About Nick

Nick Rolnick, AKA The Human Performance Mechanic is a world-class Physical Therapist & Performance Enhancement Specialist and is quickly establishing a reputation as a leading international authority in Blood Flow Restriction.

He has had an interest in sports and performance from his days as captain of his college baseball team at Franklin & Marshall, where he achieved all-conference honors, to his more recent pursuits as a men’s physique competitor. Since graduating with an M.S. in Health Promotion Management from American University, Nick realized his love for fitness with his passion to help others by earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University with honors.

Nick teaches Kinesiology I & II in the MS Applied Exercise Science Program at Concordia University, Chicago and undergraduate Kinesiology at Lehman College, Bronx NY.

He helped found THE BFR PROS to further his mission of making the world a better place by helping people get back to the activities they love as quickly as possible and experiencing the joy of pain-free movement™ through evidence-based therapies like BFR-Blood Flow Restriction!

Nick teaches BFR Workshops across Europe including, France, Switzerland, Belgium & Italy. Nick has spoken on BFR training at international conferences in London and Paris as well as at the National Strength & Conditioning Association’s National Conference in 2020. He currently is scheduled to return to speak in Paris as well as in the Ukraine in September 2021 to further his mission of changing lives with BFR training. He also is working on expanding his publications in peer-reviewed journals with collaborations with other BFR training experts in various parts of the world!

Nick's 3 Guiding Principles


Balance is the Key to a Healthy, Pain-Free Life


Pain is a Symptom of a Body Out of Balance​


Nothing Good Happens Without a Consistent Strong Effort

Learn Why I am the Human Performance Mechanic.

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