About Jonathan

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Jonathan Pierce is a world class practitioner who is able to help athletes of all levels and disciplines achieve their performance goals.

Jonathan is a certified Active Release Technique Provider and also draws upon his extensive background in movement, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning to make up his unique expertise and style. He has worked with many runners, triathletes, CrossFit athletes, marathoners, jumpers, throwers, and vaulters and has had the privilege of working with some of the world’s elite athletes and Olympic Medalists.

He recently founded Kinetik Performance Co. in San Diego and works full time there as director/lead practitioner alongside a team of colleagues working in their own capacities to help clients maximize performance, rehabilitate injuries, and prevent their recurrence.

Jonathan’s previous positions include working full time as a consultant for Brooks managing performance aspects for their professional track athletes, and serving as Director of Rehabilitation and Training at Fix Body Group in San Diego, where he treated patients as well as training other providers.

As a former elite athlete in Track and Field and distance running, Jonathan competed for Stanford University, where he was an All-American in the 3000m Steeplechase, and then ran professionally for 3 years with Reebok/Zap Fitness, Mammoth Track Club, and ASICS.

After completing his elite running career, he became the therapist for Mammoth Track Club for two years. During this time he mentored with several elite coaches, including Dan Pfaff and Terrence Mahon and also worked under world class providers Dr. Justin Whitaker and Dr. Chris Vincent.

Jonathan continues to draw inspiration from the work of these and other top coaches, providers, and therapists and to seek every opportunity for network and collaboration in the field. Increasingly, he looks to be involved with networking and training events and seminars that will benefit providers and athletes at every level from high school athletics to elite competition.

Education

  • B.A. in Human Biology // Stanford University 2007

  • ART certifications // Upper Extremity: 2013, Lower Extremity: 2014, Spine: 2015, Long Tract Nerve: 2016

  • Mentorships: Dan Pfaff, Gerry Ramogida, Terrence Mahon

  • Internship at U.S. Olympic Training Center with USATF coach Ty Sevin 2012

  • Certified Massage Practitioner, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health 2012

Experience

  • Founder and Lead Practitioner at Kinetik Performance Co., 2016 - Present

  • Performance Consultant Brooks Beasts Track Club 2015 - 2016

  • Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation/Biomechanics Consultant – Brooks Beasts Track Club 2013 – 2016.

  • Director, Soft tissue Therapies/Education- Fix Body Group Inc. 2012-2015.

  • Sports Therapy Consultant -- Bowerman Track Club, Competitor Group, Melbourne Track Club, Chula Vista Olympic Training Center 2012-2016

  • Sports Therapy Consultant – Mammoth Track Club - 2011-2015.

  • USA Track and Field Championships 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016.

  • Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon – Elite athletes 2013 – 2015.

  • Carlsbad 5000 Elite Therapy Consultant 2014 and 2015.

  • Sports Therapy Consultant – San Diego Chargers 2013.

  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Massage Therapist for the track and field, 2010 – 2012.

  • Professional distance runner 2007 – 2011.

  • US Olympic Team Trials 2008.

  • World Championships in Cross Country 2008.