Ways to Wellness

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Ways to Wellness

We empower people to optimize their well-being. We look at the whole you and create a plan you can implement and follow. And we welcome everyone – you don’t have to be a HealthEast patient to use our services.

Our services:


Upcoming cooking and mind/body wellness classes


Anti-Inflammatory Eating for Weight Loss

Did you know that inflammation could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts? Inflammation in the body contributes to weight gain and can lead to unhealthy...


Curry in a Hurry

It can be a real challenge to keep your meals interesting and fun if you’ve made the decision to go gluten free. Join Chris as she shares her complete...


Hone Your Knife Skills

This interactive class will familiarize you with the best friend any chef will ever have, the knife. You will learn knife maintenance and handling skills,...


Cook Well for Kids - Banana Sushi! (ages 7 – 11)

No raw fish here! Just a fun interactive class for kids who like to play with their food. Chef Jeremy will demonstrate a few ways to make “banana...


Food As Medicine

We know now more than ever how high quality foods can impact our overall health and wellbeing. Chronic illnesses, inflammation, joint pain, energy level...


Tonic: A Resiliency and Mind-Body Skills Series

Are you feeling depleted, isolated, stressed out or simply unhappy with your current state of well-being? Here is your opportunity to refuel! Improve your...


Quick and Easy Plant-Based Lunches

The open faced sandwich is an easy to prepare, knife-and-fork meal. And AmyLeo’s recipes are a great way to get protein, vegetables and plenty of flavor...


Conquering the Carb Craze

How do you know which carbohydrates are good and which are bad? In this class, you will learn how to make well-balanced, mouth-watering dishes composed of...


Cook Well Series

Start your cooking journey at The Kitchen Table! Food Philosophy: May 4, 6 to 7:30 pmExperience HealthEast’s Ways to Wellness Food Philosophy -...


Hormones and Weight Loss for Women

Hormone changes can do a number on our metabolism and alter where we store fat. Learn how hormone fluctuations effect your mind, body and waistline. You...

We can't wait to work with you

Our team includes registered dietitians, certified personal trainers, life coaches, as well as a chef and a psychologist. We’re experts in nutrition and weight management, corrective exercise and fitness training, and lifestyle and behavioral change. This unique skill set allows us to treat each client as a whole person. We’re passionate about helping people achieve their personal well-being goals, and we can’t wait to work with you.


Our nutrition and fitness specialists have extensive experience helping clients achieve their personal wellness goals.

Elizabeth Bakos
Pilates & Fitness Specialist

Katie Bjornson
Fitness Specialist

Beth Dierkhising, RD, LD
Nutrition and Fitness Specialist

Megan Green, RD, LD
Nutrition and Fitness Specialist

Lisa Hellem
Nutrition & Fitness Specialist

Justin Julson
Fitness Specialist

Emily Kline
Health and Wellness Coach

Nora Larson
Health and Wellness Coach

Rachel Larson, RD, LD, Ways to Wellness Manager
Nutrition and Fitness Specialist

Mallory Madden
Fitness Specialist

Abi Prado
Wellness Coordinator

Brenda Navin, RD, LD
Director of Health and Wellness/Personal Trainer

Jeremy Reinicke

Michaela D. Smith, PsyD

Lisa Somerville
Health and Wellness Coach

Contact & Registration

You can register for a Ways to Wellness class or coaching session by phone, fax, email or on our website.
Phone: 651-232-1926
Fax: 651-326-8729
Register online


Individual appointments:
Monday - Thursday, 6 am to 7 pm
Friday, 5:30 am to 2 pm
Office hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm
Friday, 8 am to 3 pm

Phone sessions are also available by request.

New to Ways to Wellness?

Please fill out our registration form before your first session.
Registration form

Ways to Wellness Locations

The main Ways to Wellness location is on Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury, Minnesota, and we also offer classes at HealthEast Stillwater Clinic and HealthEast's Midway campus in St. Paul. Additionally, we offer two HealthEast employee-only locations at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood and Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.

Midway Administrative Campus
HealthEast Administration Offices
1700 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
Stillwater Clinic
2900 Curve Crest Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Ways to Wellness
1825 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125