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 James Baker, NPTI, NPA


James Baker graduated from Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, MA in 2002.  There, he played varsity baseball and basketball and received the Coach's Award and Scholar Athlete Award in both sports.  James also was named to the Cape Ann League All League Team, Cape Ann League All Star Game and the Agganis Shriners All Star Game.

James graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, MA in 2006.  There, he played baseball for four years and was the captain his senior year while playing in the 2006 National Championship game in the Division 3 College World Series in Appleton, WI.  Also in 2006, James was named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All League Team, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All League Team, the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-League Team, NEIBA All Star Game held at Fenway Park and the All New England Team.  At Wheaton, James was 10-1 in his college career with 10 saves (he became a full-time pitcher his Junior Year).  As a senior he was 4-0 with 10 saves and carried a 1.80 ERA.  He also played in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) in 2005 for the Mill City All-Americans.

After graduation, James was signed by the Nashua Pride, a professional baseball team in the Can-Am League. With Nashua, James went 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA. After one professional season, James signed with the San Diego Padres and went to minor league spring training in 2007.  James has also pitched for the North Shore Spirit of the Can-Am League where he posted a 4-1 record and a 1.37 ERA, the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League for two seasons, the York Revolution of the Atlantic League and the Gary South Shore Railcats of the American Association for two seasons. In 2011, James went 3-1 in 42 appearances with 68 strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA in 49 innings. James finished his career with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association in 2012 after compiling a 2.49 ERA and helping the “Nuts” to the League Championship Series.

Outside of baseball, James graduated from the National Personal Training Institute in 2008 as a certified trainer and nutritional consultant. There, James completed hours of study in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and program development. As a performance training coach, James specializes in functional group training and personal training, athlete training, functional baseball training, corrective exercise and educating clients on proper movement patterns that reduce the chance of injury. James is also a strength and conditioning consultant for the Wheaton College baseball team.

James is the Co-founder, Manager and Performance Training Coach of North Shore Performance Training, located inside the Route One SportsPlex building in Danvers, Ma. This gym accommodates athletes, non-athletes, beginners to performance training and workout enthusiasts of all ages and abilities in both individual and group training settings. James enjoys working with clients from ALL backgrounds and takes pride in having personal, rewarding relationships with each client. He stresses proper technique and the use of the latest functional training and corrective exercise methods in all of the strength and conditioning and group training packages.

In addition to training and managing at NSPT, James spends his time coaching, motivating and developing baseball players in the Northeast, especially pitchers, from Little League to the professional level. James helps young athletes understand the game of baseball by developing and sharpening their physical, mental and emotional frameworks as prospective athletes. He is currently a baseball coach at St. John's Prep in Danvers, MA.

James is also a pitching coordinator for The Academy AAU baseball program. His pitching lessons focus on the universal fundamentals of pitching, the mental side of the game, situational awareness and biomechanics that create less stress on a pitcher's arm to create the greatest force in delivering the baseball while also reducing the risk of injury. James is biomechanics certified by the National Pitching Association (NPA).

Please contact James with any questions or comments regarding future training possibilities. Thank you!     Email:



 Scott McEnelly, MS, CSCS 




Scott McEnelly graduated from Rockland High School in Rockland, MA in 2008. There, he competed in varsity football, basketball and baseball. Scott then went to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine where he graduated in 2012 with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Post-graduation he worked as a personal trainer and assistant manager at a local health club. In 2015 he decided he wanted to further his career so he entered a summer strength and conditioning internship program at Merrimack College.

After his internship he stayed at Merrimack College where he earned his Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science. There, he obtained a well-rounded education including courses in advanced strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, and performance testing. Over the course of his graduate education he broadened his experience by becoming a research graduate assistant and a teaching assistant.

In addition to Scott’s formal education he has attended many conferences and earned several certifications including NSCA’s CSCS, USAW level 1 sports performance coach, and FMS level 1.

Scott continues to live an active lifestyle where he enjoys playing basketball, softball, skiing, hiking, kayaking, and golf.

In Scott’s final semester at Merrimack College he joined NSPT as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with a growing role upon graduation. He looks forward to bring his knowledge and experience to provide a fun and challenging environment to NSPT.

Please contact Scott with any questions or comments regarding future training possibilities. Thank you!     Email:


 Jordan Sumrell, BS, CSCS




With a strong background in athletics, Jordan has competitive experience in several sports including baseball, basketball, football, and track. He graduated from Belmont High School in 2007 where he played football and ran track for 4 years. He then attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he majored in Kinesiology and continued to compete in several intramural leagues. During this time he also took up boxing and trained alongside professionals and golden glove contenders.

