Where Talented High School Student Athletes Excel

We train young athletes on the leading edge of athletic performance. Our students are poised to become a generation of trailblazers in their chosen sport.

Strength & Conditioning For Athletic Excellence

Lasting change requires time for your body to adapt. Programs are balanced, challenging, and customized to meet immediate, mid-range and long-term goals.

Sustainable Peak Performance Designed to Last a Lifetime

Those scouted at the college level, training for Olympic trials or gearing up for the NFL draft expect a rigorious program built for the highest achievement over a career.

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Michael Holland

Certified Fitness Coach | Nutritionist | Qigong Instructor
Master Personal Trainer | Sports Performance Coach

Michael Holland, MS is founder and owner of Comprehensive Athletic Training (CAT). Decades of professional experience, extensive research and his own committed practice of Qi Gong and Tai Chi inform all he does. In addition to individual training of elite athletes, Michael has coached track and field at Los Gatos High School, worked with the Strength, Speed and Power Camps at Stanford University and developed a Deep Water Running Rehabilitation Program to aid athletes across all disciplines.
Michael Holland combines the best of western sports performance training, eastern bloc sciences/training techniques, and Asian martial arts to deliver a holistic model – specifically designed to lead clients to their highest levels of health, fitness and sports performance.

Athletic Performance & Training at the Threshold of Sports Evolution

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRAINING

Our approach to high school athletic training here at Comprehensive Athletic Training (CAT) is based upon a foundation of respect and trust – built from day one.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

In short, when we talk about strength training and athletic conditioning, we look at the physical and physiological development of athletes for elite sport performance.

PEAK ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Peak athletic performance is about more than upping your game. It is about connecting every component of who and what you are in a synergistic matrix.

Client Testimonials

As a former collegiate athlete that was unwilling to slow down or pay much attention to the stress I put on my body, I incurred a series of injuries through my late 20s and into my early 30s that ultimately resulted in a severe grade 3 ankle sprain with considerable tissue damage.

After I was advised that surgery was inevitable, I was put in touch with Michael who gave me a better alternative. Through his comprehensive program that addressed my injury from a physical, mental and nutritional standpoint, I was able to not just recover, but improve my athletic performance with no surgical intervention.

Michael helped me understand the connections of my prior injuries and showed me a better way to train and prepare (both physically and mentally) for the athletic goals that I still have. His approach focuses on sustainability and teaches you ways to nourish your body and mind. I can’t thank him enough for the tools that I now have to improve performance, prevent future injuries and manage stress. Remember the mantra – Regression, Recovery, Integration, Progression. THANK YOU MICHAEL!!

Andrew - 11/9/19

Michael took an injured and out of shape former competitive runner, and rehabbed, trained and coached me to my best running times in the span of 8 months. My ultimate goal was to qualify for the Olympic Trials Marathon at the Boston Marathon. To this day, I have never incurred an injury from following Coach Holland’s program design. Sacramento Marathon 2:46 | San Francisco Half-Marathon 1:09 | Boston Marathon- 2:36

George R

I have worked with Michael and have been utilizing his Comprehensive Athletic Training program since my sophomore year of college in 2013. His holistic modalities propelled me to tap into my full potential on and off the playing field. I graduated with my Bachelors degree in exercise science. I was selected as an ALL-American QB for my NAIA college. Prior to college I battled back from injuries using eastern modalities that western medicine could not provide for me. Michael provides the mind, body, and soul with exercises that puts you in a state of harmony which transfers to an overall better performance.  Coach Holland also deepened my knowledge of Qigong by teaching me practices that translated to improved athletic performance, while keeping me injury free. I continue to incorporate these practices into my daily life, and they definitely help keep me healthy and fit.

K.B.

As a student-athlete playing Division 1 Football, Coach Holland was able to help me make great strides within a short amount of time with building strength, drills, and recovery before my season started. He is extremely passionate about what he does and he will do anything and everything, including going above and beyond to see me succeed in my dreams on the field and off. There is nothing greater than when someone takes the time to truly work with you and they want nothing but to see you become successful and reach your physical, mental, and spiritual goals. Not many athletes will get the attention they need to develop, but Coach Holland has the knowledge and experience to enable my skills transfer to every aspect of football and my life. Ms. Aviation Management Candidate – Middle Tennessee State University

Leighton Gasque

My dietary changes, the stretches and the deep water running have been absolutely transformational in tuning and strengthening my body. In just a couple of months of working with Coach Michael Holland (and after about 10 years), I am now at my ideal weight. I feel great and with each week my knee is getting stronger. I have resumed a weekly practice of hiking the PG&E Trail at Rancho San Antonio (a rigorous 8 mile hike) without any knee pain, and I am looking forward to returning to doing triathlons with my daughter, who is 37 years my junior!

