TEACH People. TRAIN People.

Inspire Team Building, Mental Toughness and Self Awareness




Chriss Smith Jr.
a.k.a.“Quatro Duece”

A mobile, hostile and agile former Navy SEAL with decades of experience in the SEAL teams and other Special Operations units. Expertise in tactical communications, small unit tactics, combat/tactical marksmanship, weapons, anti-terrorism, defensive driving, combative training, digital collection systems, certified diving instructor, recognized writing and photographic talents.

Adventure athlete: recently competed "GODZone" Chapter 8 New Zealand, 650km adventure Race. “Primal Quest 2016” 465-mile 10-day adventure race, competed in the "Arrowhead 135” a 135-mile human sled pull race and numerous extreme endurance races. 

Recently Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji, Sept 2019, Team Onyx

Amazon Prime -  Worlds Toughest Race

Founder and Co-owner of Trident Athletics (formally Trident CrossFit) in Alexandria, Va, one of the largest CrossFit gyms in the country. A Level-4 trainer, mentor, coach of over 650 athletes of all different athletic abilities and levels to include professionals, first responders, industrial athletes, military forces, and life-long warrior-athletes. All with a common goal, to achieve peak physical and mental prowess and to reach their fullest potential. Chriss fully understands the relationship between total body fitness &mental toughness, and the roles they play in everyday life.

Chriss is a Life Coach and mentor to dozens of people looking for a higher purpose in their lives. he is fit, funny, and charming and winner of the hit television show “One Man Army” ep. 5, a competition series featured on Discovery Channel, which pits elite military, extreme sports, and law enforcement operatives against one another.



Trident Mindset

Trident Mindset - 100% online mental toughness training program that will teach you the 12 skills necessary to develop and forge your mind. Daily exercises Including, daily lessons, cold showers, visualization, self-assessments, breathing exercises, meditation,

Learn the neuroscience and physiology behind each mental toughness strategy. Strategies like mindfulness, positive self-talk, micro-goals, and stoicism. Techniques for reaching your potential in business, relationships, workouts, and challenges.

Training exercises that allow you to sharpen your mind

Trident Mindset


In-Person Training - Trident Athletics offers in-person training in the Washington DC metro area. This training includes crucible workouts, stress inoculation training, meditation retreats, leadership drills, and cold-water immersion experiences.

Personalized Consulting - For individuals and teams (whether corporate or athletic) looking to take their mental training to the next level, We offer personal consulting. I offer in-person or over-the-phone advice and mentorship. Clients can also receive individualized training plans or customized team-building experiences. 



Key Note Speaking

For the past three decades, Navy SEAL inspirational speaker Chriss has been exploring and researching human development in his quest to discover and understand what enables individuals and teams to succeed in every environment imaginable.
What he's discovered are some fundamental truths about people from all walks of life and will re-ignite that fire in their belly, quiet the negative chatter and turn up the volume of "The Inner winner."
If you're looking to separate yourself or your team from the rest of the pack and seeking that competitive edge, then invest in The Trident Mindset.

Schedule a call


"If vision isn't clear, then the mist in your mind will eventually become the fog in your organization. "

Andy Stanley

50% Complete

Program Coming Soon!

Join My Weekly Newsletter now to get the latest Updates!