Hey, my name is Holly Cano, and I began my CrossFit journey in February 2012. Prior to this, I ran track, played basketball, volleyball, and was a cheerleader in high school; never lifting a single weight. I joined the Army in 2002 and in 2007 I was diagnosed with runner’s knee. It is a bone abnormality causing extreme pain when I would run. It was determined I would no longer run on the Army Physical Fitness Test. A couple years later I attended an “On Ramp” type course on CrossFit, introduced to me at my unit. I had no idea what CrossFit was, and I was seriously nervous about attending because I just was cleared from right hip surgery rehabilitation. After attending the course, I began to workout with Matt and the other coaches during their morning and lunch workouts. As I became more comfortable with CrossFit, the more I fell in love with it! Just after four months, I attended the Level 1 Course out at Valley CrossFit, CA and one and a half years later my physical running restrictions were gone! I have been coaching at the Lab since 2014, shortly after Matt opened.
I am continually amazed at all the possibilities that CrossFit has for everyone. CrossFit has helped me return to running after six years on restriction and I no longer have the joint pain I had. CrossFit has changed my views on fitness. I want to help others find their own fitness journey. The CrossFit community is like no other. Everyone is your teammate, no matter what your level of CrossFit is. I love coaching at the Lab and hope I can help others in the community like CrossFit has helped me!
Masters of Exercise Science in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Performance Enhancement Specialist
National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE) Certified
CrossFit Level I Course
CrossFit Level II Course
CrossFit Weightlifting Course
CrossFit Scaling Course
CrossFit Judges Course