Holly Cano


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


ADDRESS: 207 Harnett Ct. • Clarksville, TN
PHONE: 931.217.9246

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