The East Chicago Fitness Center was one of 38 programs to receive a Foundations of East Chicago general operating grant this year. The Fitness Center services community members as well as Central High School students. The grant was used towards replacing some equipment and funding new fitness classes for those who are looking to get healthy in 2016. Check out the new classes being offered at the center!


-Walk-Weights & Balance: This is a beginners’ class that is designed to improve balance and muscle tone. The class is held Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.


-Total Body Conditioning: This class is designed to help keep more advanced patrons in top condition with a constantly changing total body workout. It is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the summer from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


-Get In – Get Out: This class is for intermediate to advanced exercisers who don’t have much time but still want to get an intense workout. It works to increase metabolism and help you shed fat. This class is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. – 7:35 p.m.


-Couch to 5k: This is a six-week program that helps beginning runners and those trying to get back into running learn how to run and stay injury free. It is held on Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m.


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