On the Ball

On the Ball

The stability ball, which originated in Europe, was a tool that was used in spinal rehabilitation. Now, the ball has infiltrated the health and fitness industry as a way to offer support to the joints and challenge exercise. The ball gets you off the floor, helps you to transition from one exercise to the next, allows you to have improved comfort in many common trunk and spine exercises. and adds new challenges to the neuro-muscular system. These videos will demonstrate how the ball can increase overall range of motion in many common trunk extension, flexion, and rotation exercises, while making it exercise fun. You will feel stronger, more stable, and have less pain with regular practice.

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 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.

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On the Ball
  • Video 394 | Back Therapy Ball (15 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This 15 minute routine will teach you some of the most important exercises to do for the lower back and surrounding joints. The stability ball is often used in rehab and physical therapy because it gets you off the floor and allows you to safely move through a greater resisted range of motion. ...

  • 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 | Balance Ball

    This moderately-paced routine combines Yoga and Pilates moves using the stability ball. With the help of the ball, there is an increased responsibility for muscles to contract on demand. The ball allows for the trunk and spine to be involved in every movement. Enjoy this gently flow as you mov...

  • 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...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | FIS Yoga-Plus

    Strengthening routine combining isometric Yoga poses with weighted dumbbells to increase strength and mobility. You will feel poses in ways you have never felt, challenging muscles that stabilize and move joints. Tone your whole body while improving mobility. Yoga blocks will be used for added ...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Yoga Mobility Workout

    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. We will journey through the body from head to toe using the ball and a Ther...

  • Video 366 | Back in Shape (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Stiffness in the lower back is often caused by weakness of the surrounding muscles. Bending backwards is not a motion that many of us train during the day, and the stability ball is the best tool to use for training this region.

    The ball will get you off the floor in many traditional trunk ex...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Stability Ball Leg Workout

    This workout features the stability ball as a tool to add instability, resistance, and variety to several lower body exercises. The muscles of the trunk and spine are used in nearly every position as you work to control the moving ball. In many of the exercises, dumbbells are added to apply mor...

  • Video 074 | Work Your Core and a Whole Lot More (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    The stability ball is one of the greatest tools for in-home fitness programs. In this 30 minute workout, Lauren will take you through a strengthening routine that requires muscular strength and responsiveness from the trunk and spine to control the moving ball. This video will challenge the hi...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Pilates Ball

    Working with the stability ball can help develop overall control and strength of the core, increase balance and stability, improve spinal mobility, and enhance postural awareness. In this classic Pilates routine, see how the stability ball, originally used for spinal rehab, can enhance many of t...

  • 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 073 | Stability Ball Workout (45 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This creative full body workout using a stability ball, which provides the perfect surface to accommodate the curves of the spine. When using the ball, experience greater overall resisted range of motion than is achieved during traditional practices on the floor. The flowing nature of the ball ...

  • 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 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 | Basically Abs, Back and Ball

    This workout features the stability ball to train the abdominal and back areas of the body. The ball will gets you off the floor, helps you to transition from one exercise to the next, and allows you to have improved comfort in many common trunk and spine exercises. and adds new challenges to the...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Stronger Arms and Back (60 Minutes)

    The ball is the best prop to use when strength training. It allows you to position the body in unique ways to encourage joint support and greater range of motion to get more from your exercise routine. This class will move at a comfortable pace using modifications and cues throughout.

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  • Live with Lauren Eirk | Bodyweight Ball

    The ball can act as an amazing tool to help support the joints, add resistance, and cause us to have to react to the moving surface. It is considered to be an unstable surface, but it can also make exercise feel much more comfortable. Enjoy this workout in a moving fashion as you transition fr...

  • Video 313 | Ball Strong: Hamstring and Glutes (45 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout features the stability ball as a tool to add instability, resistance, and variety to several lower body exercises. The muscles of the trunk and spine are used in nearly every position as you work to control the moving ball. Some of the best hip and glute exercises can be done with ...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Bands and Balls

    The Stability ball adds such a challenge to every position all on its own, but add the TheraBand to these exercises and you get an awesome strength workout that challenges the mind and body. This workout will strengthen your core, improve joint stability, build muscle, and help with overall neuro...

  • 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 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 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 076 | Hips, Back and Ball Workout (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This quick 30 minute workout features a dynamic, fun, and challenging way to experience traditional and unique exercises that target the lower body like never before! The ball gets you off the floor, allows for smoother transitions between exercises, adds variety, and works the "core" in every e...

  • Video 092 | Upper Body Ball Blast (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This 30 minute video targets shoulders, back, chest, bicep, tricep, and core muscles using dumbbells for added resistance. The stability ball is used as a prop to alter position for creativity and challenge. The core is worked in every exercise to maximize your results. This video is appropriat...