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Boot Camp

MARCH 6-APRIL 17, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet St., Schererville. 219.865.5530. Participants can burn 500 calories or more with this interval workout designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, agility, balance, strength and flexibility using body weight, free weights, kettlebells and more. MARCH 27: No class.

Tape it Up

MARCH 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster. 219.836.3477. Ever watched a sporting event and wondered why the athletes had different types of tape on them? Youth athletes, youth coaches, weekend warriors and anyone who wants to play their game pain free can learn from this demonstration of the rehabilitation process. Call to register.

Indoor Swim Lessons

THROUGH MARCH 31, noon Saturdays, Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby Ave., Calumet City. 708.868.2530, ext. 221. Swim lessons are available for those 16 and older. Advance registration is required.

Body Strength

ONGOING, 6-6:30 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, LaPorte County Family YMCA Michigan City Elston Branch, 1202 Spring St. Door K, Michigan City. 219.221.4055. This workout uses body weight to build strength.

Cycle/Tabata Fusion

ONGOING, 5:15-6 a.m. Tuesdays, Valparaiso Family YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, Valparaiso. 219.462.4185. This group cycle class incorporates short, high-intensity interval training using the Tabata method. Classes are offered at multilevel and intermediate/advanced levels.

Foam Rolling

ONGOING, 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chicago Heights, 100 197th Place, Chicago Heights. 708.755.3020. Effective myofascial massage is designed to help reduce inflammation and loosen tight tissue.


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. Suitable for all ages and skill levels, this fun sport combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. With simple rules, this game is easy for beginners to learn but it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.


ONGOING, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Thursdays, Hobart Family YMCA, 601 W. 40th Place, Hobart. 219.942.2183. This hybrid, athletic workout combines mind and body disciplines, such as yoga, Pilates and fitness training. This class includes principles of sports training, stretch, flexibility and balance while offering stress reduction and improving one’s fitness level to boost calorie burn and build muscle.