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 James Baker, NPTI, NPA


Professional Profile:

  • Former Professional Baseball Player for 7 years

  • Founder of North Shore Performance Training

  • Founder of NSPT Pitching Lab- Complete Pitching Development 

  • National Personal Training Institute: 6-month course (same textbook as CSCS)

  • National Pitching Association-East Certified Instructor 

  • Rapsodo Pitching 2.0 Certified 

  • Current St. John's Prep Pitching Coach

  • Experience working with professional, college, high school and youth athletes


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 and the Agganis Shriners All Star Game.

James graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, MA in 2006.  There, he played baseball for 4 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 at Fenway Park and the All New England Team.  At Wheaton, James was 10-1 in his college career with 10 saves. James and the rest of the 2006 baseball team was inducted into the Wheaton College Hall of Fame in 2019.

After graduation, James signed with the Nashua Pride, a professional baseball team in the Can-Am League and began his professional career as a relief pitcher. With Nashua, James went 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA. After one 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 (4-1 record and a 1.37 ERA), the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League, 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 & business development. 

James is the Founder, Manager and Lead Performance Training Coach of North Shore Performance Training, located inside the New England Premier SportsPlex building in Danvers, Ma. As a performance training coach, James specializes in athlete specefic training, functional baseball training, pitching development, corrective exercise and educating clients on proper movement patterns that reduce the chance of injury.

James is also the Founder and Pitching Coordinator for the NSPT-Pitching Lab. He is biomechanics certified by the National Pitching Association (NPA). Read more about NSPT-Pitching Lab HERE.

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:


Melissa Lubas, BS, CSCS



Melissa graduated 3rd in her class from Beverly High School in 2016. In high school, she was a 4 year member and 2 year captain of the varsity basketball team. She was also a 3 year member and 1 year captain of the track and field team as well as a 2 year member of the Varsity volleyball team. For basketball, she was named a 2x team MVP, 2x NEC All Conference Player, and 3x NEC all star. For track, she broke the school record in the javelin throw her senior year. She was a 3x student-athlete of the year at BHS, awarded Moynihan Lumber Student-Athlete of the Month in January 2016, and was nominated for the Salem News Student-Athlete of the Year Award in the Spring of 2016. 

After high school she pursued a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology. She earned her National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification in the summer of 2019 before beginning her last semester of college. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in December 2019 with a 4.0 GPA. During her time at UML, Melissa interned at Velocity Sports Performance in Norwood, Massachusetts where she gained valuable experience as a strength and conditioning intern coach. 

After completing her undergraduate degree, Melissa chose to continue her education in Merrimack College's Masters in Sport and Exercise Science program. As a current student, she is taking a number of classes pertaining to strength and conditioning such as Sports Nutrition and Advanced Strength and Conditioning Principles. She also earned a fellowship position as a graduate assistant at Phillips Exeter Academy in their strength and conditioning program where she assists with coaching and programming for many high school athletes. 


Jules Hindman-Eat Well Perform Well

Certified Sports Nutritionist




Jules Hindman is a local, Boston based certified sports nutritionist working with athletes of all levels, celebrities, coaches, sports teams and corporations. Jules uses her vast experience, knowledge, and education of nutrition to advise high school, collegiate & professional athletes, as well as those in corporate settings and motivated adults, in proper nutrition to meet their varied goals. Jules will counsel the athlete/client on ways to improve body composition, timing of meals, hydration strategies, grouping foods for better performance, better energy, better focus and an overall sense of better well-being. Jules is dedicated to her athletes and clients’ well-being.

Jules has three office locations: Danvers, Woburn & Foxboro Massachusetts You can work with Jules locally or remotely. She works with many clients throughout the country. Jules Hindman is known nationally for her work with many prominent athletes.