Founded with the intention of REAL & LASTING RESULTS.
Combining individualized care and training with functional group classes led by some of the best in San Diego, we strive to provide the most effective approach to improving our clients overall health.
Cesar Sanchez became motivated to start his career in the fitness industry as a result of working towards improving his own health. In learning how to address his own obesity and structural deficiencies, both of which brought him significant muscular pain and health problems, Cesar developed the knowledge, experience, and understanding necessary to become a personal trainer. As his career progressed, Cesar’s passion for understanding the foundations of true wellness led him to studying and learning different functional movement and holistic practices with the purpose of cultivating health and biomechanical integration.
Cesar's approach towards health and training is based on educating and teaching clients. By focusing on nutrition, proper breathing, and myofascial release, Cesar assists clients in stress and pain management to address environmental factors and bring their physical structure back to balance.
In his approach to physical training, Cesar employs a variety of integrated dynamic movement patterns using tools such as kettlebells, clubbells, medicine balls, and bodyweight exercises. Cesar’s method of training prepares the human body to move in multiple planes of motion, fulfill the demands of real life situations, and help his clients feel great about themselves as they get into the best shape of their lives.
Neural Performance Coach
Missy is a Z-Health Master Trainer, Co-Founder of Death of the Desk, and owner of Missy Bunch Fitness. A dancer since the age of three, Missy developed her fascination with the human body and it's complexity at a very young age. By focusing on neurology and teaching the importance of brain function and customized training programs for clients, she believes that by using the nervous system to rapidly "debug" our movement patterns, decrease pain and increase performance, we can create lighting-fast improvements.
While earning her BA in Dance at San Francisco State University, she served as a modern dance assistant, and went on to be a professional dancer for the Golden State Warriors.
In her life beyond the training world, Missy loves to cook, dance, hike and create DIY gifts for her friends and family! She also loves corny jokes 😉
Z-Health Performance Solutions
Z-Health, Master Trainer
Z-Health Master Trainer Instructor
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
Movement Re-education Specialist
Movement Integration Specialist
Movement Performance Specialist
Exercise Therapy Specialist
Olympic Weightlifting Certified
FRC Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist
Onnit Academy Certified Durability Trainer
Neural Performance Coach
Ryan believes one can and should be strong, capable and resilient. When owning the capacity for these three qualities, he believes you will achieve everything that you want out of life. Strength comes in many forms, but being physically strong is an easy entry point with many desirable byproducts including: fat loss, bone health, disease prevention, mood, confidence and ultimately becoming a more capable human. When you train your body and brain the right way, you’re ability to weather life’s storms is easier.
Ryan is a strength coach with training in kettlebells, bodyweight and barbell from the StrongFirst organization, as well as a movement coach with training from the brain-based education company Z-Health. His specialties include movement restoration, rehabilitation and strength training for general population.
- Became a Strength Coach
- She is a StrongFirst Team Leader
- She won The National Tactical Strength Challenge 2005 and 2006 Women’s Division.
- Selected Top 10 National RKC Instructor.
- Author of the “Kettlebell Mommy™” Manual designed to guide, encourage and teach pregnant women how to stay fit & healthy while pregnant and co-author of other Strength and Fitness DVDs and Books'
Born on August 3, 1986 in San Diego, Ca. I grew up in Chula Vista in a family of 5, me being the middle child. During my high school years I was in cross country and track with a few of my friends. After graduating from high school, I went to San Diego City College, layer transferring to SDSU. In May 2015, I graduated with a bachelors in Business Management.
For the rest of the providers, please list in this order:
Dr. Kaitlin Davis
Michael Gonazlez, Jared Lien
(3 more providers will be added soon)
(Link to founders, follow the instructions above, link bios the same)Dr. Eric Bender, Terry Reddinger
Kaitlin Davis D.C.
Kaitlin Davis, D.C.
Kaitlin Davis is a Florida native and has always loved the outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys a myriad of activities -- hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, beach volleyball, and swimming. She enjoyed playing softball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball while growing up in the panhandle. As a teenager, she began her journey into track and field and continued that venture throughout college as a discus thrower for the University of Florida in Gainesville. Kaitlin graduated Cum Laude from UF in 2013 with a dual degree in Microbiology and Cell Science, and Psychology.
As a high level athlete most of her upbringing, she struggled with common sports injuries that lingered through the years, despite regular chiropractic visits and massages. In addition to old injuries, Kaitlin also experienced a head injury prior to college which resulted in memory issues, brain fog, and gut dysfunction.
Kaitlin began her studies as a chiropractic student in 2014 at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where she quickly discovered her love for Functional Neurology. It was through this method of chiropractic care that she was able to begin treatments that helped resolve her gut, memory, and brain fog issues.
