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Meet the Croydon Team
Lee joined the Army in 1989 beginning his career as a Signaller with 5th Regt RA in West Riding Barracks, Dortmund Germany, before becoming a Physical Training Instructor where he worked at the School of Artillery in Larkhill for 2 years, 121 Army Youth Team for 2 years and AFC Harrogate for 3 years.
In 2003 due to serious injury, Lee decided to leave the Army and travelled for a year before working for Fitness First for 8 years as a Fitness Manager and then as a Regional Fitness Manager. During this period Lee gained numerous qualifications including Advanced Personal Trainer Level 3, Advanced Instructor in Kettlebells and TRX, Olympic lifting and Nutrition.
In 2011 Lee retrained as a Trainer & Assessor and delivered Functional Skills Maths & English, NVQs and BTEC in Activity Leadership, Spectator Safety, Employability, Conflict Management, and Customer Services to 16-24 year Olds which helped them back into work and gain the valuable life skills that they require.
In 2014 Lee joined MPCT starting as an instructor in the newly opened Gloucester College. He was successfully promoted over the last 8 years in the following roles, Centre Manager, Area Manager, Deputy Regional Operations Manager to his now Current role of Regional Operations Manager for the London Region where he is keen to pass on his knowledge and expertise gained in all these roles to support the staff into having flagship Academy’s for our learners.
Lee is keen on most sports, but he has a passion for CrossFit where he competes as regular as possible in his age category. Lee also likes wining/dining with his friends & family and outdoor activities.
"Working at MPCT allows me to engage with the student’s motivation, enthusiasm, education and assist with their progression into the Armed Forces."
Regional Operations Manager
Chris is from a little town called Aberystwyth in West Wales. Chris joined the Army in 2002 and served in Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
During his 12 years he also achieved AAPTI course in the December 2005 and many AT course along the way, like Kayak/Canoe instructor, Rock climbing instructor, mountain leading summer/winter, mountain bike and other sporting quals like swim teacher, life guard, rugby/football coaching & refereeing.
Chris left the Army in 2012 after leaving the RLC as a driver and soon found himself doing BMF (British military fitness) from 2008 in and around London .
He's worked at Many fitness clubs/gyms but found his enjoyment in Instructing and subsequently found himself working at an out door water facility teaching kayaking etc.
Chris has also been a secondary PE teacher and then a Primary TA in a pupil referral unit, after that I become a motorcycle instructor for the DVSA (driver vehicle standard agency) teaching people to ride.
Chris enjoys all aspects of Sports like Rugby, rock climbing, motorcycling and mad adventures that he can come up with.