Lean & Limber Exercise Classes
THROUGH JAN. 29, 5-6 p.m. Mondays, DeMotte Library, 901 Birch St., SW, DeMotte. 219.987.2221. myjcpl.org. Participants can get in shape this New Year with a new, free, relaxing exercise series featuring stretching and low-impact movements. Participants should bring a towel or yoga mat.
Yoga with Rob
JAN. 20-FEB. 28, 9:15-10 a.m. Saturdays, Wheatfield Library, 350 S. Bierma St., Wheatfield. 219.956.3774. myjcpl.org. Robert Arroyo leads this free weekly yoga class. Participants should bring a large towel or yoga mat. Registration required.
JAN. 23-FEB. 27, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet St., Schererville. 219.865.5530. activenwi.com. This interval workout is designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, agility, balance, strength and flexibility. A variety of classes employ the use of body weight, free weights, kettle bells and more.
T'ai Chi Chih
JAN. 23-MARCH 13, 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Dyer Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Dyer. 219.865.2505. townofdyer.net. Those already practicing T'ai Chi Chih can join this group of advanced participants for a slow, meditative approach to increasing energy, reducing stress, weight and blood pressure control, mental clarity and longevity.
ONGOING, 6:10-6:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Duneland Family YMCA, 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton. 219.926.4204. dunelandymca.org. Participants will use props such as stability balls, weights and bands to increase core strength.
ONGOING, 7:30-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Southlake YMCA, 1450 S. Court St., Crown Point. 219.663.5810. slymca.org. This fast-paced class combines low-impact punches, kicks and combinations to get the heart pumping.
Functional Strength, Balance and Flexibility
ONGOING, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Hammond Family YMCA, 7322 Southeastern Ave., Hammond. 219.845.1507. hammondareaymca.org. This class will provide participants with the tools necessary to improve daily life in the following areas: coordination, posture and range of motion.
ONGOING, 9-9:55 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster. 219.924.5FIT. comhs.org. This high-energy, no-frills workout incorporates basic step routines alternated with high-intensity floor intervals or circuits using balls, bands and weights.