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
+ 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.

New This Month
  • Video 262 | FIS Chest (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This FIS Muscle Focus workout targets the Pectoral Muscles. This session begins by connecting breath with movement to engage muscles of the trunk and spine as a warm-up. As you begin to observe your range of motion, you will see what areas of your body need attention.

    Using many core positio...

  • Video 261 | Top 20 Bodyweight Exercises (45 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Sometimes we cannot get to the gym, are away from home, and do not have anything to work with but our body. This is never a reason to skip your exercise! Learning to develop internal resistance in the body using friction, body mass, the wall and the floor, these are some of my favorite bodyweig...

  • Video 260 | Top Ten Mobility Exercises (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Everyone has experienced tension in the body after many hours of sleep, being in a tight space, or repetitive activity. Many times, our tension is due to certain muscles that are overworking and others that are underworking. In this video, enjoy unique mobility exercises to balance muscle stren...

  • Video 259 | Powerhouse Workout (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Want to add a challenge to your your mat Pilates routine? Adding dumbbells and the mini ball will help add a challenge to your limbs and your core so that you get even better results in the time you have available.

    As we flow through many of the exercises from the classic routine created by Jo...

  • Video 258 | Mindful Strength (45 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    The Stability Ball allows for smooth transitioning between exercises and helps us to learn to control our joints, since the ball is always moving. The curved surface of the ball makes it the perfect tool to practice core strengthening exercises. For all these reasons, the ball makes any Yoga pr...

  • Video 257 | Legs & Glutes Supersets (45 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This resistance training workout will explore the "superset" or long set of exercises using dumbbells and a stability ball. Supersets can increase the difficulty of the workout and improve muscle gain since you can get more done in the time you have. Performing exercises with similar muscle gro...

  • Video 256 | Back and Shoulder Supersets (45 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This resistance training workout will explore the "superset" or long set of exercises using dumbbells and a TheraBand. Supersets can increase the difficulty of the workout and improve muscle gain since you can get more done in the time you have. Performing exercises with similar muscle groups b...

  • Video 255 | Breathe and Flow (40 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Everyone has their own specific routines that they go through to wake up or get motivated. In this video, we begin with a breath-centered exercise to increase overall awareness and get us ready to practice before a gentle yoga practice.

    The Yoga flow combines standing poses, backward bends, cor...

  • Video 254 | Yoga Breathing (30 Minute Practice) with Lauren Eirk

    There is a strong correlation between how we breathe mechanically and how we feel emotionally. Knowing how to properly breathe is the first step in any fitness program.

    This video begins with breath awareness and several breathing exercises to help rid your mind of anxiety. These exercises w...

  • Video 253 | Better Back Challenge Day 05 (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Now that we have gotten to Day Five of the Better Back Challenge, we are ready to add some real resistance to our back-centered workouts. You will need a set of light dumbbells to challenge the core exercises chosen for this routine for more improvements in muscle strength.

    This workout is pack...

  • Video 252 | Better Back Challenge Day 04 (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    For Day (04) of the Better Back Challenge, we will be performing key exercises from an unstable, round surface to enhance our core strength. Now that you feel more confident about your individual range of motion, we are ready for this new challenge!

    In this video, you will get to understand and...

  • Video 251 | Better Back Challenge Day 03 (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    In Day 03 of the "Better Back Challenge", we are progressing from the chair to standing exercises, as we explore our range of motion by using a yoga strap to improve muscle strength. This video is packed full of some of the most effective back therapy yoga postures as we work to become stronger o...

  • Video 250 | Better Back Challenge Day 02 (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    In Day 02 of the Better Back Challenge, we will be using a small sponge ball with a chair to add resistance to our exercises from Day 01 with new exercise variations. The chair will again be used for support to make several common floor exercises feel more comfortable.

    The sponge ball ("mini...

  • Video 249 | Better Back Challenge Day 01 (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Day One of the Better Back Challenge, learn about assessing your body to better align your workouts. You will need a chair for the seated and standing exercises as we learn to understand our range of motion differences and how to improve muscle strength. This video is packed full of some of the ...

  • Video 248 | Yoga Therapy for Hips (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Hip joints can be problematic, especially as we age. It is a weight-bearing, complex joint that moves in a variety of motions that takes on a lot of stress throughout the day. This video will take you through various motions of the hip, trunk, and spine from flexion, extension, rotation, abduct...

  • Video 247 | Yoga Therapy For Shoulders (45 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This routine uses various Yoga Therapy techniques designed to improve strength in the muscles that cross the shoulder, rib cage, pelvis, and spine. You will learn about the importance of isometric resistance training is to shoulder health.

    This routine begins with an exploration of shoulder an...

  • Video 246 | Pilates Basic Training (45 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This video will give you a great overview of the basic Pilates exercises that were handed down by Joseph Pilates and modified over the years. Learn how to modify the movements to fit your body and your goals while ensuring joint protection and safety. These exercises will build core strength, i...

  • Video 245 | How To Pilates (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Joseph Pilates, born in 1883 in Germany, founded the system of Pilates. Learn about his background is family, the reasons why he developed this famous 34 mat exercises. Joseph Pilates based his work on three principles: Breath, whole-body health and whole-body commitment; with the whole-body en...

  • Video 244 | Ball Basic Training (35 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout gives you a great opportunity to move through various stability ball positions for a good overview of some great features of stability ball training. This workout will teach you how to modify positions to vary your intensity and balance challenges for your desired fitness goals. Th...

  • Video 243 | How to Stability Ball (22 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    It is normal to feel somewhat intimidated with exercising on a stability ball. The first time you use a ball, it is normal to feel unstable as your nervous system works to become acclimated with the dynamic nature of the ball. The ball is wonderful for supporting the joints due to the soft, cur...

  • Video 242 | Leg Day (45 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout begins with a rhythmic warm-up followed by a mini-ball segment to work the lower body. Next, practice many powerful leg exercises using dumbbells. You will get plenty of cues and modifications as we move with a comfortable pace to give you a joint-friendly effective strength routin...

  • Video 241 | How To Resistance Train (11 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This tutorial gives seven core principles about Resistance Training. We need to know the goal of any exercise to decide what tool to use, how to align it with our body, and how we need go move to avoid injury while maximizing benefit. You will learn some basic biomechanics principles that will ...

  • Video 240 | Yoga For Beginners (35 Minute Practice) with Lauren Eirk

    In this beginner Yoga practice, we will start with several breathing exercises and move into an evaluation of today's available range of motion. See how the FIS methodology is rooted in muscle health. From here, we move into some basic Yoga postures designed to improve neuromuscular balance and ...

  • Video 239 | How to Yoga (21 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Many people are intimidated by the prospect of doing Yoga, for fear that they are not flexible enough or won't get a good workout. Here, we will dispel the myths about yoga. Yoga is for everyone! Yoga is a strengthening workout but is more than just poses. You will learn about the types of p...