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Trojan Fitness and Wellness Center

About the Trojan Fitness and Wellness Center

Just shy of two years in construction, the 78,000 square-foot Trojan Fitness Center cost about $25 million. It includes a multi-activity court, a basketball court, free and circuit weight training areas, aerobic exercise rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a multi-level walking track and four offices.

The facility, located on the eastern edge of campus on the corner of George Wallace Drive and University Avenue occupies a portion of land where Sartain Hall, the campus’ former basketball arena, once stood. Parking, and new street connects University Avenue and John M. Long Avenue. Construction also included the removal of traffic signals at the intersection of University Avenue and International Boulevard. The intersection is now controlled with a roundabout. 






Wellness is a lifelong process that produces a positive state of well-being; a dynamic process of change and growth.  Wellness is largely determined by the decisions one makes about how to live one’s life.  The dimension of wellness interacts continuously, influencing and being influenced by one another.  Individually and collectively, the Wellness dimensions are associated with an enhanced quality and quality of life.

There are eight dimensions of wellness: occupational, emotional, spiritual, environmental, financial, physical, social, and intellectual. Each dimension of wellness is interrelated with another. Each dimension is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health. One can reach an optimal level of wellness by understanding how to maintain and optimize each of the dimensions of wellness.

Mindfully focusing on wellness in our lives builds resilience and enables us to thrive amidst life’s challenges.


Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships


Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being


Satisfaction with current and future financial situations


Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills


Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work


Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleet


Developing a sense of connection, belonging and a well-developed support system


Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life

What is Well-being?

Well-being means something different to everyone, but in general, it is the sense of feeling good about you and your place in the world.  Well-being goes beyond the classroom and career.  It is intentional, it brings balance to oneself…body, mind, and spirit. Staying healthy in body, mind, and spirit is a life-long journey.  Learn strategies to improve your own well-being with steps to security, health and prosperity.

Social Well-being

Social Well-being is having a sense of belonging—and a connection with others, which can significantly impact your well-being.

Getting involved on campus is a great way to find others who share your interests and passions.

Campus Resources


What is Group Fitness?

Any and all forms of fitness that is performed in a group setting lead by a group instructor.  Group fitness classes can provide a high-energy workout experience that is perfect for all skill levels.  These classes can offer social inclusion opportunities, health benefits and psychological support.  Whether beginner, intermediate or advanced, group exercise is a great way to stay motivated in your fitness routine. 

What We Offer


Test and challenge your physical endurance with heart-pumping exercises in a variety of class formats. Whether you want to dance, jump, kick or cycle, we have the perfect class focusing on boosting cardiovascular endurance and stamina.


Supplement your fitness routine by centering your intention on flexibility, balance and mindfulness. We offer various forms of yoga and barre sculpt to strengthen your body and relax your mind.


Whether you want to work your upper body, lower body or core, our strength classes will increase your muscular strength and endurance. Our classes combine all elements of strength including body weight, resistance bands, dumbbells and more.



Is a form of low-impact floor work exercise that combines elements of Yoga core conditioning movements.  This non-impact workout aims to develop strength, flexibility, core conditioning/stability, balance and inner awareness through a series of strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation.  The physical benefits include muscle balance, skeletal alignment, muscle strength, increased range of motion, improved coordination, and improved function of internal glands and organs. Areas of the body targeted include the core, arms, legs, glutes and back.  Appropriate for all fitness levels.  

Barre Sculpt  

A rigorous workout that blends elements from different exercise styles including ballet, pilates, yoga and strength conditioning. It focuses on low-impact, high-intensity movements which are designed to tone and strengthen your body.  The primary piece of equipment used is a free-standing ballet bar. 

Body Pump

This class consists of a “head-to-toe” strengthening and toning workout performed in a freestyle format class.  The full-body workout consists of using light to moderate weights with high repetition movements and non-cardio exercises that utilizes a step platform, body bar, barbell, dumbbells, kettlebells, and resistant bands.  


Non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance.  Class focuses on combining different intensity levels and various speeds (RPM) in performing rides either in the saddle (seat) or standing on flats or hills or combination of both.  Class offers cardiovascular conditioning on an indoor cycle that delivers an effective way to strengthen the heart, improve cardio respiratory endurance and increase strength and power.  Participants encouraged to set their intensity and various speeds.  Classes vary from light, moderate to heavy resistance and intensity levels according to the different rides.

Dance Fitness

Dance fitness is a whole-body workout that incorporates some or many forms of dance.  It is an aerobic workout, divided into different tracks that provide peaks and troughs of intensity.  The overall intensity of a class varies with each style of dance. Areas dance fitness targets include the core, arms, legs, glutes, and back.  Classes offer a relaxed environment when you can let your inhibitions go, learn some new moves and meet some great people along the way. Some of the benefits are: burn calories, reduces stress, tone muscles, increases flexibility, promotes blood circulation, promotes proper body posture and promotes coordination.



