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)

Samira Simayya


Finding boxing has been a crucial part of my personal journey. The empowerment i felt after picking up the sport as a woman in a niqab has been a cathartic experience. I hope to inspire all women, to break through the social expectations and barriers they face.

Being a boxing coach while looking after 11 children has its challenges, but I believe it’s worth it !

As a certified England amateur boxing coach and a PT (through the Ramla Ali Academy) Samira is a natural leader as well as a dynamic coach. Started boxing in 2018 she has the knowledge and skill to instruct in technique so you can get the most out of each session.


Perla Bazaldua


Perla Bazaldua, Athlete on team USA. 12x U.S national champion,. 2x international champion.

Ranked No #1 in the nation in multiple weight classes 2015-2022, including No 1 at 110 lbs

9201 California Avenue, Southgate, Los Angeles, 90280

Diana Voynova


Diana is a former professional basketball player having played in countries including United States, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria and the UK. Following her retirement in 2018, Diana is now a level 2 qualified basketball coach. In her sessions, she focuses on skills development and learning the technical side of the game. While her sessions are exciting and fun, she pushes attendees out of their comfort zone to help them reach their goals.

“The game of basketball has helped me develop my leadership skills, build my confidence and learn how to manage difficult situations. I believe it can do the same for women of all ages and abilities while it also helps them reach their fitness goals.”

Daniela Laura Arellano Anzo


“ Do what you love and love what you do”

Daniela has been training for over a year in boxing with the experience of also being a trained dancer.

The confidence and empowerment boxing has brought to her, she wants to share and invite other women too.

Believing no matter where you are in life you can learn the power of boxing.

Iqra Ismail


Iqra is a qualified football coach and football influencer who strives to create a safe, comfortable space for women and girls to play football. She has been playing football since she was 8 and is a Director at Hilltop Women who she also plays for. She is the first ever and current Captain of the Somali Women’s National Football Team, getting her first international cap in December 2019.

“I believe football is a space for all. If they don’t give us a seat at the table, we must create our own.”