Making it her mission to help athletes like herself while exploring different fields of chiropractic care, she discovered Z-Health, a movement-based neurological therapy that helps with athletic enhancement, as well as injury recovery. It was through this program that her chronic athletic injuries finally resolved. While attending Life University, Kaitlin attended over 400 hours of study through seminars and additional education in order to become knowledgeable in Z-Health and neuroscience. Kaitlin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life University in 2018 and moved to her new home in San Diego where she joined the True Motion team.
Kaitlin’s fascination with the brain and its extensive capabilities has encouraged her to continue to educate herself through Z-Health courses, reading research, and collaboration with others in the field. She is a testament to the techniques she practices and has made it her mission to bring this brain-based chiropractic approach to her current and future patients.
"Ask great questions. Then listen."
Michael is a Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator, graduating from National Holistic Institute in San Jose, CA. He specializes in sports massage, myofacial work, deep tissue, Gua sha and cupping. He listens closely to the client and customizes each massage to tailor fit his client’s specific needs. It is his goal to heal his clients with muscle pain and tension. He recognizes that a well-balanced musculoskeletal system is paramount to that goal.
When not in the office, Michael enjoys spending time with friends and family, golfing, working out, trying out new restaurants and reading to further his knowledge and skill set.
Riley Smith, DiplOM
Acupuncturist / Massage Therapist
Riley Smith, DiplOM
As the son of a professional football player and collegiate coach and whose mother was the quintessential Southern California “weekend warrior” athletics, fitness and health were engrained into me from day one. From early on, nutrition, exercise and a focus on body-mind balance was always a pivotal aspect of my life.
Originally from Portland, Oregon but able to call many parts of the country “home” due to my father’s profession I returned to Southern California over 12 years ago. At university, I graduated cum laude and pursued a triple major earning an Honors BS in Management, a BS in Marketing and a BA in Spanish. Along the way, I took many electives ranging from yoga to Qi Gong to practically the entire set of requirements to graduate as a pre-med student. Forever the career student here!.
Upon graduation, I entered the corporate world and while boardrooms, presentations, suits and constant travel kept me active and nourished my pocketbook it did not feed my soul. After nearly a decade in the rat race I contemplated my next move. I knew that my interests in nutrition, health, wellness, alternative healing, and medicine, along with the strong desire to serve and never stop learning absolutely had to converge somehow.
I discovered Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and not being a stranger to acupuncture an alternative health care, it was a natural fit. Five years of post-graduate study, 6 months of board exams and a few extra gray hairs later, I’ve never looked back. I love what I do for a living and its proof that you’re never too old and it's never too late to make a shift thats in alignment with your purpose. If my story speaks to you, I hope you gather some inspiration!
By the end of 2019, Riley will complete his Doctorate in Chinese Medicine and will also be receiving his Certification in Sports Medicine Acupuncture.
Dr. Erin Sandoval , LAc
Acupuncturist / Massage Therapist
Erin is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist committed to providing preventative care through a multidisciplinary approach blending acupuncture, herbal medicine, Craniosacral therapy, cupping, moxa, gua sha, and massage to restore health and balance. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego and holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine as well as her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Playing soccer competitively through her childhood and in college instilled an early understanding of the importance of body mechanics and recovery. After repetitive knee injuries and carpal tunnel in both wrists she found her way to acupuncture and has dedicated her life to the ancient medicine. Erin has experience working in community clinics throughout San Diego County as well as private clinic settings, treating the full spectrum of pain management, sports related injuries, personal injury, surgical recovery, addiction and substance abuse, emotional health, sleep disorders, postpartum care, prenatal care, infertility, menstrual disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Erin strives to provide the best possible health care for her community and believes the tools to achieve health and well being are within all of us. As a member of True Motion she is here to help others rediscover balance and cultivate health from the inside out
LeeAnn is a Certified Massage Therapist, graduating from the massage program at Pacific College Of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. She is currently enrolled at PCOM for her Master’s of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and will finish in 2019. She specializes in deep tissue, Sports Massage, Acupressure, Moxa, Gua Sha and Cupping. As an athlete herself she realizes the importance of preventative healthcare and pain management and utilizes these modalities as her way staying in tune.
LeeAnn was honorably discharged from the United States Navy after 6 years of service and looks forward to serve those that serve or have served.
Dr. Jared Lien , DACM
Jared Lien is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. He is certified by the California Board of Acupuncture, & nationally by NCCAOM. He completed his Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. He is currently enrolled at PCOM for his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and will finish in 2018.
Jared has worked as a registered nurse for the last 10 years at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, San Diego CA. During his time as a cardiac nurse he has realized the importance of preventative and holistic medicine.
While attending PCOM he enjoyed studying sports medicine and Japanese meridian therapy. He trained in pediatrics at Rady Children’s Hospital. Jared specializes in pain management, sports medicine, & pediatrics. He understands the importance of integrative medicine and wants to help people function at their highest potential.
