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Strength coaching and personal training based in Washington DC

About Bryan Crossley, MS


I grew up in Williamsport, PA (home of the Little League World Series!) where I played baseball and was involved in fitness from a very young age. It was from this background that my passion for strength training developed.

Prior to earning a Masters Degree in Kinesiology, I played Division 1 baseball at Coppin State University. During this experience, I realized that having a foundation based in strength was essential. It became evident to me that my passion and priority for strength training was granting me the ability to remain injury-free and reach my absolute potential. This principle applies to all of us.

Maybe, for you, it’s not baseball. Maybe it’s playing with your kids, standing up from the floor without struggle, or just a general ability to move more freely. That’s what I am here to help you with.

My goal is to provide you with the foundation that your body requires to be strong. From this strength comes your ability to move. From this movement, you enjoy a life that is as comfortable and injury-free as possible.

“My goal is to work together to teach you the right techniques and programming to get you stronger.”


Tucker, Personal Trainer in Washington DC

Tucker Collins

Tucker's bio
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Tucker is a dedicated personal trainer whose journey is rooted in his love for fitness and helping others achieve their full potential. Tucker developed a passion for fitness through sport, specifically Soccer. He played at a high level through college, and played a few years at the semi-pro level in Richmond. Through training to improve his performance on the field and learning about the rehab process through soccer related injuries, Tucker developed a strong desire to guide others on their path to better health and self-improvement. Upon graduating from George Mason University in 2020 Tucker began his career as a personal trainer and has been helping people accomplish their goals ever since. Tucker has his CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. With boundless energy and his personable approach, he creates a supportive and motivating environment that empowers his clients to push beyond their limits and unlock their full potential.
Tucker, Personal Trainer in Washington DC

Johnathan Harrison

Johnathan's bio
Johnathan is a highly qualified and experienced fitness professional with a passion for helping individuals achieve their health and wellness goals. With a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science Fitness and Wellness from Shaw University, Johnathan possesses a strong academic foundation in the field of exercise science.

As an ISSA certified personal trainer, Johnathan has acquired a comprehensive skill set that enables him to design and implement effective workout programs tailored to each client’s unique needs and objectives. He is adept at assessing clients’ current fitness levels, identifying areas for improvement, and creating personalized training plans that maximize results while minimizing the risk of injury.

With his specialization in strength and conditioning, Johnathan is equipped to guide individuals through high-intensity workouts aimed at enhancing athletic performance, increasing strength, and improving overall functional fitness. His expertise as an ISSA certified bodybuilding specialist allows him to assist clients in sculpting their bodies, developing muscle mass, and achieving their desired physique.

In addition to in-person training, Johnathan is also well-versed in online training methods. As an ISSA certified online trainer, he offers virtual coaching and guidance to clients who prefer the flexibility and convenience of remote fitness programs. Through digital platforms, Johnathan provides customized workout routines, nutritional guidance, and ongoing support to individuals seeking to achieve their fitness goals from anywhere in the world.

Recognizing the importance of nutrition in overall health and fitness, Johnathan has obtained certification as an ISSA nutrition consultant and coach. He offers personalized nutrition consulting services to help clients optimize their dietary habits, manage weight, and improve their overall well-being. By combining his knowledge of exercise science with expertise in nutrition, Johnathan provides holistic and comprehensive wellness solutions to his clients.

With his extensive education and certifications, Johnathan is committed to empowering individuals to lead healthier lifestyles and reach their fitness aspirations. His client-centered approach, coupled with his passion for fitness, makes him a trusted and reliable partner in the journey towards better health and well-being.

Tucker, Personal Trainer in Washington DC

Jen Houser

Jen's Bio

Jen is a disciplined and passionate strength trainer who grew up playing multiple sports and now competes in National Bodybuilding shows in her free time. During her undergrad, Jen gained valuable experience as a small group trainer and group exercise instructor. After graduating in 2020, Jen became a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach through the National Academy of Science (NASM).

Jen’s goal is to empower others to feel confident in their skin and form a positive relationship towards nutrition and exercise. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a sedentary worker looking to take your fitness to the next level, or maybe just want to learn the foundations of basic exercise form, Jen is the coach for you! Teaching others how to improve self-discipline, happiness, and balance is Jen’s main priority.

Tucker, Personal Trainer in Washington DC

Sergio Almaraz

Sergio's bio
Wassup! My name is Sergio Almaraz. Born and raised in Chantilly, VA but both of my parents are from Bolivia which is where I used to live for a few years. I also speak Spanish fluently!

I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. I’ve been training clients for 2 years and specialize in people with body transformation/strength goals as well as young athletes. That being said, I’ve also worked with many clients with all different kinds of backgrounds, goals, and experience!

I live by the motto “If it’s not challenging you it’s not changing you!”

