ONGOING, 6:15 p.m. Monday, Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road, Portage. 219.762.9622. ymcaofportage.org. Focusing purely on strengthening abs, glutes and thighs, this class features a combination of strength-enhancing and muscle-toning exercise to blast calories.
Aqua Fitness Beginner
ONGOING, 9-9:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Hammond Family YMCA, 7322 Southeastern Ave., Hammond. 219.845.1507. hammondareaymca.org. Performed in shallow water, this invigorating workout is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.
ONGOING, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Evolution Fitness, 7954 E. 108th Ave., Winfield. 219.232.4918. joinevolutionfitness.com. This 45-minute high-intensity, interval training class promises to torch calories through quick, intense bursts of exercise geared toward keeping the heart rate up. Modifications can be made to suit any fitness level.
Obstacle Course Training
ONGOING, 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Valparaiso Family YMCA Y Pavilion, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, Valparaiso. 219.462.4185. valpoymca.org. This cardio and agility training class includes a wall climb, rope climb and sandbag carry and uses equipment like tires and balances beams to develop strength Gloves or hand protection is strongly recommended.
ONGOING, 9:15-10:15 a.m., Southlake YMCA, 1450 S. Court St., Crown Point. 219.663.5810. slymca.org. This circuit/interval class challenges participants with a different exercise each week. The workout is comprised of three rows of circuits, and each round includes a cardio, strength and balance/core component.
Yoga for Parkinson's
ONGOING, 9 a.m. Thursday, Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus, 303 E. 89th Ave., Pavilion D, Merrillville. 312.550.1816. nwiparkinson.org/yoga_class. 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.
ONGOING, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, 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.
Bark in the Park 5K Run/One-mile Walk
JULY 15, 6 a.m. registration, Duneland Resale, 801 Broadway, Chesterton. dunebig.com. Dogs are welcome at this event, which features a 5K run and one-mile walk that dogs can participate in with their owners.