About Coach David
As a health coach in Richmond, VA, David Younkins combines exercise, nutrition coaching, and behavior change to help patients accomplish their goals.
With nearly 20 years of experience in health and wellness, David’s passion is seeing how the relationships between the body’s different systems and parts affect how a person is feeling. He also has a special interest in pain science and how chronic pain and chronic disease tend to be connected.
“I enjoy seeing how patients improve their lives in many dimensions, beginning with just small changes in their behavior,” he says.
David first became interested in health and wellness while studying at the University of Maryland.
“I actually wanted to be a police officer my whole life,” he says. “During college, I worked in a gym for a year, and learned about muscles, joints, and exercise physiology, and I got hooked. I switched my major and finding new ways to help people move and feel better has been a passion ever since.”
Before joining PartnerMD, David worked in a clinical capacity as an integrative health coach. He also has experience in personal training and massage therapy.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiological Sciences from the University of Maryland; a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the California University of Pennsylvania; and a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Nutrition from Liberty University.