• Lose the "Weight Loss" Mentality

    Empower Your Evolution

    Regardless of all the marketing claims you have been inundated with, there are no "weight loss" short cuts.


    "Weight loss" is the wrong approach and mentality, because it is an incomplete approach, which is why people gain back the weight after they stop following/using/attempting weight loss or diet plans, programs, pills, shakes, etc.


    "Weight loss" involves overall body weight loss of fat and muscle. This is counter-productive. When you lose muscle, you're losing the "machinery" that is essential for eliminating body fat. Stated in a very general, simple way, when you exercise adequately, muscle is the mechanism that triggers the body to burn fat as fuel.


    The effective approach is to lose excess body fat while maintaining or gaining lean muscle to achieve and then remain at, your healthy/desired body composition for the rest of your life. This approach also helps you contour and shape your body.


    Using the effective approach means evolving your lifestyle. Evolving your lifestyle means:

    • A Proper Daily Exercise Program that Varies on a regular basis
    • Healthy Daily Nutrition & Supplementation
    • Adequate Sleep each night
    • Engaging in Rest-n-Recreation & Mindfulness/Meditation on a regular basis
    • Proactive Wellness Care

    This effective approach must be maintained for life if you intend your desired results to stay with you for the rest of your life.


    What do you gain from this healthy lifestyle? Something so far beyond, so much more than mere "weight loss". Well Being of body, mind and spirit. Start today for a healthy tomorrow and experience the benefits of

    • Reduced Body Fat & Help Maintaining a Healthy Weight 
    • Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome & Help Regulating Blood-Sugar Levels
    • Reduced Risk of Some Cancers
    • Strengthened Bones and Muscles
    • Improved Mental Health, Mood and Outlook
    • Reduced Tension & Stress, Anxiety & Depression
    • Improved Blood Circulation
    • Improved Blood Cholesterol Levels & Help Maintaining a Healthy Ratio of Good & Bad Triglycerides
    • Maintained Normal Blood Pressure & Help Preventing HBP
    • Increased Energy Levels
    • Improved Sleep
    • Improved Self-Esteem
    • Increased Flexibility
    • Slowed Down Cellular Aging Process
    • The Ability to Remain Active & Help Maintaining Independence Longer, Later in Life
    • Increased Overall Quality of Life & Possibly Longevity

    Empower Well Being. Empower Your Evolution. Choose to Thrive!

  • Dave Robinson

    Dave has been a nationally certified Personal Fitness Trainer by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in Sherman Oaks California for more than 20 years. He chose AFAA, now associated with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, because it was one of only two national certifying organizations requiring its candidates for certification to complete classroom and practical training as well as a practical examination in addition to a written examination.


    Prior to becoming certified as a personal fitness trainer, Dave earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Bridgewater State College (University) in Bridgewater Massachusetts, and a D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) degree from Life University, in Marietta Georgia. He has been a licensed chiropractor in Massachusetts for 28 years, in active practice for 23 years (Learn more).


    It was six years into his initial private practice as a chiropractor in New Bedford, when Dave, active in and passionate about fitness for over ten years, earned the national certification as a personal fitness trainer.

    Shortly after, he relocated his chiropractic practice to Plymouth. During this time, he also worked as an independent contractor personal trainer at fitness centers in Pembroke and Plymouth, and as a contracted personal trainer for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council's police cadet physical training program.


    A few years later, to gain further experience, he relocated to San Diego California to work as a personal trainer and staff member at the former Frog's Athletic Club in Solana Beach, along side some the the industry's top trainers and exercise instructors at the time.


    Returning to Massachusetts, Dave did in-home personal training for private clients in the lower North Shore area, and in addition entered a shared private practice of chiropractic in Peabody. He also worked as a staff chiropractor in a practice in Boston.


    After 15 years as a chiropractor and 9 years as a personal trainer, he put his professions aside and stepped up to assist in the full time care-taking of a parent with dementia/Alzheimer's.


    Several years later, Dave returned to personal training, working with private clients at their homes throughout the South Coast of Massachusetts and as a personal trainer and staff member at the Newport County YMCA in Rhode Island.


    Since its opening in 2014, Dave has been a staff member and personal trainer at the Dartmouth YMCA Healthy Living Center, a boutique style fitness center, where he now does all of his personal training.


    At 56, Dave still engages in 60 to 90 minutes of daily exercise, as he has for the last 33 years, with a love for outdoor activities.

  • Thrive!

    1-to-1 Personal Training - Experience one-to-one personal training with a seasoned nationally certified personal trainer having over 20 years experience, without crowds, for reasonable rates, in a beautiful boutique-style fitness center at the Healthy Living Center of the Dartmouth YMCA (ymcasouthcoast.org/dartmouth), and, be helping families in your community.* 

    Membership is not required to sign up for personal training or any other class or program.


    Each client begins with an initial consultation and health history to ensure that Personal Training sessions are tailored to the client's particular needs, abilities and goals.

    Training sessions are one hour and include: a warm up, strength training exercises ranging from basic to advanced and that can incorporate, using any combination of, free weights, body weight, cable weight machine, elastic fitness bands, selectorize weight machines as well as exercises adapted from activities of daily living. Periods of cardiovascular (aerobic) interval training are also included, as well as ending each session with stretching all major muscles.


    To schedule a consultation for personal training with Dave, leave a voice or text message for him at 508-542-7335. Accepting clients ages 18 to 80.



    * Not only are you investing in your own well being, but you're helping people in your own community, and, becoming a part of a community - the YMCA South Coast - that as a charitable organization, has been providing reduced fee services to thousands of youth, families and individuals throughout the South Coast region, helping to transform lives for 150 years. Last year alone, the financial assistance given by just our Dartmouth YMCA was more than $230,000, helping local kids attend summer camp and after school programs, and helping families and individuals become members; your making an investment in your community.

    There's also Sharing the Harvest Community Farm at the Dartmouth branch, a non-profit, volunteer-driven farm that aims to help fight hunger in our community. It was established in 2006 to reduce hunger, create volunteer stewardship and increase agricultural education. In its 11 seasons of operation, Sharing the Harvest Farm has donated more than 350,000 pounds of organically grown vegetables and over 14, 500 eggs to local food banks and assistance organizations, and hosted more than 20,000 volunteers totaling more than 51,000 hours.