Getting Stronger

Getting Stronger

These videos are designed to improve strength and range of motion using such tools as dumbbells, elastic bands, elastic tubing, pilates rings, instability equipment, and body-weight to improve muscle contractions, muscle strength, and muscle responsiveness. Having a strong, stable core along with good muscle tone is the key to reducing pain, inflammation, and body fat. Not only that, you will see your body shape change for the better as you improve joint stability and lean body mass.

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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 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 and a member of the Body Bar® Instructor Team with Yoga and Pilates programming.

Getting Stronger
  • Video 348 | Muscle Builder (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    It is a fact that most people will lose approximately thirty percent of their total mass between the ages of 40-80. Preserving our muscles is paramount.

    In this video, we will perform ten multi-joint compound exercises chosen for their effectiveness in stimulating muscle growth. Using both a...

  • Live event with Lauren Eirk | Full Body Weight Training

    Full body strength training workout that incorporates dumbbells into many common positions. Learn how to effectively position the dumbbells to target muscles of the legs, hips, core, shoulders, and arms. Strength training is the key joint stability, weight management, pain management, cardiovas...

  • Video 070 | Full Body Strength Training with Dumbbells (60 Min) with Lauren Eirk

    Video 070 | Full Body Strength Training with Dumbbells with Lauren Eirk is a full body strength training workout that shows how to incorporate dumbbells into many common positions. Learn how to effectively position the dumbbells to target muscles of the legs, hips, core, shoulders, and arms. St...

  • Video 344 | Day Three Glute Challenge with Lauren Eirk (30 Minutes)

    On day three of our 5 day Glute Challenge, we now have a better idea about where our weaknesses are and how to better contract the glutes during exercise. Today we are adding load to our muscles using weighted dumbbells.

    This video begins with a brief bodyweight warm-up so that you can observ...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Lower Body and Abs

    This class is a different kind of format, alternating between some highly effective lower body exercises using dumbbells and core training exercises. Leg exercises can be quite taxing, so adding the core work between each movement will give you a chance to recover! We will work the entire lowe...

  • Video 339 | Upper Body Construct (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout begins with a warm-up using the ball to address range of motion. From there, experience unique isolation work for biceps, triceps, chest, shoulders, back, and abdominals. You will notice a variety of positions using the ball that will require a bit of control and core stabilization...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Push-Pull Supersets

    Push/Pull Workout is a type of workout that combines movements that are complementary in nature to help improve muscle balance and joint symmetry. Enjoy a combination of chest / triceps / quad exercises with back / bicep / hamstring exercises done back-to-back with dumbbells and elastic bands. ...

  • Video 338 | FIS Elbow and Wrist (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This resistance training workout is comprised of a variety of isolated exercise for muscles that flex and extend the elbow, or biceps and triceps, and muscles that move the wrist. See how wrist position affects muscular participation at the shoulder and elbow. These exercises will not only tone...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Stronger Glutes

    This workout includes a standing warm-up followed by a core training section designed to strengthen the hips while activating the surrounding muscles of the trunk and spine. This section is followed by over 40 minutes of killer floor work exercises to train the gluteus maximus, minimus, and medi...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Biceps, Back, and Core

    This workout is designed to strengthen muscles of the back, biceps and core using a combination of free weights and a mini ball. Experience sequences that will challenge similar joint actions, designed with a logical progression. This "pulling" strength workout is appropriate for all fitness le...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Chest, Triceps, and Glutes

    Strengthen muscles of the chest, triceps, and glutes in this workout. Using dumbbells and a thigh band, experience sequences that will challenge similar joint actions, designed with a logical progression. Modifications are given for each to make the workout appropriate for all fitness levels. Im...

  • Video 329 | Bodyweight Leg Workout (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Train the muscles of the lower body using body mass only. Experience how much resistance you can get from just moving your body and leveraging its mass. A Yoga block will be used in the video to redirect force in several of the exercises, but this is optional.

    This workout is packed full of ...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Shoulders and Arms

    This resistance training workout is composed of a series of exercise combinations for the shoulders, biceps, and triceps. Using dumbbells and elastic tubing, we will perform standing, seated, and floor exercises. A chair will be used as a support for the body position so that we can further is...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Chest and Back

    This resistance training workout is composed of five groups of exercise combinations. Using dumbbells and elastic tubing, we will alternate three groups of chest exercises with three groups of back exercises. An optional chair is used in a few of the exercises to further isolate the chest and ...

  • Video 327 | Go-To Strength Training (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Experience some of the most effective strength exercises to work the whole body in 30 minutes to get more done when you are short on time. Start with a lower body segment using dumbbells in some compound exercises, then move to an upper body segment using the Theraband and dumbbells to target th...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Stronger Legs and Abs (60 Minutes)

    This lower body workout will help you keep your lower body muscles strong and responsive. You will need a thigh band for hip exercises (or tie a TheraBand in a circle) and dumbbells to challenge the big muscles of the upper and lower legs. All levels welcome.

    Purchase the equipment used in thi...

  • Video 319 | FIS Lower Leg and Foot (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    The foot is truly the foundation of all movement. In this therapeutic routine, experience standing and seated exercises for the lower leg and foot. You will need a chair for seated exercises and to be able to focus on the feet in standing balance work. A circular band will be used to add resis...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Killer Quads, Hamstrings, and Glutes

    This workout targets bigger muscles of the lower body by performing several isolated and integrated leg exercises using bodyweight and dumbbells for resistance. We are targeting the muscles are essential for our overall function, as they are responsible for fighting gravity, supporting our trunk...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Push/Pull Workout

    Push/Pull Workout is a type of workout that combines movements that are complementary in nature to help improve muscle balance and joint symmetry. Enjoy a combination of chest / triceps / quad exercises with back / bicep / hamstring exercises done back-to-back with dumbbells and elastic bands. ...

  • Video 289 | Stronger Hips and Thighs (45 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout begins with a standing warm up for the lower body, then moves to some great inner / outer hip exercises using the thigh band. Then we move into some compound leg exercises with variations on the squat, lunge, hip and forward bends using dumbbells and a thigh band to strengthen the h...

  • Video 288 | A-Z Circuit Workout (45 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This strength workout is designed to address muscle weakness and mobility issues with a full body circuit format, transitioning from one exercise to the next for cardiovascular health. Using dumbbells, experience 10 different strength exercises from lower body to upper body. We will be moving t...

  • Video 281 | FIS Biceps, Triceps, & Shoulders (60 min workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Simply speaking, tricep muscles are used to push objects away from us and bicep muscles pull objects towards us. Shoulder muscles are used in manny exercises to move the arm and stabilize the shoulder. Many of the bicep and tricep exercises around these muscle groups are opposite in nature, as ...

  • Video 280 | FIS Chest and Back (30 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Simply speaking, chest muscles are used to push objects away from us Back muscles pull objects towards us. Exercises around these muscle groups are opposite in nature, as one works concentrically and one eccentrically to either shorten against a load or allow for more length to control the join...

  • Video 270 | FIS Hips (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout is for all levels, showcasing the FIS Methodology of assessment, isometrics, integration, and progression of resistance training for the hips using a chair, thigh band, and sponge ball.

    This workout begins with a standing warm-up using the chair to observe your range of motion. A...