COACHES

MEET OUR COACHES

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

Bianca Haynes

Coach

‘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

Coach

‘’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

Coach

‘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

Coach

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.

(Armzhouse)