  • Proper workout attire is required. Shirts must be worn at all times and should cover the front torso when standing. Cutoff sleeves are permitted, however, slits down the side of the torso past the crease of the elbows are not allowed.
  • Shorts must cover the buttocks past the gluteal crease. Pants and/or shorts with zippers, rivets or buttons that could potentially harm equipment are not permitted in fitness areas.
  • Closed-toed, non-marking, athletic shoes are required at all times, i.e. no flip-flops.
  • Street attire is allowed in lounge areas and when activity appropriate, i.e. viewing an athletic event.
  • Each student must use their own KeyFob to gain access to the Campus Recreation Facilities.
  • Anyone caught giving or using another person's KeyFob will result in a suspension. 
  • Sharing of KeyFobs is not allowed and will result in a suspension. 
    • First Suspension- Minimum Two Weeks
    • Second Suspension- Minimum One Month
    • Third Suspension- Minimum One Semester
  • All food and beverage must be contained in a closed, non-glass container. Food items must be consumed in café area only.
  • Fitness & sports equipment may be checked out at the Welcome Desk with a valid Troy University ID. Patrons are responsible for all equipment checked out and will be charged for any lost or damaged equipment.
  • Headphones are required for personal audio usage in all areas, excluding group exercise rooms and spin room. Individuals may utilize group exercise rooms audio equipment if reserved through the front desk. Projection and video are not available for open recreation use.
  • Personal training or private instruction at any Troy University Campus Recreation facility is restricted to individuals who are specifically employed by TROY Campus Rec for this purpose. No solicitation allowed.
  • "Personal Training" - An individual instructing, overseeing, or assisting a participant throughout a workout, who is not a training partner
  • "Training Partners" - Individuals doing the same or similar workouts with minimal instruction from all parties
    (Group Training Partners sizes will be limited to 4 or less in the same area)
  • Use of rollerblades, skateboards, bicycles, unicycles, scooters or hoverboards is not allowed in the facility or surrounding area. These items are not to be brought into the facility at any time.
  • Hanging on the basketball rims or backboards is not permitted.
    • First Suspension- Minimum Two Weeks
    • Second Suspension- Minimum One Month
    • Third Suspension- Minimum One Semester
  • All exercises performed must remain safe for the participant, individuals around the participant, and maintain the integrity of the facility and equipment. Staff will assess all activities and may ask a participant to cease an exercise, in which case, they will do their best to find a safe alternative.
  • Do not drop dumbbells or weight plates.
  • All users are encouraged to wipe down equipment after each usage. Cleaner wipes are provided throughout fitness areas.
  • Contact sports including grappling, striking or physical contact between two or more individuals is prohibited unless part of departmental programming.
  • 30 minute time limit when waitlist
  • Chalk use in the facility is prohibited
  • Sign in with floor attendant
  • No more than 2 people per rack
  • Stright sets, manageable weight unless spotter present
  • Clean, rerack, and return all equipment upon completion of use
  • Sitting or standing on weight plates is prohibited
  • Use of clips and spotter bars are mandatory at all times while lifting in the racks
  • Common courtesy prevails. Be respectful of others in dress, conduct and behavior.
  • Re-rack and return all fitness equipment, materials and accessories to their designated area(s).
  • Spotters are strongly recommended while using free weights. Staff can assist with most spotting but will not spot squats.
  • All equipment must be kept in its designated area and should not be moved to different levels of the facility.
  • Allow fellow users to “work-in” on equipment.
  • Personal items and bags are not permitted in fitness areas. The Department of Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Prior to exercising. secure your belongings in the lockers provided throughout the facility.
  • At the request of a fitness staff member, a Facility Supervisor has authority over all area conduct and equipment usage and may dismiss any user from the facility for failure to follow instruction.
  • No food allowed in locker storage units.
  • Day-use lockers must be emptied by closing time; otherwise, content will be emptied and stored for 15 days in Lost & Found at the Welcome Desk. After 15 days’ items will be discarded.
  • Lockers are meant for daily use only.
  • Respect other runners and walkers at all times.
  • For safety, run or walk in the direction the arrow indicates.
  • Be cautious to oncoming traffic when entering or crossing the track.
  • Walkers and slower moving traffic should keep to the inside lane (no more than two people wide), Faster moving traffic should pass on the outside.
  • Running or walking side-by-side is permitted only when the track is not busy.
  • Stay in your own lane to prohibit interfering with another patron’s exercise.
  • Racing is not permitted.
  • Weight lifting exercises are not permitted on the track.
  • Food is not allowed on the track.
  • No beverages are allowed on the track, with the exception of water in sealed plastic containers.
  • No horseplay or loitering on the track.
  • Throwing or dropping items to or from the track is prohibited.
  • Spitting on the track, floor, or drinking fountain is prohibited.
  • Strollers are not allowed on the indoor track.
  • No dunking
  • Proper fitness attire must be worn at all times including full coverage shirts and non-marking closed toed shoes
  • Use of profanity or abusive language will result in loss of privileges.
  • Facility staff have the right to require half court games if facility is busy.
  • No food or drink allowed in the exercise rooms. Water is permissible in a sealed plastic container.
  • Users may not use any equipment in the room without the permission of the Campus Recreation staff or during an organized program activity.
  • Athletic, dance or ballet shoes ONLY (no boots, dress shoes, high heels or black soled shoes). Campus Recreation staff reserve the right to make final decision on footwear.
  • Shirts must be worn at all times.
  • No food or drink allowed in the exercise rooms. Water is permissible in a sealed plastic container.
  • Users may not use any equipment in the room without the written permission of the Campus Recreation staff.
  • Athletic, dance or ballet shoes ONLY (no boots, dress shoes, high heels or black soled shoes). Campus Recreation staff reserve the right to make final decision on footwear.
  • Shirts must be worn at all times.
  • No footballs or frisbees are to be thrown in the facility.
  • They are to be kept in gym bag at all time.
    • Campus Rec Staff can ask for it to be left at the front desk, if no gym bag was brought. 



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