• Lose the Weight Loss Mentality. Gain Well Being.

    Back to Basics for Life Long Results


    There are some truths about "weight loss" that will rarely ever be spoken by weight loss plans, programs, pills, shakes, etc. And regardless of all the marketing claims you have been inundated with, there are no short cuts.


    One, there are no "weight loss" plans, programs, pills, shakes, etc., that will produce "lifetime results", because most people will gain back the weight after they stop following/using the weight loss plan, program, pills, shake, etc.


    Two, following or using any "weight loss" plan, program, pill, shake, etc. long term, may have health consequences.


    Three, "weight loss" is the wrong approach and mentality. "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 and supplementation
    • adequate sleep each night
    • proactive, regular wellness care (chiropractic, acupuncture, dental, vision, etc.)
    • engaging in regular rest-and-recreation, mindfulness/meditation, on a regular basis

    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.

    Empower well being. Empower your evolution.

  • Personal Training

    Empower Your Evolution

    Daily exercise is an essential ingredient for a healthy body, mind and spirit. Start today for a healthy tomorrow and experience the benefits of

    • Reduced Body Fat
    • Maintained Healthy Weight
    • Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
    • Reduced Risk of Some Cancers
    • Strengthened Bones and Muscles
    • Improved Mental Health, Mood and Outlook
    • Reduced Tension & Stress


    Invest in your health and well being and experience one-on-one personal training in a beautiful boutique-style fitness center, the Healthy Living Center at the Dartmouth YMCA, without the crowds, at reasonable rates, and with a seasoned nationally certified personal trainer having over 20 years experience. Membership is not required to sign up for personal training or any other 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 personal training consultation with Dave, leave a voice or text message for him at 508-542-7335.



    Not only are you investing in your 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 nearly 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.

    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. Sharing the Harvest has donated more than 350,000 pounds of organically grown vegetables and eggs to local food banks and assistance organizations, and hosted more than 17,000 volunteers since the farm was founded.

  • Dave Robinson

    Dave, a native of New Bedford Massachusetts, 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 also holds national certification as a personal trainer from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in Sherman Oaks California.


    After chiropractic school, he received his licence as a chiropractor in Massachusetts and set up private practice in New Bedford. Early on he became aware of the "expected protocol" for many auto accident, personal injury and worker compensation cases. Initially refusing to engage in it, he soon declined all further patients involved in such cases.


    Six years into this private practice, in 1996, he earned national certification as a personal trainer from AFAA now associated with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He then relocated his chiropractic practice to Plymouth, designing it to be a small, low volume, pure chiropractic, Vitalistic practice.

    During this time, Dave 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 CA to work as a personal trainer and staff member at the former Frog's Athletic Club of Solana Beach, along side some the the industry's top trainers and exercise instructors at the time.


    Returning to the East Coast, Dave entered a shared private practice of wellness chiropractic in Peabody MA, and also worked as a staff chiropractor in a large practice in Boston. As well, he did in-home personal training for private clients in the lower North Shore area.


    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.

    He also maintains a part time Vitalistic chiropractic private-patient practice limited to house calls.


    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.