JOAN R. SOLOMON
  Years ago I was in a depression following the death of my father. As a former ballet dancer I always prided myself on staying in shape. I lost my get up and go and quit going to the gym. Finally, I couldn't stand it and went back to the gym and decided I needed a trainer to help me get back into shape. I knew my father would be proud of his little ballerina. I was placed with a trainer that didn't really understand how to tone down my body. So for two years I endured "painful" workouts on the wrong machines with the wrong weights and my knees getting more painful. After an incident involving this trainer I was assigned a new trainer to take over.
  Who is this trainer that has become a part of my "family"? Chris Mentor of Mentors Muscles. Twice a week for the past seven years my body has been "worked" and will continue to work by someone who cares enough to really get to know not only his clients' bodies; strengths and weaknesses, but to understand where they are in life and make the necessary adjustments for the client to continue on to a healthy way of life.
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KYLE GUNBY


ANNA GOLDEN
 I began working out when I was 18 years old while in college. I immediately gained mass, but I was not experiencing any gains in strength. I read muscle magazines and followed the exercises routines given. After 5 years of following these exercises,I was the same size with no real gains in strength. I experienced the plateau that everyone experiences sometime in their life. After moving to Tampa, I was asked by a personal trainer if he could put me through a workout. I set up an appointment,and he challenged me in ways that I had not experienced. This trainer was none other than Chris Mentor. His knowledge of the body and nutrition catapulted me to size and to strength gains that I have never before experienced or imagined. He knew exactly what my body needed to obtain my desired results.

The M.E.N.T.O.R. challenge has been the perfect compliment to the weight training activity. Chris has perfectly planned each session to get the most out of your body without it reaching exhaustion. The participants do not compete with each other, but rather they encourage one another throughout the entire session. It is a great atmosphere, and I look forward to it each and every week!

Once you train with Chris, you will not want to go to another trainer. He makes the workouts fun and interesting, but challenging as well. I have been working out with Chris for over a year now, as well as going to his boot camp classes. I am addicted, and can't imagine having another trainer. He is a motivator, a counselor, trainer, and a friend. He knows what he is doing!! I would recommend Chris to anybody. If you come out to the boot camp class you will definitely see me there.
Training with Chris is the right combination of fun and challenge that turns a regular trip to the gym into an energizing experience. I have never been an athlete. I have zero athletic ability. For me, the gym has always been just a way to deal with the stress and trials of everyday life, but the routine of the gym can get old. Having Chris as a trainer makes the gym fun, energizing, and results- oriented. When I need a kick in the butt or want to learn something new, Chris has the answers. He can take your abilities and help you get more from your workout. He always seems to have just the right exercise routine that pushes me towards a new goal or a new result. He knows how to test your limits but always in a way that is fun. When it comes to training, understanding how to get more from your trip to the gym, and making the gym an enjoyable time, Chris is a true professional in every sense. I see the gym as an investment in myself. You invest time (which is always in short supply) and you invest money(to get access to the right tools). Having Chris by my side has without question helped me make the most this investment.

GARY WEISMAN

JACOB MEACHUM SHELL
  Ten years ago my new trainer actually did measurements, diet and correct
techniques to get me into shape. I was finally on the road and have been on it
ever since. I don't know the time table of having a trainer but I am still with my
"new" one all these years later. I have toned down to where I can wear my
college jeans, and smaller sizes in new apparel. The diet has changed as well as
the body, we all get old and have to face mother nature. My trainer has seen
me through emotional, and physical changes. He has seen my through the death
of my mother, the severe accident of my niece, the birth of my great-nephew and
participating in the Great American Teach-In every year at my school..Seven years ago my new trainer actually did measurements, diet and correct techniques to get me into shape. I was finally on the road and have been on it ever since. I don't know the time table of having a trainer but I am still with my "new" one all these years later. I have toned down to where I can wear my
college jeans, and smaller sizes in new apparel. The diet has changed as well as
the body, we all get old and have to face mother nature. My trainer has seen
me through emotional, and physical changes. He has seen my through the death
of my mother, the severe accident of my niece, the birth of my great-nephew and
participating in the Great American Teach-In every year at my school... 
I’ve known Chris for over 10 years. He has whipped me back into shape after having a baby and is training me to be able to conquer my fitness goals. He is very knowledgeable, caring and motivational. His positive attitude is infectious. I always feel better after a workout with Chris. Chris is truly an awesome trainer.






