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  • Evolve

    Instead of waiting until a health crisis strikes you, evolve your lifestyle by engaging in regular guided exercise and experience the benefits of better health:

    • Maintain a Healthy Weight
    • Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome 
    • Improve Your Blood-Sugar Levels
    • Reduce Your Risk of Some Cancers
    • Strengthen Your Bones and Muscles
    • Increase Your Flexibility
    • Improve Your Mental Health, Mood and Outlook
    • Reduce Tension and Stress, Anxiety and Depression
    • Improve Blood Circulation
    • Improve Your Blood Cholesterol Levels, Healthier Ratio of Good and Bad Triglycerides
    • Maintain a Healthier Blood Pressure
    • Slowed Down the Cellular Aging Process
    • Increase Your Energy Levels
    • Improve Your Sleep
    • Improve Your Self-Esteem
    • Increase Your Ability to Remain Active and Maintain Independence Longer, Later in Life
    • Increase Your Overall Quality of Life and Possibly Longevity

    Start today for a healthy tomorrow. Evolve your thinking. Evolve your lifestyle. Empower Your Evolution. Choose to Thrive!

  • Thrive!

    Experience one-to-one personal training with a seasoned, nationally certified (AFAA) personal trainer having 21 years experience and 36 years active in fitness.

     

    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. No fad work-outs or equipment. Just the simple, tried-n-true methods.

    Training sessions are one hour and include a warm up, strength training exercises ranging from basic to advanced which incorporate any combination of, free weights, body weight, cable weight machine, elastic fitness bands, weight machines as well as exercises adapted from activities of daily living, and include short periods of cardiovascular (aerobic) interval training. Each session is ended with stretching.

     

    There are two options for personal training.

     

    Option 1 is on-site at the beautifully designed boutique-style Healthy Living Center of the Dartmouth YMCA.* This small, aesthetically gorgeous space is never crowded, has lots of windows for natural light, and, has a fireplace with a comfortable area to rest-n-relax after a workout. Outdoor walking/running trails and a ropes course are also on-site outdoors.

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

     

    Option 2 is convenient In-Home personal training or at an outdoor site of your choice (May through October only). Training exercises use only your own body weight with periods of cardiovascular (aerobic) interval training and end with stretching.

    Advising on exercise/fitness programs and healthy eating is also available for a separate fee with or without personal training.
    Client acceptance is limited. Contact David at 508-542-7335 to discuss in-home personal training and/or exercise/fitness and healthy eating advising.

     

    Speaking

    30 minutes talks on how to Empower Your Well Being for groups, conventions, meetings, churches, events, seminars. Contact David to inquire.

  • Meet

    Since 1996 David has held national certification as a personal trainer from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in Sherman Oaks California, now associated with National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

     

    A native of New Bedford Massachusetts, he 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.

     

    After chiropractic school, he received his licence as a chiropractor in Massachusetts and set up private practice in New Bedford. Early on he declined all patients involved in auto accident, worker compensation and personal injury cases, and maintained a strictly Vitalistic-based (wellness) practice.

     

    Six years into this private practice he earned national certification as a personal trainer from AFAA. He then relocated his chiropractic practice to Plymouth, designing it to be a small, low volume, pure chiropractic, Vitalistic practice. During this time, David 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, David 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, David 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, David has been a staff member and personal trainer at the Dartmouth YMCA Healthy Living Center, a boutique style fitness center.

     

    In-home personal training is also available. A limited number of clients are accepted. To discuss in-home training leave a voice message for David at 508-542-7335.

     

    At 57, 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.