Mission Statement

A personalized environment to massively, positively impact your physical movement potential. Professional athlete level care made available to all ambitious and driven people.

Why “Kinetik”?

Kinetik Performance Co was founded in 2016 by manual therapist Jonathan Pierce. Our name comes from the Greek word “kinetikos” which is all about MOTION!


We are a team of practitioners and trainers who believe the human body was made to move. Whether your goal is to live your daily life and play with your kids energetically and without experiencing low back pain, or if you have your sights set on elite level athletic performance, or, for anything in between, we can help you!


We offer a wide range of services and classes including A.R.T./manual therapy, massage, acupuncture, personal training, corrective exercise, ELDOA (for spinal health and back pain), laser therapy, biomechanics running analysis and running coaching, and more!

Meet the team

Jonathan Pierce - Founder / Principal and Lead Practitioner

Jonathan brings a wealth of experience to Kinetik Performance. He is a certified Active Release Technique Provider and uses his extensive background in movement, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning to help athletes and individuals with all types of injuries or performance issues.

Paolo Isaac - Performance and Therapy Specialist

Paolo is a Certified Personal Trainer who has experience working with a wide variety of populations in different fitness domains including weight loss, strength and conditioning, wellness coaching, endurance training, injury prevention, postural restoration, biomechanics, and rehabilitation.

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Ciarán Lane - A.R.T. Provider / Manual Therapist

Ciarán brings some international flair to the office, hailing originally from Ireland. He has a competitive background as a cross country and track and field athlete which eventually led him to the other side of the therapy table – he now holds a massage therapy certification, two A.R.T. certifications, and will pursue further A.R.T. coursework and a Strength and Conditioning Certificate in 2019.

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Oliver Rix - Injury Rehabilitation and Strength Coach / Massage Therapist
Oliver (Ollie) offers a wealth of experience in education, health, and fitness. He holds a Masters in Strength and Conditioning with a Certificate in Higher Education Teaching, and is a Certified Massage Therapist. Ollie can help improve your quality of life through injury rehabilitation, reducing pain, and improving movement quality and strength, all through a holistic approach that includes the physical body, mind, and other social factors.
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Nicole Jaffke - Manual Therapist / Injury Rehabilitation and Strength & Conditioning
Nicole is a licensed physical therapist assistant, athletic trainer, and personal trainer. She holds a master’s degree in sports medicine from Azusa Pacific University and a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Marquette University. Combining her education background with her professional experiences, she is able to work with a wide variety of patients, including post-surgical, general orthopedic injuries, athletic and sport-related injuries, and more.
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Zachary Roser - Strength and Performance Specialist

Zachary (Zak) is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer. He also has years of experience as a CrossFit Trainer/Coach and has invested 350+ hours interning with Jonathan Pierce at Kinetik. He holds a BS in Kinesiology from San Diego State University and completed ELDOA levels 1&2 in July 2019. Zak loves to work with clients one-on-one and help them achieve their strength and fitness goals.

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Marianna O'Brien - Personal Trainer / Posture & Corrective Exercise / Outreach Coordinator

Marianna came to Kinetik for an internship in 2017 and has been a core member of the team ever since. Marianna completed her ELDOA 1, 2, and 3 certifications during 2018 and offers private and small group sessions.

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David Barnett - Personal Trainer / Corrective Exercise

David is a certified personal trainer with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. He has experience in multiple settings, working with both rehabilitation and healthy populations to improve overall biomechanics and posture while helping clients reach their fitness goals.

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Dena Prince - Personal Trainer / Corrective Exercise / LAB Technician

Dena has spent 300+ hours interning under Jonathan Pierce while finishing her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at San Diego State. She is a Certified Personal Trainer who is excellent with clients from all backgrounds and operates the biomechanics running lab as a skilled technician

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Ian Armstrong - Sports Medicine Acupuncture / Orthopedic Specialist

Ian is a California native who graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2009 and has been certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture since 2011. Ian has worked closely with elite and everyday athletes to improve their rehabilitation and performance.

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Heidi Barker - Acupuncture / Wellness Consultant / Speaker

Heidi Barker holds a degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Her extensive background of experiences and specialties, from orthopedic and sports medicine to visualization therapy make her an invaluable asset to Kinetik clients at all levels of athletic pursuit.

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Michelle Vlahakis - Sports and Orthopedic Acupuncture

Michelle’s diverse athletic, educational, and professional experience has greatly impacted her style of treatment, allowing her to incorporate a variety of techniques best suited to each individual’s needs. She is passionate about developing her skills and knowledge, and continually seeks opportunities to learn about the human body, biomechanics, and sports-related injuries.

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