Fitness Integrated Science is a fitness and health methodology that combines modern biomechanics principles rooted in a unique isometric strengthening approach to Hatha Yoga. We are also a Wellness Center in Louisville Kentucky which focuses on increasing our clients' strength, muscular balance, joint stability, and overall range of motion. We offer yoga classes, Pilates, personal training, and yoga teacher training from our studio in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. We offer Certification Courses and Workshops in Yoga, Pilates, Fitness and Personal Training.
Lauren Eirk is the creator of Fitness Integrated Science™, 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
+ 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, partnering her business with the Kentucky Humane Society.
This video collection is comprised of Yoga workouts in "vinyasa" or flow-style formats, moving from one position to the next in a logical progression. This style is designed to keep your mind focused while you move your body through a variety of progressive yoga postures. These videos will help improve your overall strength in various joint ranges by safely improving the health of your muscles. Learn how to use yoga props to enhance your practice and make your poses feel more comfortable. As your muscle strength improves, so will your range of motion, giving you new freedom and an overall sense of stability.
Video 040 | Adding a Yoga Block to Your Practice with Lauren Eirk
Adding a Yoga Block to your practice can add support, redirect forces into joints to alter the effects of a pose, and bring the floor closer to us so that we feel the effects of poses in a greater way. Learn about some of the aspects of this product that make this a smart purchase for your home ...
Video 043 | Yoga Chair with Lauren Eirk (60 Minute Workout)
Live June 2020 - 06 (Yoga Workout)
Yoga Chair 60 Minute Practice with Lauren Eirk is a Therapeutic Practice designed around the use of a chair. Chairs can make poses feel more supported and assist with balance. Lauren will show how to flow from one pose to another using the chair to make transi...
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!
Video 051 | My Favorite Yoga Pose with Lauren Eirk
Learn biomechanical reasons why people have different squatting abilities as we analyze the chair pose, "Utkatasana". Lauren uses several yoga props to shift the muscular emphasis and increase overall awareness in this educational video.
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Join Lauren for this flowing Yoga Practice using the Stability ball as a prop to not only provide support, but provide resistance challenges that can make poses feel like never before! Get a stronger core and better balance!
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Video 060 | Yoga Basics with Lauren Eirk (60 minute workout)
In this video, Lauren will take you through some of the fundamental Yoga Asanas (poses) with detailed instructions using a Yoga block and yoga mat. Learn poses from various categories, such as standing, seated, supine, and prone, designed to bring about muscular balance improved range of motion,...
Video 063 | Yoga Flow Workout with Lauren Eirk (60 minute workout)
Live June 2020 - 03 (Yoga Workout) In this 60 minute Yoga Flow, Lauren demonstrates a strong, isometric resistance-based Yoga Practice from a vriety of standing, seated, and supine poses designed to strengthen the core, hips, and upper body. In this video, you will see how to incorporate Yoga Bl...
Video 086 | Yoga Integrated Barre Flow (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk
This 30 minute workout uses the ballet barre as a prop to assist in in performing yoga and ballet positions designed to target hip, thigh, and core muscles. Experience how the barre can help you balance better in many Yoga poses so that you can better feel the effects of several common Yoga asan...
Video 089 | Yoga for Stress Relief (30 minute routine) with Lauren Eirk
This thirty minute Yoga practice is designed for stress relief and can be done at the end of your day or any time you feel like you need to clear your mind and get rid of unnecessary tension. This practice will improve the range of motion of the hips and shoulders, which are common areas of tens...
Video 091 | Yoga Ball Flow (60 Minute Routine) with Lauren Eirk
Experience a fun, creative 60 minute Yoga flow with the stability ball as a prop. The dynamic nature of the ball challenges the core in every pose with increased range of motion and support for the joints. This practice will improve joint stability and muscle strength for the total body. Breat...
Video 121 | Yoga for Stress and Anxiety (45 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk
Gentle Yoga practice with postures to energize the body, relax the mind, and calm the nervous system. This video includes a Yoga breathwork and guided relaxation segment in order to lower anxiety. This practice is beneficial for all levels of fitness and designed to be healing for the body.
Video 139 | Fitness Yoga Sculpt (45 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk
In Fitness Yoga Sculpt, get a great workout using the unique methodology created by Lauren Eirk. This technique approaches Hatha Yoga in a more strengthening way instead of classic stretching. You will see how to use isometric resistance challenges to strengthen muscles and improve range of mot...
Video 140 | Gentle Yoga Sculpt (45 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk
The Fitness Integrated Science Yoga methodology is rooted in isometric resistance training and muscle activation. Regular practice will result in better range of motion that is also strong and stable. This video uses other props, such as the dumbbell, elastic band, and yoga block to further enh...
Video 191 | Yoga Detox Flow (45 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk
This Yoga Detox flow will renew your energy, calm your mind, and improve spinal mobility. Detoxing practices are used to rid the body and mind of what we no longer need. It is time to renew your intention. This detoxifying practice is about getting back to the best version of you.
Video 199 | Gentle Yoga Recovery (45 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk
This gentle Yoga routine will lower your stress, activate underperforming muscles, and help rejuvenate your body. You will need a blanket, Yoga Block and Yoga strap (links below) for joint support as well as to create challenges to the involved muscles. Improve your range of motion while mainta...
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...