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


Meal Planning for Weight Loss

Do you freeze up when it’s time to plan meals? Join our registered dietitian to learn how to arrange the right foods to help you manage your weight into...


Brunch and Faux-Mosas

Who doesn’t love brunch?! In this hands-on class, you will learn incredible Sunday brunch ideas. Menu: Oatmeal Cakes with Apple Compote; Portobello...


“Panning” the Globe - India

All Aboard! In this six part series, we will get up close and personal with the cuisine of Italy, India, Greece, China, El Salvador and Thailand. Join us...


Conquering the Carb Craze - Breakfast!

Learn how to prepare well-balanced dishes composed of healthy carbohydrates, fats and proteins without the bread. With food this good, you won’t miss...


Friday Night Bites - Tour de France

We feed our bodies every day. Let’s not forget to nourish our relationships too! Grab your friend, sibling, spouse, child or coworker and join us for...


Braising Brilliance

Nothing chases away that winter chill like a braise working away in the kitchen. Warm up with us while we prepare these cozy dinners and you learn all...


“Panning” the Globe - Greece

All Aboard! In this six part series, we will get up close and personal with the cuisine of Italy, India, Greece, China, El Salvador and Thailand. Join us...


Five Ways to Use Your Whey

Trying to fit protein into your diet and coming up short on ideas? Join Katie in the kitchen to learn her top five ways to use whey protein powder and...


30 Minute Meals - Thanksgiving Edition

Save time and stress in 30 minutes or less! From-scratch cooking made fast and easy. Menu: Sautéed Turkey Breast with Cranberry, Green Beans and...


Did Somebody Call for a “Cab”?

Cabernet Sauvignon is a grape that has reached iconic status in the wine world. Join us for these recipes that contain Cabernet, and experience the...

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

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

Mallory Madden
Fitness Specialist

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