About WYWF

Wellness Your Way Festival, presented by Kroger, is a life-altering weekend experience to kick-start your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Throughout the different zones of the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to work out with celebrity fitness experts, hear from inspiring speakers on the main stage, pick up cooking tips from world-renowned chefs in our nutrition zone, and be inspired by passionate health professionals about what wellness means for you!

Festival Zones

Know Yourself

Find out a little more about what makes you tick and move with Health Testing, Doctor Talks and passionate health professionals to help you learn more about yourself.


Learn from the experts about Food Education, check out amazing Cooking Demonstrations with celebrity chefs, speak with Kroger Nutritionists and sample some of the amazing food that can help change the way you eat.


This is quite literally the most exciting and action-packed portion of the festival with Celebrity Fitness Sessions, Kids Zone Activities, Fitness Expert Counseling, Fitness Obstacle Courses and Sports Clinics, where everyone in the family can get active and engaged.


If you’re not excited yet, you will be with our Celebrity Keynote presentations, Live Concerts, Special Events and Meet & Greet Sessions.

About Jewel

Jewel is a singer-songwriter, actress, and 2x New York Times Bestselling author. As a wellness, water and mindfulness expert she is passionate about equal rights for LGBTQ, women, and at-risk youth. Through her career Jewel has earned 26 Music Award nominations (including The Grammy’s), winning 8 times.  With #1 hits in folk, pop, dance, and country, Mark Burnett calls her “one of the best singer-songwriters in history.”

Jewel’s unique story began on an Alaskan homestead—with no electricity—where her family survived off the land. Her families’ story is now documented in the successful Discovery Channel TV show, “Alaska, The Last Frontier.”

Jewel’s mom left at age eight. Her father was abusive forcing Jewel to leave home at fifteen.  Jewel subsequently experienced homelessness.  Her New York Times best-selling memoir, “Never Broken” chronicles how she used hard work, grit and grace to survive and thrive under these extreme circumstances.

Jewel founded Jewel Inc., which is a holding company for all of her passions and work in music, TV, film and entrepreneurial endeavors. Jewel is creating human development, health and wellness tools for individuals by collaborating with school districts and corporations in hopes of helping more people to become WHOLE HUMANS.

Wellness Your Way Team


Festival Co-Founder

Trevor Drinkwater

Inclusion Companies, CEO Festival Co-Founder

Tyler Drinkwater

Sponsorship Director

Clayton Woodhull

Operations Director

Carese Bartlett

Marketing Director

Aphrah Brokaw

Programming Director

Cory Corbett

Systems Director

Festival Partners

Advantage Marketing

Festival Sponsorships

AGAR Agency

Festival Producing Partner

Dunn Pellier Media

Festival Publicity

Jewel’s NeverBroken Foundation

Festival Non-Profit Partner

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Oct 11-13, 2019 @ Duke Energy Center