About us


   Founder of Ark Athletics: Jake Birtola   
Jake Birtola is the founder of Ark Athletics, a company that provides high-quality athletic clothing for fitness enthusiasts. Jake was born and raised in San Jose, California and served as a Religious Program Specialist in the Navy and Marine Corps for 8 years. During his time in the military, Jake developed a passion for weightlifting, but struggled to find workout gear that aligned with his personal style and beliefs. In 2022, Jake founded Ark Athletics to offer clothing that not only motivates and inspires people on their fitness journey, but also reflects their values and beliefs. Jake is motivated every day by his faith, wife Jennie, and son Leo to grind hard and continue growing and improving Ark Athletics. He invites people of all backgrounds to join the Ark Athletics community and be a part of something special.