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She is author of the books “I Am Ageless Now” and “Vital Core Training” published by Human Kinetics. Leslee is the education director of Ageless Training Academy, co-creator of the Barre Above instructor certification, and Creator of Barre Above Pilates Focus.


As the director of Sports West Athletic Clubs mind body department, she continues to oversee classes and programming.


A graduate of the Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science, Leslee holds a BA as well as many certifications, including Fellow of Applied Functional Science, ACSM, NASM, ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NASM, PMA, UNR, POLESTAR, and FAI.


A pioneer in the world of functional training and Pilates, Leslee Bender has presented at fitness conferences throughout the world.


Leslee is the recipient of the IDEA 2020 Personal Trainer of the Year award and has over 3 decades of experience in the fitness and wellness industry.


Leslee’s functional techniques benefit athletes as well as everyday people who want to achieve optimal health and fitness while preventing injury.

After she developed a unique training method using a small 9 inch flexible ball, in 2005 Savvier Fitness introduced her revolutionary Bender Ball Method to the general public via an award winning national television advertising campaign.

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Coming Fall 2024!

Pre-order Leslee's latest book, Vital Core Training, published by Human Kinetics. This 248 page volume, complete with color photos of each exercise, is more than just another core training book; it is an indispensable resource with insights and strategies that will empower you to better assess clients’ needs, enhance program design, and implement core movement training that will yield results for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities. Vital Core Training offers an evidence-based approach to core work that equips fitness professionals and movement specialists with the tools to help clients move efficiently, safely, and without pain. 




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