Brenna's first experience with Pilates was during her last semester at Old Dominion University where she graduated with honors with a degree in Finance and Economics. After doing Pilates for only nine months, Brenna felt a "calling to the work" and moved to New York City to complete the Romana's Pilates Certification Program under the instruction of Romana Kryzanowska and her daughter, Sari Mejia Santo. In just 3 months she finished the program and a year later opened Core Control Pilates in June of 2004. Brenna has recently joined forces with fellow owner/instructor Mary Delk to open True Pilates Virginia Beach.
Brenna has advanced her education by attending seminars and continuing education workshops, and taking sessions from upper leveled instructors nationwide. She became a Level 4 instructor in 2006 and a Level 3 instructor in 2008.
Since 2006, Brenna has helped train several instructors through their apprenticeship with Romana's Pilates including Mary, Jana, Doe, and other local instructors. She loves working with clients of all ages and fitness levels as well as apprentices and fellow instructors.
Brenna is currently the only Level 3 instructor in Virginia. She currently enjoys the many benefits of Pilates while training for IronMan Triathlons and ultra distance cycling events.
Mondays 3:15pm and Wednesdays 2:45pm
Group equipment open to all levels ($35)
Tuesdays at 11:15am for more intermediate levels ($30)
After completing several half and full marathons in her 20s, Mary realized that she needed to strengthen the muscles in her core. In 2001, she began Pilates and found it to be the perfect complement to her running. After spending six years as a Pilates student, Mary knew that teaching was her next logical step. She began her certification program in 2007.
Mary completed her apprenticeship at Core Control Pilates in Virginia Beach under the direction of Brenna Hosang. In 2011, Mary opened her own studio, Shark Pilates, and three years later (September 2014), Mary and Brenna merged their studios and opened True Pilates Virginia Beach, the region’s only full-service Pilates studio. Mary is a Level 5+ instructor and is working on her Level 4 certification by attending seminars, continuing education training and taking multiple sessions each year with upper-level instructors.
Mary maintains her fitness through Pilates, which helps her stay fit for Ironman triathlon training and adventure / ultra-distance races. She loves to inspire her clients and help them to achieve their personal and fitness goals.
Mat Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am ($25)
Doe retired from a teaching career after thirty-seven years. Not content with "retired life" she has decided to work for a Pilates teaching certificate. Doe became a Pilates client thirteen years ago after a back injury made daily movement a challenge. It helped her gain muscle strength, balance, and control which greatly improved her quality of life.
Doe is looking forward to sharing this knowledge with others after having first hand experience in how Pilates can help the body . She is very grateful to have found Pilates after experiencing the benefits of it.
Mat Classes on Mondays at 10am ($15)
Wednesdays at 5:30pm ($25)
Saturday at 10:30am ($25)