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Class Descriptions

Not all classes listed are offered every semester


Barre classes begin with a warm up focusing on postural strength and alignment, followed by a series of upper body exercises using light weights. The ballet barre is used to sculpt the lower body, abs and for flexibility training.


Looking to add some fun into your workouts?  Look no further.  Come learn a variation of moves and choreography that will tone your core and shimmy muscles you didn’t even know you had!

Cardio Dance

This dance cardio fitness class is open to all levels. Each week focuses on a different dance style including jazz, hip hop, contemporary, African, and funk. No dance experience required.


These formats combine athletic moves, kickboxing, and dance in a fun, exciting workout. TurboKick and Cardiokick are interval based classes that allow participants of any fitness level to participate.

Hip Hop Cardio

Learn new moves and combinations that go along with chart-topping songs while getting a great workout! Instructors will break for different intensity levels, while strengthening muscles and boosting cardio endurance. No dance experience required.

Mat Pilates

This mat-based workout is designed to help participants develop leaner, longer-looking muscles, establish core strength and stability, and heighten mind-body awareness. Props may be incorporated to add variety.

Muscle Conditioning

This workout combines cardio on the floor or on the aerobics step with strength training exercises using body weight or hand weights. It is a great way to incorporate strength training and cardiovascular training.

Mixxed Fit Dance

This class is a people-inspired dance fitness program that is a blend of explosive dancing and bootcamp toning. We dance to today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites while making exercise fun, easy, and effective.

Outdoor Bootcamp

This class will meet at the Lyon Center and move to one of the LifeFitness SYNRGY BlueSky outdoor functional unit on our USC campus. This class provides a great workout as participants move through a series of stations designed to elevate the heart rate and challenge muscles.  Stations may include body weight squats, dips, step ups, and more. Class may be modified for all levels of fitness.

Pilates/Yoga (PiYo)

This contemporary approach to Pilates and yoga is a dynamic, faster-paced class using techniques and moves inspired by Pilates, yoga, and functional training.


This fun class improves cardiovascular endurance and lower body strength as by cycling through a simulated outdoor terrain combining hills, sprints, and other drills. SCycling varies speed, resistance, and body positions for all participant levels.

Trojan Training Camp

This workout is designed to give a full-body, athletic, functional workout. Trojan Training Camp includes high-impact, high-intensity exercises, and challenging athletic training drills while using minimal equipment.


This workout utilizes a system of suspended straps with handles, allowing the user to work against their body weight as they train. This interval-based class will keep the heart rate elevated as while transitioning between cardio and strength intervals to exercises on the TRX straps to develop strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and core stability. Class is limited to 16 participants. For more information about the TRX system, please see the company’s web page here.


Challenge the mind and body with yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation. Dynamic, flowing posture sequences will build strength and flexibility.

Yoga Sculpt

Yoga Sculpt incorporates hand weights and high-intensity cardio bursts to maximize your calorie burn. The hand weights add a new challenge to traditional yoga classes.


Latin and international music and dance come together for a dynamic and effective fitness class. No dance experience is required- just keep moving! Routines combine fast and slow rhythms that tone, sculpt, and inspire.