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Cannia Fitness & Performance Performance is  located in Scottsdale, Arizona. CFP has helped athletes at all levels - from youth sports to the Master and US National Team ranks - achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports. Cannia Fitness & Performance has established itself as a go-to high-performance facility among Phoenix area athletes. Pete Cannia, head coach and founder of Cannia Fitness & Performance  is perhaps best known for his extensive work with junior rowers, with more than 20 of his former athletes rowing for Division 1 college programs. To date, two of his athletes were invited to Junior National Team Selection Camps, highlighted by one of his athletes representing the United States in the men’s double at the 2014 World Junior Rowing Championships in Hamburg, Germany.

Pete Cannia, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, received his Bachelor of Sciences Degree at Arizona State University. He is presently working on his Master’s of Physical Education at the University of Arkansas. Peter is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT), USA Weightlifting (USAW) Sports Performance Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting Coach, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1 Trainer), Functional Movement Screen Certified (FMSC), and a USRowing Level 3 coach.

Pete has also co-authored a well-received ebook entitled “The Erg Book: 375+ of the Greatest Indoor Rowing Workouts of All Time."  As a competitive rower, Pete still competes at local, regional and national events. He has medaled at 2000, 2003, and 2006 USRowing Masters National Championship regattas. He is known as a coach who can row and lift alongside his best athletes to push them to higher levels and have some fun in the process.

Although educated in a variety of knowledge, Pete specializes in functional movement exercises as they relate to program design, corrective exercise, and athletic performance enhancement. CFP’s results driven approach covers everything necessary to achieve your goals, whether they involve sports performance, weight loss, or a healthier lifestyle. Peter cares about providing his clients with the best possible experience and the most noticeable results. Feel free to contact coach Pete at

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