Athlete Profile

Athlete: Holly Cano

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Central East
CrossFit Dunbar Cave Lab
110 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk125 lb
Snatch90 lb
Deadlift240 lb
Back Squat190 lb
Max Pull-ups--


A little about me: I am a 32 year old military Crossfit athlete. I have been using Crossfit as my fitness vehicle since February of 2012. I do also run occasionally. I am also married to a Soldier and a mother of three. Fitness is extremely important to me. I use it as my prescription for remaining healthy. I am currently in my last semester of my Masters in Exercise Science to expand my knowledge in fitness for athletes of all kinds. Once I retire from the Army I would love to work with an NHL team as an athletic trainer.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I don't eat strict Paleo but my family and I do eat pretty clean

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym

I have a coach who determines my programming

I incorporate workouts

I record my workouts

I try to train twice a day (morning and afternoon) 5 days a week and yoga at least once a week. I incorporate strength days during my 5 training days

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I regularly play recreational sports

I also like to cycle. I also do Yoga to clear my mind and help me relax.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

My relationship with Cross Fit started in 2012. I went to a Ramp Up class that my unit had without much knowledge of what Cross Fit was. Once I completed the Ramp Up, the guys asked me to become the first female level one coach out with my unit. So then I attended my Cross Fit Level 1 Cert course at Valley Cross Fit where I just became really amazed at all the possibilities that Cross Fit has for everyone. I was worried though because I did have injuries to some of my weight baring joints that I thought maybe this was not for me at all.Since beginning Cross Fit, I no longer have the joint pains and my overall fitness level has changed completely. I do continue to monitor my joints that I had issues with just to make sure I don't injury myself but Cross Fit has completely enhanced and changed my strength. I really don't know what I would do if I never was introduced to Cross Fit!

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I strictly schedule my rest days

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years