From all walks of life, our coaches share a mission to help people.

Bianca Haynes


‘I believe discipline, consistency, and a strong mindset are the keys to success, not just in sport, but also in life.’

Bianca started boxing in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. She’s been competing as an amateur fighter for the last seven years, and after training with the Ramla Ali Sisters club Academy, she is now a qualified coach. In both her boxing and her teaching, she loves to focus on defence, ring craft, IQ explosiveness and rhythm. Her classes will introduce you all of these skills and more.

(LCB Gym)

Maria Pinto


‘’My focus is on developing strength, stamina, skill and confidence to take on the world.’

Maria is a fully qualified Personal Trainer and a retired amateur boxer. In her sessions, she prioritises delivering fun and vibrant classes that will get everyone feeling good, fit and excited for more.

(Buddha Box Gym)

Leander Rougier


‘Now I’m a mum, I’m trying to let women know you can still train and be fit, even with children!’

As an amateur boxer, Leander is a two-time national novice class belt holder who has also won silver twice at the Haringey international Box Club. She is now a certified boxing coach, after training with the Ramla Ali Sisters club Academy. Her teaching style is technical with high intensity body conditioning training. She aims to push sisters club attendees out of their comfort zone, but promises they will thank her after!

(John Reed Gym)

Kate Newton


Kate discovered boxing through her work as a fight director in theatre, TV and film. After taking herself off to a boxing gym for research, she got hooked and decided to take up the sport for fitness. Now a Level 2 coach, she is one of 10 female coaches selected for the England Boxing Female Coaching Development Programme.

(Hawley ABC)