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
  • Mobility/flexibility
  • Plyometrics
  • 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 Ottoboni
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.

New Gym Equipment Introduction by Cindy Silk. 

Online registration for Gym classes will continue to be offered on a month-by-month basis just like ice session registration.


The 2018-19 Fall/Winter schedule of classes (September 10 – May 18):
No classes December 24 – January 5 (holiday break)

Group Fitness Training (7yrs old and up) 
Mondays 5:00-5:30pm
(For those skaters relatively new to strength & conditioning)

Group Fitness Training (12yrs old and up) 
Saturdays 11:30am-12:15pm



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