Off-Ice Conditioning

In keeping with healthy lifestyles and supporting enhanced form on the ice The Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society offers Off-Ice Training classes to members and their guests during the club season. These programs are optimized specifically for figure skaters but are excellent for all.


2015-2016 Off-Ice Classes


Monday12:00pm - 1:00pmPilatesElga Lyle
Tuesday12:00pm - 1:00pmCreative MovementDonya Pletcher
Wednesday12:00pm - 1:00pmThe Integrated SkaterAriel Weiss
Thursday12:00pm - 1:00pmCreative MovementDonya Pletcher

Junior Skaters

Tuesday4:30pm - 5:30pmConditioningDaniel Auguste
Friday5:15pm - 6:15pmConditioningDaniel Auguste
Saturday11:30am - 12:30pmLyrical DanceDonya Pletcher

Guests are welcome to join our members and participate in our Off-Ice Classes for a walk-on fee.

During our Summer Program we also incorporate Ballet Classes.

PSCHS is fortunate to have qualified off-ice trainers available for class instruction as well as private sessions.


PSCHS Off-Ice Staff:

Elga LyleDaniel AugusteDonya PletcherAriel Weiss
• Pilates• Conditioning• Creative Movement
• Lyrical Dance
• The Integrated Skater
• Certified Pilates and Kickboxing group fitness leader
• Radio fitness co-host with Vince Faust (Tribune paper/WDAS Radio).
• Teaches at various studios in the tri-state area
• Featured in Fitness magazine and CBS channel 3 news
• Owner of Metamorphosis Studio
• Certified through NESTA and AAAI
• Passionate about guiding people as they strive to be healthy and fit
• Former semi-pro soccer player
• Focused on helping athletes compete at their best
• Owner of Elite Fitness & Athletics Inc.
• Ballet Instructor at University of Delaware
• Applies ballet, modern and jazz techniques.
• Focus on development of core strength, posture, flexibility, balance/ counter-balance and coordination
• Director at On-The-Move! Dance
• Master of Arts in Movement and Dance from Wesleyan University
• Over 40 years of movement and dance training
• Experience as a modern dancer and choreographer
• Trained in Modern and Ballet techniques, improvisation, Barteneiff Fundamentals, Ideokinesis, T’ai Chi and Pilates
• Owner of Alexander Technique Philadelphia