Mary Delk

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I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED TO MOVE and have been drawn to athletics ever since I was a little girl! I have always been a runner and love to find the limits of my body in any sport that I do. I have found that Pilates helps me maintain my athleticism, which allows me to participate in Ultrarunning events, mountain biking and to teach my clients every day! I started Pilates in 2001 and knew that teaching would allow me to share the gift of what Pilates can do for your body and mind. I completed my certification program in 2007 with Romana's  Pilates and was certified in the Classical method.

Kathy McDowell

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My name is Kathy McDowell and I was born and raised in Southern California.  Being active and healthy has always been an important part of my daily life. My journey began in secondary school when I became an avid dancer and track runner. This transformed into running, playing soccer and gym classes as an adult. I felt as though there was something missing in my regular exercise regimen.  A friend encouraged me to try reformer Pilates and goodness, I wish I had discovered Pilates sooner.  I learned that Pilates is a great form of exercise focused on a whole-body approach, connecting one's mind and body.  Not only did I continue to be physically fit, I bridged the gap while improving my posture, core and back. I have never felt as strong and connected with my body like I do now. Pilates became a passion that I knew I needed to share with others. Because of that, I became a certified Pilates Instructor. Now I can show people what a difference Pilates can make in their lives. As an instructor, I encourage my clients to practice perfect Pilates using breath and form, while giving each client a tailored, personalized experience. Pilates is not just an exercise, it is a way of life!

Shannon Megroz

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Shannon began her Pilates training in Los Angeles, California under the Marie-Jose method.  She worked in a physical therapy environment under the direction of several therapists who incorporated Pilates into their clients rehabilitation plan. For 7 years she worked as a private instructor in a studio in downtown Laguna Beach, CA where she continued her education with multiple specializations. After a hiatus from the practice due to a family illness Shannon is dipping her toes back into the Pilates pool! She contributes internet content and online mat classes to reach a broad spectrum.

Anne Spillane

Anne Spillane is an ISSA certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist with over 20 years of expertise in teaching functional strength training to all populations.  Anne is an avid runner and triathlete having competed in seven ironman races and various distance running races and adventure challenges. Anne was also a competitive springboard diver at the University of Virginia where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance.

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Catherine Earp

Catherine has been teaching Pilates since 2000, completing her certification under the direction of Romana Kryzanowska in New York, NY. Since that time, she has worked with a variety of clients ranging from those suffering from chronic pain to those competing in elite physical competitions. During her time teaching Pilates she has achieved level 4 teaching- training status and has particularly enjoyed training apprentices and new instructors. In addition to her Pilates certification, Catherine is certified as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She's thrilled to be teaching Pilates at Mary Delk Pilates and Fitness because of the studios sincere commitment to helping each of the individuals that visit the studio to achieve their personal goals.


Drea Miran

I’ve been dancing since the age of 3 and trained in multiple styles including ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. I started my dance career at a local studio in NY called The Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, but I also studied for several years at American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey, and the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. I am currently an aerobics, dance, and Acro dance instructor and I teach resistance training, barre, and step, as well as hip-hop, lyrical, ballet, and jazz.

I am a certified E-RYT Advanced yoga instructor, and I’ve been practicing for over twenty years growing to love and respect the discipline immensely! Yoga keeps me physically fit, spiritually aware, and connected to
my dance roots. My yoga journey has been amazing, and I will continue my practice with students and personally for the rest of my life. 

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Catherine Dodd

Catherine Dodd moved to Virginia in 2001 to obtain her Master's degree in Exercise Science from Old Dominion University. After graduating, Catherine began a career in fitness directing and adjunct teaching for ODU.  While pursuing Pilates to correct her own imbalances from distance running, Catherine felt an instant connection with the Pilates method.  She completed her Pilates apprenticeship in New York City under Joseph Pilates’ famed protégé, Romana Kryzanowska, and her daughter, Sari Mejia Santo in 2005.  From 2010-2022, Catherine owned and operated Norfolk Pilates before moving to Virginia Beach in 2022.  Catherine enjoys learning something unique and new from every client she instructs.