Christy Lyons

Christy Lyons, M.A., PHR, is a former corporate wellness company owner & freelance Yoga, Pilates, and barre/toning instructor. As an E-RYT, she has been teaching yoga since 2007 and has also run 2 teacher training programs. She is an NASM-CPT and specialized in working with clients with autoimmune diseases, spinal injuries, and other unique cases.

After selling her business in 2013, Christy now works as an HR manager and freelance business development consultant in Chicago, working with wellness companies and human resource departments in several capacities. Christy holds her B.A. from Northwestern University ('04), a Graduate Diploma in Business from Cambridge ('06), and her M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from The Chicago School ('14). You can reach her on LinkedIn or via Twitter (@christynlyons).

My Articles:

Dust Off Those Underloved Cardio Machines & Lose Fat Faster!

- - Cardio

The Stairmaster. The bike. The rower. They are the three dusty gym machines that lose out to the treadmill, elliptical and cardio exercise classes. Why? What happened from the glory days of the 80s when everyone wanted to stairclimb? What changed from the 1970s stationary bike phase? And who has...

Bikini Season Workouts x2 – Burn Fat Faster!

- - Fitness

Spring is in the air and with that comes the looming bikini season! How can you get ready for the summer full of swimsuits, pool parties, tank tops and shorts? You need to tighten, tone and feel fit fast! It’s time to get serious about your nutrition and your training....

The Best Quick Workouts for All-Day Energy

- - Fitness

It seems everyone is pressed for time these days. With commitments at home, work and school, people are busier than ever, which means health and wellness take a back seat. Waistlines expand, clothes become tight, and, worse, health issues begin to come up. Reality sets in- you have to make...

7 Tips for Curbing Cravings & Keeping The Weight Off!

- - Weight Loss

Why do cravings happen? Why do you suddenly but absolutely have to have something salty, something sweet, or a nice cold glass of wine or beer as if there was no tomorrow? Cravings can result from various sources including stress, routine or habits, even a familiar place or smell from...

Why the Gym Helps More Than Just Your Waistline

- - Lifestyle

Connect Your Workouts to Your World - Why Hitting the Gym Helps More Than Just Your Waistline. Everyone has those days; the bad hair days, the bad skin days, the days where none of your clothes seem to look right. You have a day that starts that way and then...

Wedding Planning is Causing Me to GAIN Weight: HELP!

- - Wedding

Free glasses of champagne from the hostess. A complimentary dessert from a restaurant. Chocolate-covered strawberries sent from your boss. And don’t forget the flowers and wine sent from your very own parents. Ah, the joys of getting engaged and the lovely loot from the people and vendors who are happy for...

How Do You Stay Fit When You’ve Injured Your Leg?

- - Fitness

Winter is here. Black ice, shoveling snow, and other winter hazards are on the annual mission to sideline you. Exercise classes, new years resolutions, and gym equipment used inappropriately are also still around. So is just plain bad luck, if you’re like me. I was recently diagnosed with 2 stress...

Wedding Series Part 2: Fitness on a Budget

- - Wedding

As your big day comes up, both parties getting hitched are going to want to look their best. So you get on the internet and you think, ok, should I do Crossfit? Or yoga sculpt? Or Pilates? What will give me the results I’m looking for? And then you get...