ACE certified personal trainer

Philip Lee lightening bolt

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About Philip

Philip Carpenter Lee is a United States Marine Corps Special Operations veteran and a global authority on radical physical transformation. Phil combines his years of fitness experience with an impressive military and athletic background to help his clients create and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Phil is highly esteemed among his industry peers and clients alike. His unorthodox coaching approach to general fitness, running, swimming and cycling, is a well-rounded fusion of strength & conditioning with free weights, kettlebells, body-weight training, and other advanced techniques specifically tailored to the individual.

When asked to describe his fitness philosophy: “I have no set formulae, no fitness religion—in fact, there is no formula to make someone better because everyone is different. I figure out what you need based on what you teach me about yourself and what I determine by watching and studying you. I listen to you and work with you to help you achieve your maximum potential.”

IDEAL CLIENT Civilians, military, athletes, Law Enforcement/Fire/EMS, Older Adults, Overweight, Underweight, Post Rehab, Youth and other special groups.

TALKING THE TALK, WALKING THE WALK Phil is a firm believer of leading and living by example through healthy diet and exercise as a lifestyle. He challenges himself to improve as an athlete by participating in Masters Competitions in track, swimming, and cycling.

When not training clients, his favorite sports are Rock Climbing, Skydiving, SCUBA diving, and open water swimming. He has raced in marathons, triathlons, track meets, swim meets, and cycling races from New York to Nairobi, Kenya.

Phil holds personal trainer certifications from the American Council of Exercise (ACE) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is certified to work with pre and postnatal women through AAAI/ISMA and has verified personal trainer profiles with IDEA, TRX Training and other industry leading authorities. Phil is also certified in many fitness specific modalities such as Indoor Cycling, Kettlebells, Trigger Point Therapy, the Wharton’s Active Isolated Stretching, and many more.

As a Marine Corps veteran, boot camp classes are drawn from his boot camp experience, not a book or a weekend certification course. He completed the Force Reconnaissance Indoc and Special Forces Combat Diver's course, which are among the most physically demanding courses in the military.

My favorite client story

I have had many wonderful experiences with my clients. I have helped them achieve amazing goals and they have always taught me something along the way.

My favorite exercise

I love to skydive, but if I had to pick one exercise it would be swimming in the ocean, someplace warm.

My favorite quote

Helping you live healthier, is my motto and my favorite quote.

My training philosophy

You have to approach exercise like any skill, it takes years to make gains, but you learn and grow every single day with every workout.

My training experience

My experience as a trainer comes from being a special operations veteran. I was taught to be the best in the world and I can show you how to be your best.

Areas of Expertise

  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

FMS Level 1, TRX Group Certification, TRX Certified Functional Trainer, TRX Sports Medicine, TRX Master Trainer, TRX Certified RIP Trainer, TriggerPoint Certified Therapist, Kettlebell Concepts Level 1, CPR/AED/First Aid, BLS in CPR from American Heart Assocation, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, AAAI Pre Post Natal, Mad Dogg Certified Spinning Instructor, Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certification, USMC, USMS Swimming Coach


BS in Physics

Who I Especially Like Working With

Law Enforcement, Military, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal

Medical Conditions Experience

Addiction, Arthritis, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cardiac Rehab, Depression, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Fibromyalgia, Headaches/Migraines, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, IBD, Joint Pain, Kidney Disease, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lupus, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea, Stress

230 East 53rd Street, New York, NY

New York, NY 10022

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