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

Michael gently and respectfully helps clients attain their maximum wellness and fitness potentials by recognizing and attending to the unison of mind-body-spirit. My path towards wellness includes nutritional guidance, Qi Gong, massage, trigger point therapy, Muscle Activation Technique, and more. I’ve progressed to the point that my body happily experiences a workout that Coach Michael Holland continuously progresses on the TRX Suspension Trainer and with the use of other training modalities. From providing corrective treatment to progressing a client intelligently, I have Michael to thank. He is ever seeking to evolve his work and inspires me to pursue the art of wellness with the bar set high.

M.M.

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

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.

I’m a professional MMA Fighter. I worked with Sports Performance Coach Michael Holland while I was training in San Jose California. He helped me prepare for my upcoming fight on the Dana White contender series for the UFC.

When I arrived, I was still recovering from a previous shoulder injury. His recovery and rehabilitation techniques resolved the pain and healed my shoulder. In a short amount of time, I was able to train 100 percent again.
His body, mind, spirit training and conditioning methods were very different, and not what I was used to. I did a variety of strength and reaction explosive methods, some of which were in water. He also had me doing neuroscience (brain and nervous system) training and conditioning routines with him. I was skeptical at first but after seeing the results and improvement in all areas, I was a believer. My reflexes, and reaction time increased greatly. I was more fluid, elusive and explosive in sparring, kicking, and grappling. I was more aware of my movement (in the Zone) and mentally sharper.
He taught me about Qigong, meditation, breathing techniques, and eastern practices. He also taught me the importance of taking care of my body, and longevity in sports and in life. I learned a lot from him about nutrition, training, conditioning, recovery and living in Pa’a . Coach Michael is great coach and trainer. He has a lot of knowledge and wisdom and is very passionate about what he does. I’m very grateful to know him and work with such an amazing spirit.

Theo R. - 12-216-1 amateur record - 3x champ, 5-1 pro record - 2x champ - Pro Feather Weight and Lightweight Championship

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.

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

I have worked with Michael Holland for the last three years. He approaches health and fitness coaching from a holistic perspective. Recently I needed total knee replacement surgery on both knees. I believe this a result of running to many half and full marathons many years ago.

Michael and I prepared for the surgery, and he worked with me after the surgeries. This focused treatment paid off, both my doctor and I have been very pleased with how rapidly the knees healed, and how I was able to increase my activity quickly. The engagement with Michael was instrumental to this quick recovery. I can highly recommend his work.

Telle Whitney, former CEO, Anita Borg Institute - 03/25/2019

Michael has helped me with not only speed and agility but also with discipline. I recommend him for any athlete who wants to succeed.

Derek

As a fitness professional with fifteen years of experience I’ve come across many trainers and coaches throughout my career and sporting life. The one that stands out the most for me is Michael Holland. His knowledge, approachable manner, and overall professionalism exudes excellence. He has taken me to the next level in my pursuit of competing in endurance events. I was suffering from iliotibial stress syndrome and had trouble running without severe pain. Michael introduced me to deep water running, added the correct stretching program, and strength training; coupled with running workouts.  With Coach Holland’s program design I recently competed in my first Half Ironman. His systematic injury free training approach has worked wonders for me physically mentally and spiritually. What separates Michael from the rest of the coaches is his caring and nurturing  attitude, and belief in you as an athlete and most importantly his knowledge to keep me injury free.

David

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