New This Month

New This Month

We believe that fitness is a way of life that extends far beyond the participation in training sessions. In this collection, easily find the latest videos of the month with the freshest content! We want to bring you the latest information in Yoga, Pilates, Strength Training, Fitness and Wellness. Even though you may have some favorite videos that you keep going back to, it is important to mix things up, explore new ideas, stay current, and stay motivated. This collection will update each month, so check this area regularly. Once the month is complete, these videos will be listed under relevant topic categories.

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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.

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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’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
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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.

New This Month
  • 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 287 | Yoga with Weights: Lower Body (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Experience yoga poses from the floor and in standing with a flowing format using dumbbells to target the lower body while performing isometric resistance training in several classic Yoga poses. This practice begins with some floor sequences, then adds dumbbells to the lunge and squatting poses ...

  • Video 286 | Yoga with Weights: Upper Body (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Experience several standing, seated, and flowing sequences using dumbbells to target the upper body while performing isometric resistance training in several classic Yoga poses. This practice begins with some floor sequences, then adds dumbbells to the classic Sun Salutation. Next, experience a...

  • Video 285 | Quads and Core (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    We commonly refer to "abs" when we think of core training, but many muscles in the front of the body can flex the spine. In this routine, strengthen the quadriceps, which affect both the hip and spine, and the abdominals.

    Starting on the floor, enjoy some great trunk and spine exercises to ton...

  • Video 284 | Exercises for Sciatica (35 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Learn about the condition called Sciatica and other reasons for sciatic pain that can cause pain, tightness, and even numbness from the hip to the foot. Sciatic issues commonly affect one leg, causing the stronger leg to compensate.

    In this video, you will need a chair for support and two yog...

  • Video 283 | Yoga Therapy for the Lower Back (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This practice can be done with any fitness level! You will need a chair for some of the exercises as well as a Yoga block and strap. The routine starts from standing and progresses to the floor to target common issues with lower back to improve posture and increase mobility.

    The therapeutic se...

  • Video 282 | Yoga Therapy for the Upper Back (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This mindful Yoga practice uses twists, side bends, forward bends, and backbends from Yoga in a therapeutic way to activate muscle weaknesses in the upper back and shoulders.

    This practice can be done with any fitness level! You will need a chair for some of the exercises in this practice as w...

  • 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 279 | Yoga Ball for the Spine (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Experience Yoga using isometric resistance challenges with the stability ball to strengthen spinal muscles and improve range of motion. Beginning in sitting, we will start with a short meditation and breathing exercise. Explore range of motion using the unstable ball and see your muscles light ...

  • Video 278 | Build a Better Core (45 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Work on core stability and strength using the sponge ball in a variety of essential positions to target obliques, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, and intraspinal muscles. Experience floor exercises from sitting, supine, inclined, and prone positions using the mini ball to enhance the exe...

  • Video 277 | Slow Barre for Hips and Glutes (45 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This Barre and mini band workout will strengthen the inner and outer thighs, hip flexors, gluteals, and lower leg muscles fusing Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet moves. This workout progresses gently with intention and progressive cues so that anyone can participate. The class begins with a seated war...

  • Video 276 | Yogalates for the Back (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This body weight workout includes therapeutic exercises to help you address mobility and strength of your back using Yoga isometric strength exercises and Pilates core work. Begin with standing mobility exercises to address lumbo-pelvic spine and hip issues. Experience Yoga therapy postures that...

  • Video #274 | FIS Knee Therapy (45 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    The knee joint, called a "hinge" joint, bends and straightens but can become stressed or injured with muscle weakness and compensation from nearby joints. In this workout, you will learn about the knee joint and practice many therapeutic exercises to help keep your knee more stable.

    When knee...

  • Video 275 | Yogalates for the Hips (35 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    The hip joint is ball and socket joint that is extremely stable and surrounded by large, powerful muscles that help you stand, sit, walk, and jump. Keeping the hip joint strong is paramount so that we can protect our spine, knees, and feet.

    In this workout, we will use a combination of hip fl...

  • Video 273 | FIS Neck and Spine Therapy (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout is for all levels, showcasing the FIS Methodology. Learn how to assess range of motion in your neck and adjust with safe, effective isometric exercises. Progress with shoulder mobility and core specific exercises to improve the health of the cervical spine and manage chronic neck pai...

  • Video 272 | Yoga for Golfers (35 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Anyone can benefit from this workout, especially golfers, tennis players, and pickleball enthusiasts! The golf swing requires spinal stability and core strength. This mindful Yoga practice will help you assess your range of motion and prepare your body for sport while training the muscular system...

  • Video 271 | Pilates Ring: Hips (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    The Pilates ring is center-stage with this workout! We target inner and outer thigh, glutes, abs, and hip flexors with creative exercises and fun modifications! These are incredible core exercises for the trunk and spine, but the ring adds challenge to the legs!

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  • 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...

  • Video 269 | Spinal Solutions II (30 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    First, learn some great self assessments to detect any range of motion differences. Next, practice some positional isometric exercises, designed to activate weak muscles, particularly ones that are sitting in the front of the body that flex the spine.
    From here, we will use a mini ball and thi...

  • Video 268 | Spinal Solutions (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Do you ever get a stiff back or experience chronic pain? There are ways to manage your health from the comfort of your own home!
    This video begins with a comprehensive range of motion self-assessment to see where your joint ranges are limited. This provides such valuable information for you to ...

  • Video 266 | FIS Legs (30 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This FIS Focus Video is targeted to the legs. We begin with a rhythmic warm-up to address range of motion and energy levels. Next, enjoy some complex lower body exercises using dumbbells. The Yoga blocks will change a lot of the mechanics of these exercises to alter joint forces and muscle inv...

  • Video 267 | Yoga for Mindfulness (55 Minute routine) with Lauren Eirk

    Yoga for Mindfulness begins with a breath awareness meditation complete with some powerful mantras to guide the practice. Practice isometric muscle contractions using bodyweight and use of friction for hip, core, and upper body strengthening in this gentle Yoga flow. Moving slower with a bit mo...

  • Video 265 | Pilates Fusion Lower Body (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Strengthen the lower body using a variety of exercises and fitness modalities. In all the years I have been in fitness, fusion workouts are hands-down the most popular. They give you just enough of each program to add creativity and improve effectiveness!

    We will start with some supine mini ...