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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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.

Stephanie Weston - Certified Massage and Fascial Stretch Therapist

Stephanie is a gifted massage therapist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Stephanie has previously worked with athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista as well as in many other capacities over the past ten years. Stephanie has a wide skillset with many techniques and certifications including massage, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Cupping and IASTM, and more!

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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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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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Josh Jagoda - Chiropractor / Manual Therapist

Josh Jagoda is an excellent chiropractor who also has ART/manual therapy certification and experience. Josh has more than ten years of experience and a variety of certifications and experience upon which to draw. He has worked with many demographics, ranging from professional athletes to corporate wellness to the general population. A session with Josh will leave you feeling great!

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