Our Team

Matt Wachtel

Founder and Elite Trainer

As a personal trainer for over 20 years, Matt has a proven track record of helping clients maximize their potential. He understands that you spend your hard-earned money on personal training to meet specific goals. He knows that if you want to be the best, you have to train with the best. It was this credo that led Matt to pursue fitness excellence via enlistment in the United States Army.
Matt's transformation from a health enthusiast to motivational trainer began while he was in uniform. Upon graduating at the top of his boot camp class in Fort Benning, Georgia, widely considered the nation's toughest; Matt began his journey of pushing himself and those around him to be the best that they can be!
Today, Matt inspires his clients to achieve their goals with the same passion that earned him the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army. In addition to providing top notch personal training, Matt enjoys helping his team trainers at Body Bank Fitness foster many of the disciplines that have made him one of Rockland County's most sought after personal trainers.

Tim Munch

Elite Trainer

Timothy Munch is an International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer, holding additional certifications in:

Strength Camp; Conditioning
Corrective Exercise
Performance Enhancement

Tim is a former Division I and II collegiate athlete who brings ten plus tears of personal training experience to Body Bank Fitness.  He has successfully designed programs for all levels ranging from adolescents, collegiate and professional athletes.  

Tim is a motivated individual whose passion and intensity is guaranteed to hype you up every time you enter the gym.  He encourages everyone to be positive, because without it, success can not be achieved.

Steven Ramos

Elite Trainer

A former collegiate athlete at North Carolina State University and current personal trainer certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Steven is qualified to work with any individual regardless of their goals. He knows what positive results hard work and determination can have, and knows exactly how to use them to achieve the results a person wishes to see in themselves.

Whether a person is interested in losing weight, gaining muscle, increasing strength and speed, he is well versed in every aspect of athletic training and overall fitness, coming prepared with the knowledge and implementation skills to get a person seeing life changing results!
While Steven has a passion for helping any individual better themselves, and finds great pleasure in helping athletes achieve all of their athletic goals, Steven’s favorite clients are those who are inexperienced in fitness. Those are the clients that Steven feels benefits most from his training, because more then helping an athlete get to the next level, or showing an experienced lifter different techniques, he loves to teach people who currently have minimal to no exercise in their life, the importance of exercise and how to implement proper training into their lifestyles in order to maintain overall health.

Lou Balaguer

Elite Trainer

As an athlete at an early age, Lou grew up loving every aspect of training, exercise and competing. He also learned that health and fitness are vital components of athletic success.

Armed with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine, along with a background in wrestling, boxing, martial arts and gymnastics; Lou has the critical knowledge and experience needed to execute a top-notch personal fitness training program .

Currently, Lou is a boxing coach who provides the motivation needed to take his clients to the next level…even when they think they can’t. As a former fighter, Lou has that “never give up” mentality. He will not quit on you as a trainer! Your failure is his failure; your success is his success.

Lisa Jankun

Elite Trainer / Fascial Stretch Therapist

Lisa has been in the fitness industry for almost 25 years. She started as a group fitness instructor and has taught every type of class from kickboxing to Zumba.

Lisa then turned her career path towards person training where she saw a trending pattern of chronic injuries and focused her education on body mechanics and body realignment by becoming FMS (functional movement specialist) Levels 1 & 2. By correcting movement patterns, Lisa's clients have made incredible gains and report less injuries.

Lisa became a FST (fascial stretch therapist), the first in Rockland County. She is Level 3 certified. This type of stretching is unique in that it stretches the fascia and helps alleviate chronic pain and poor athletic performance. Lisa is a NSCA certified personal trainer, as well as AFAA trainer, spin instructor, group fitness, aqua, and weight room certified, as well as Zumba certified.

Stacey Vitro

Elite Trainer

Accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Stacey has spent many years working with and learning various styles of training.

As a mother of four kids, she has personally made the fitness and weight loss journey and understands firsthand how important both consistent exercise and nutrition are to achieve an overall healthy state of body and mind.

She is continually researching and working to gain additional knowledge into current fitness trends, and is working toward completing both Corrective Exercise and Fitness Nutrition Certification.
She believes that each person's path and goals to becoming fit and healthy are unique and looks forward to helping you achieve those goals for yourself.

Joseph Carioscia

Elite Trainer

Joseph Carioscia, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, holding additional certificates in Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Golf-Specific Fitness.
Joe brings 12+ years of personal training experience to Body Bank and has successfully designed programs for adolescents, seniors, beginners, as well as professional athletes and weekend warriors. Joe takes pride in helping his clients reach and maintain their specific fitness goals; which include; flexibility & strength training, weight-loss / management, to bodybuilding and golf-specific conditioning / performance enhancement.
Joe's unique ability to identify what will keep you motivated, together with his passion for fitness and helping others, will ensure that every workout is a successful one and brings you a step closer to your goals.
Joe is a OCB Professional Natural Bodybuilder and enjoys participating in half marathons and Spartan Races. He qualified for 2014 Spartan World Championships.