Living Better through Proper Exercise

Living Better through Proper Exercise

In this video series, get information to help you make better choices in your health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition needs. Lauren will share with you her wisdom collected from over 35 years of service as a fitness and health professional. Her philosophies are based on actively participating in one's health by the maintenance of the muscular system through proper exercise techniques, learning how to better manage physical and emotional stress, and practicing a healthy diet based in plant-based nutrition.

Fitness Integrated Science™ is a fitness and health methodology that combines modern bio mechanic principles with unique and progressive strengthening techniques to guide our clients to improved muscular balance, joint stability, and range of motion. Fitness Integrated Science™ is also a Wellness and Personal Training Center in Louisville Kentucky offering private yoga, Pilates, personal training, and yoga therapy for individuals as well as small groups. We have a 500-hour teacher training program, Yoga Integrated Science™, that is registered through Yoga Alliance and provide Workshops and certification courses in Yoga, Pilates, Fitness and Personal Training.

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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 has since expanded into Pilates Integrated Science™, Strength Integrated Science™, and Fitness Integrated Science™

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.

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 Yoga 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 brand influencer for Athleta® Brand clothing, a member of the Body Bar® Instructor Team 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.

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Fitness Integrated Science™ is a fitness and health methodology that combines modern biomechanic principles with unique and progressive strengthening techniques to guide our clients to improved muscular balance, joint stability, and range of motion. Fitness Integrated Science™ is also a Wellness and Personal Training Center in Louisville Kentucky offering private yoga, Pilates, personal training, and yoga therapy for individuals as well as small groups. We have a 500-hour teacher training program, Yoga Integrated Science™, that is registered through Yoga Alliance and provide Workshops and certification courses in Yoga, Pilates, Fitness and Personal Training.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fitintscience
Instagram: https://instagram.com/fitnessintegratedscience
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FitnessIntegratedScience
Website: https://fitnessintegratedscience.com

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.

Living Better through Proper Exercise
  • Video 045 | How to Improve your Balance Using External Loads with Lauren Eirk

    In our daily life, we may not always be able to predict how the external environment will challenge our body. In Yoga, we can learn to create powerful internal forces as our muscles become stronger in many challenging positions, but as soon as an external force acts upon us, our muscles need to ...

  • Video 033 | How to Strengthen the Knee and Hip with Lauren Eirk

    This video will show you some simple isometric yoga positions performed with various yoga props to improve your ability to balance, get up and down off the floor, and have better motor control in squatting and lunging motions.

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  • Video 031 | How to Make the Foot and Ankle Stronger with Lauren Eirk

    Uncovering the secrets to better balance, Lauren discusses the basic mechanics and importance of the foot and ankle joints as well as some effective yoga therapy strengthening exercises.

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  • Video 007 | Yoga Therapeutics for the Hips with Lauren (60 minutes)

    Live June 2020 - 04 (Yoga Workout) In this therapeutic workout for the hips and back, Lauren will give you step-by step instructions on how to direct challenge to the hip and lower back muscles using a Yoga Strap and Yoga Block. Common Yoga poses can be used as therapy for many chronic pain or b...

  • Video 010 | Yoga for Sciatic Pain Relief with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, learn some great Yoga tips for dealing with the problem of sciatic pain, which can cause pain and discomfort in the hips, back and lower legs. Many people are told that this is a tightness issue, but in reality it is often a muscular imbalance problem. Using a chair and several o...

  • Video 022 | Yoga Therapy for the Neckwith Lauren Eirk

    Learn how to deal with neck issues by addressing shoulder and trunk musculature. See why the cervical spine is often over-stressed with a weak core and how the Yoga Integrated Science Methodology, founded in an integrated isometric resistance training approach, can be an answer to living without...

  • Video 026 | How to Improve your Posture through Yoga with Lauren Eirk

    Being able to balance and control our center of mass is essential to navigating our environment. Many of our muscles will need to be under tension throughout the day to protect our joints. Lauren gives you some simple tips, based on the system of Yoga, that will help you sit, stand and move wit...

  • Video 030 | Tight Hips Solutions for Sitting on the Floor with Lauren Eirk

    Many people in today's world suffer from chronic tightness and pain, making it very difficult to get up and down off the floor. In this video, discover how several yoga props can be used to make sitting on the floor more comfortable while performing several hip and core strengthening yoga poses....

  • Video 036 | Yoga for (Hip Flexibility) with Lauren

    The hip joint is one of the most complex joints in the body, with a large mechanical role in the body. Moving in many different planes of motion, our yoga practice should target the range of motion and stability of this important joint! This video is a strategically progressed Yoga routine desi...

