Step into the 30,000- square-foot USC Village Fitness Center and you might feel compelled to breathe deeply and stretch. The center is designed for that, with plenty of natural light and open space for those inspired to try some cardio or dance moves. The fitness center’s clean, contemporary design serves as the backdrop for about a hundred cardio stations, including treadmills, stationary bikes and rowing machines. Resistance machines abound. So do flat-screen displays. Spacious group-fitness rooms support a full schedule of cardio, yoga, muscle conditioning and body sculpting classes.
With the new gym and renovations to the Lyon Center, the Trojan community now has more space to exercise indoors on USC’s campuses. “This will transform the way students can utilize recreation at the university,” says Justine Gilman, director of recreational sports. “It’s the biggest opportunity we’ve had to increase workout space since the Lyon Center opened in 1989.” The USC Village gym expands signature programs offered at the Lyon Center, including personal training. Any enrolled students can use the facilities, while employees, alumni and guests can pay for membership there as well as at the Health Sciences Campus gym.