Excel Body Fitness James BarringtonWith practically a lifetime of experience as a competitive athlete and more than a decade of coaching high level athletes, I am no stranger to the health and fitness field. I have coached with the Carolina Flames Fast Pitch Softball organization for going on 13 years now. In this time, I have helped to develop the skill level of the athletes that were in my charge. All in all, more than 90 young ladies have gone on to have collegiate careers on the diamond during my tenure with the Flames.

This coaching experience combined with my passion for living a healthy lifestyle have led me to making this career change. Obtaining my certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine while getting hands on experience working alongside certified strength and conditioning coaches have validated the fire that was already present within, giving me further insight into developing a person’s athletic skill, fitness level, and mental strength.

So, whether you are a middle or high school athlete looking to take your game to the next level, someone looking to make a lifestyle change, or if you are simply trying to become more fit for a specific event….wedding, reunion, etc, come see me at Excel Body Fitness!

“Coach James taught me how to have confidence in myself and that the only way I could ever be great was if I worked above 100% at every opportunity I was given.”

Natalie Klemann—-UNC Pembroke

“James inspired groups of 14-18 year old girls to transcend any personal reason to work hard. He taught us to win for each other. It’s amazing how he inspired teenage girls to love the game during the dead heat of summer, after multiple games and many cuts and bruises.”

Cyra Cottrell—Elon

“Playing under James transformed me as a player mentally, physically, and emotionally. My experience with James was honestly life changing, and I am where I have always wanted to be as an athlete because of it.”

Carly Hansis—College of Charleston


Middle and High School Grinder

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6-7:30pm

James Barrington’s sessions will cover:

-Balance training

-Flexibility training

-Speed and agility training

-Strength training (to include core strength)


12 month commitment         $80/month

6 month commitment            $90/month

No commitment                     $100/month

If you have any questions about James’s personal training packages, and/or would like to schedule a FREE PERSONAL TRAINING ASSESSMENT, email James at info@excelbodyfitness.com


Scholarship: Melanie Darges UNC Greensboro


Scholarship: Sarah Aukamp Guildford College


Scholarship: Rachel Johnson UNC Greensboro

Scholarship: Katelyn Jones Catawba College