Testimonials



Doc Gooden, New York Yankees





"Matt Wachtel makes working out fun! Setting goals and helping you achieve them is his methodology. Both in the gym and out, Matt is a true fitness partner. I wish nothing but the best for Matt and his team at Body Bank Fitness!"



- Doc Gooden, New York Yankees



Jeff Nelson, New York Yankees



"I have been a professional athlete for over 22 years and I have worked with a lot of trainers. I have been around some very good ones and I would have to include Matt as one of them. I love the intense and complete work out you get from Matt.

If you want results and a great work out from someone who knows what he is doing, I would not hesitate to contact Boot Camp Matt."



--Jeff Nelson New York Yankees

Alton Hillis

“Matt Wachtel has changed my life. Having been a client for almost two years, I have far exceeded any goals that I had set when I first decided to “get back into shape.". I am stronger, faster, and have more endurance today than I did almost 20 years ago, playing Division 1 Football.

Matt is not just a training coach, he is a life coach. He works beyond your sessions to make sure that you are doing your best to achieve your goals in the gym and out. A truly unique individual with rare talent.

I am proud to be on his client roster and happily recommend him to anyone who is serious about making a healthy change in their life!”

–Alton Hillis

Amy Weiss-Citrome, MD FAAPM&R

Matt Wachtel has taken personal training to a whole new level. He inspires his clients to do things that they never thought they could do. I used to say that I hated to sweat. He has taught me to love it. Thanks to Matt, exercise and fitness are now my hobby, my passion and my sanctuary.

I have watched him train many people. He has a different approach with each client. His approach combines their personality with their individual exercise needs. He is smart and creative. I respect him as a well-qualified exercise professional. I should know, I am a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Matt is a young man of integrity, loyalty and devotion. Training with Matt has been an inspiration and a pleasure.


-Amy Weiss-Citrome, MD, FAAPM&R

Steve and Scott Dash

I just want to tell you how appreciative I am for all the effort you have put towards helping Scott achieve his goals. When Scott started working with you, around a year ago, he and I could never have imagined the results we've seen in such a short period of time. Scott went from riding the bench on his traveling basketball team to becoming a full-time starter. This year he made the starting lineup of his high school basketball team, a dream of his two short years ago.

I should also mention how Scott went from being one of the slowest to the fastest kids on both his travel and school team. Between his new-found speed and his increased endurance, it's easy to see the edge that Scott has over all the other boys, especially when he's competing on the court.

Lastly, it’s been a real pleasure watching you work with Scott twice a week. Under your tutelage, I've seen a boy grow into a man right in front of my eyes. It's not easy to find a role model that has the ability to help make someone a better athlete and a better person at the same time. Your ability to motivate is extraordinary. I believe it brings out the best in Scott. Since he has started working with matt, he has improved on the court, in the classroom, and has adopted a healthier diet. Again, I want to thank you for your help both in and out of the gym.


-Steve Dash