The NF1 Story

Neuro Force One was founded by Karim Amin in 2017.  Since early in his entrepreneurial career Karim had a passion for seeking out the root cause of physiological dysfunction in an attempt to plot the most optimal route to reaching peak physical performance. This was never more prominent as in PCI Wellness, an outpatient treatment center focused on locating and eradicating the source of musculoskeletal pain and injury, in an industry inundated with the treatment of symptoms only.  

This passion and treatment methodology attracted a whole host of professional athletes who soon reaped the benefits, one of which was Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Gold Medalist, Henry Cejudo, who came in search of a long term solution to a hand injury prior to a UFC fight on his rise to stardom. After experiencing such outstanding results from his treatment Henry requested that Karim assemble a team to apply the same inside-out approach from his treatment to his next fight camp.

Karim took the challenge and assembled a world class sports performance team to complement his treatment concepts and opened a state of the art facility in 2018 with the first major task of running the world championship camp of Henry Cejudo in his rematch against Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson at UFC 227. Karim’s goal was to compile a team of experts that could apply the same concepts he applied in the treatment of dysfunction in the areas of exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, nutrition and recovery to provide Henry with a fully-equipped, well-rounded sports performance team aimed at elevating his performance from every angle. The team deployed a scientific “readiness based” approach, later discussed on the Joe Rogan podcast,  in a “go hard or go home” combat training landscape and it was met by major resistance at first.  After just a few weeks, as body composition and performance metrics were rapidly improving under a training load that was far less than they were used to, the NF1 method began peaking the interest of coaches and sparring partners. Henry Cejudo won the world championship against someone, who at the time, was thought to be “the best pound for pound fighter on the planet” and went on to win 3 more world championship fights in 2 separate weight classes alongside NeuroForce1.

After which, NeuroForce1 went on to help a hundreds of other athletes from all major sports organizations (NFL, MLB, NBA, UFC, NCAA, IronMan, USA Olympians etc) achieve their peak performance, amassing 12 World/Olympic Titles, 9 National Titles/Medals, and hundreds of victories all without producing one single positive drug test. NF1 continues on their path in evolving with technology and sports science to churn out the best athletes in the world. In January 2022, they will be introducing the NF1 app which takes the same individualized, data driven approach used for all of their Olympic and professional athletes in the facility and brings it to the palm of the hands of the general population

Executive Team
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Karim Amin

Founder-President

Karim Amin is a serial entrepreneur who has owned and operated numerous small businesses over the last 20 years. His entrepreneurial spirit and desire to help people reach their performance potential inspired him to build Neuro Force One, Inc., a Human Performance Center that provides an objective, individualized, data driven approach to optimizing health, performance and wellness. Karim has assembled a world class team that has amassed 12 world and 9 national titles/medals in professional and Olympic sports.

Before Neuro Force One, Karim was the CEO/Owner at the PCI Wellness, an Outpatient Treatment Center whose focus was on locating and eliminating the source of musculoskeletal pain and injury. Utilizing cutting edge technologies on professional athletes, he was able to accelerate the recovery process while increasing strength and range of motion. 

He is also the CEO/Owner of Parasitology Center Inc., a reference laboratory, through which he has worked with thousands of medical professionals with various areas of specialties from all 7 continents and collaborated with scientists with whom he has co-authored multiple professional publications and developed a world class proprietary product line.

Brian Payne

Director of Finance

Brian Payne is a Founding Partner of Bluestar Venture Group, a solution based organization dedicated to sourcing exclusive, first of their kind technologies. His ability to support and represent new products and technologies consists of resources including development, market strategy, distribution, and funding. Brian has significant experience in analyzing risk and implementing sustainable business models to bring significant impact not only to our market partners but the surrounding social and economic environments of our target markets. 

Previously, Brian worked in Bank of America’s Corporate Investment/Corporate Treasury for 5 Years and then was CFO of Tidal Marine Insurance that was acquired in 2015 by Venture Insurance Programs.

Brian is currently contributing to the development of the Neuro Force One, Inc.’s company strategy across all areas of the business, providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers. Brian is working with the team to grow the business and formulate strategies. He will then work to ensure that NF1’s policies, procedures, systems and partners are robust, compliant and able to support current activities as well as future growth.

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Michael Grove

Director of Information Technology

With over 20 years of progressive experience in the Information Technology industry, Michael has become a valuable resource to businesses that have a desire to make their ideas and vision come to life.

In 2000 Michael founded Internet Dzyns to provide development, support and digital marketing.  With 100’s of websites and web applications launched, Michael is accomplished and versed in nearly every aspect of the web environment. From design, development, and implementation to marketing, sales and support Michael has been successful in providing effective information technology strategies for improving and increasing business. Over the years Michael has had the opportunity and pleasure to work with many great tech forward brands including Wells Fargo, Sony, BenQ, Yahoo and many others. In 2018 Michael joined the Neuro Force One team to oversee all technology aspects of the business from online initiatives, mobile applications, facility infrastructure and software platforms.

