Start Leading a Healthier Lifestyle with HELPS!

WFU 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!


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

Kristy Lievense, MS, ACSM-CEP
Program Director, HELPS

Lydia Bailey, MS
Program Coordinator, HELPS

Heath Thornton, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

HES Graduate Student Staff
First and Second Year Master Students

Registered Dietician

HELPS Hours of Operation:

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


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