Jared loves living in San Diego. He grew up in Kansas where he could only dream about waves. Now he lives in Pacific Beach, San Diego with his wife Jessica and 2 year old son Theodore. He enjoys surfing Pacific Beach, La Jolla, or anywhere with warm water.
Licensed Acupuncturist L.Ac. MSTOM
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine NCCAOM
Alexandra Dusenberry is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, personal trainer, and lover of all things food, health, and fitness. She loves working with clients one-on-one or in group settings to help them reach their health goals. She believes that food is medicine. What we eat has the power to help us, and alternatively, harm us. Proper nutrition is healing and is essential for wellbeing and quality of life. Alexandra desires to teach others that healthy food can be delicious food, so much so, that one begins to crave it. Her specialties are in weight loss nutrition, sports nutrition, corporate wellness, and whole food cooking.
She has gained experience working in both acute and chronic disease care ranging from diabetes and heart disease to gastrointesitinal disorders and kidney disease. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys hitting the gym, spending time at local cafes, and working on her nutrition and lifestyle blog https://haveyoulovedyoutoday.com.
Bastyr University, California- Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness
Dietetic Internship: Cal Poly, SLO, 2015-2016
Bachelor of Science, Dietetics, Summa Cum Laude, Point Loma Nazarene University
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Commission on Dietetic Registration #86056257
Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine
Eric Bender D.C., C.C.S.P.
Chiropractic Sports Physician
Eric Bender D.C., C.C.S.P.
Dr. Eric Bender is a certified chiropractic sports physician (C.C.S.P.) and the team doctor for True Motion. From a young age, Eric was very athletic and played sports all year round. He attended San Diego State University with the goal of becoming a psychologist, but during his time at SDSU he was dealing with severe back pain that kept him out of activities that he had always loved to do. While still in school, he got under the care of a chiropractor and quickly got his active life back, which is when he began to re-think how he could make the greatest impact in healthcare and changed course in his career.
When in grad school, Eric found that while chiropractic adjustments are a very important component of living a healthy life, he learned that those adjustments could be very short-lived without knowing how to properly strengthen the body to hold those corrections and avoid the same injuries over and over. Through the extensive education he obtained in neurology during graduate school, he discovered that training the body in a way to make new connections in the brain was the perfect way to make chiropractic adjustments as effective as possible for his clients. He went on to open his own clinic in San Diego, and later teamed up with some of the best trainers San Diego has to offer to open up True Motion Human Performance.
Dr. Bender is proficient in managing injuries that range from something an athlete sustained on the field to the repetitive stress injuries that regularly affect many people in their day to day lives. His primary focus is finding the problems that have led to each patient’s injuries and taking them through a care plan to make a lasting fix to the underlying issue. He utilizes various therapies to get his patients back to full strength, ranging from spinal and extremity manipulation, biomechanics training, neuromuscular re-education, Rock taping, instrument-assisted soft tissue release, manual therapy for soft tissue, and flexion-distraction therapy.
Dr. Bender enjoys spending his time off training at the True Motion facility, hiking, running, and going to Padres games.
Doctor of Chiropractic - Life Chiropractic College West - 2013
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician - Palmer Chiropractic College West - 2014
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Lead Neural Performance Coach
Terry participated in athletics all of his life, which eventually led to him joining the marines right out of high school. During his time in the marines, he was tested by some of the most challenging forms of physical and mental training the military has to offer. After completing this training, he had become even more interested in how the human body and the brain react to training.
After his experience in the marines, he went on to become a personal trainer. After years of personal training, he knew there was more to the science of physical training through the lens of the nervous system, which led him to begin his training with Z-Health Performance Solutions. Through this highly researched brain based training system, Terry has been able to help his clients get out of pain, quickly increase their strength and improve their athletic performance by approaching the three key systems that constantly feed into the brain. These three key systems are the proprioceptive (body), visual and vestibular systems. When all three of these systems are assessed and trained individually and in the beginning of training of a new client, amazing results follow suit.
Terry knows that pain relief, correction of the visual system, and small joint movements are key in breaking through the barriers that previously held his clients back. Once these systems are corrected, moving in the world becomes a lot easier, which will lead to faster results. Whether you are trying to lose body fat, gain muscle, finally get rid of that low back pain or instantly get that extra strength you been looking for, Terry’s neurological approach can get you there with this new groundbreaking information coming from all over the world.
BS in Business Marketing - University of Phoenix
Z-Health Performance Solutions
R – Phase: Joint Re-education, restoration, rehabilitation
I – Phase: Integration of the visual, vestibular and proprioceptive systems
S – Phase: Sport, skill, and strategy for performance
T- Phase: Therapy, threat training
9s Structure: Neural exam, neural pathways, cerebellar function, brain stem assessment
NASM, CPT, PES, PTA global Bridging course, Paul Chek Golf Biomechanics, Adult CPR, AED certified
Pain Relief Visual training for Sport
Body fat reduction Advanced movement enhancement
Visual Acuity training