Ways to Wellness

Start now. A healthier you awaits.
Ways to Wellness

HealthEast Ways to Wellness provides a variety of services to optimize your well-being. We empower our clients to seek ways to live a balanced life.

About Ways to Wellness

Ways to Wellness is about creating a program that is customized to you and your goals. We look at the entire person to help create a plan that can be implemented and followed - not a quick solution to a long-term issue. It’s about changing your point of view from "why bother" to "why not."  Whether you need help with motivation, weight loss, fitting in fitness or reducing your stress, our expert staff of health care professionals is here to help you improve your well-being through changes in nutrition, exercise and behavior.

Contact Ways to Wellness

Start now. A healthier you awaits.

Ways to Wellness is open to the public.
Fax: 651-326-8729

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Individual appointments:
Monday - Thursday, 6 am to 8 pm
Friday, 5:30 am to 2 pm
Office hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm
Skype and phone sessions available by request.

Welcome! Before your first appointment, please download and complete our registration packet.
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Well-being and cooking classes


Reclaim Your Life - A Four-Part Series

Many of us struggle with self-created stress and frazzle. In this four-part course, you will develop a framework for intentional living involving clear...


Conquering the Carb Craze

How do you know which carbohydrates are good and which are bad? In this class, you will help prepare and taste well-balanced, mouth-watering dishes...


Digestive Health and Mindful Eating - A Four-Part Series

This four-part series will delve into how to improve gut health and increase your mental and physical well-being. Learn how to manage unwanted digestive...


Immunity Boosting Super Foods

There is much debate about what exactly makes a food "super." We can all agree however, on the importance of antioxidant rich foods, healthy fats and...


Meal Planning 101

A little planning can go a long way towards achieving success in your kitchen. In this class, we will focus on ways to streamline production in your...


Sauteing Splendor

For many cooks, both professional and novice, sautéing is their preferred method of cooking. When dinner is sautéed, it is done in a flash and its...


Cook Well 2.0 Series

Please note: Completion of the original Cook Well Series is NOT required for enrollment. - Dates & time: Four Wednesdays – February 1, 8, 15 and 22...


Fight Inflammation with Food

Learn how to reduce inflammation in your body, while preparing and experiencing mouth-watering omega-3, fiber and probiotic rich foods. This class will be...


Culinary "Learners Permit"

Maybe you’re a young adult getting ready to leave the nest, or maybe you’ve just never taken the time to build the skills you need to prepare tasty...


Is It Hot in Here or Is It Just Me?

Ever wish you could ask those tough questions about hot flashes and other female issues? Look no further. In this combination exercise and lecture...

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

Get to know us

Our nutrition and fitness specialists are registered dietitians and certified personal trainers who are experts in weight management, therapeutic nutrition, corrective exercise, fitness training, group exercise and leading lifestyle/behavioral change.

Our specialists have extensive experience helping clients achieve their personal wellness goals. Their unique blend of nutrition and fitness credentials allows them to treat each client as a whole person.


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