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Jordan Knight gets ready to hit the road

Jordan Knight (right) trains for the NKOTB tour with Mike Boyle.

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

Jordan Knight (right) trains for the NKOTB tour with Mike Boyle.

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Step by Step” is still easy enough to sing, but, at 42, Jordan Knight doesn’t find the song quite so simple to dance to. So as he and his New Kids on the Block bandmates Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, and Jonathan Knight prepare to hit the road for another tour, Knight’s getting back in shape. Or trying to. Tuesday, the singer was in Woburn sweating with trainer Mike Boyle, a former longtime strength and conditioning coach at Boston University who now operates three fitness clubs. “When you look at what these guys are asked to do, it’s similar to an athlete,” Boyle told us
afterward. “My area of expertise isn’t dance or performance, but what I do is applicable in terms of warming up and stretching.” NKOTB announced last week a plan to tour with fellow boy bands 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. In addition to helping train Knight, Boyle has a business relationship with him, making sure the singer is doing “The Right Stuff” at FitWorld, a gym Knight owns in Cranston, R.I. But a member of NKOTB isn’t the first celebrity to consult with Boyle, whose clubs are in Woburn, North Andover, and Haverhill. A few years ago, he helped Jennifer Garner get taut and toned for the Peter Berg action flick “The Kingdom,” and he worked with country singer Jo Dee Messina. “I had an epiphany after watching her perform,” Boyle told us. “I was, like, ‘Wow, this really is like an athletic event.’ ”

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