PROGRAM CREATOR & AUTHOR
Leslee Bender, 2020 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, is the epitome of active and ageless. Leslee travels the world as an international fitness trainer, focusing on functional movement for people of all ages.
Her functional techniques benefit athletes as well as everyday people who want to achieve optimal health and fitness while preventing injury. Leslee is the creator of the Bender Method of Training, Barre Above with Pilates Focus and Co-Creator of Barre Above Training programs and she is the creator of the Original Bender Ball.
A graduate of the Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science, Leslee holds a BA aand over 30 certifications including Fellow of Applied Functional Science, ACSM, NASM, ACE, and AFAA.
Janice Hutton has a deep and diverse background in the health, fitness, sport and coaching industries. She has experience coaching elite athletes and developing international programming used by coaches and athletes worldwide.
As a previous certification director with canfitpro, Janice collaborated with multiple industry leaders to create Canada’s premium fitness industry certifications. Working as a co-founder of the Active Recovery Management (ARM) system she has had success integrating a high-performance recovery strategy for executives and leaders to develop resilience in high risk occupations.
As a certified Life and Executive Coach, Janice thrives on sharing her passion and industry best practices with new and veteran professionals.
- Hon BPE, MA, B.Ed.
- FIS, PTS, NWS, CCF Certified Life / Executive / Career / High Performance Coach
Blanche Hold has been in the health and wellness industry since 1988 and is the founder of The Fitness Marketing Group Inc. She has been involved in health and wellness in many different aspects – starting out as a group exercise leader herself which led to many aspects in her career: program coordinator, competitive sport aerobic judge, consultant and sourcing out innovative fitness products for the Canadian marketplace. She was instrumental in bringing customized fitness music into Canada in the 1990's and is still known by many as the Music Lady! In 2008 she was introduced to the Bender Ball and Gliding Discs and became the Exclusive Canadian Distributor.
Education has always been her passion:
- She led the Alberta team of CanFitPro PRO Trainers and was the 1st recipient of the Can-Fit-Pro PRO Trainer of the Year award in 2007.
- Since 2008, she has trained thousands of health and wellness professionals and has been the Canadian Administrator for the Bender Method of Training, Barre None, Tabata Bootcamp, Barre Above, Barre Above with Pilates Focus and the FMG Academy Training programs.
- 2022 saw the evolution of The Ageless Training Academy and she she has been an integral behind the scenes contributor in the development of the Essentials Program.. She is excited to work with the Ageless Training Academy Team to bring this training to health and wellness professionals globally.
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
To put it simply, Melanie is a people person. She loves to interact with those that she comes across through personal and professional experiences. Raised in New Jersey and currently living in beautiful Southern California with her husband Andy, Melanie has a passion for helping others and making a positive difference. She has spent over a decade in the fitness and wellness industry, in various roles such as customer service, logistics, project management and marketing. When Melanie is off the clock, she runs her very own Antique and Estate Sale business! She is so excited to work with Leslee and the Ageless team.