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Introduction to Kayaking

AUG. 5, 9 a.m.-noon, Robinson Lake, Hobart. This three-hour on-the-water class teaches basic kayaking safety, boat types and features, and basic paddling strokes. On request, a kayak, life vest and paddle can be made available.

Nick Schultz Live, Love, Give 5K Run/Walk

AUG. 5, 8 a.m., Lowell High School, 2051 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell. This 5K run/walk benefits the Live, Love, Give – Nick Schultz Memorial Scholarship, as well as Lowell student-athletes through the Lowell Athletics Booster Club.

Night Hike

AUG. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake St., Gary. 219.395.1882. Participants can hike under the moon on the Miller Woods to the beach.


ONGOING, daily, times vary, Planet Fitness, 4067 S. Franklin St., Michigan City. 219.809.4348. This class is designed to help tighten and tone core muscles.

Indoor Cycling

ONGOING, daily, call for times, Franciscan Health Fitness Center, Schererville Campus, 221 U.S. 41, Suite A, Schererville. 219.865.6969. This high-intensity cardiovascular workout is open to all fitness levels. New participants should arrive 15 minutes early for an orientation.


ONGOING, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, 7-9 a.m. Tuesday, 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Duneland Family YMCA, 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton. 219.926.4204. This class offers core strengthening exercises with a focus on flexibility balls and mat work.

Team Training Industrial Strength

ONGOING, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Fitness Premier Lowell, 289 Westmeadow Place, Lowell. 219.213.6000. This program combines old-school methods and modern science to achieve better strength and conditioning.

Beach Yoga

THROUGH SEPT. 3, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton. 219.926.4204. Duneland YMCA has partnered with the Indiana Dunes State Park to offer beach yoga. Participants should bring a mat, a blanket, water, a small towel, sunglasses and sunblock.