Assistant Coaches

Trident CrossFit is a team of passionate, committed and dynamic trainers. Each of our trainers 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 clients. Trident CrossFit is an organic result of our passion for training and community. To paraphrase Greg Glassman, your athletes will let you know when it’s time to get a larger space. Our athletes have spoken and inspired us to finally take the step to open our own space.

Joel Angeles

Sport fana...

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Joel Angeles

Sport fanatic, multi-sport athlete, CrossFit-ter, coach, husband, father, brother, son, friend and former pop-culturist. Skill-work junkie, with a snappy engine and a Tiger Woods-esque smile. My favorite CrossFit cliche is “be really good at somethings, but suck at nothing”.

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Rachel Boehm

Rachel Boeh...

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Rachel Boehm

Rachel Boehm grew up participating in recreational sports and dance before finding CrossFit in 2011. The CrossFit approach to strength and conditioning training gave her the results she had long sought; the CrossFit community, particularly Trident, gave her the foundation she didn’t know she was missing. She’s honored to now be part of the Trident team, able to give back to the CrossFit community.
CrossFit Level I Trainer
CrossFit Endurance Certified Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer Course
USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Certification

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Adrienne Hoar

I started ...

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Adrienne Hoar

I started my CrossFit career about 25 years ago. As a kid I loved climbing trees, swinging on ropes and kicking butt on the jungle gym. I learned discipline at the dance studio and danced competitively throughout middle and high school. After college and a few years of working with a personal trainer, I came across CrossFit and liked that my skills as a dancer really transferred well into the gym. As an assistant coach I love watching athletes improve and accomplish goals they never thought were possible.

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Sandy Kim

Unlike most...

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Sandy Kim

Unlike most CrossFitters, I didn’t grow up playing sports and was never an athlete. I grew up eating twinkies and was a champion couch potato. I found CrossFit in 2009 after a few years of running, no weight training and lots of injuries from long distance running. CrossFit pushes me beyond what I think my limitations are and has had a huge impact on my life, so I sought the additional challenge of coaching to be a positive role model for individuals entering the gym to pay it forward.

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Matt Kirkpatrick

I want to s...

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Matt Kirkpatrick

I want to share my love for fitness and crossfit with others thas why I want to coach. Before coming to Trident, I was forced to accomplish this by bugging the elderly in line at the grocery store about proper clean and jerk technique or waxing intellectual to my fifth grade students about why you must keep your chest up during a back squat. This wasn’t going well, so I decided to try my luck with a more willing audience. So far so good. Everyone at Trident has been incredible; eager to learn and improve! It is awesome getting to work with such motivated individuals!

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Stacy Nichols

My CrossFit...

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Stacy Nichols

My CrossFit journey started with ‘Fight Gone Bad’….yes, 15 minutes of wall balls, shoulder presses, box jumps, rowing and SDHP. It was one of the hardest workouts I have ever done, and yet it was also one of the most exciting. I was hooked! When I was moving from Las Vegas to Virginia, a coach at CrossFit 702 said “you should try out Trident CrossFit in Old Town Alexandria, you will find a new home there”…it was so TRUE. I walked into Trident for a 12:30 class and knew I had found the place to continue my CrossFit journey. The coaches and community of Trident have become a huge part of my life.
I have been active and an athlete all my life. I grew up playing soccer, volleyball and softball; and have always worked out in some fashion whether it was running, weight lifting and lots of time in local gyms. CrossFit has proven to be the most fun, hardest, exciting and challenging adventure; I feel I am in better shape now than in any time in my life.
When I was asked to be a blue shirt, I was truly honored. CrossFit has changed my perspective on health and wellness and even goal setting. I feel like as a blue shirt, I have the opportunity to share my love of CrossFit and give back to the community I have come to love and appreciate.
CrossFit is many things to many people and that I believe is the beauty of it. It fits so many people and any one can find a way to meet their own expectations. I am excited to see how my journey at Trident and with CrossFit will continue.

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Donnie Nusbaum

I’ve always...

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Donnie Nusbaum

I’ve always been enthusiastic about health and fitness. I was introduced to CrossFit by my roommate in 2007 and never looked back. Becoming a CrossFit trainer allows me the opportunity to help all types of athletes achieve a wide range of goals from obtaining personal fitness records to making life challenges easier outside the gym. I am very thankful and proud to be part of the Trident community.
Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

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Herman Phillips

I’m a PROUD...

