Core

Core

This collection of videos focuses on the importance of core strength with various workouts for the trunk and spine as well as therapeutic, prescriptive exercises. Strengthen the back, abdominal, shoulder, and hip regions as these exercises help you to rotate and bend without pain so that you can enjoy an active lifestyle. This video series is a must for any fitness program.

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  • Video 441 | Dumbbell Abs Circuit (15 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout will add some variety and challenge to several abdominal exercises with a dumbbell for added resistance. Using a circuit format, experience a challenging core routine with the addition of a free weight to experience crunches in a whole new way! Exercises will vary from standing to fl...

  • Video 435 | Yoga Strong Core (45 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    The ancient practice of Yoga is full of postures that are centered around the health of the trunk and spine. In this flow-style practice, the sponge ball and TheraBand will be incorporated into several spinal postures that flex, extend, and rotate the spine. This is extremely helpful for suppor...

  • Video 434 | Stress Relief Yoga (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Stress has become an all too common companion as we work to meet the demands of work, relationships, and personal responsibilities. Stress can affect our health in a negative way, leaving us feeling depressed and overwhemed. It can also lead to increased cortisol, which produces inflammation in t...

  • Video 432 | Top 10 Spinal Stability Exercises (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    As we age, the spine is subject to everyday stresses that eventually wear down its structures over time. Specifically, the discs that act as cushions between the spine’s vertebrae begin to shrink and get worn down as their moisture content declines. As a result, the vertebral bones begin to rub a...

  • Video 431 | Core Mobility (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Mobility issues are often caused by muscle weakness. In this quick 30-minute routine, we will be looking at the four motions of the trunk and spine using bodyweight as resistance to strengthen muscles and improve mobility.

    The four positions we will examine are:
    1. Trunk Flexion
    2. Trunk Ext...

  • Video 427 | Deep Core (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is often classified as urologic, gynecologic, colorectal, and other causes. It affects over 32% of women and 16% of men. The core and the deep core are the target of this therapeutic routine.

    In this workout, work the lumbo pelvic-hip complex, which includes deeper mu...

  • Live Event | Hip and Core Foundations (60 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    In this class, we are focusing on many of the muscles that attach to the hip and pelvic regions. This class begins on the floor with some dumbbell and bodyweight exercises, then transitions to standing with some lower body exercises done in a way to emphasize the core. The mini ball will add so...

  • Video 422 | Absolutely Core (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout combines variations of the crunch to strengthen spinal muscles in a choreographed sequence with many modifications and progressions. No equipment is necessary, which allows you to focus on control. You will be amazed by how efficiently the core can be trained in record time!

    Pur...

  • Video 418 | C.P.I. Spine (30 Minute Routine) with Lauren Eirk

    If you suffer from Chronic Pain and Inflammation in the trunk and spine, this 30 minute seated and standing routine can be a way to start you on your journey of healing. If you are a desk worker, many of these exercises can be done from a chair.

    Learn specific isometric exercises to strengthen...

  • Live Event | Core Ball: Lower Body (60 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This 60 minute workout will strengthen and tone thigh, hip, gluteal, calf, and foot muscles using a variety of positions. Using the stability ball as if it were a weight bench, we will practice stabilizng with the ball using trunk and spine muscles as we strengthen the lower body.

    The flowing...

  • Live Event | Pilates Deep Core and Shoulders with Lauren Eirk

    This Pilates class will address not only the typical spinal positions that we train for abdominals and spinal erectors, but also for the deep cope muscles. We will address pelvic floor dysfunction, which is the inability to correctly relax and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles. When we strain...

  • Video 401 | Isometric Core Mini Ball Boost (15 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute isometric workout will help you strengthen core muscles and help give you improved spinal stability using a series of rotation, flexion, extension, and side-bending isometric exercises. You will need a sponge ball for this workout to create the isometri...

  • Video 393 | Core Respiratory Training (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Studies say that most individuals only use 10-15% of their total breating capacity. In this video, we will practice two powerful breathing exercises designed to improve lung capacity, cardiovascular function, and emotional regulation. Next, we move through several targeted exercises to strength...

  • Video 390 | Pilates Mini Ball Challenge (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    In the traditional 34 Pilates Mat exercises, the abdominal and back musculature is targeted in many floor exercises. In this workout, see how the addition of the Pilates Sponge Ball can add so much to your exercise routine. Experience resistance challenges, leverage challenges, joint support an...

  • Video 387 | Upper Body & Core Express (15 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout combines variations of planking, side planking, and trunk extension moves in a choreographed sequence with many modifications and progressions. No equipment is necessary, which allows you to focus on control. You will be amazed by how efficiently the core can be trained in record t...

  • Video 380 | Anti-Rotation Workout (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Anti-rotation is given to exercises that requires us to resist motion. When the resistance from an exercise is trying to cause trunk rotation, it’s the core’s job to prevent that from happening. The core has two tasks. 1) Prevent movement and 2) Transfer forces from the upper and lower body.

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  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Upper Body and Deep Core

    This core training class is designed to strengthen and tone the chest, back, biceps and triceps muscles using a variety of shoulder positions. Using the stability ball as if it were a weight bench, many muscles will be working to keep training positions static against the moving weights, trainin...

  • Video 364 | Pilates for Pelvic Floor (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    The Pilates Mat sequence is the focus for this workout as we incorporate many of the most effective pelvic floor exercises while practicing diaphragmatic breathing exercises.
    This workout slowly begins from a supine position as we practice pelvic tilts and pelvic floor engagement. Learn to contr...

  • Video 357 | Pilates Express (15 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This balanced Pilates Mat routine offers support, balance, and strength to your "core" in an express routine based on the Pilates system. Joseph Pilates referred to the core as the "The Powerhouse" and consisted of abdominals, back, hips, and shoulders.

    The goal of this express workout is to ...

  • Video 355 | Core Express (15 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Even if you have a limited amount of time, you can still get a great workout. This Express workout targets the muscles that rotate the trunk and spine in rotation. Starting from a supine position, practice six of the most effective bodyweight exercises to target the muscles such as the obliques,...

  • Video 353 | Isometric Hip & Core Boost Lateral Flexion (15 Min) with Lauren Eirk

    If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute isometric routine will help you strengthen core muscles and help give you improved spinal stability in sidelying bodyweight exercises for the hip and spinal joints. In the spine, this is lateral flexion. In the hips, this is abduction. No equipment nee...

  • Video 347 | Isometric Core Ball Boost II (15 minute routine) with Lauren Eirk

    If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute bodyweight workout will help you strengthen core muscles and help give you improved spinal stability using a series of flexion-based isometric exercises. These are the muscles that bend the spine. This includes your "six-pack"!

    There is no better tool ...

  • Video 340 | Isometric Core Ball Boost (15 minute routine) with Lauren Eirk

    If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute bodyweight workout will help you strengthen core muscles and help give you improved spinal stability using a series of rotation-based isometric exercises.

    There is no better tool for spinal exercises than the stability ball! Using the ball as a prop ...

  • Video 337 | Rotation Recipe (30 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout is choreographed to rotate through your hips, spine, shoulders, and neck for improved trunk rotation.

    We begin with a warm up to check our mobility, then we will perform several "anti-rotation" exercises using asymmetrical loading and unilateral motions . Next, experience some hig...