The Team that Makes Health & Weight Loss Happen
RN, BSN, PHN, Founder of The Healthy Way
Cheladee has been with the Healthy Way for 30 years….actually her entire life! As the daughter of Cheri our founder, Cheladee was born and raised “The Healthy Way.” As assistant manager she wears every hat at the center. She brings her deep knowledge of plant based nutrition to our clients and has been a practicing vegan/vegetarian for well over a decade. Certified as both a culinary nutritionist and holistic health practitioner Cheladee brings a wonderful level of compassion and good listening skills to her counseling practice. She has a total understanding of the Healthy Way program and loves to get folks excited about whole food nutrition. In junior high she didn’t make the healthiest food choices (maybe rebelling?) and began to gain weight. In high school she had a real awakening to the Healthy Way food philosophy and realized the lifestyle she wanted to live. She no longer struggles and even after having a baby she has returned to her pre-baby weight no problem. Cheladee writes our monthly newsletter/video and strives to offer the most pertinent up to date information. She is instrumental in all of our cooking classes. As a new mom she brings her understanding of maternity and postpartum nutrition to her practice as a wellness coach.
Julie Conway has been the front desk office coordinator since 2005 and is often the first line of contact one would have with the Healthy Way. Her warm and friendly personality along with her infectious laugh makes her a beloved presence in the center. She is our product specialist and knows how to make “cardboard” taste great. As our product buyer, Julie researches the newest, best whole food health items available items. From recipe development to creative kitchen solutions, Julie is a fabulous cook and can adjust your favorite recipes to be more health promoting. The mother of two young children, Julie shares the challenges of the working parent and how to create healthy meals that the whole family will enjoy in the quickest easiest time frame.
Tonya Christiansen has been with the Healthy Way since 2013 as both receptionist and nutrition wellness counselor. She is a graduate of San Jose State with a degree in nutrition sciences. Tonya has a vast knowledge base and loves the research aspect of Health and Wellness. She has had her challenges with extra weight over the years especially during college but has now been successful at maintaining for a long time now by living the Healthy Way lifestyle. Tonya is also our social media manager and has also been instrumental in the development of new programs. She is smart, current, and a diligent investigator, all with the intent of helping our clients reach and maintain their health goals. She calls herself the “Sherlock Holmes” of nutrition because she loves to find 'the why' behind an individual’s health challenges.
Cynthia Larson has over 35 years experience in the health and fitness industry. Formerly the Corporate Director at Spa Fitness Centers, Cynthia has been a senior nutrition counselor at the Healthy Way since 2005. She combines her years of expertise to bring a high level of professionalism and in depth knowledge to our clients. Cynthia is top notch with client education she is often the person you will see with consultations and initial program start ups. Cynthia has been instrumental in setting up the Healthy Way in corporate settings. She lost 20lbs over 20 years ago and has been maintaining ever since and knows what it takes to help you do the same. Cynthia loves to be a problem solver and is the resident expert in exercise and fitness. In her free time Cynthia loves to hike with her pup Mickey and is the lead singer in a local band with a great following.
Katy Boynton has been with the Healthy Way since 2005 and continues to be the most requested counselor! Katy has had a lifetime of weight challenges and brings this sensitivity with her in all client interactions. She is kind, non judgmental and an excellent listener. There isn’t an issue Katy hasn’t already heard or dealt with personally. She understands the program thoroughly and knows how to offer the support and motivation one needs to ‘get the job done.’ Her favorite thing about working at the Healthy Way is the end results…seeing the transformation the clients undergo. The grandmother of four little ones, Katy is friendly and smiles often. You feel at ease in her presence.
Rupert the Center Mascot. Not a stranger to body image issues he is a cross between a Corgi, Basset Hound and German Shepherd. Rupert offers friendly vibes and is always there for a good pat. Did you know dogs and humans both release serotonin (the feel good hormone) when they interact? Rupert is always there to make you feel good and encourage our clients with a tail wag.