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Face-to-Face Health Coaching

Individual and Group Health Coaching

Boynton and the University of Minnesota Wellness Program offer individual and group health coaching to help you create goals for improved wellness.

Health coaches have the expertise to help you with:

Eligibility and Wellness Programs

Health Coaching is available to faculty and staff members enrolled in Medica's UPlan health insurance and their covered spouses. Your first appointment must be scheduled by April 30 and all sessions completed before August 31. Allow four to six weeks after your third appointment for Wellness Program Points to appear in StayWell Online.

Wellness Points

Nutrition, Tobacco Cessation, and Physical Activity Coaching

Stress Management Coaching

Group Coaching

Nutrition Health Coaching

with Kathryn Kasner, RD, LD or Maggie Vertalino, RD, LD, MPH

Weight control, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and meal planning are just a few topics that fall into the nutrition coach's area of expertise. These sessions help you set goals as well as provide accountability and support for reaching and maintaining those goals.

Physical Activity Health Coaching

with Margaret A. Belew, MSPT, CWC

The physical activity health coach is also a physical therapist who can help you create a physical activity goal, translate that into an action plan and introduce you to exercises and activities to help you meet and achieve those goals.

Stress Management Coaching

with Amy Bakken, MA, CWHC, CPT

Stress Management Coaching will help you check in on stress factors in your daily life. These short, specific sessions will give you the resources and skills you need to manage your stress.

Please complete this Stress Management pre-visit checklist and bring to your first appointment.

Tobacco Cessation Health Coaching

with Amy Bakken, MA, CWHC, CPT

Thinking about quitting smoking? Want to explore your options for creating a quit plan? The Tobacco Cessation Health Coaching can help you create a customized quit plan that combines nicotine replacement therapy and counseling to increase your success.

Group Health Coaching

with Kathryn Kasner, RD, LD, Maggie Vertalino, RD, LD, MPH or Margaret A. Belew, MSPT, CWC

Group health coaching helps participants explore their personal goals while finding support and shared experiences with other members. Participants will create and commit action plans to achieve their goals. Sessions limited to 12 people per session.

All sessions are held at Boynton’s East Bank clinic.

The following sessions are available:

For questions about group coaching, contact Maggie Vertalino at or Margaret Belew at


To schedule an appointment, call 612-625-3222.

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Face-to-Face Health Coaching
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Hours and Locations

To view the clinic's service hours, see Hours and Locations. Call for appointment availability.

Meet our staff

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Boynton Health

410 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

P: 612-625-8400 | F: 612-625-1434