Gibson Woods Nature Preserve (copy)

Hikers can explore the woods, enjoy a spring sunset walk and watch the full moon rise from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 19 at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond.

Fitness Cardio Kickboxing

ONGOING, 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, Maxim Gym, 707 N. Hobart Road, Hobart. 219.614.8686. Participants can get fit without fighting during this workout.


ONGOING, 12:15-2:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays, Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek, Portage. 219.762.9622. ymcaofportage.org. Suitable for all ages and skill levels, this fun sport combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.


ONGOING, 9-10 a.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Rogue Xtrme Fitness, 2010 E. U.S. Hwy. 20, Michigan City. 219.575.1496. facebook.com/roguextrmefitness. This core-based body resistance workout is open to all fitness levels.

Senior Morning Aerobics Class

ONGOING, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Pruzin Community Center, 5750 Tyler St., Merrillville. 219.980.5911. merrillville.in.gov. This free class is open to Merrillville residents 55 and older. This low-impact class helps increase stability, balance, and energy levels and strengthen the cardiovascular system.

Step & Kick

ONGOING, 8:15-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Fitness Premier, 289 Westmeadow Place, Lowell. 219.213.6000. fitnesspremierclubs.com. Participants can get a cardio workout during this class.

Yoga Boom

ONGOING, 8 a.m. Wednesdays, Troybuilt Fitness, 3440 W. Dunes Hwy., Michigan City. 773.383.4371. troybuiltfitness.com. In this workout, flow movements are combined with static asanas and various breathing techniques. Every part of the body is stretched and toned to make participants more flexible and feeling balanced, radiant and healthy. No yoga experience is necessary.

Full Moon Rising Hike

APRIL 19, 7-8:30 p.m., Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond. 219.769.7275. lakecountyparks.com. Participants can enjoy a spring sunset walk and watch the full moon rise. Attendees should dress for the weather, as trails will be wet this time of year. Pre-registration is required.

Run With the Wolves 5K Fun Run

APRIL 20, 9 a.m., Washington Park, 2 On the Lake, Michigan City. 219.873.2044. runsignup.com. This lakefront 5K fun run will begin at the tennis pavilions, run along Lakeshore Drive and end by the zoo. Proceeds will benefit the Michigan City High School Class of 2021 Steering Committee to help pay for prom and the senior picnic.