Dr. Nicholas Rolnick, PT, MS, CSCS

Co-Owner, Clinical Instructor The BFR PROS


Nick Rolnick, aka The Human Performance Mechanic aspires to be a world class physical therapist and performance enhancement specialist. He has had an interest in sports and performance from his days as captain of his college baseball team, where he achieved all-conference honors, to his more recent pursuits as men’s physique competitor, stepping on stage multiple times and winning a natural bodybuilding show. Since graduating with an M.S. in Health Promotion Management, Nick realized his love for fitness with his passion to help others by earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University. Nick has been training since 2011 in various settings, from Equinox, to university gyms, to private settings. His passion for excellence led him to the Brookbush Institute where he was an author and contributed to various projects in the pursuit of evidence-based, practical education in human movement science.

Nick teaches Kinesiology I and II in the MS Applied Exercise Science Program at Concordia University - Chicago. He helped found Culture of PT to provide exceptional, one-on-one physical therapy and rehabilitation services in the corporate setting to keep employees experiencing the joy of pain-free movement.

The Human performance Mechanic

"The Mission of THPM is to help everyone experience the Joy of Pain-Free Movement through world class Physical Therapy & Personal Training."


Dr. Mario Novo, PT

Co-Owner, Clinical Instructor The BFR PROS


Dr. Mario Novo, Co-Founder & Partner with THE BFR PROS is also the owner of Lifters Clinic, a private sports medicine physical therapy practice in middle Tennessee, that was founded in 2015. Mario’s passion for learning, creating, and teaching within the fields of sports performance, rehabilitation, and technology, were the basis for his continuing education courses and research. Mario is currently both a Belmont University DPT program research associate; where he is expanding the broader application of blood flow restriction training (BFRT) within the fields of rehabilitation science and athletic performance.


“Performance and injury reduction are synonymous. You can’t have one without the other. Preparing your body to achieve the highest in excellence takes combing science, hard work, and dedication. You must love the process and learn to establish the habits that will help you actualize your goals. With these foundations in place, the stronger version of yourself is achievable.”


Marty Rolnick

Philosopher-Marketing Lunatic-Ideaholic


Marty is a philosopher, marketing lunatic, and ideaholic whose craft is all about the conceiving and spreading of sustainable ideas. He’s an Idealist who believes the best solutions are those where all stakeholders benefit. 

Marty’s played many different roles throughout his life including father, athlete, corporate executive and entrepreneur. 

He’s also a teacher, coach and mentor who helps small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.

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