Living Better

Living Better

In this video series, get information to help you make better choices in your health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition needs. Lauren will share with you her wisdom collected from over 35 years of service as a fitness and health professional. Her philosophies are based on actively participating in one's health by the maintenance of the muscular system through proper exercise techniques, learning how to better manage physical and emotional stress, and practicing a healthy diet based in plant-based nutrition.

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.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yogaeducation
Instagram: https://instagram.com/yogaintegratedscience
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Website: https://yogaintegratedscience.com

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 mentor for AFS Association of Fitness Studios.

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, a member of the Body Bar® Instructor Team 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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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.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fitintscience
Instagram: https://instagram.com/fitnessintegratedscience
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FitnessIntegratedScience
Website: https://fitnessintegratedscience.com

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.

Living Better
  • Video 377 | Improve Your Balance (15 Minutes) with Lauren EIrk

    In our daily life, we may not always be able to predict how the external environment will challenge our body. Our muscles need to be able to contract accordingly to create muscle contractions to maintain joint stability.

    In this video, strengthen the foot, ankle, knees, and hips to improve mus...

  • Video 376 | Foot and Foundations (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This workout starts with several intrinsic foot exercises to strengthen the bottom of the feet. Next, transition into some of the major muscles of the lower leg, working on plantar flexors and dorsiflexors using a chair.

    As we take an integrated approach to strengthening the feet, we will be ...

  • Video 374 | Holistic Back Care (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Dealing with Back pain on a daily basis can be a huge challenge. Conventional methods include stretching, trying to strengthen the abdominal muscles, and various medical interventions.

    In this video, practice several exercises that target muscles around the lower back for a full body approach...

  • Video 367 | Isometrics on the Go (15 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    If you find yourself stuck in a long meeting, sitting at the computer at work, or traveling on an airplane, this bodyweight routine can be done completely from a chair with no equipment.
    Experience 10 isometric exercise for the full body
    Seated Hip Isometrics
    Chest Press
    Lat Pull
    Trunk Rotation...

  • Video 364 | Pilates for Pelvic Floor (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    The Pilates Mat sequence is the focus for this workout as we incorporate many of the most effective pelvic floor exercises while practicing diaphragmatic breathing exercises.
    This workout slowly begins from a supine position as we practice pelvic tilts and pelvic floor engagement. Learn to contr...

  • Video 363 "Yoga for Pregnancy" (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    The focus of this workout is to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and hips in order to support all stages of pregnancy. You will need Yoga blocks and a blanket to sit on for support. Cues are given throughout to modify the workout based on the trimester and specific needs.
    Warm Up (seated)
    Pelv...

  • Video 358 | Full Body Bone Boost (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, we are targeting bone density using a variety of weight bearing exercises using dumbbells and a chair for support. The hip joint, lower back, shoulders, foot, and ankle commonly suffer with repetitive activity and muscle loss. Experience muscle contractions and longer hold times ...

  • Video 356 | Anti-Sit Workout (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Excessive sitting is a major health concern. When we sit or lie down for too long increases our risk of chronic health problems. Too much sitting overall and prolonged periods of sitting also seem to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

    In this workout, practice a ...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Back and Shoulders

    This week features the "anti-sit" methodology. In order to have good posture and place less compressive forces on the spine, it is important to train the upper body positions that are not active during sitting unless we consciously engage them. Experience Yoga, Pilates and therapeutic strength ...

  • Video 354 | Lower Back Mobility (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    The lower back is a common area of tension with a lot of people due to joint wear and repetitive activities. In this workout, we begin with some mobility evaluation techniques followed by some core isometrics. Next we will be moving in and out of positions to create some great muscle contractio...

  • Video 351 | Full Body Pain Relief (15 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    There are times when we wake up feeling achy all over, especially after recovering from an illness, traveling, time change issues, or having pushed your body too hard the day before. This short bodyweight video takes you from head to foot using some isometrics and gentle movement to improve neur...

  • Video 349 | Isometric Foot Boost (15 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    If you need a quick boost, this 15-minute bodyweight workout will help strengthen muscles that move and stabilize the many joints of the foot and toes. Much of this video is done from a chair using bodyweight only.

    Weakness in these areas can affect our overall gait and have a great influence...

  • Video 325 | FIS Osteo-Strong (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    The word ‘osteoporosis’ means ‘porous bone.’ It is a silent disease that weakens bones and puts you at a greater risk for sudden and unexpected bone fractures. Osteoporosis means that you have less bone mass and strength. The disease often develops without any symptoms or pain, and it is usually ...

  • Video 324 | Isometric Lower Body Supination Boost (15 mins.) with Lauren Eirk

    Isometrics can be used to activate weak muscles, reduce inflammation, and quickly improve range of motion. In this video, jump start muscles in the lower leg, knee, and hip that are designed to fight gravity and improve overall gait. Experience calf, hamstring, and gluteal work to get a quick e...

  • Video 322 | C.P.I. for Neck and Shoulders (15 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    If you are plagued with chronic pain and inflammation of the neck and shoulder region, these exercises can be done from any chair with no equipment as an alternative to passive stretching. Instead, the focus is muscle activation and strength. Discover ways to evaluate your weaknesses and balanc...

  • 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...

  • Video 303 | C.P.I. Low Back Therapy (30 Minute Routine) with Lauren Eirk

    If you suffer from Chronic Pain and Inflammation in the Lower Back, this 30 minute seated and standing workout can be a way to start you on your journey of healing. If you are a desk worker, many of these exercises can be done from a chair. Learn specific isometric exercises to strengthen the mu...

  • Video 045 | Improve your Balance with Lauren Eirk

    In our daily life, we may not always be able to predict how the external environment will challenge our body. In Yoga, we can learn to create powerful internal forces as our muscles become stronger in many challenging positions, but as soon as an external force acts upon us, our muscles need to ...

  • Video 059 | Back Pain Help with Lauren Eirk

    Dealing with Back pain on a daily basis can be a huge challenge. Conventional methods include stretching, trying to strengthen the abdominal muscles, and various medical interventions. In this video, learn several basic Yoga isometrics that can bring about a tremendous amount of relief in the b...

  • Video 301 | C.P.I. Foot Therapy (30 Minute Routine) with Lauren Eirk

    If you are suffering with Chronic pain in the foot due to arthritis, improper shoes, long periods of standing, and other neurological issues, these exercises can be an answer. Practice various seated and standing mobility exercises to improve foot and ankle strength in all available planes of mot...

  • 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 #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 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 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...