Leslee Bender

Creator: Bender Ball; Co-creator: Barre Above & True Bar Fitness Systems

Leslee Bender has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years. She is the creator of the Bender Ball method of training and co-creator of Barre Above. Leslee has filmed over 25 DVD’s, has been on national TV as a fitness expert, and presents internationally at several educational conferences. Leslee is a trainer to professional athletes in Orlando, Florida, where she is also the fitness adviser of Club True Barre. Leslee is the co-creator and education director for True Bar Fitness Systems.

Leslee’s field of expertise is Functional movement analysis with an emphasis on flexibility. Leslee has had the experience in working in a Cadaver lab of which gives an understanding of the complexity of fascia. Leslee also works to help trainers learn the purpose of exercise and why they are performing movements and not simply memorizing them. She believes that the fitness industry need to have higher standards of education, requiring trainers to truly understand human movement, as it applies to science.

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How to Use Different Cuing to Connect with Everyone in Your Room

Get everyone moving in a safe & effective way with these 3 tips for coaching to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners in group exercise classes.
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How to Be a Coach in Your Group Fitness Class

Three tips from Leslee Bender on how to transition from being a performer to being a coach in your group exercise classes.
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“What the Tuck” – Fix that Anatomy in Barre Fitness Classes

Stop compromising the body in barre classes with the crazy tucked pelvis position! It does not allow for neutral posture, ultimately causing risk of injury.
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Let’s Challenge 3 Common Barre Fitness Class Beliefs

Teach safe barre classes by being educated and understanding false information from popular fads seen in barre fitness classes.
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How to Avoid Foot Injuries in Barre Fitness Classes

Barre Fitness Instructors, did you know that excessive plies in releve put participants at risk for injuries in the feet, knees, and ankles?! Check out why.

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Founder of GXunited

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