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Meet Jonathan Pierce of Kinetik Performance in Kearney Mesa and Sorrento Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jonathan Pierce.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jonathan. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I have a history as an elite distance runner, competing in College and the Post-collegiately for several years. I then worked in various settings with Elite athlete groups, and in another sports rehab clinic. I founded Kinetik Performance Co. in 2016 after many years of thinking of starting my own facility for sports performance, injury management, and rehabilitation. My idea was to create a collaborative environment where many different kinds of therapists and practitioners can learn and grow together, while building successful practices for themselves. I started conservatively and patiently, and I had a plan and some goals to manage growth and make sure we hit all the checkpoints.

I believe that after one year of operation, we have successfully managed the transition from small practice with three practitioners to a more substantial one with two locations, 6 practitioners and a growing reputation. We are constantly evolving and taking in new clientele, and new practitioners, and also have an eye on growth in the future. The next steps involve more educational programs for outside practitioners and also more programming and work with elite athletes and the general public in camp and clinic formats. I think that San Diego is a hub for elite athletes, training and activity of all levels, and exceptional weather. People are outdoors all year round, and this athletic community deserves a chance to perform optimally. I think that we fill the gaps in giving exceptional treatment of the individual person, and are highly effective at the complex cases that often fall through the cracks in other scenarios.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I have had the opportunity to be part of many teams and organizations over many years, and so seeing what worked well and what didn’t help to smooth out the road somewhat. We face many of the challenges that small startups face, balancing the timing and cashflows of building out the facility, potentially difficult landlords, finding office space that work for our model, and balancing growth and quality control. Sometimes growing too fast is more of a struggle than a blessing, we have been careful to watch for this.

Kinetik Performance – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We work with people of all levels on improving their health and/or performance, whether through training and improving fitness, or through helping them with injuries or physical dysfunction. We offer various kinds of physical work; including Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Active Release Technique, Sports massage and structural integration, Postural work, Corrective Exercise and Training, ELDOA technique, and Performance and Personal training.

We are known for our work with professional and Olympic athletes in sports such as Marathon running, Triathlon, Track and Field, Weightlifting and CrossFit and we also work with people of all levels. I’m proud that we can offer a truly great service to anyone, from an Olympic gold medalist, to a 75year old retiree. I’m also very proud that we have an elite team, some of the best in our industry in San Diego, if not Southern California.

I’m also proud of the way our group practice what we preach. I think all these things set us apart from others, we truly work as a team, but each practitioner is empowered and responsible for themselves and their client/patient.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I think success is being able to work on a career and live a life where you are authentic, and are empowered to achieve what you want. Being fulfilled by what we do is a good marker for success in a career, and also having successful relationships to those around you seems like a key marker to me. Success doesn’t occur in a vacuum without others.


  • Acupuncture treatment: $115
  • Active Release Technique Treatment (A.R.T.): $85
  • Structural Integration: $85
  • Training/performance: $75

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Bryan Miller
Danielle Falknor

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