Shake It Off — Annual Zumba Shake Off
DEC. 29, 6-8 p.m. class; 8-10 p.m. party, Valparaiso Family YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, Valparaiso. 219.462.4185. valpoymca.org. Attendees can drop holiday stress and work off holiday treats with this fun Zumba workout and after-party. Attendees are asked to bring unopened paper goods or a monetary donation for the NWI Food Bank.
First Day Hike
JAN. 1, 10-11 a.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton. 219.926.1390. dnr.in.gov. A naturalist will lead this 1.5-mile hike to start the New Year connecting to the outdoors and exploring the park's landscape and history from the three tallest dunes. The hike will conclude with snacks and a warm fire.
Resolution Run 5K
JAN. 1, 10 a.m., Valparaiso University Athletics and Recreation Center, 1009 Union St., Valparaiso. runsignup.com. Runners can kick off the New Year with the first race of the year and the 2018 Race the Region series.
JAN. 3-31, 7-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Lincoln Community Center, 2450 Lincoln St., Highland. 219.838.0114. highlandparks.org. This class uses basic and advanced techniques to help protect from armed and unarmed attacks.
JAN. 3-FEB. 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday or JAN. 4-FEB. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Second Street Dance Studio, 121 E. Joliet St., Schererville. 219.865.5530. activenwi.com. Fun and energizing, Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow dance moves for a one-of-a-kind fitness program for all fitness levels.
Legs and Shoulders
ONGOING, 3:30-4 p.m. Monday, 7-7:30 a.m. Tuesday, 3:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, 5:30-6 p.m. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-noon Friday, Planet Fitness Michigan City, 4067 S. Franklin St., Michigan City. 219.809.4348. planetfitness.com/gyms/michigan-city. This balanced session will help participants build strength and improve function in these muscle groups.
ONGOING, hours vary, Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer. 219.558.8811. midwesttrainingandice.com. NWI's largest state-of-the-art training facility offers open skate sessions at its Olympic-size ice arena.
Women's Open Basketball
ONGOING, Thursday evenings, Whiting Family YMCA, 1938 Clark St., Whiting. 219.370.5091. whitingymca.org. Women are encouraged to scrimmage in pick-up-style basketball games.