Melanie Archer-Dieveney owner/operator and lead trainer of Archer Pilates started Pilates 11 years ago to in 2006 out having the need to re-invent herself after having been a preschool teacher and leaving that profession to be a full time mom.
She discovered Pilates when struggling to lose the last 20 lbs of her baby weight. The core principal and exercise worked wonders and after only 3 months of diligent Pilates workouts (3 times a week) she had her figure back and to her surprise her body was even better than before. She had more energy, better balance and more focus. It was then , when her daughter Grace was 2 yrs old she realized it was her calling . Feeling passionate she enrolled in the Stott certification program and became certified within 6 months. During the program she taught and practiced Pilates as much as possible with friends colleagues and taking classes.
Michelle Donati completed her comprehensive teacher training with Risa Sheppard, a second generation teacher trainer. The Sheppard Method of Pilates is based on the original Pilates passed down through Joseph himself. Michelle is PMA certified and loves bringing variety to each session using various apparatus including the Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and Reformer. She is extremely energetic and enjoys working in dynamic environments and looks forward to contributing to a positive and healthy lifestyle for each and every student.
Jennette Bolden is from Los Angeles, a full time mother of 3, a preschool teacher and student. She got certified to teach Zumba over a year ago and started teaching right away. Jennette has such good energy & such natural rhythm that everyone in class tries their best to dance like her. She also teaches kids zumba, as she is a natural with them and teaches them all the Latin moves adding her own flavor.
Lisa Jey Davis completed her Pilates teacher training in Los Angeles and has been teaching both classical pilates and core-based, Pilates- inspired workouts around Los Angeles for the past five years. She also completed yoga teacher training at the world renowned Aspen Club and Day Spa in Aspen, CO. Lisa’s many talents also include that of health and fitness contributor to livestrong.com, and Lisa is also a published author! Give Lisa’s classes a try or schedule a private/duo with her now!
Kat discovered Pilates several years ago and has been hooked ever since. After seeing how it gave her new energy, strength and a higher level of overall fitness, she decided to gain her PFC certification so that she can share the experience with others. As a lover of the outdoors and an overall sports enthusiast, Kat brings her passion for health and fitness to the Pilates studio in hopes of motivating and helping others to achieve their health and fitness goals.
Jennifer Rashidi is a certified Pilates instructor through Archer Pilates (PSC). She has been devoted to physical fitness and health since she was four years old when she began training as a dancer which she continued through her early twenties. Her life focus changed to academics as an early adult when she pursued and received her Ph.D. in physical anthropology with an interest in the health and life ways of ancient people. Her passion in life, beyond her two children, have been health, the human body, and teaching. Pilates has changed her life personally and professionally and she hopes to help others with their fitness and wellness goals. As well as teaching Pilates she maintains a position as an instructor in anthropology at Santa Monica College.
Danica, a So Cal native, grew up dancing and being active from an early age. While attended college at UCLA she explored a wide range of career and personal interests ranging from Dance, Acting, Sociology, Communications and eventually received her B.A. in Political Science. And after years of working in corporate America, Danica realized that she was missing the amazing feeling that dance and being active would bring to her everyday life. She was also diagnosed with scoliosis at age 13 and had lived most her life in extreme back pain after a serious car accident at age 15…Finding Pilates helped Danica live with less back pain, improved posture, improved alignment and an enhanced range of motion. It rehabbed her muscle strength, flexibility and overall spirit.
Soon after Danica decided to take a chance and joined an intensive classical Pilates teacher training certification from a 2nd generation Master Pilates Instructor and her life has been changed for the better ever since.
My knowledge for health and wellness as it it relates to my background in skin science has always been a passion of mine. Educating my clients to care for their skin’s health using a holistic approach brings me great joy!