Fitness Integrated Science is a fitness and health methodology that combines modern biomechanics principles rooted in a unique isometric strengthening approach to Hatha Yoga. We are also a Wellness Center in Louisville Kentucky which focuses on increasing our clients' strength, muscular balance, joint stability, and overall range of motion. We offer yoga classes, Pilates, personal training, and yoga teacher training from our studio in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. We offer Certification Courses and Workshops in Yoga, Pilates, Fitness and Personal Training.
Lauren Eirk is the creator of Fitness Integrated Science™, 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
+ 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, partnering her business with the Kentucky Humane Society.
The purposeful therapeutics classes are super helpful for me to both strengthen and connect with what I feel in my muscles and structure. Please keep doing some of these! I call them 'stealth workouts' because while we move slow, we WORK!
Thx for all you do!!
Hey Katherine! I hope you’ve been enjoying some of the new therapeutic videos that we’ve been adding to the channel! I just did a Yoga for stress relief video last week and we will be uploading a video for the low back very soon. Thank you so much for all your suggestions and support! ❤️
Hi Lauren, I started following you a while back as suggested by my close friend Kim Brody. I LOVE the classes you offered during quarantine. The power yoga, yoga flow, and Pilates fusion are my favorite. I would love to see more of these in the library. Because of your knowledgeable, safe instruction, I’m back to yoga almost daily and loving it! Thanks for offering this service. -Tierney
Thank you so much for your comments! I just adore Kim so that means a lot to me! I’m really glad that you are enjoying the channel. We definitely will be doing more yoga videos. I just did some yoga fusions with the barre that I think you would like and I will be doing more yoga workouts. I’ve been trying to create some videos around areas that we don’t have a lot of content such as Pilates and strength training. Our next series will be yoga-based so you will enjoy that. Keep your comments coming and let me know how you’re enjoying it!
Kathryn we will definitely be doing some power yoga flows next week! We are working to create more content in many areas for diversity on the channel, so expect a variety of video topic series each week! Thank you for your feedback!
Hi Lauren - I ❤️ this subscription. It is so good and very convenient!
I would love an advanced power flow 30 or 45 minute video.
Something to get me moving and energized when I do not have a lot of time.
Also, one of your YogaSculpt classes like you used to teacher on Tuesday & Thursday.
Hey Andrea it’s so great to hear from you! I’m really glad you like the new channel. Have you checked out the getting stronger section? We have been adding videos for strength using dumbbells and tubing. We will definitely be doing some videos with Yoga and weights in the Near future! Also I just did a 30 minute yoga Pilates fusion that I think you would like. We’ve also done some great 30 minute barre classes it will get you going! I will definitely use your suggestions going forward and add more of these! Great to get your comments thank you for your support 😊
Hi Lauren! I did a muscle memory class yesterday. It was terrific- not just the actual class content but the quality of your video. I have to tell you that even pre-covid, I have done a lot of yoga, pilates and workout classes on line (live and taped) and none of them were of the quality of yours. Having had the pleasure of attending your studio classes in person, I can tell you that while I get a lot from being in your presence and my class mates, I did not feel as if I was sacrificing any instructional value by the doing the class at home. The clarity, pace, and sound were really top notch and I hope you recognize how your hard work to perfect the new method of media teaching has resulted in a superior product!
Can't wait to do a yoga flow today!
Thank you so much for this testimonial! I am so happy that you are pleased with the videos and that you are getting so much out of them! I appreciate your kind words so much! It means so much to me to know that you feel nurtured and peaceful while doing these videos at home. If there is anything I can do to make your experience even better please reach out! Thank you for taking the time to write this.