Over the past decade, IPF has evolved from our first home in Andover, MA to become one of the North Shore's most well-respected, innovative, and successful athlete and adult training facilities. Here are some highlights of our journey:

Going for Gold

Winter 2016-Present

U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team selects Walter to become their strength and conditioning coach and they begin training at IPF with our team of coaches.

Kickin' Into High Gear

Winter 2016/2017

Walter continues his long history of coaching in professional soccer (Boston Breakers, New England Revolution) as NWSL stars and founders of SportingChic.com, Sam Mewis, Kristie Mewis, and Steph McCaffrey, train during their off-season at IPF.

The Crimson Rising

2016 - Present

Walter, who previously served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for both the Boston University Men’s Hockey program and the NHL Boston Bruins, becomes the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Harvard University Women’s Ice Hockey program. 

Workout For Charity

December 2011 - Present

Each year, IPF holds a members-only workout that raises thousands of dollars for the MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm, an animal shelter and veterinary hospital in Methuen, MA.

Best of the Best

Summer 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

IPF wins Northshore Magazine’s Best of the North Shore Editor’s Choice for Best Training Facility five consecutive years.

Batman Gets Buff

Winter 2016

The Boston Globe does a feature on Walter and recognizes him as the trainer behind Ben Affleck’s bulked up Batman Body. 

On The Set Of Batman

Fall 2015

Walter and Liz along with IPF adult group training clients, Wayne Puglisi and Mark Ciccarelli, film a cameo in Batman VS. Superman starring Ben Affleck.

IPF Goes Gangsta

Fall 2015

Walter, Liz, and Jamie, along with IPF adult group training clients Wayne Puglisi and Mark Ciccarelli, get all fancied up for their cameo in Live By Night starring and directed by Ben Affleck.

IPF Gets Better!

Fall 2013

IPF moves into their current 10,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art training and fitness facility in North Reading, MA.

1-On-1 with LeBron

Winter 2012

Walter works out LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and other NBA stars at Nike training camp. 

IPF West Coast

Fall 2011

Walter trains Ben Affleck in L.A. to prepare him for his role as a CIA agent in Argo and brings IPF coaches, Jamie and Liz, with him to shoot a scene in the movie that Affleck also directed. Argo would go on to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.

IPF Steals the Show

Summer 2009

IPF coaches have a blast as extras in the movie The Town, filmed in Boston, MA, which Ben Affleck co-wrote, directed and starred in.

Getting Shredded

Spring 2009

Walter begins his long journey (10 movies in seven years) of training Ben Affleck and Jen Garner while Affleck is filming and directing the critically acclaimed movie, The Town.

Training the Big Three

Winter 2007- Spring 2008

Walter served as the Boston Celtic’s strength and conditioning coach for five years, including their 2008 NBA Championship season.

Building A Community

Summer 2007

Walter opens The Institute of Performance & Fitness (IPF) in Andover, MA bringing to life his vision for a more personal environment with structured training programs for athletes and non-athletes from all different backgrounds and levels of ability.