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.

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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 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.

Living Better
  • 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 042 | Help for Chronic Pain or Tension with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, learn simple exercise that when done daily can help to reduce pain that many people suffer from on a daily basis. Many times the reason people live with chronic pain is that they suffer from global weaknesses in muscles that cross multiple joints, causing joints to become unstable...

  • 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

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  • Video 047 | Yoga Therapy Ball for the Low Back with Lauren Eirk

    Experience how the stability ball can offer support and open up range of motion for the trunk and spine, providing an opportunity for greater strengthening and stabilization challenges. Decrease pain and increase flexibility with this therapeutic routine!

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  • 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!

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  • Video 053 | How to Strengthen the Knee and Hip with Lauren Eirk

    This video will show you some simple isometric yoga positions performed with various yoga props to improve your ability to balance, get up and down from the floor, and have better motor control in squatting and lunging motions by strengthening the muscles of the knee and hip.

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  • Video 056 | Strengthen Your Back with Lauren Eirk

    Mobility issues in the back have a lot to do with strength. In this video, learn how to target muscles in the trunk that extend the spine, hips and shoulders using a weighted bar in various strategic ways. Range of motion will improve when the muscles that move the joints contract better!

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  • Video 057 | Hand or Wrist Solutions with Lauren Eirk

    There are a lot of Yoga poses that load the wrist and hand, causing discomfort for many people. Learn basic wrist and hand anatomy, reasons why range of motion varies for different anatomical structures, and techniques to modify your practice.

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  • 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.

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  • Video 094 | Yoga for Healthy Backs (60 minute Routine) with Lauren Eirk

    Lower back issues are very common due to our lifestyles in today's world. In this 60 minute video, Lauren will show you how to evaluate your range of motion, isolate spinal mobility, and activate muscles around the pelvis, spine, and hips for a stronger, healthier back. The Yoga Strap, Block, a...

  • Video 098 | Exercises for Knee Therapy (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This thirty minute routine will show you how to exercise with a knee injury, chronic pain, or instability. Lauren will use a chair and a variety of resistance tools to help target knee muscles for strengthening benefits. This routine is appropriate for all levels of fitness, with many modificat...

  • Video 101 | Low Back Therapy (45 Minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This 45 minute routine will teach you some of the most important exercises to do for the lower back and surrounding joints. The stability ball and sponge ball will be used. Regular practice of this video will improve strength and range of motion, helping you to manage low back pain and improve ...

  • 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 149 | Hamstring and Adductor Therapy (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This video will help you locate your neuromuscular deficits in your hamstrings, calves, and inner thighs (adductors). These muscles help to concentrically flex the knee, squeeze the legs together, and stabilize the hips. The also eccentrically control hip flexion and knee extension, as well as ...

  • Video 152 | Quadricep and Abductor Therapy (35 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This video will help you locate any neuromuscular deficits in your quadriceps, hip flexor, and outer thighs (abductors). These muscles help you to concentrically extend the knee, move the legs apart, stand on one leg, and stabilize the hips. They muscles also help to ecentrically control hip ex...

  • 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 stretcch violates active range of ...

  • Video 189 | Lower Back Rx (35 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...

  • Video 206 | Better Posture with Yoga (50 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Joints are made to move and muscles are designed to create tension. Every position that our body takes involves some sort of posture to deal with any challenges from our environment and maintain a strong center of mass. Good postural control is needed to orient the head, protect us from injury,...

  • Video 210 | Yoga for the Foot (35 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Any exercise modality will require the foot and ankle to have enough strength and rigidity to propel the body forward as well as enough mobility to adapt to the surfaces that we walk on. However, due to our lifestyles and shoe choices, our feet are often the weakest part of the body. The streng...

  • Video 211 | Shoulder Impingement Solutions (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs as a result of chronic, repeated compression of the structures attaching to the scapula. These include the long head of the biceps tendon, the bursa, rotator cuff, or the ligaments in the shoulder. This impingement causes pain and movement problems in many ra...

  • Video 215 | Reset and Restore with Lauren Eirk

    If you are feeling tired and lack in energy, you may notice that it is accompanied with overall tension and discomfort. In this routine, we will perform a short meditation to set your mind right and eliminate stressful thoughts. In the exercises, we will use integrated isometric resistance base...