Lee Winders

Joined 2014

Lee joined the Army in early 1990, 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 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, Lee is responsible for managing the centre and supporting the regional operations manager Matthew. Lee is keen to pass on his knowledge and expertise gained from his Army and Civilian career to help young men and women pursue their ambitions to join the Armed Services, and make Gloucester one of the outstanding flagship centres for MPCT.

Lee is keen on most sports but he has a passion for CrossFit where he competes as regular as possible. 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.”

~Lee Winders