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About Trident

Improving lives through fitness since 2010

Trident Athletics, founded by co-owners Andrea and Chriss Smith Jr., started with only a handful of members and trainers but has grown into a fixture in the local community and one of the largest gyms in Northern Virginia.

A team of more than twenty-five passionate, committed and dynamic trainers and athletes, we love nothing more than changing people's lives through fitness. Although we pride ourselves on our knowledge, experience, and continual efforts to improve through learning, we are most proud of our ability to connect with and motivate our members.

Established in 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia, Trident Athletics (formally Trident CrossFit)  is an 11,500 square foot fitness facility dedicated to training athletes, mentoring coaches, and cultivating relationships.

As trainers, we promise to scale appropriately, encourage, answer all questions, be patient, pay attention, keep you safe, and listen, ensuring you get as much from your workout as possible. You're here to change your life, and we're here to help.

The founders

Chriss Smith

Founder and Co-Owner

Andrea Seward-Smith

Founder and Co-Owner

Head coaches

Trident is supported by a team of passionate, committed, and dynamic coaches. Each of them loves nothing more than changing people’s lives through fitness. Although we pride ourselves on our knowledge, experience and continual efforts to improve through independent study, certifications, and courses, we are most proud of our ability to connect with and motivate our athletes.

Aby Thomas

Emily Porterfield

Becca Hall

Melanie Rowland

Marcus White

Nate Pipke

Stacy Nichols

Donnie Nusbaum

Herman Phillips

Sean Drumheller

Hugo De Leon

Sara Gillespie

Alicia Parenteau

Meg Freiberg

Josh Segraves

Rick Bucinell

Assistant coaches

Assistant coaches lead our warm ups and cool downs while aiding head coaches during instruction. Each coach listed below continually looks to grow in order to provide our members with the best knowledge and experience possible. These coaches are a big part of what makes our Trident community so strong.

Anne-Marie Alderson

Grayson Gonzalez

Jamie Brennan

Alex Ramos

Alex Black

Suzy Takata

Lauren Hayes

Larry Reeves

Staff

Our staff members work behind the scenes to keep Trident running.

Jana Maas

Ken Loy

Chris Kelly