Meet the Coaches


Dembo Jobe


Dembo is a highly experienced and enthusiastic fitness coach with a proven track record in coaching clients to achieve their fitness goals. He has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years and has worked for one of the most respected boxing gyms in the country; the world-famous Peacock Gym. In his youth, Dembo competed as an amateur level kickboxer and trained under a well-respected coach, Chris McNeish. With unrivalled energy and sporting knowledge, Dembo is committed to helping his clients discover their passion for fitness and wellbeing. If you choose to train with Dembo, real results will follow.

Lonyo Engele-Ifale


Lonyo is a very enthusiastic boxing coach, who is from a sporting background. Lonyo is highly experienced and has been a certified ABA boxing coach for over 7 years. He was under the watchful eye of a well-respected boxing coach, John Tandy. He has coached beginners and trained female amateur boxing champion, Asia Privitera.

Lonyo’s expertise includes teaching the boxing fundamentals, he believes to master the fundamentals you need to use 50% of hand and 50% of feet. He specialises in MITT/pad work combinations with a unique approach to ensure sessions are varied and enjoyable, he will push you to reach your personal goals. His true passion lies in helping clients find their passion for boxing in a fun, enjoyable way. If you choose to train with Lonyo, you will see a vast improvement in your boxing.

Shelly Sweeney


Shelly born and raised in the boxing world, believes that boxing has the power to transform lives, not just by improving fitness, but by improving mental health, confidence, and resilience. She is an experienced boxing coach having, represented her country and became a 3 x national champion.

After competing Shelly decided to turn her hands over and dedicate her life to the coaching side of the sport and is now a level 2 England Boxing Coach and GB Boxing Tutor. She will push you to reach your personal goals, her true passion lies in helping clients find their passion for boxing in a fun, enjoyable way. Shelly approach is to help you master the boxing fundamentals to enhance your boxing and fitness levels with the correct technique. If you are interested in learning how to box to keep fit, Shelly is the right coach for you.

John Sullivan


A Level 3 Personal Trainer with a decade of experience, John specialises in Functional Fitness and Hyrox training, bringing a wealth of knowledge to StormLDN. As a dedicated athlete, he actively participates in various fitness events like Tough Mudder, Turf Games, Hyrox, and the London Marathon. With John’s expertise and passion, he is your ultimate guide to reach and exceed your fitness goals and targets.

Alexis Ajavon


Ex-professional Basketball player, Alexis has been working as a Personal Trainer for over 15 years after a successful Basketball career having played in the states and around Europe. He specialises in strength and conditioning, weight loss, and boxing. Having come from a sporting background, Alexis has a true passion for helping clients fulfill their fitness goals in a fun and enjoyable way. He is a very positive trainer and will push you to your limits, to reach your full potential.


Lea’s lifelong passion for sports has evolved into a dedicated career as a Level 3 personal trainer, where her enthusiasm for resistance and strength training truly flourishes. Prior to experiencing the profound changes of pregnancy and motherhood, Lea had already earned qualifications in pre- and post-natal fitness. Now specializing in women’s health, she is driven by the ambition to introduce women and new mothers to the numerous benefits of strength training. With several years of experience working with pregnant and postpartum women, Lea is committed to providing unwavering support as you focus on your goals. Whether you are beginning or continuing your fitness journey, she recognizes and addresses the significant changes that pregnancy and motherhood bring, guiding you through a personalized approach to achieve your desired outcomes.

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