Karl D.

I have known coach Holland for more than six years. Michael was highly recommended to me when I was looking for a trainer to help my son with his conditioning and golf game. He helped him with all aspects of his game – he ended up becoming the top player in his high school team in his senior year. Subsequently he worked with my younger son on his soccer skills and eventually with me directly as I was working through some lower backpain issues that prevented me from running as much as I had grown accustomed to. In general, I like and appreciate Michael’s attention to details of the individual’s desires/goals relative to their existing physical condition and constraints concentrating on long-lasting results – not trading off risks of injury/reinjury for short-term gain.

I’ve also been impressed with how Michael strives to stay up to date with the latest trends in exercise, healing and nutrition to bring valuable insights, tools and techniques to his clients.

Specifically, the things that worked for me best were: core strengthening and stretching (Active Isolated Stretching-AIS) (for my back), TRX training (general conditioning) mixed with cardio and pool exercises.
I have recommended Michael to other friends – you won’t be disappointed.

Shams V. - San Francisco, CA / 2019

Qigong has provided me with a mental framework with which to face the day and its unexpected events with a greater degree of calmness. I would like to share with you what has for me been a very unexpected benefit. I was a competitive swimmer for many years through high school and college. I realized recently, after one of our sessions, that the practice of Qigong has improved how I breathe when I swim the crawl.  As a result of the Qigong you taught me, and the specific breathing patterns I learned in the process, I was automatically using those same breathing patterns while swimming.  I am now able to swim much more easily and efficiently—and it has enabled me to swim for a significantly longer time.  Many thanks!

Gladys

My livelihood and recreation have always been physically demanding, from commercial fishing to construction to serious surfing. I have always been concerned with my physical capacities and over all health, and was doing okay, but by taking advantage of Michael Holland’s in depth, wide ranging and ever growing knowledge of health, fitness, wellbeing and the many other terms that try to describe the indescribable, I have been taught and introduced to pathways that have led to excellence of result and great satisfaction.

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), greatly enhanced and extended my surfing to my late sixties when an old injury eventually slowed me down with a hip replacement. With Michaels extensive knowledge of prehab and rehab which includes nutrition, supplements, holistic physical therapy, emotional and mental preparation my recovery was ahead of normal schedule and rather painless.

Injuries, even small ones, can, after healing leave compromised movement from the habit of favoring the injury. Muscle Activation Technique (MAT), reestablishes the necessary connections and allows for fluid transitions which in things like surfing can lead to new levels. Even in everyday life being in some state of flow, each moment seems deeper and more complete.

Michael introduced me to Foundation Training. My basic acquaintance helped me to improve my posture to where my well worn and problematic lower back hasn’t given me any serious concern in six years.

Michael Holland’s both in depth knowledge of many therapies and disciplines and familiarity with many others allows him to create, implement and coach a specific program that addresses the return to greater function, fitness and health. With Michael comprehensive means comprehensive.

Thank you Michael!

John McKinstry - Big Sur, CA / 2019

Michael was extremely helpful in healing my shoulder pain. I had injured it with overuse and it hurt to raise it up over my head. He showed me how to stabilize it and focus on the area that needed to be stretched while stabilizing the connective tissue. The results were amazing. After three sessions with him, my shoulder is 90% better. I’m able to raise it up with no pain and work out again with it to strengthen the muscle. Michael is so knowledgeable with anatomy, physiology, and strength and conditioning. He also has vast experience with how to rehab musculoskeletal issues.

Dr. John Monagle, ND-2021

Coach Holland gave me a direction in my physical fitness that was custom tailored to my physical needs and my goals in golf. He played an instrumental part of preparing me for college golf. The training in high school gave me an upper hand once I got to college. Now, I currently hold the highest certification in Golf for the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).

The programs and exercises that Coach a Holland prescribed years ago, are very similar to the fitness programs of the TPI, that are built for rotational athlete. I would highly recommend Coach Holland to anyone who is looking for results in their sports performance.

Chris Armanini, PGA, 2019 Aloha Section PGA Youth Development Leader - 12/18/2019

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