One-on-One Personal Training Services

Work with a certified personal trainer to reach your health and fitness goals, lose weight, get stronger, and learn best practices for weight lifting.

Physical Training for all Fitness levels

My job as a strength coach is to provide organization to an otherwise very overwhelming process. When you tell me what YOUR goals, YOUR priorities, and YOUR needs are, I develop a program tailored to those specifics. Then you just have to show up, be coached, and start getting stronger. You may be a former athlete or you may have never lifted a weight in your life — the starting point is always the same: show me where you’re starting at, explain to me where you want to be, and I’ll plan out the rest for you.

I can help you achieve your personal best in

  • Strength Training
  • Muscle Gain
  • Injury Prevention
  • Movement Efficiency
  • Mobility
  • Resistance Training
  • Confidence in Your Movements

How BC Strength Training Works

  • 1-on-1 strength training
  • 1x, 2x, 3x/week depending on your goals
  • Package pricing for one-on-one training varies based on frequency of training.


1-on-1 Fully Remote Personal Training Programs Availabile

If you want to level up…

Beyond personal training.

Our new program, Stratified Strength, is not for your average gym-goer. This specialized program is a 3-month strength training AND nutrition program designed to teach you the tools you will need to maintain your strength and nutrition on your own. This offer is not right for everyone. Stratified Strength is high-touch and will require committment and a strong desire to learn. Space is limited.

On a budget, but still want personal training AND nutrition help?
We have a program for that too. Learn more.

Bryan Crossley, MS

Personal Trainer

Kylie Fagnano, MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP, CLT

Registered Dietitian

How Does BC Strength Training Work?


Schedule a quick call with Bryan to discuss what you are looking for in a trainer, what your goals are, and learn about Bryan’s approach to strength and fitness.

Choose your program.

Choose from our Monthly Membership Options: 1, 2, or 3 (virtual or in-person) training sessions/week

You can also consider Stratified Strength or our DIY program.


In our current climate, BC Strength Training is unique in its ability to offer outdoor training with the same equipment you traditionally find in any gym.

So long as you are committed to your program, you will see results!

If 1:1 isn’t right for you, we have options.

BC Strength Training branded "fitness log book" and ipad with strength training program on it

Build-Your-Own Program

My 12-Week Foundational Weight Training Program was designed for those who don’t want to work with a trainer 1:1 or can’t due to time, location, or budget restrictions.

If you want a simple, build-your-own program with a training plan and exercise suggestions, my 12-Week Foundational Weight Training Program is it. Pair the program with my Fitness Log Book, and you’ll be well on your way to better health and stronger muscles.


Do I need a gym membership to train with Bryan?

No. BC Strength Training is not affiliated with another gym.

Are your fitness programming plans customized to me?

Yes! This is something BC Strength Training prioritizes for each client.

How often do we meet for fitness coaching?

We will meet anywhere between 1-3x/week for your training depending on your preference, goals, and scheduling availability.

Do you work with a Registered Dietitian?

Yes. BC Strength Training partners with Strata Nutrition. Kylie is a Registered Dietitian, and she offers each new client a free consult. If you wish to continue working with her, she offers BCST clients a special monthly rate.

Learn More about Strata Nutrition >

Do you offer virtual or in-person strength training services?

Both in-person sessions in Washington DC and virtual strength training sessions are offered.

Where is your practice located at and what's the parking like?

BC Strength Training is located at 1209 Blagden Alley, Washington, DC 20001

Directions from 6th Street:

Once you turn into Blagden Alley off of N street, continue straight down the alley until you come to the first intersection (you’ll see the rainbow “LOVE” mural on your right).

Turn right here.  You’ll quickly come to a dead end, turn left and the gym is on your right.  There is a black staircase on the outside of the building leading up to the gym.
Parking:  You can park on 10th street and walk into Blagden Alley from there as well.  In that case, you’ll take the first left after entering the Alley and the building will be directly on your left.
Parking on N street between 9th and 10th is also often available.
Parking in the Alley or directly in front of the gym is not available.
Do I need to bring anything to my training sessions?

Everything you need is provided including towels and water.

Client Testimonials

Many of my clients have achieved their goals of weight loss, muscle gain, body tone, and more. Hear from them yourself.

Highly recommended personal trainer!

I started training with Bryan a couple years ago one day per week but his program made me feel so strong and gain more focus in my life that I now train with him four day a week.

Bryan has a really good routine for me and I don’t have to put thought on my own to exercise thanks to Bryan. I find myself having better posture and more energy throughout the day.

Because I raved so much about how good Bryan is at his craft, my wife Sophie started training with him about a year ago. Last month my parents started working with Bryan too.

