Supporting a Humanitarian Effort

To support a humanitarian effort, Dave Barnas of True Health Unlimited invites you to hear a positive story encourages you to get involved!


We’re supporting a young man and former client, Dallon Asnes, on his journey to benefit the lives of others this summear.

Now a bit from Dallon, who is a Freshmen student-athlete at Pomona College in California:

“I met Dave the summer before my sophomore year of high school. We were neighbors at the time. I went to his studio to learn about tips to increase my bench press to get stronger. Dave immediately brought me into his office and found me the pyramid bench press routine that he used when he was in high school. I was so eager to get started on it. He made a print out for me and walked me through it step by step. That was the bench press routine I stuck with for the rest of the summer.

Dallon Asnes giving valedictorian speech at THS in spring of 2014.

Since then, Dave and I got to know each other well. I remember a lot of time we spent talking about my future goals in both sport and school and how to reach them. He and my brothers had a lot of good times playing wiffleball in Dave’s backyard. By applying some of the knowledge I learned from Dave and working hard to achieve my goals, I had the good fortune of becoming Tolland’s valedictorian last year and excelled as a baseball player. I also developed a passion for foreign languages, which used to drive Dave crazy when I tried to speak Spanish with him during wiffleball games.

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Dallon is a pitcher for Pomona College in California who will be volunteering in the Outreach 360 program.

In August of 2014, I began my first semester at Pomona College in Claremont, California. I am a pitcher on our baseball team, and I am planning to declare a double major. During this season, I heard from a teammate about a volunteer program in the Dominican Republic. I got in touch with the program, and decided to commit my summer to volunteering with them.

This summer, I’m going to be going to Monte Cristi, a small town in the Dominican Republic, to volunteer. The Dominican Republic is a third world country with a relatively low literacy rate. Because I’m now fluent in Spanish, I’m going to be teaching children how to read. I’ll also be teaching English as it is such a valuable skill in the Dominican and will help the people to get jobs and break out of the cycle of poverty. Because of my baseball experience, I’ll also be a coach as part of a youth baseball program.

By myself, however, I’m not able to cover the minimum costs for housing and food as part of this program. True Health Unlimited has already very generously committed to help sponsor this project. But we still need some more help fundraising. If every person on this newsletter list were to donate $5, the fundraiser would end immediately.

Donate Here

Above is the link to my personalized fundraising page. Donations made through this link are tax deductible.


I’m incredibly excited about this opportunity to make a difference abroad, especially to children, and be able to educate youth to help put them in a position in which they can improve their own lives and improve the living conditions of their families.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at or call me on my cell phone at 386-316-3719.

Anything really does help! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.


Dallon Asnes

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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