Welcome! On this page, I will describe a bit more about The Lyons’ Share Wellness, myself, my nutrition and fitness history, and my current nutritional philosophy.
About The Lyons’ Share Wellness
Through personalized, one-on-one Health Coaching, I help people achieve their healthiest and happiest selves by finding the balance of nutrition and fitness that works for their unique body. I empower busy people who successfully balance work, family, social life, and many other commitments, but who have been up and down the diet roller coaster, to finally reach their health goals and feel confident about their bodies.
My Health and Wellness Coaching services come in a variety of forms, and you can see more details on my Health Coaching page. You will also find inspiring testimonials from those I have worked with on that page.
In addition to Health Coaching, I will continue to provide you with free, relevant, and practical information through The Lyons’ Share blog. On the blog, I comment on recent nutrition news and fitness trends, and provide you with insight into my personal nutrition and fitness habits.
I’m Megan Lyons, the voice behind The Lyons’ Share, and I love learning, talking, thinking, and writing about all things wellness-related. My passion for health and wellness has developed over the past fifteen years, and I started this blog to continue sharing my passion with others. Almost all of my friends, colleagues, and family have heard me ramble on about nutrition, fitness, and wellness at one point or another, so I’m excited to get to share this conversation with you.
- Basics: I’m a 31-year-old health, wellness, and running coach, living in Dallas with my husband Kevin (we met on move-in day at Harvard over 12 years ago, and started dating two weeks later!).
- What I love: My passions in life are being active (through running, quick interval workouts, yoga, and more!), experimenting with healthy and delicious foods, learning everything I can about nutrition, and fitness, and sharing that knowledge with others through health coaching. I wake up every day excited to do what I love!
- Education/ Work History: I am currently pursuing my Masters in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University. I received a Certificate of Health Coaching/ Holistic Nutrition from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2011. I am a Certified Group Fitness Instructor with AFAA / NASM. I received my MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2012, and graduated from Harvard University with honors in economics in 2007. I spent 2007-2014 as a management/ strategy consultant.
My Nutrition and Fitness History
When I went off to college in 2003, I had just gained about 15 pounds, as a result of quitting my 15-hour-per-week dance habit at the end of Senior Year of high school (as well as eating and drinking too much for my then-non-existent activity level). When I started dating Kevin, who was a runner for the college cross-country and track teams, I started running as a way to feel better about my body, and to try to understand what he was going through. Short story … I hated it!! After sticking with it for about a year, though, and running my first 5K race (without walking!), I was hooked.
Once I got hooked on running, I eventually got too hooked, and my effort to become healthier turned into an unhealthy obsession with calorie-counting and over-exercising. Through the support of my family and Kevin, I was thankfully able to get through that period relatively unscathed, and turn my obsession into a passion for learning about how to fuel my body for optimum performance and health.
Ever since then, running has been a huge part of my life, and continues to serve as a stress-reliever and source of pleasure for me. While I’m certainly not winning any races at my middle-of-the-pack speeds, I have run 5 marathons, 40 half marathons, and several duathlons and triathlons (including a Half Ironman Duathlon in Miami). I like to balance my running (which takes place about 4 days/ week) with regular yoga, cycling and spin classes, interval training, strength training, and pretty much anything else I can squeeze into my schedule. I love working out, and especially love the way it makes me feel afterwards! I teach a 30-minute HIIT class at Grit Fitness every Tuesday at 5pm … if you’d like to join, let me know by email and I would be happy to share a complementary visit with you!
You will find me constantly reading fitness and nutrition blogs, websites, and books, listening to nutrition and fitness podcasts, attending conferences, and absorbing the material in any other way I can. I hope to be able to share some of the most interesting and relevant information with you through my blog.
My Current Nutritional Philosophy
Each day, I become more and more convinced that there is no single “right answer” or “magic bullet” for nutrition. I’m fascinated by reading studies that have exactly opposite conclusions, and like to listen to people with ideas on all ends of the spectrum – from vegans to Paleo enthusiasts, from diet-product-pushers to natural food purists. In most areas, I find myself somewhere in the middle, but there are three things that I believe can benefit every single person: more water, more vegetables, and a modest amount of physical activity.
Overall, I believe in bioindividuality, and my coaching programs help my clients figure out the balance of lifestyle and nutrition that makes them feel their healthiest and happiest. I work with clients with chronic conditions (diabetes, cancer, thyroid disorders, and more), those who want to lose weight (from 5 to 200 pounds), those struggling with emotional eating, those who just want to “clean up” their diets and don’t know where to start, picky children, and families struggling to feed everyone healthily and happily. My passion for helping others live a healthier, happier, and more active life is evident in the hands-on, personalized approach I take to health coaching.
Are you ready to achieve your health goals and feel confident in your own body?
If you would like more information on health or running coaching, or would like to schedule an initial consultation to understand how I can help you reach your health goals, please head to my Health Coaching page to submit your information.
Disclaimer: I am a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a Candidate for a Masters in Holistic Nutrition, a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and a Certified Running Coach, but I am not a doctor or medical provider. Any opinions I offer on this blog should not be misconstrued as medical advice.