Healthy Exercise & Lifestyle Programs

Start Leading a Healthier Lifestyle with HELPS!

HELPS logo, yellow sunWFU HELPS is a medically directed, professionally supervised chronic disease prevention program designed to develop a healthy and active lifestyle through exercise and education programs. Monitored exercise sessions are available at our “State of the Art” facility, conveniently located next to Groves Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC.

The Healthy Exercise & Lifestyle ProgramS at Wake Forest University provides more than exercise. Our programs create awareness for healthy living through quality wellness and education programs. We provide the extra support you need to create and maintain a program tailored specifically for your needs. We will help you reach your personal goals for a healthier lifestyle!

  • Health & Fitness Assessment
  • Physical Activity
  • Professional Consultations
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Weight Loss Group
  • Quality of Life

Other Services Available Are:

  • Corporate Comprehensive Health & Fitness Assessments

Feel free to give us a call at 336-758-5853 for more information or e-mail our Program Director, Erika Janssen, at

HELPS Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Mornings (6:00 AM-9:00 AM)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Evenings (5:30 PM-7:00 PM)


Erika Griffith, MS, ACSM-CEP
Program Director, HELPS
Phone: 336-758-5853

Jeff Katula, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
Executive Director, HELPS

Beverly Nesbit, RD
Registered Dietitian

Heath Thornton, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center