Meet the Trainers
We have developed a range of classes to fit the specific needs of my clients, including personal training. Along with my one-on-one sessions, attending my classes provides a more social way of getting fit and the enjoyment of being part of a group working towards a common goal. Here you can read up on our amazing team of trainers.
La’Drissa is a champion bodybuilder who shares the secrets of getting a “superbody” at ProFit Studio, located at 3700 S. Indiana Avenue. Now a Master Personal Trainer, pro athlete and motivational speaker, she was inspired to pursue bodybuilding at a young age when she first saw women bodybuilders on TV. But the path to her personal success started in corporate America, which she quickly discovered was not for her. La’Drissa soon left the corporate world to do what she loves—staying fit and sharing the keys to a strong and healthy body with her clients.
Her passion for fitness won her numerous titles such as Physique Pro with the International Federation of Body Builders, including Olympian and Arnold finalist. She provides her clients with more than an exercise routine. La’Drissa is also a clinical esthetician, yoga instructor and a fitness model—and a comic book hero, to boot. ProFit clients can also get advice on proper nutrition as well as the tools and techniques to stay fit even when they can’t make it to her studio.
ProFit is open to anyone who wants to look better, feel better and get stronger. Interested? Register for a class online or stop by the studio to sign up for classes.
Guiliano Buckner has an Active Trainer certification from the American Council on Fitness. He has been working at ProFit since 2017.
Guiliano says that what drives him every day is the client’s instant gratification and affirmation. “Knowing that I have the ability to impact someone’s life for the greater good makes it easy to come into work every day,” he says. He is thrilled to be working with La”Drissa Bonivel. “The culture that she established and enforces is what sets the gym apart from others. To say you feel part of a family when you come is an understatement. The trainers are elite athletes who have the capability to train any fitness level.”
As a professional trainer, he appreciates La’Drissa because she “allows you to be creative and she does not micromanage. She is transparent in her expectations of the gym, her clients and her trainer. She expects greatness and demonstrates it.” Guiliano, who is also an empowerment coach, tells clients that “you may not always be motivated which is why you have to be disciplined.” He brings his discipline and attention to detail to each and every client who walks through the door.
Ophelia is a powerhouse instructor with an unexpected gentle side. Born and raised in Chicago with a strong touch of the south in her style. She grew up running track, cheerleading and playing basketball. With a professional background in sales, as well as cycling and training. She brings a high energy approach to every class, inspiring you to leave each workout walking stronger and feeling empowered.
As a lifelong athlete, I believe wholeheartedly that movement is a necessary component of physical and mental
wellness and personal expression. My goal is to help others transform their lives by making health and wellness accessible to all. My
approach to fitness is the same philosophy as my approach to boxing. I aim to teach my clients mental and physical discipline which can
be progressed and combined to produce a routine which safely and systematically advances the client toward their individual goals. I
specialize in HIIT, traditional strength training, and boxing.