Fitness Events - December 23, 2016

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • December 23, 2016

Chesterton Christmas Eve Jingle Bell Run

DEC. 24, 8 a.m., Chesterton Library Service Center, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. This free, festive fun run benefits the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or new/unopened toiletries for donation.

Christmas Eve Stroll

DEC. 24, 10 a.m., Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center, 1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton. 219.926.1952. This naturalist led stroll through the woods will explore the winter life and beauty of the dunes. The annual stroll concludes with a warm fire, hot cocoa and other holiday snacks.

Yoga Slow Flow

DEC. 29, 4:30 p.m., South Haven Public Library, 403 W. 700 N., Valparaiso. 219.508.9641. A certified yoga instructor will teach participants how to strengthen and tone for more flexibility. Participants should bring an exercise mat, towel and bottle of water to class.

Cardio Kickboxing

ONGOING, 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Whiting Family YMCA, 1938 Clark St., Whiting. 219.370.5091. This fast-paced class combines low-impact punches, kicks and combinations for a heart pumping workout. Designed for all levels of fitness, the workout consists of easy-to-follow steps set to music.

Monday Mix

ONGOING, 7:30 a.m. Monday, Southlake YMCA, 1450 S. Court St., Crown Point. 219.663.5810. This class will include cardiovascular and strength training in a variety of different formats to keep the body guessing. Class may include the use of steps, kettlebells, dumbbells, stability balls or bands.


ONGOING, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, World Gym Cedar Lake, 12937 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake. 219.390.7600. Focused on the entire torso and arms, this class helps to build the entire upper body and includes a cardio-burning cardiovascular component.

Yoga for Parkinson’s

ONGOING, 9 a.m. Thursday, Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus 303 E. 89th Ave., Pavilion D, Merrillville. 312.550.1816. Sponsored by NWI Parkinsons, this gentle, chair-based yoga class can help increase range of motion, flexibility and improve alertness, lessen the fear of falling, counteract lethargy and insomnia, and improve the ability to do everyday tasks. No registration required.

Zumba Gold

ONGOING, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive, Hammond. 219.554.0155. Participants are invited to join the party and shake their way to fitness.