Bill Prandy

Bill Prandy is a 63 year old gentleman who resides in Tolland with his wife Carol. In February 2008, Bill first noticed a sign of tremors in February of 2008. Shortly after noticing the tremors, Bill visited a doctor who diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative disease of the brain (central nervous system) that often impairs motor skills, speech, and other functions. After Bill’s diagnosis, he decided to take action to slow the progression of the Parkinson’s symptoms and improve his physical conditioning. He did this by training weekly with Dave Barnas, a certified personal trainer of True Health Unlimited, LLC in Tolland, CT. Since Bill began training in September of 2008, he has made gradual progress in his balance, core stability, posture, strength and overall movement speed. His improvements have inspired others to join him to achieve a dream he’s had in mind for many years. His vision was to complete all forty-eight of the 4,000-foot peaks in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Mt. Waumbek was one such hike (pictured above). On June 27, 2009, Bill, Dave, and their respected wives, hiked it together. Mt. Waumbek was Bill’s 44th of the 48. By end of the 2009 summer, Bill Prandy reached his goal with his son John. Bill’s hiking achievements are a true testimony of how unlimited courage and spirit to persevere are no obstacle to physical limitations.

About Dave Barnas, M.S., CES, NASM-CPT

Dave is the true health guy. He is the founder and owner of True Health Unlimited, LLC, a personal health and fitness company in Tolland, CT & Wellness Writers, a subscription wellness newsletter service that incorporates live & virtual wellness workshops for companies across New England. Dave earned both a Bachelor's (1998) and Master's Degree (2000) in Nutritional Science from the University of Connecticut, and also holds certifications as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Group Instructor, and Nutrition Specialist. He's also the lead author for four published works. Dave has over 20 years of combined experience in nutrition counseling, dietary supplement advising, personal training, corrective exercise training, health coaching and public speaking. In addition, he's spent over 25 years studying spirituality, meditation, and personal growth strategies. Dave's clients are all ages: youth, college championship level athletes, folks in their retired years, and everywhere in between. He's worked with three of the nation's leading physicians as a dietary supplement advisor and been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Yale University, UConn, St. Joseph College and various church groups, health clubs, and high schools. In 2013, he was invited to Whole Foods Market to share his Real Food Therapy Guide. And in 2015, Dave's funny "Snowga" (yoga in the snow) video caught the attention of The National Weather Channel, who aired it to shake off cabin fever and bring laughter. In 2016, Dave & Hollie (his wife) founded Wellness Writers and deliver evidence-based Wellness E-newsletters to spread a message of health and happiness to various businesses throughout the US. Dave currently serves as a personal trainer in Tolland as well as a wellness coach and writer for several businesses, gyms and wellness facilities throughout the US.

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