• Evovle

    Lose the "Weight Loss" Mentality. Gain Well Being.

    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.

    Start today for a healthy tomorrow and experience the benefits:

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

    Empower Well Being. Empower Your Evolution.

    Choose to Thrive!

  • Thrive

    One-to-One Personal Training

    Enjoy one-to-one personal training with a seasoned nationally certified personal trainer having over 20 years experience, without crowds, and in the beautiful boutique-style fitness center, the Healthy Living Center at the Dartmouth YMCA.*


    Each client begins with an initial consultation and health history to ensure that Personal Training sessions are tailored to the their 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.


    To discuss in-home personal training leave a voice message for David at 508-542-7335.



        David Robinson


    David has held national certification by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a Personal Fitness Trainer since 1996. 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.


    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 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.


    At 57, Dave still engages in 60 to 90 minutes of daily exercise, as he has for the last 34 years, with a love for outdoor activities.



    * Membership is not required to sign up for personal training or any other class or program at the Dartmouth YMCA.​ 

    David is available at the Healthy Living Center Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am - 1pm, and Wednesdays through Fridays 1 pm - 5 pm. Special appointments for Saturdays or Sundays 10 am - 12 n may be arranged in advance.