Jordan also took this time to explore many training methods often using himself as a guinea pig, and furthered his coaching experience by completed internships at Athletic Evolution as well as Inside Out Fitness Concepts.  He is certified by the NSCA as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

Following graduation, Jordan continued to train with a diverse base of clientele in the Boston area ranging from local professionals, to high school and college athletes including two NFL prospects.

In addition to training and keeping up with his own personal workouts, Jordan also enjoys learning new skills and has a unique blend of hobbies that include yoga, hiking, martial arts, and salsa dancing to name a few.

To inquire more about training, or other fitness-related topics, please contact Jordan with any questions. Thank you!



Jules Hindman, Certified Sports Nutritionist, NPC 




Jules Hindman is a Certified Sports Nutritionist, NPC, OCB & Fitness Atlantic Figure and Bikini Competitor, as well as 2x Tough Mudder participant, Spartan Beast Warrior, and gym enthusiast. Jules uses her vast experience and knowledge of nutrition to advise high school, collegiate & professional athletes (SEE THE LIST BELOW), as well as those in corporate settings and motivated adults, in proper nutrition to meet their varied goals. Your good health and peak performance begin in the kitchen. Contact Jules to find out how hydration, fueling, and recovering properly can be YOUR 'secret weapon'.

Jules understands the nutritional challenges facing both athletes and motivated adults in the workplace. Email Jules for a consultation to find out how nutrition can have a positive impact on your performance on and off the field or in and out of the boardroom. She offers 1:1 personalized plans to help the athlete at any level outperform the competition, or to help those in the corporate world and motivated adults attain their desired goals.

Remember - you must "Eat Well to Perform Well®"

Here are some of Jules' past and current clients!

  • Kirk Herbstreit & Family, Analyst for ESPN's College Game Day
  • Mark Ingram, 2009 Heisman Trophy winner, New Orleans Saints, 2015 Pro Bowl
  • Tyler Beede, RHP, 2014 1st Round MLB Draft pick to SF Giants, Vanderbilt University
  • George Whitfield, ESPN Analyst, QB Engineer at Whitfield Athletix
  • Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Joel Segal, Sports Agent, President of Lagardere Unlimited Football
  • Eric Fisher, 2013 NFL First Round Draft Pick for the KC Chiefs
  • Steve Dresner, NFL Network Producer
  • Jamie MacDonald, Performance Coach/Recruiting Director & LXM PRO
  • Bryan Braman, Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker
  • Michael Lombardi, New England Patriots Coaching Staff
  • Linda Holliday, New England Patriots
  • Kevin Gould, Dartmouth College Asst. Men’s Lacrosse & professional lacrosse player
  • Harvard wrestling
  • Wheaton College Athletics
  • Tufts University Track & Field
  • Northeastern University Field Hockey
  • Dan Boothby, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Northeastern University
  • James Baker, North Shore Performance Training Facility

  • Simon Connor, Villanova Associate Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
  • Dr. Jayan Landry

Along with many others - all using or have used Jules' expertise in nutrition for their sport or profession.

 Twitter @JulesHindman

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Meghan Dutton, Yoga Teacher & Mindfulness Educator

Meghan Dutton is NSPT's newest yoga and mindfulness educator. She has been practicing meditation and yoga for the past 15 years and is certified with Mindful Schools as a mindfulness educator. Over the past eight years she has implemented mindfulness in schools, with athletes, and has instructed yoga in schools and studios for the past three years.

Yoga classes at NSPT will include yoga and mindfulness techniques, to provide not only physical flexibility, strength, and ease, but will also offer tools for mental focus, and self-regulation techniques to use on and off the field. For more information on Meghan, please see:


Meredith Softic, Certified Pilates Instructor

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Meredith is a Certified Functional Strength Coach, Stages Indoor Cycling Certification and Flight training, TRX qualified instructor, STOTT Pilates Trained Instructor with over twelve years of experience in the fitness industry. Meredith is also a Registered Nurse, and a Certified Whole Health Educator™ and Wellness Coach. Meredith has a strong passion for teaching, inspiring, and empowering others to reach their highest wellness potential and achieve balance in all aspects of their lives.


 Alison Dube, Certified Booty Barre



Alison Dube is a certified Booty Barre instructor. She started dancing at age three at local studios and danced competitively until graduating high school. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 2011 with a degree in Mathematics and currently works full-time in finance. Alison enjoys all types of fitness including running, spinning, yoga, and of course barre! She is very excited to bring barre to NSPT!