The Gym at DSC staff provide well-designed, individualized programs with a sport specific focus both in group fitness training and private training sessions. These programs include:
- Evaluation/movement screening
- Joint Stability
- Conditioning (energy systems)
- Speed and agility
Our department’s goal is to provide each athlete with knowledge, motivation, confidence, and physical training to reach his/her full potential.
Contact one of our staff for more information:
Cindy Silk, NSCA-PT, CMT, Department Coordinator
Cindy has been on staff at DSC for over 20 years. She had previously competed nationally and internationally in Judo. During the course of competing, she became interested in and passionate about helping other athletes in a variety of sports achieve their goals. That interest and passion led her to work in a physical therapy clinic for 10 years. During that time, she interned with the Detroit Pistons for 3 years and worked personally with Isaiah Thomas.
Her approach to training athletes is to incorporate many facets with priority given to injury prevention as well as strengthening and conditioning their bodies. Cindy enjoys the challenges that each individual athlete brings to his/her sport. Whether competing in football, baseball, soccer, tennis, figure skating or hockey, Cindy will create a plan to get each athlete playing better.
Britta has been working with skaters at the DSC since 1998. She is a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer, National Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist. She works with athletes of all ages and levels both in the gym and out providing injury prevention, care and recovery. Along with traditional methods, Britta utilizes massage, low light laser therapy, kinesio taping, cupping and dry needling, as adjuncts to her athlete care.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Central Michigan University, and her Master of Arts in Sports Science/Exercise from the University of Denver. Britta has been an active member of the United States Olympic Committee- Sports Medicine Division since 1988, and has traveled worldwide with a variety of sports and athletic levels providing athletic training and massage therapy. She has had the honor and privilege to be selected and serve as an Athletic Trainer at 5 Olympic Games.
BS Health Science with concentration in Exercises Science
NASM-CPT Certified since 2009
Les Mills GRIT Certified
Stephanie’s love for athletics started at a young age, which led to many hours spent in the weight room. Her passion for strength and conditioning grew as she realized the positive impact it had on her athletic performance. She was a 3 sport varsity athlete for all 4 years of her high school career and went on the earn a full ride scholarship to play volleyball for Oakland University. From there she worked for 2 years as the Strength and Conditioning Assistant at OU and became a personal trainer with Great Lakes Athletic Club. Her goal now is to teach young athletes how strength and conditioning can not only increase performance levels but enhances injury prevention.
Online registration for Gym classes will continue to be offered on a month-by-month basis just like ice session registration.
The 2018 summer schedule of classes (June 18 – August 31):
No classes during Skate Detroit week (July 16 – 20)
Group Strength & Conditioning Training: All Levels
Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00–2:45pm
Group Developmental Strength & Conditioning Training
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15-12:45pm
(For those skaters relatively new to strength & conditioning)
It’s Hip to Be Strong” (Hip strengthening class: ages 10 and up)
Too many skaters have been sidelined either temporarily or permanently by hip pain/injury. This 30-minute class is specifically designed to teach the skater exercises that can significantly decrease incidence of hip injury. Learning proper movement versus compensation, the athlete will learn how to isolate, strengthen, stretch, and properly use the hip for the demands of skating. It’s never too early to learn how to move properly and what exercises to add to your own workout program to keep you safely on the ice.
The 2017-18 Fall/Winter schedule of classes begins Monday, September 11th:
Group Fitness Training: Ages 7yrs and up
Group Fitness Training: Ages 12yrs and up