Over the years Michael and Internet Dzyns has become a valuable resource to small, mid-size large businesses.  Always mindful of current and emerging technologies, methodologies and digital strategies, Michael maintains a focus on business development, efficiency and growth.

Michael Dodd

Advisor

Michael Dodd is a consummate company builder, with more than 15 years of experience in the C-Suite leading public and privately-held global companies. He currently serves as a consultant to the CEO of a $40M+ educational tech accessory company, MaxCases. He is also an investor and advisor to numerous technology (hardware and software) and education companies. Michael has a distinct passion for building diversity and promoting minority, veteran, and disabled workers to greater opportunities within corporate America. 


From 2008 to 2014, Michael served at LeapFrog, the world’s leading Ed-Tech company for products sold at retail and used in schools, as both President and Chief Operating Officer, conceiving and developing the company’s best-selling products and leading a turnaround that saw LeapFrog’s value skyrocket from $60 million to more than $850 million over six years. He served as LeapFrog’s de facto CIO during this time, leading all R&D and engineering functions as well as all software and content development for educational books, interactive games, and videos. Under his direction, LeapFrog was a publicly traded company on NYSE before being acquired by Vtech in June 2016.


Prior to his time at LeapFrog, Michael served as co-founder and COO of Executive Technology, a leading diversity-based IT reseller and service provider to Fortune 500 firms. Michael was crucial in growing the company from $14 million in first-year revenues to more than $50 million in revenue in its second fiscal year. Before this, Michael served multiple C-Suite roles at Targus, Juniper Networks, and Compaq, leading substantial sales initiatives and growth in each role. Michael is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing.

Coaches

Andre Hicks

Director of Human Performance

Andre Hicks is a human performance specialist with over a decade of experience working with every population from young children and the elderly to professional athletes and Olympians. Andre started his career as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach and has since worked in every sector of the health and fitness industry from physical therapy clinics to world class sports performance gyms. Andre graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from Southwest Baptist University where he also excelled in NCAA football. At NF1 Andre utilizes his vast knowledge of human performance to develop and implement cutting edge training and diagnostic protocols for all incoming clients. Andre has taken hundreds of athletes and teams in a variety of professional sports organizations such as the NFL, MLB, NBA, UFC, NCAA, USA Olympic Team to the top of their game.

Certifications: CSCS, CES, FMS, CPT, HMS, RYT, CHEK EC, CHEK HLC, CMA

Charod Bridges

Performance Specialist

Charod Bridges is a performance specialist whose passion is helping athlete’s unlock their highest potential. As a former collegiate basketball player, the performance aspect of training sparked him to pursue a career which ultimately became a passion. Charod’s experience over the past decade ranges from training the weekend warrior, to long term athletic development of competitive high school & collegiate athletes, to NFL combine preparation. Charod has led performance programs in both the private sector and in university weight rooms. Specializing in power sports, Charod has worked with NCAA & Elite athletes from various sports like basketball, football, soccer, baseball & softball, tennis, & gymnastics. Even the occasional powerlifting competitor. As a New York City native, he’s no stranger to intensity & competitiveness, which is evident through his coaching.

Certifications: NSCA CSCS

Noah Feinberg

Performance Coach

Noah Feinberg is a performance coach who has had a lifelong experience as an athlete and working in training facilities. From personal training in NYC for years to working with general population fitness, he has built the cornerstones of performance, recovery, and mindset that led him into training elite athletes at the highest level. He uses data, technology, strength and conditioning principles, and emotional intelligence to provide individualized one on one coaching for his athletes. Noah has helped train Olympians as well as professional MMA and USA Taekwondo athletes.  He graduated with a BS in Business Admin from Bryant University and is now in a MS for Sports Science from Hofstra University. He is originally from Long Island, NY
 
Certifications: CSCS, RPR Level 2

Jen Hatz

Jen is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics with a masters™ in nutrition, a certified strength and conditioning specialist with a masters™ in exercise physiology, and she also holds a degree in psychology. She has worked and studied across the field of health and wellness over the last decade in a variety of roles, primarily as a sports dietitian and human performance specialist with athletes ranging from collegiate, professional, Olympic, and tactical populations. She focuses on utilizing science and technology with a practical application into real life creating a well-rounded approach of performance and wellness coaching for individuals to realize, meet, and exceed their own potential. Her future endeavors include conducting and contributing to research in pursuit of a PhD in neuroscience or related field, specifically focused on the relationship between lifestyle factors with neurodegenerative diseases like CTE, and concussion treatment protocols.

Certifications: MS, RD, LDN, CSSD, CSCS