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 will 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 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.

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On the Ball
  • 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...

  • Video 093 | Ultimate Lower Body Dumb"Ball" Workout (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Experience the ultimate challenge in strength, stability, and balance using the stability ball as a support for many lower body exercises. This workout uses weighted dumbbells for increased resistance challenges to maximize your results. This video is for all levels, as Lauren will give plenty ...

  • Video 096 | Whole Body Ball Workout (45 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, experience creative, challenging exercises designed to improve muscle strength and reactivity using the small Pilates mini ball and a large stability ball. Feel the core having to stabilize in every position while working the whole body in thirty minutes. Appropriate for all leve...

  • Video 102 | Weights, Ball and Barre (60 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Lauren will lead you on a full body strength workout for your arms, shoulders, core, hips, and legs. Using common standing barre exercises, use weights to add resistance for improved muscle strength and the sponge ball to enhance core training exercises. This is appropriate for all levels and w...

  • Video 141 | Ultimate Ball Workout (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This short 30 minute video packs a big punch! The stabilizing effects of the ball will cause you to have to challenge nearly every muscle group in your body. The ball is inserted into this creative and challenging routine to work the glutes, hips, back, chest, lower back, abs, and shoulders. R...

  • Video 143 | Iso Core Ball (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This flowing workout is designed to challenge your balance and improve core strength in almost every position. This yoga-inspired isometric resistance training workout is a ton of fun! Notice how much stronger you feel across muscles of the ankle, hips, shoulders, knees, and ankles after your r...

  • Video 144 | Biceps, Back and Ball (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This routine will help you strenthen back, biceps, and abdominal muscles. Back muscles are highly complex, making up the posterior aspect of your core. The Biceps muscles work to extend the elbow joints, assist in supination at the wrist, and help to flex the shoulder joints. They also aid with ...

  • Video 145 | Balls and Bands (40 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    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 neur...

  • Video 155 | Core Challenge with Mini Ball (35 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This blend of Pilates, Yoga, and other creative mini ball exercises will target core for strength. See how the ball can be inserted into this routine to make it fun and effective. Tone and trim your body with this 35 minute flow using a variety of complementary exercises.

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  • Video 174 | Hips and Core Ball (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    The stability ball, with its round surface and dynamic nature can help target muscles in a unique way. The Ball gets us off the floor, which helps us feel resistance throughout a greater range in our joints. Just keeping the ball steady will increase overall awareness and control. Performing t...

  • Video 181 | Having a Ball with Dumbbells (30 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    When we use free-weights, it is common to have a weight bench to support the body while we move through the exercise. In this video, we will be using the stability ball in the same way! Due to the round, dynamic nature of the ball, you will experience more variety, challenge, and support in com...

  • Video 203 | Mini Ball Challenge (55 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    The mini ball or "sponge ball" is such a versatile tool to enhance many exercises by adding support as well as challenge. Notice how the placement of the ball can increase your overall awareness of which muscles should be targeted in an exercise. The mini ball can greatly improve the health of ...

  • Video 212 | Abs, Back, and Ball (40 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    The stability ball is a versatile tool to better target the core. In this workout, feel how the shape, texture, and size of the ball can accommodate the spine and add more challenge to your muscles. In each exercise, the ball adds instability that must be controlled by your muscular system. Th...

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

    Lauren Eirk has been teaching courses on the stability ball since the year 1998 and in this video she will show you some of the best stability ball exercises you can do for your fitness program and many ways to modify the intensity for various fitness levels. This workout will work the whole bod...