KERI SIDERIO
BEFORE
AFTER
5 years ago I came across Mentors Muscles! From that point I was HOOKED. Chris mixes it up and challenges you EVERY time. Just when you feel like giving up, he is right there to push you through it! Not many people can say that look they look forward to working out, maybe that's a sign you need an AWESOME TRAINER THANKFUL for my trainer and my MnM family💪👊

JENNIFER HANSON
   4 1/2 years ago my youngest son Jacob was hit by a drunk driver and sustained a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Jacob was resuscitated, once on scene, once in flight to TGH (Tampa General Hospital), and again while the Neurosurgeons were placing an EVD (entraventricular drain) in his head to drain fluid and relieve pressure on the brain. The Surgeons gave Jacob a 7% chance of survival and if he did by some chance survive more than 72 hours, he would never be anything more than, for lack of a better term, a vegetable. Well, much to all of most medical professionals surprise, Jacob, not only survived but, has progressed, and overcome not just one hurdle/obstacle/trial/struggle, he has blown all expectations out of the water, and changed a lot of people's minds on what is and is not possible when recovering from a TBI. Jacob, was in a traditional clinical setting for 3 1/2 years, and after turning 18, in 2015, he decided he no longer wanted to continue in the clinic. Of course, when he basically decided to fire everyone, I was very worried about what the road ahead of us was going to be like. However, I did what I always do when I have absolutely no idea what to do, I prayed, A LOT. I've learned on this journey that anytime one door closes, God ALWAYS has another one just waiting for you to open.

   My baby sister Brandi and all the girls at the salon she works in, had been working out with Chris for a couple of weeks, when my sister learned that Chris worked with people with disabilities and Suggested we contact him, so I did. What happened next, was nothing less than miraculous. Jacob started working with Chris a little over a year ago and he has made more progress since he's been working him than he made in the 3+years, in clinics. Chris has been such a blessing to Jacob and myself. Chris is an amazing man, he is truly an angel among us. He is hands down, one of the most inspiring individuals I've ever been blessed enough to cross paths with and to be a part of his journey to push and inspire people to just simply be better, is truly a beautiful thing, Jacob loves working with Chris. Chris treats Jacob no different than he would treat a "normal" person (mind you Jacob is on point cognitively, he's smarter than any of us knew). Chris, has a few sayings but, I have a favorite, he tells Jacob "dude, you have a "diffability", you're not disabled, just different".

  In closing, I will say that Chris Mentor, is definitely, "THE BEST OF THE BEST" and we
are so blessed that God sent us his way, I could not imagine our lives without him and
his unconditional and unwavering love and passion, for his chosen career path, and the
very lucky people he works with. He got the nick name "Mr. Awesome", for a reason.

- Joie Shell

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It was about a year and half ago when I contacted Chris Mentor about getting myself and two of my closest friends into shape. I have been to many different gyms, classes, bootcamps, and trainers. Chris is different. He pushes you to train hard while having fun at the same time. I can honestly say, although sometimes it's hard, I look forward to his workouts every week! Give him a try, you won't regret it!
 
SARA MASSEY
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I can say as a progressing man in my years of 60 years young, I've been recieving the benefits of Mentors Muscles on a continuous trend.

While being trained by Chris I've been able to maintain a healthy, invigorating lifestyle that I couldn't have achieved without his involvement, encouragement or commitment.

First and foremost, I can not write this testimonial without communicating clearly, it's not easy. Chris can not achieve his goals of his passion to contribute to my success without my personal commitment and desire to be fabulous at 50, 55, 60 years and beyond.

Chris constantly hears my cries, "the worst day of my life is when I enter his studio, however the best day in my life, is when I leave feeling rejuvenated." That's because I always feel transformed.

I work in a High Profile industry and literally interact daily, with Entertainers from many Markets, Professional Athletics and a very diverse market from around the world. I have to admit. There is no better feeling to hear, "no way are you 60 years old."

Bruce Harris Sr.
Casino Executive
Las Vegas/ Tampa
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BRUCE HARRIS
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I met Chris about 5 years ago while doing volunteer work for a local business and we instantly became friends. Chris is one of the kindest, most animated, and amazing individuals that I have ever met. At the time, I was in the best shape physically, workout out five times a week regularly, nonetheless do to a change in career paths my everyday regimen soon became non-existent. Therefore, I knew just whom to turned to.

Chris has an excellent knowledge base and knows how to get the most out of a workout. I started personal one-on-one sessions training two days a week as my schedule permitted. Although the workouts are tough, I enjoyed the challenge as well as the variety. My fitness level has increased noticeably, I am a lot stronger, I’ve seen improvements in my ability to complete more exercises, I lift progressively heavier weights, and generally push myself harder throughout each session because of Chris.

More recently, I started incorporating Saturdays, as part of a group session. Where, Chris is a great motivator and challenges the group to always strive to push our personal boundaries to new heights. The workouts are always different and I look forward to each session.

I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to improve their fitness. Chris is one of the most experienced as well as committed trainers around. Chris tailors every workout to individuals needs and goals. More importantly, Chris always ensures that technique is correct to avoid any injuries. The results will speak for themselves.

-Jenn B.
JENN BLAISDEL
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