Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County 5K Arctic Dash
DEC. 2, 7:30 a.m. youth fun run; 8 a.m. 5K run/walk, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, 5895 Evergreen Ave., Portage. 219.464.7282, ext. 235. bgcpoco.org/5k. Participants should bundle up for this chilly 5K run/walk and one-mile youth fun run. Food from local restaurants, music and hot chocolate follow, plus a chance to have a photo taken with the Santa Minion. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Porter County.
Weekend Yoga Flow
DEC. 2-JAN. 6, St. John Parks and Recreation Department, 9350 Hack St. Building No. 2, St. John. In this novice class, an instructor will guide participants through yoga postures, which will engage and strengthen the body, yoga breathing and basic relaxation. Participants should bring water and a mat. Registration required.
Tai Chi Chuan
DEC. 5-JAN. 23, 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Crete Park District, 515 1st St., Crete. 708.672.6969. cretepark.com. Suited for all ages, this ancient form of gentle exercise is designed to increase coordination, strength and endurance without sweat or strain and provide tranquility of mind and body.
Extra Mile UGLY Sweater Run/Walk & Holiday Open House
DEC. 6, 6 p.m., Extra Mile Fitness, 1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso. 219.286.3606. runsignup.com. A three-mile fun run/walk will kick off the event. An open house will follow with snacks, drinks and gifts available for purchase. Registration required.
Yoga at the Library
DEC. 6, DEC. 20, 7-8 p.m., Hebron Public Library, 201 W. Sigler St., Hebron. 219.996.3684. pcpls.org. People of all abilities are welcome to attend this yoga class led by Will Power Fitness.
ONGOING, 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Friday, Hammond Branch YMCA, 7322 Southeastern Ave., Hammond. 219.845.1507. hammondareaymca.org. This invigorating workout performed in shallow water is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.
ONGOING, 6-6:45 a.m., Tuesday, Friday, TroyBuilt Fitness, 3440 W. Dunes Highway, Michigan City. 773.383.4371. troybuiltfitness.com. In this circuit class, participants will work with stability balls, medicine balls, kettle bells, dumbbells and resistance bands to build the body and increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance and power.
Toned Back and Abs
ONGOING, 6:15-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Griffith Family YMCA, 201 N. Griffith Blvd., Griffith. 219.750.1082. griffithymca.org. This toning class is designed to target and strengthen the back and abs.