Fitness Tools

Fitness Tools

These education videos teach you how to effectively use dumbbells, elastic tubing, therabands, instability equipment, and fitness machines to avoid injury and get the most from your exercise routine. Tools are ineffective if they are not used properly or strategically. Understanding engineering principles, resistance training variables, and anatomy is the science of biomechanics. Get educated and get results!

Lauren Eirk is the creator of Yoga Integrated Science™ program, offering a unique, sound, biomechancial approach to Hatha Yoga designed to respect joint structure while improving muscle responsiveness and strength. She has spent her life teaching and studying in the health, fitness, and yoga communities, learning from some of the top minds of our time. Having worked in the health education field for over 30 years, Yoga I.S.® is her vision. Lauren’s training has made her highly sensitive to clients with complex, on-going neuro-muscular issues, helping her clients to navigate an effective exercise plan to accomplish their goals.

Lauren’s work has been featured in such magazines as Yoga Journal®, Self®, IDEA® Fitness Journal, American Fitness Magazine, ACE Fitness Magazine, American Fitness Magazine, Fitness First Quarterly Magazine, AKWA Aquatic Exercise Magazine, Business First, Natural Awakenings, and New Woman Magazine. Lauren has presented for such fitness-health organizations and education conferences as IDEA World, IDEA Personal Trainer, Inner IDEA, FACTfest, AFPA, DCAC Fitness, AFS Succeed! Conference, ACSM Fitness Summit, AEA/ IAFC, ECA, Can-FIT Pro, Fit in the City®, Fitour®, Resist-A-Ball®, and Sarah’s City Workout®

+ B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Louisville
+ B.A. Art, French, University of Louisville
+ M.S. Health Fitness Management

Lauren is a Certified E-RYT 500 Level Registered Yoga instructor and has studied Yoga with Master teachers David Swenson, Sianna Sherman, John Friend, Mitchel Bleier, Francois Rault, Doug Keller, Doug Swenson, Judy Rice, Rodney Yee, Beryl Bender Birch, John Schumacher, and Ramanand Patel. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT with the International Association of Yoga Therapy and a Yoga Alliance® Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), she is the developer of the Yoga I.S.® method for Yoga, Barre, and Pilates-based classes, including the Yoga I.S. Mechanix™ method. Lauren is a mentor for AFS Association of Fitness Studios and Savvi Brand Partner

Lauren is a Mastery Level Muscle Activation Techniques™ Certified Specialist and MATRx Certified Full-Body Specialist Full Body, including the Lower Leg & Foot as well as the Wrist & Hand. Lauren’s MATRx delineation makes her one of 57 world-wide leading experts in the treatment of muscular Imbalances. Lauren is an International Continuing Education Provider with an established personal training business since 2006, held in the Fitness Integrated Science™ Personal Training Studio. Lauren has been a certified group fitness instructor for nearly three decades and has run many group fitness programs. She is the creator of Yoga with Resist-A-Ball®, a former Resist-A-Ball® and FiTour® Master Trainer and the recipient of the ECA OBOW Award 2007 “Most Mindful Program”. Lauren has taught group and private classes in over 27 fitness centers since the start of her fitness career in the year 1988. She has many years of experience teaching in elementary schools, college universities, hospitals, fitness centers, and community centers in various local, national, and international venues. Lauren specializes in fitness rehabilitation, health fitness management, program development, and continuing education. Lauren is a published author with extensive television and video experience. Lauren is a Body Bar® Instructor with Yoga and Pilates programming, and an avid animal-rights advocate, collecting donations and hosting events in her business to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society.

Fitness Tools
  • Video 131 | Mini Ball Pilates Fusion (40 Minute Workout) with Lauren

    In this workout, see how placement of the ball can support joints and challenge the muscles being targeted in many exercises. This workout targets the core in many Pilates-inspired exercises. Improve posture, range of motion, strength, and joint stability by working against the mini ball.

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  • Video 004 | Chair Yoga 101 with Lauren Eirk

    In this tutorial video, Lauren will explain how to incorporate a chair in your Yoga Practice, both as a yoga prop for support and comfort as well as a resistance tool to challenge the muscular system. Learn how to safely and comfortably strengthen your posture, improve your health, and increase ...

  • Video 011 | Yoga Ball for a Healthy Back with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, Lauren will show how the use of the stability ball as a tool to help with back pain. The ball will gets you off the floor, helps you to transition from one exercise to the next, allows you to have improved comfort in many common back related exercises. and adds new challenges to t...

  • Video 016 | Yoga Ball to Help Back Pain with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, Lauren will show how the use of the stability ball as a tool to help with back pain. The ball will gets you off the floor, helps you to transition from one exercise to the next, allows you to have improved comfort in many common back related exercises. and adds new challenges to t...

  • Video 040 | Adding a Yoga Block to Your Practice with Lauren Eirk

    Adding a Yoga Block to your practice can add support, redirect forces into joints to alter the effects of a pose, and bring the floor closer to us so that we feel the effects of poses in a greater way. Learn about some of the aspects of this product that make this a smart purchase for your home ...

  • Video 046 | Adding a Yoga Strap to your Fitness Toolbox with Lauren Eirk

    In this product review, learn how to effectively incorporate the cotton Yoga strap into your yoga practice. Yoga straps can add to the lever lengths of arms and legs, support our limbs in Yoga poses, redirect forces in poses to make muscles respond differently, and help make your practice more i...

  • FIS - Fitness Tools

    These education videos teach you how to effectively use dumbbells, elastic tubing, therabands, instability equipment, and fitness machines to avoid injury and get the most from your exercise routine. Tools are ineffective if they are not used properly or strategically. Understanding engineering...

  • Video 109 | Advantages and Tips for Dumbbell Training with Lauren Eirk

    Watch this video to give you better results in any of our videos that use dumbbells and you will understand the many benefits that they can bring to your exercise routine. Learn reasons why training with a fixed grip such as a bar can be limiting, as dumbbells open up a whole new way to stabiliz...