  • Video 042 | Help for Chronic Pain or Tension with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, learn simple exercise that when done daily can help to reduce pain that many people suffer from on a daily basis. Many times the reason people live with chronic pain is that they suffer from global weaknesses in muscles that cross multiple joints, causing joints to become unstable...

  • Video 044 | Help with Forward Shoulder Syndrome with Lauren Eirk

    Learn about the anatomy of the rotator cuff and shoulder complex and its relevance to core strength. Lauren will use a theraband and weighted dumbbells to help you to strengthen the shoulder, improve posture, and avoid shoulder injury

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  • Video 047 | Yoga Therapy Ball for the Low Back with Lauren Eirk

    Experience how the stability ball can offer support and open up range of motion for the trunk and spine, providing an opportunity for greater strengthening and stabilization challenges. Decrease pain and increase flexibility with this therapeutic routine!

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  • Video 052 | Stronger Shoulders and Improved Posture with Lauren Eirk

    Using the Yoga Block and Pilates Ring, experience strengthening isometric therapeutic exercises designed to target shoulder and trunk muscles for improved strength and mobility. Get better posture and a stronger core!

    Fitness Integrated Science™ is a fitness and health methodology that combines...

  • Video 053 | How to Strengthen the Knee and Hip with Lauren Eirk

    This video will show you some simple isometric yoga positions performed with various yoga props to improve your ability to balance, get up and down from the floor, and have better motor control in squatting and lunging motions by strengthening the muscles of the knee and hip.

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  • Video 055 | How to strengthen your chest with Lauren Eirk

    Learn how to incorporate a weighted bar into your Yoga practice in this follow-a-long strength-based practice that targets the chest, shoulders, and trunk. Discover some resistance training tips to progress or modify the overall challenge in each pose to improve overall effectiveness while maint...

  • Video 056 | How to Strengthen your Back with Lauren Eirk

    Mobility issues in the back have a lot to do with strength. In this video, learn how to target muscles in the trunk that extend the spine, hips and shoulders using a weighted bar in various strategic ways. Range of motion will improve when the muscles that move the joints contract better!

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  • Video 057 | Hand or Wrist Solutions with Lauren Eirk

    There are a lot of Yoga poses that load the wrist and hand, causing discomfort for many people. Learn basic wrist and hand anatomy, reasons why range of motion varies for different anatomical structures, and techniques to modify your practice.

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  • Video 058 | Core Essentials for Chronic Tightness with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, Lauren will show you how to incorporate several essential joint isometrics that target essential muscles that attach to the spine, rib cage, scapulae, and pelvis to improve your overall range of motion as well as joint stability.

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  • Video 059 | Back Pain Help with Lauren Eirk

    Dealing with Back pain on a daily basis can be a huge challenge. Conventional methods include stretching, trying to strengthen the abdominal muscles, and various medical interventions. In this video, learn several basic Yoga isometrics that can bring about a tremendous amount of relief in the b...

  • Video 094 | Yoga for Healthy Backs (60 minute Routine) with Lauren Eirk

    Lower back issues are very common due to our lifestyles in today's world. In this 60 minute video, Lauren will show you how to evaluate your range of motion, isolate spinal mobility, and activate muscles around the pelvis, spine, and hips for a stronger, healthier back. The Yoga Strap, Block, a...

  • Video 098 | Exercises for Knee Therapy (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This thirty minute routine will show you how to exercise with a knee injury, chronic pain, or instability. Lauren will use a chair and a variety of resistance tools to help target knee muscles for strengthening benefits. This routine is appropriate for all levels of fitness, with many modificat...

  • Video 101 | Low Back Therapy (45 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This 45 minute routine will teach you some of the most important exercises to do for the lower back and surrounding joints. The stability ball and sponge ball will be used. Regular practice of this video will improve strength and range of motion, helping you to manage low back pain and improve ...

  • Video 104 | Exercises for Sciatic Conditions (45 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    If you have recently been diagnosed with sciata or if you suspect sciatic pain, this video will help you stay active. It is important to know the anatomy surrounding this condition and become aware of how exercise can help! This video is a great preventative as well as a solution to many low ba...

  • Video 149 | Hamstring and Adductor Therapy (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This video will help you locate your neuromuscular deficits in your hamstrings, calves, and inner thighs (adductors). These muscles help to concentrically flex the knee, squeeze the legs together, and stabilize the hips. The also eccentrically control hip flexion and knee extension, as well as ...