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Jim Lyons

Dallas, TX 75228

I am a Cooper Institute CPT with over fifteen years of strength training experience. I offer one on one training in my private studio as well as online fitness and health coaching.

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About Me

Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree, behavioral sciences, Hardin Simmons University

Years Experience

16-20

Certifications / Trainings

CI - Certified Personal Trainer Credential
Verified

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association

AED Certified

Heart Saver AED

Jim's Locations

Rebel Muscle

Within 25.00 miles of 75228 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information

Rate

$50.00 / hr, Please contact me to find out more, I offer several different options.

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Male

7 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Twanna Alexander on Aug 04, 2014

    I apologize in advance for my lengthy review, but I have a lot to say. Here’s a little background on me. I was in the Army for 8 years and I’ve been in two car accidents (2003 &2007), which has been rough on my body. I’ve had constant back pain for what feels like forever. After years of chiropractic care and attempts to find relief via yoga and reformer Pilates, I was at my whit’s end. While complaining about my back pain one day, my friend told me to go talk to Jim (his trainer of almost 3 years) to see if he could help me. Well this is what happened…….

    First Meeting – Jim educated me like I was sitting in one of my old MBA courses. I’m not used to trainers sharing their knowledge so freely. I am all about gaining knowledge and Jim gives you the kind of information that you can use for a lifetime on your own so of course I was all in to try him out for a month.

    After the first month – I have absolutely positively no more back pain. I mean NONE. I now get up from lying down or siting after long periods without making weird noises from pain. I also noticed that my posture for dance has greatly improved. I dance Kizomba, Bachata, Salsa and a little Tango. I am now sooo much smoother and lighter on the dance floor and I no longer have pain after long nights of dancing.

    It is now the end of month two – I am now able to feel my muscles develop and I can see my old Army Boot Camp body returning. I am waaay overweight so this is a really big deal for me. I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Jim is a no-nonsense, easy going, no pressure trainer. I can honestly say that I enjoy every session with him and I now LOVE strength training. I feel like a new woman. If you are looking for a trainer to help you get started or just to progress in your life long journey of being healthy and strong, you should give him a try. I promise you won’t regret it.

  • by Kelly Harris on Jul 17, 2014

    I have been using Jim as my trainer since November. I've always hated strength training and have a hard time forcing myself to do it. Since starting with him, I realized I actually do enjoy it! He is not your average trainer - definitely not a gym meathead type. He's very intelligent and is constantly studying and learning to make himself and his practice better. He does not have a one size fits all approach. Oh, and he's a nice guy and fun to talk to. I am amazed by how much stronger I have gotten over the past 6 months and how it's helped with motivation in other areas of my life (eating habits and running, particularly). I would highly recommend Jim to anyone that's looking for a personal trainer.

  • by Teevee Aguirre on Mar 23, 2014

    I've been training with Jim for over a year now and have never been as healthy or strong as I am now.

    His focus on delivering results through proven workouts and diligent training is refreshing in a world of "get fit fast" stuff.

    I'm curious how strong and fit I'll be in another year or two. :)

    -Teevee

  • by Mike Lyons on Mar 11, 2013

    I've trained with Jim for over a year, and he is great. He takes a holistic approach to fitness and is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of wellness. He is also versatile - I have altered the focus of my training several times and Jim has always been able to develop a successful workout regime based on my focus.

    One of Jim's best attributes is his ability push you to put forth your best effort without coming across as judgmental or aggressive. He is extremely encouraging and genuinely wants to see his clients succeed in their fitness goals. I highly recommend Jim to anyone looking to live a more fit life.

  • by Mike Lyons on Mar 11, 2013

    I've trained with Jim for over a year, and he is great. He takes a holistic approach to fitness and is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of wellness. He is also versatile - I have altered the focus of my training several times and Jim has always been able to develop a successful workout regime based on my focus.

    One of Jim's best attributes is his ability push you to put forth your best effort without coming across as judgmental or aggressive. He is extremely encouraging and genuinely wants to see his clients succeed in their fitness goals. I highly recommend Jim to anyone looking to live a more fit life.

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