Ways to Wellness

Start now. A healthier you awaits.
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...


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. Menu: Turkey and...


30 Minute Meals

Save time and stress in 30 minutes or less! From-scratch cooking made fast and easy. Menu: Sheppard’s Pie with Celery Root, Sweet Potato and Butternut...


Master My Kitchen - 8 Part Cooking Course

Develop cooking skills to create lifelong habits for yourself and your family. Take command of your kitchen! Food for Thought: October 4, 6 to 8 pmBreak...


“Panning” the Globe - Italy

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...


Friday Night Bites

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


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! In this...


Conquering the Carb Craze

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


Braising Brilliance

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


30 Minute Meals

Save time and stress in 30 minutes or less! TWO from scratch crowd pleasing meals made fast and easy. Menu: Shredded Chicken Enchiladas with Cilantro and...

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