Phil Sottile

I am the founder of Intelligent Fitness. Phil Sottile is the founder of Intelligent Fitness. He began to amateurishly guide people in fitness in 1994 and entered the fitness industry as a Physical Therapy Apprentice in 1997. Sottile formed his first company at 24 years old and eventually used the concepts and fundamentals of this project to form Intelligent Fitness in 2001.  Intelligent Fitness was the ORIGINAL FITNESS BOUTIQUE on Long Island and has established itself as a benchmark of excellence that local fitness centers measure their own quality of service.  "Intelligent" has been recognized as a "BEST GYM" of Long Island each year since 2010 and has held the top spot of recognition in both 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Phil Sottile and Stacey Lerman own and operate Intelligent Fitness and are broadly recognized as industry experts.  Sottile and Lerman have been honored five times as the "BEST TRAINERS" on Long Island, Sottile has been named "BEST LIFECOACH on LONG ISLAND" for five straight years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, and 2021) and Intelligent Fitness' owner has served the Commack, East Northport, Northport, Elwood, Greenlawn, Hauppauge, Smithtown, and Huntington townships longer than any other boutique Fitness Facility (since 1997.)



Applied Exercise Scientist / Adjunct Injury Prevention Educator
President/Founder – Intelligent Fitness, Inc.

Professional Accreditation:

Certified Personal Fitness Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine (1998 – )

Exercise Physiologist– American College of Sports Medicine (2000 –   )

Certified Fitness Trainer – Int’l Sports Science Association (1997 –   )

Exercise Therapist- Int’l Sports Science Association (1997 –   )

Certified Personal Trainer – Nat’l Strength and Conditioning Association (2000 –   )

Post Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist- AAHFRP (2000 –   )

Certified Heart Saver / AED – American Heart Association.

Subject Matter Expert – Academy of Applied Personal Training Education Hofstra University (2014 –     )

Subject Matter Expert –  L.I. BOSCES Technical Schools –  Personal Training Curriculum Development  (2006 –    )

PUBLISHED AUTHOR:  “What Men Want,” “The 2-1 DIET,” “BE – The modern testament to improved Health, Wealth, and Happiness.”


I hope you get the full appreciation you deserve. You guys are extremely aware and attentive to your clients which is not found anywhere else.  I wanted to thank you guys for your gym, having the best instructors, and all that you do.