coach is to help all members recognize their potential and help them achieve it.

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Jeni Kleckley

Lead Coach

Jeni received her CrossFit L1 in 2013 and has had such a loving relationship with CrossFit that she considers the gym her “second home”. She has never met a workout she doesn’t like, and her enthusiasm will keep you going through even the toughest workouts. Jeni has a competitive mind and body, with a true focus on each individual and making sure everyone has the knowledge and guidance they need to train smarter and harder.  


Chris Cain

Lead Coach

Chris is always searching for ways to improve, and understands the needs and wants of CrossFIt athletes. As such, he developed Blitz Belts– a weightlifting belt designed specifically for the functional needs of CrossFit workouts. His passion for the sport and movement extends, and you can always find his enjoyably challenging workouts on Sunday afternoons.

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Tanya Stiegler

Lead Coach

Tanya is a spirited coach with a love for fitness that extends beyond the gym. As one of the earliest members of the CrossFit Reaction family, Tanya has helped coached our gym community into true lovers of the sport. An avid outdoorswoman, her fitness lifestyle goes beyond the barbell and she is always eager for a functional fitness adventure!

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Todd Ford

Lead Coach

Todd is one of the longest standing members of CrossFit Reaction and has a new appreciation for “functional fitness” as a dad. As our weightlifting specialist, Todd loves examining the sport in detail and will work with athletes of all abilities– all he asks for is passion and pursuit!

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Charles Shields

Lead Coach

Charles was a college athlete at Appalachian State University and has fifteen years experience with a focus on team sport athletes.  This experience translates well to CrossFit athletes due to its application to sport and life.  He did CrossFit on his own in the backyard for three years before understanding how important the community aspect is to overall growth as an athlete and a person.  Outside of the gym Charles enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing and camping with his wife Emily and two boys.


Crystal O'Neil

Lead Coach

Crystal started CrossFit with the intent to lose a significant amount of weight and immediately fell in love with the community and for the first time – fitness itself. As a self-proclaimed former couch potato, she recognizes that CrossFit can seem intimidating and strives to make everyone feel comfortable, motivated, and excited to work out. Crystal knows firsthand that hard work and consistency foster results and she will encourage you to push past your comfort zone and discover the amazing feats your body is capable of.