Ways to Wellness

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Ways to Wellness

We empower people to optimize their well-being, and we welcome everyone – you don’t have to be a HealthEast patient to use our services.

About Ways to Wellness

Ways to Wellness provides coaching and classes in nutrition, fitness and mind/body wellness. Whether you need help with weight loss, workout motivation, stress reduction, work-life balance or depression and anxiety, we’re here to help. Our approach is kind and non-judgmental: We’ll meet you right where you are today.

At Ways to Wellness, we’re all about you and your goals. We’ll look at the whole you and create a plan you can implement and follow. We’ll change your point of view from "why bother" to "why not” – because a healthier you awaits.

Our services:


Upcoming cooking and mind/body wellness classes


Tonic: A Self-care Series to Invigorate and Strengthen

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


Cook Well for Kids - Pasghetti and Beatmalls! (ages 7 – 11)

In this hands-on class, your “little chef” will be making pasta from scratch! We’re even going to pull out the meat grinder and make incredibly...


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...


Spring Roll Fling

Who doesn’t like a crisp fresh Spring Roll? In this class, Chef Jeremy will teach you how to prepare nutritious and kid friendly spring rolls that...


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...


Fight Inflammation with Food

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


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...


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...


Cook Well 2.0 Series

Continue your culinary development at The Kitchen Table. (Please note: Completion of the original Cook Well Series is NOT required for enrollment.) -...


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 and taste well-balanced, mouth-watering dishes...

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