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Snowshoe Hike

JAN. 7, 14, 28, FEB. 3, 17, 1-3 p.m., Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Ind. 49, Porter. 219.395.1882. This program begins with a brief indoor program on winter and the use of snowshoes before a ranger-led snowshoe hike through the fields and woods surrounding the center. Snowshoes will be provided if needed, but a limited number are available. If there is not enough snow, a nature hike will be offered instead.


JAN. 7-28, 3-5 p.m. Sundays, NEO Adult Education, 5201 U.S. 6, Portage. This four-week, noncommittal program offers the chance for participants to learn basic roller derby skills. Gear will be provided.

EXMI Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training

JAN. 7-MAY 14, Extra Mile Fitness Co., 1330 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso. 219.286.3606. This training program is designed to help participants prepare for a spring half/full marathon.

Lean & Limber Exercise Classes

JAN. 8-29, 5-6 p.m. Mondays, DeMotte Library, 901 Birch St., SW, DeMotte. 219.987.2221. 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.

Cardio Kickboxing

ONGOING, 7:30-8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Southlake YMCA, 1450 S. Court St., Crown Point. 219.663.5810. This fast-paced class combines low-impact punches, kicks and combinations to get the heart pumping.

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. This balanced session will help participants build strength and improve function in these muscle groups.

Spin Extra

ONGOING, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Anytime Fitness, 1920 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell. 219.696.1277. Designed for participants at all levels of fitness, this spin class combines spin, rowing and cardio machines, as well as weight training to increase the heart rate and burn calories.


ONGOING, 9-9:55 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster. 219.924.5FIT. This high-energy, no-frills workout incorporates basic step routines alternated with high intensity floor intervals or circuits using balls, bands and weights.