About Leslee

bender4Leslee Bender is the creator of the Bender Method of training. A graduate of the Graduate of the Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science, Leslee’s functional techniques benefit athletes as well as everyday people who want to achieve optimal health and fitness while preventing injury. Leslee is best known for the 2007 Bender Ball Fitness Infomercial and has filmed over 20 DVDs.

She presents to trainers internationally, focusing on the analysis of movement and offering certifications in the Barre Above method, a safer approach to barre which she co-created with Tricia Murphy Madden.

Leslee lives in Orlando and offers personal training to Central Florida clients. In her free time, she water-skis on Lake Hiawassee.


Leslee Bender, B.A. FAFS

2010 IDEA finalist Instructor of the year


What the fitness industry has to say about Leslee Bender:

keliroberts 2“Leslee’s outstanding teaching methods have created a gold standard. As an educator Leslee is second to none, her deep understanding of the human body and here down-to-earth presentation style make her one of the most sought-after fitness professionals in the industry today. With a passion for excellence, Leslee brings solid science and exercise safety into everything she teaches.”  ~Keli Roberts, keliroberts.com


High Res HeadshotLeslee Bender is one of the most well-educated and knowledgable trainers in the fitness industry.  Her workshops are not only informative, but engaging and exciting.  It is easy to see why Leslee is a leader of the fitness industry because even as a top presenter, she is always looking to further her own education. ~Carrie Haines, carriehainesfitness.com


DSC_0516“I’ve known Leslee for years and have seen her succeed the fitness industry worldwide. I think she’s knowledgeable, interesting, talented, and versatile. One of the several things I love about her workshops is how she puts theory to practice with common sense. All of her programs, trainings, and affiliations are as sound as she is because she only puts her name on education of quality.” ~Lawrence Biscontini, findlawrence.com


SONY DSCLeslee Bender is a teacher’s teacher who empowers fitness professionals to train the human body the way the body is intended to move. In all aspects of Leslee’s teaching, her emphasis is on functional training to enhance “real life” movement patterning, encouraging correct use of core musculature with proper body biomechanics. Whether teaching Barre, Cycling, Pilates or any other group exercise or Personal Training discipline, Leslee shares her extensive knowledge to bring out the best in the fitness professional so they can bring out the best in their clients and/or participants. ~June Kahn, junekahn.com

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