Must-Try Recreational Activities on Campus

 

Gym at Cromwell Field1. OUTDOOR GYM AT CROMWELL FIELD

WHY TRY IT?

Completely renovated outdoor fitness area featuring pull-up rig, plyometric boxes, and padded floor, which is perfect for bodyweight training. Wide-open space and 300 days of sunshine provide amazing opportunities to hold outdoor fitness classes.

WHEN? Before 1 pm & after 5 pm daily
CONTACT: 213-740-5127 or recsports@usc.edu

 

Triathlon2. TRIATHLON

WHY TRY IT?

Over 100 strong now, the triathlon team continues to grow in numbers and accolades. Proud winners of the Spirit Award at the 2013 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships in Tempe, AZ, the team welcomes everyone interested in cycling, swimming and track. Contact the team directly for more detailed information.

WHEN & WHERE? Mon & Wed 6:30-9 pm at PED pool
CONTACT: usctriathlon@gmail.com

 

Chaotic Dance3. CHAOTIC DANCE 3

WHY TRY IT?

USC’s premiere Hip Hop dance team has evolved into a renowned dance group that strives to foster the passion for dance from new and veteran dancers alike. A true family unit. You may leave USC but you’ll never leave the Chaotic 3 family. Watch them in action.

WHEN & WHERE? Mon and Wed @ 7 pm, Sat @ 1 pm in Parking Structure B
CONTACT: chaotic3@gmail.com

 

Yoga with Fisher4. YOGA AT FISHER

WHY TRY IT?

You’ll never look at art the same way again. Find infinite balance and inner serenity while surrounded by classic and contemporary artwork. Class size limited to 20 people, so arrive early. Namaste.

WHEN & WHERE? Check website for specific dates/times, at USC Fisher Museum of Art
CONTACT: 213-740-4561 fmoa@usc.edu

 

Intramural Dodge Ball5. INTRAMURALS TNT PROGRAM

WHY TRY IT?

TNT, Thursday Night Tournaments, brings a new tournament to USC every other Thursday. Sports include Spikeball, Inner Tube Polo, Sand Volleyball, 3×3 Basketball, and Battleship. Get the crew together and sign up!

WHEN & WHERE? Thurs 6 pm at various locations
CONTACT: usc.intramurals@gmail.com

 

Quidditch6. QUIDDITCH

WHY TRY IT?

Quidditch is like rugby taken to the next level. Good players develop a combination of athleticism, finesse, and tactical sense. There are four positions: chaser, beater, keeper, and seeker. They play hard and hit hard, but are some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet (off the field).

WHEN & WHERE? Sun 5-7 pm, Wed & Fri 7-9 pm at Brittingham Field & Marks Hall Lawn
CONTACT: scquidditch@gmail.com

 

Zumba Class7. ZUMBA CLASS

WHY TRY IT?

It’s a must-try for those who want to lose stress and tone their bodies to infectious, fast-paced Latin beats. The mood-improving endorphins will keep you going through the week. No dance experience required- just keep moving! For $75 per semester, take as many of the 35 exercise classes a week as you want. Wake up with PiYo (Pilates & yoga), get SCycling in between classes, take a Muscle Conditioning study break, or end your day with high-energy Cardio Dance.

WHEN & WHERE? Call or look online for Weekly Schedules in Lyon Center Group Exercise Rooms
CONTACT: 213-740-5127 or recsports@usc.edu

 

Dragon Boat8. DRAGON BOAT

WHY TRY IT?

It’s ancient and it’s making a comeback. Similar to crew, this co-ed sport is comprised of a canoe-shaped boat, however, unlike crew there are two paddlers to a bench, each responsible for paddling on one side of the boat. So try that for teamwork. To represent the rich tradition and history of the sport in China, the boat is decorated with a dragon head and tail during races. Feeling brave?

WHEN & WHERE? Thurs 7-8 pm at Cromwell Field & weekend rides to Long Beach at 9:30 am
CONTACT: usc.dragonboat@gmail.com

 

Basketball9. OPEN REC PICK-UP BASKETBALL

WHY TRY IT?

You’ll most likely undertake multiple group projects as part of your education at USC. A pick-up game of basketball is an excellent icebreaker that positively builds your teamwork skills. You’ll also be burning off the food truck calories (an hour of basketball can burn over 700 calories). The indoor Lyon Center courts are open until midnight, so bring your team or come to be part of one.

WHEN & WHERE? Daily 6 am-midnight in Lyon Center Gym (contingent on Intramural games Tues, Wed, Fri and Sun nights)
CONTACT: 213-740-5127 or recsports@usc.edu