My mentor gained their experience from working at the gym iLoveKickboxing. They got all their experience the same way I am going to be getting mine, through classes. To get a job at iLoveKickboxing, you do not need any previous experience. Being athletic and enthusiastic is all the gym looks for. The gym taught them everything they needed to know just like the members who go there do. They have been working there for many years now, (I will find out how many) and they are extremely excited to be mentoring me. They did warn me though that there schedule may be tight so I have asked other members of my class to help me too.