Living Better

Living Better

In this video series, 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 biomechanics principles to help us resolve many chronic health issues. This series will give you the wisdom and confidence to try other workouts on FIS TV. Come back to this section often to make your daily living more enjoyable.

Living Better
  • Live Event | Yogalates for Piriformis Syndrome (60 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Pain originating from spasms in your piriformis muscle, a large muscle located deep in the buttock, is called piriformis syndrome. Even though this condition is very common, it is a complex problem to treat. The key is to keep surrounding muscles around the pelvis, hips and core strong and regu...

  • Video 038 | How to have a Strong and Healthy Back with Lauren Eirk

    Back Pain is common in our culture, which can result from injury but also as a byproduct of aging and sedentary lifestyles. In this video, experience several common yoga postures with specific directional cues to help you evaluate where your range of motion deficits are coming from and how to be...

  • Video 505 | Pelvic Floor Incontinence Rx (15 mins) with Lauren Eirk

    Stress urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine that occurs with increases in intra abdominal pressure (e.g., with exertion, effort, sneezing, or coughing) due to urethral sphincter and/or pelvic floor muscle weakness. This can affect anyone at any age, particularly those who part...

  • Video 491 | SI Joint Pain Relief (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Pain originating from spasms in your piriformis muscle, a large muscle located deep in the buttock, is called piriformis syndrome. Even though this condition is very common, it is a complex problem to treat. The key is to keep surrounding muscles around the pelvis, hips and core strong and regu...

  • Video 457 | Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety (15 mins.) with Lauren Eirk

    All humans deal with some form of stress. It can be the very thing that makes us stronger. However too much stress that is un
    unchecked and chronic can be detrimental to our wellbeing. In a modern world that is moving faster and faster, it is important that we take time to slow down and reset. ...

  • Video 452 | Tech Neck RX (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    What is Tech Neck?
    This condition has become a term used to describe chronic neck pain caused by continuously straining the neck muscles while using technology like computers and phones that eventually leads to spinal changes and poor posture. We are completely tied to our phones and screens, of...

  • Video 445 | Neck and Shoulder Mobility (15 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Neck and shoulder pain is very common for many individuals, especially when we are under stress. To relieve tension, stretching, massage, and traction techniques are often prescribed. However, any modality that we use to increase range of motion can also potentially weaken muscles if the stretc...

  • Video 386 | Plantar Fasciitis Therapy (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This integrated full-body workout addresses some of the common muscle issues that cause plantar fasciitis. Learn how to strengthen muscles of the foot and ankle to improve foot rigidity in forward propulsion. Also, understand the need for the foot to have enough mobility to adapt to the surface...

  • 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 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 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 ...

  • 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 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 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 238 | Breathwork Meditation for Anxiety (26 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This guided meditation begins with a short breathwork awareness exercise designed to help you feel the location, depth, and speed of the breath. By watching the breath, we can begin to calm the mind and lower anxiety.

    You will be guided through a systematic relaxation to help ease stress and r...

  • Video 036 | Yoga for Hip Flexibility with Lauren Eirk

    The hip joint is one of the most complex joints in the body, with a large mechanical role in the body. Moving in many different planes of motion, our yoga practice should target the range of motion and stability of this important joint! This video is a strategically progressed Yoga routine desi...

  • Video 044 | Help with Forward Shoulder Syndrome with Lauren Eirk

    Learn about the anatomy of the rotator cuff and shoulder complex and its relevance to core strength. Lauren will use a theraband and weighted dumbbells to help you to strengthen the shoulder, improve posture, and avoid shoulder injury

    Fitness Integrated Science™ is a fitness and health methodol...

  • Video 052 | Stronger Shoulders and Improved Posture with Lauren Eirk

    Using the Yoga Block and Pilates Ring, experience strengthening isometric therapeutic exercises designed to target shoulder and trunk muscles for improved strength and mobility. Get better posture and a stronger core!

    Fitness Integrated Science™ is a fitness and health methodology that combines...

  • Video 058 | Core Essentials for Tightness with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, Lauren will show you how to incorporate several essential joint isometrics that target essential muscles that attach to the spine, rib cage, scapulae, and pelvis to improve your overall range of motion as well as joint stability.

    Fitness Integrated Science™ is a fitness and health...

  • Video 104 | Exercises for Sciatic Conditions (45 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    If you have recently been diagnosed with sciata or if you suspect sciatic pain, this video will help you stay active. It is important to know the anatomy surrounding this condition and become aware of how exercise can help! This video is a great preventative as well as a solution to many low ba...

  • Video 157 | Yoga for Neck & Shoulders (40 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Neck and shoulder pain is very common for many individuals. Many people regularly engage in stretching, massage, and traction techniques to release tension. However any modality that we use to increase range of motion can also potentially weaken muscles if the stretch violates active range of m...

  • Video 189 | Lower Back Rx (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Lower back pain is very common and complex to treat. The key is to keep surrounding muscles around the pelvis, hips and core strong and regularly practice various joint angles in order to maintain range of motion. This routine begins from a standing position and then transitions to chair exerci...