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 MS

Elite Sports Performance Coach | Master Personal Trainer | Nutritionist | Qigong Instructor

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.

April 17 – April 30

Spring Sale

  • 10% off Hourly Sessions*
  • Packages of 5 = 1 extra sessions*
  • Packages of 10 = 2 extra sessions*
  • Now Offering *Sports Nutrition and Meal Programs for High School Athletes*
*Packages paid in advanced
*Results guaranteed

Client Testimonials

Michael’s ability to change lives is nothing short of Amazing.   His gentle, yet powerful integrated approach to training and conditioning allowed me to achieve my dream of running a ½ marathon after only a few months of training.  He uses his breadth of knowledge of sports physiology, nutrition and spiritual mindfulness at each session.  By combining a multitude of techniques including carefully planned running regimes, pool work, and stretching sessions, he unlocked the athlete in me.

H.M.

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

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 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

My time training with Michael helped me evolve in many ways. When I first started working with him, I had ended my high school cross country season early due to shin splints. If not taken care of properly, this injury could have prevented me from participating in both soccer and track later that year as well. Luckily, Michael knew not only how to help heal the injury, he also knew how to keep me in shape and even improve my performance.

Using his deep water running training routine and knowledge of holistic healing, not only did I improve my performance in running as soon as I recovered, I also learned about his unconventional yet strategic approach to training. The program he established for me involved running workouts in the pool, which simulated running on ground, but avoided the stress that it could put on my shin. It also made me much lighter on my feet and stronger, as the resistance of the water made running on land feel much easier. His holistic healing involved the practice of Qigong, a 5000 year old Chinese medical modality that improved my balance, diet, health, discipline, focus, and awareness.

Overall, for each and any client, Michael can formulate a personalized routine crafted to assure peak performance without over-exhaustion or further risk of injury. I cannot stress how extremely thankful I am for Michael and what he taught me about fitness, health, qigong, and running.

Alex Vaziri - 12/8/2019

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.

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

 

Coach Michael has been an absolute game-changer for me. At 62 years old and with a passion for surfing, I’ve faced my fair share of challenges, particularly with shoulder and knee issues. But Michael’s expertise and personalized approach have truly transformed my fitness journey. From day one, he took the time to understand my condition and goals, ensuring every step of the process was tailored to my needs.

What sets Coach Michael apart is his unwavering commitment to injury prevention. He meticulously assesses my condition, evaluates weaknesses, and then designs a comprehensive training program that not only builds my fitness but also safeguards against potential injuries. With his one-on-one coaching and detailed guidance, I’ve not only improved my strength and endurance but also learned how to listen to my body and avoid pushing into painful ranges.

Beyond just physical training, Coach Michael’s holistic approach encompasses all aspects of wellbeing. From nutrition advice to mindfulness practices like Qi Gong and connecting with nature, he’s helped me achieve a sense of balance and flow both on and off the surfboard.

With Coach Michael’s support, I’ve not only become fitter and stronger but also gained a deeper understanding of how to live a fulfilling and healthy life. If you’re looking for a coach who truly cares about your wellbeing and is dedicated to helping you reach your goals safely and effectively, look no further than Coach Michael.

 

Allyn 2024

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

One year ago, I started doing Qi Gong on a weekly basis.
After many years of surfing my shoulders developed severe restrictions, with grinding and clicking.
Through the flowing styles and movements, coupled with focused breathing, my shoulders move freely. Also, my overall strength and endurance has increased.
Michael has helped me with some knee surgery preparation and recovery strategies using Qi Gong routines. It has really helped!

Sincerely,

Kenny ElvinMaster Falconer and Wildlife Management / Educator - 5/15/2022

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