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Herman Phillips

I’m a PROUD native Washingtonian. A career Navy guy, I retired in ’11.
I never thought of myself as “athletic” but I did play high school and intramural college sports.
I first heard about CrossFit in 2009. I knew a couple of colleagues that were into it but “knew it wasn’t for me.” (WRONG). Fast forward to 2012; I needed to do something because I got tired of avoiding mirrors in my own house. I have hooked been since my baseline.
I was honored to be asked to join the coaching staff at Trident. Watching people improve and feel better about themselves, and knowing I had even a small part in that, is the “juice” to me. Coaching has given me the ability to give back to the community and box that had given so much to me.
Trident CrossFit is so much more than a gym, a WOD, etc. It is a family. There is no Kool-Aid; just the desire and hard work you’re willing to put into it. The individual decides what CrossFit will be to them and the coaches and community will be there to support and help them to become the best athlete they want to be.

“Ready Ready…3…2…1…GO!” gets me every time.

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Mobility Trainer
CrossFit Judge

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Adam Spang

Over the pa...

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Adam Spang

Over the past 3 1/2 years there have been two things that keep me coming back to Trident; the immediate post-WOD sensation of exhilaration and exhaustion, and more importantly, the Trident family. Trident has given me an unmatched collection of enthusiastic, diverse, and welcoming friends that have exemplified what the CrossFit community is all about.
A cubicle jockey by day, my strength as a coach is I can relate to the everyman and woman that struggles to stay fit while striking the balance between work and play. Sitting in chairs is killing us, and together we will work to get ‘unglued’ and make ourselves better every time we walk through Trident’s doors.

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting

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Sandy Stanley

As an assis...

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Sandy Stanley

As an assistant coach at Trident it’s my job to instruct and motivate our members. I started Crossfit in the fall of 2009 and have been an assistant coach at Trident since January ’12. I’m Level 1 Certified and an active member of Trident’s Olympic Lifting Club.
If you ever have any questions just let me know…whether or not I’m wearing my blue shirt!

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Amanda Warriner

A lifelong...

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Amanda Warriner

A lifelong athlete, I was always on the lookout for new fitness challenges, rotating through running, yoga, swimming, cycling, or whatever crazy new extreme workout was promising to take it to the next level. After finding CrossFit, I was amazed at the benefits of such short workouts! Lifting, and lifting heavy, has changed my body more than I ever thought possible, but more importantly it has changed my mind – the mental strength you gain through pushing through intense WODs and moving weight around like I never thought possible has helped me in every area of my life.
I like to relax through long, slow cardio on my own time, so my favorite workouts are those that are short, intense and heavy! Being at Trident makes working your weaknesses FUN.
My best advice to those new to CrossFit is to SETTLE IN. Even as a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer with years of CrossFit under my belt, I am still learning a lot of these movements. As much as I’d love a string a kipping pull-ups and the perfect power clean to show up over night, it requires patience and commitment.
When I’m not at Trident, you’ll find me commuting back and forth to DC with the thousands of other lawyers around, sneaking kale into my husband’s dinners, and hanging out in Del Ray!

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Chris Brady

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Chris Brady

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Sara Cooper

I started C...

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Sara Cooper

I started CrossFit in New England in 2011 and started coaching in 2012. I come from a background of teaching snowboarding and sailboat racing, so becoming a coach was a natural progression for me. I love that CrossFit allows people of all levels and abilities to work out together. The motivation people gain from each other is amazing.

I moved to Virginia and joined Trident in 2014, and have loved every minute! It is a fun and welcoming community of people.

CrossFit Level One Trainer
CrossFit Movement and Mobility
CrossFit Football
USA Weightlifting Level One

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Mike Empey

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Mike Empey

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Matt Fortin

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Matt Fortin

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Joe Hargraves

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Joe Hargraves

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Brandon Maupin

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Brandon Maupin

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Jeannie McCurry

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Jeannie McCurry

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Kadian Mitchell

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Kadian Mitchell

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Mason Shupe

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Mason Shupe

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Maron Kim

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Maron Kim

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Gabby Ocker

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Gabby Ocker

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