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.
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.
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.
Ever since I started working at a plastic Surgeons office in BH as a patient care coordinator I loved seeing everyone’s transformations. Women would walk in feeling broken and rundown hating the skin they were in. After surgery they would walk out with their head high and loving life again.Being there for their transformation journey always put a smile on my face. Being a Pilates Instructor is similar in many ways. Some clients walk in unhappy with how they’ve let themselves go, or excited because they’ve lost weight and just need to tone up. Others need PT, or just want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Being there along the journey really makes me excited! Archer Pilates is the perfect place for me because it’s a healthy empowering environment and I get to work with my friends. Archer also allows me to set my schedule, so I can still pick my girls up from school and do normal mom activities. I’d say I’ve got the best of both worlds!
Ainee has been attending the studio as a client for over 5 years, and knew right away that Pilates was the only way for her to transform her body like nothing else could. With a BS in Biology, and going into the Marketing and Advertising Industry, something felt disconnected as far as finding fulfillment in her career. With the support and encouragement of those closest to her, she took the leap and began her journey to becoming a Pilates Instructor through the Archer Pilates Certification Course. It has brought out her love of teaching people new things, fascination with the human body and therapeutic ways to help people with issues with their body. Her years of experience taking classes with all of the instructors at the studio has made her a perfect fit here at Archer Pilates!