Highly recommended personal trainer!


highly personalized workout

I have been training with Bryan for over 5 years and could not be happier with my experience. Bryan designs a highly personalized workout, focuses on form and technique as much as (if not more) than the number of pounds lifted, and delivers amazing progress. Bryan has also assembled an amazing outdoor lifting facility that is highly appreciated (and necessary) in this time of Covid. And Bryan’s personality ensures a most enjoyable workout environment. I highly recommend him!


high quality equipment and good coaching

Bryan has a solid outdoor setup with high quality equipment and good coaching. He’s consistent as a trainer and is big on technique and form, but has a friendly demeanor and personality to go along with it. I have no complaints about him other than the fact that he is a Raiders fan, and would highly recommend him as a trainer.


motivated me to work past my strength weaknesses

Bryan Crossley has been in my professional life for 20yrs. We have helped develop various strength programs over the years. I’ve also had the opportunity to train underneath his super vision. Which was a personal experience knowing we were in the same field. He was an excellent communicator and motivated me to work past my strength weaknesses. Which is hard to tell when training by yourself. I highly recommend BC Strength Training not only to the public but to others in the professional field of Kinesiology. Thank you Bryan for always challenging me.


challenge yourself and have fun at the same time

Bryan is easily one of the best personal trainers in DC. I came up to the city for 3 months for work, and I was keen on getting my body in shape.

Bryan won’t BS you. He tells you it how it is, and he will tailor fit a program that is unique to your needs. I also like that he focuses on movement patterns and takes a kinesiological approach to strength training. This is very important because it helps to avoid injury.

Over the course of these past 3 months, I’ve met with Bryan at a rate of 4x a week. He’s trained me to be much stronger, and I’ve reached weight lifting goals that I could not have imagined coming into this. I also feel and look much better than I did coming in.

As I finish this Summer, Bryan has proved not only a great personal trainer, but also a friend. He’s a really chill guy. You will challenge yourself and have fun at the same time.

You can’t go wrong with BC Strength Training! Do it!


strongly recommend Bryan as a personal trainer

I strongly recommend Bryan as a personal trainer. I was pretty much a beginner when I started with him, and he coached me through learning the proper form for each of our lifts before moving on to more ambitious targets. He strikes a good balance of providing feedback and coaching when it’s needed without being overly critical. I’m happy with the progress I’ve made – thanks Bryan!


looking forward to every workout

As an avid ice hockey player, athlete and fitness professional myself, I can vouch for Bryan’s expertise and knowledge as a personal trainer. He listens to my goals, creates a thoughtful exercise plan to achieve them, and is excellent at evaluating and teaching proper movement and form. He is very receptive to feedback, keeps our sessions challenging without overdoing it, and stays focused and attentive when we work together. On top this, he has a fun, friendly and non-judgmental demeanor – all of which keep me looking forward to every workout. I would highly recommend Bryan to anyone from beginners to trained athletes!


the most knowledgeable, effective and consistent

I’ve worked with a dozen trainers over the years and Bryan’s the most knowledgeable, effective and consistent. I’d recommend him to anyone from serious young athletes to professionals like myself who cope with body damage from stress, desk jobs, bad food environment, and creeping sedentary lifestyle. With Bryan I have lost fat, built some muscle, reversed posture problems, and improved flexibility. I’m more mindful of the importance daytime activity and at least I know what I should be eating even if Five Guys often seems tempting! For a lot of people, having somebody like Bryan in your life can mean feeling and looking your best instead of looking and feeling like you’ve spent your life in the Beltway (the rubber tire around your gut, not I-495)!


knowledgeable about exercise science, physiology, and nutrition

I’ve trained with Bryan, the founder, for over three years and highly recommend BC Strength Training. Bryan is knowledgeable about exercise science, physiology, and nutrition. BC focuses on lifting technique for long-term gains, as well as on meeting fitness goals. I particularly appreciate BC’s efforts to reconfigure lifting programs to keep the training interesting and to minimize plateauing. As client goals always vary, I also appreciate BC’s work in developing an individually tailored fitness program geared at what I want to accomplish. I’ve gotten to know other BC clients, who tend to be busy, working professionals around D.C. As a result, BC has experience in integrating stress management and healthy living into fitness programs. I’m happy to speak with anyone thinking about working with a BC as part of a fitness route.


Not only do I look better, I feel better

When COVID closed gyms, Bryan worked hard to get equipment that could be used outdoors so that his clients could continue to work out, which not only benefited their immune systems but also their mental health. He has a full set up and so much equipment that I haven’t once missed the gym. He cleans the equipment and space obsessively after every client.

Unlike some personal trainers, Bryan does not give the same basic workout to every person. He individualizes your workout plan based upon your body and your goals. He explains each exercise so you know why you’re doing it and how to do it. Not only do I look better, I feel better. I have bought packages with Bryan for both of my parents and would highly recommend him to anyone serious about their fitness.


Contact Info

Bryan Crossley

1209 Blagden Alley, Washington, DC 20001

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1209 Blagden Alley, Washington, DC 20001

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