Exercise & Fitness

Click here for the 2014 group exercise class schedule, complete list of wellness services, locations/hours, contact information and special offers!

Feel healthy by improving your life through exercise and fitness. The Wellness Center, located at The Crossing, offers a non-competitive environment that encourages personal growth and success. Our highly trained staff is available to provide individualized attention, coaching and answer any questions along the way. To make health and fitness more enjoyable, the gym area is equipped with a wireless entertainment system for individuals to exercise while enjoying their favorite television, music or audiovisual programs.

Programs and Classes

Health Track

This program begins with an orientation that includes a tour, blood pressure, finger-stick cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, resting heart rate, target heart rate, height, weight, waist and body fat measurements, and balance and extremity strength assessments. This information is used to determine key areas of necessary health improvement as well as indicators for good health. Specialized staff will assist the individual in creating positive changes based on the targeted areas determined during the orientation. For more information on exercise hours, fees or to make an appointment, call 219.326.2480.

Fitness gym now open extended hours!

Monday – Friday, 5:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday, 7 am – noon (Central time)

Located at The Crossing, 1203 Washington St., in La Porte.

Fitness Classes and Personal Consultations

The Wellness Center offers a variety of group fitness classes to fit the needs of our members. Personal Consultations are also available. Call 219.326.2480 to schedule your personal consultation. *All classes located at The Crossing unless noted otherwise.

Still not sure? Try it for a week! Take one week of classes and use of any IU Health Wellness & Rehabilitation center/gym for $5. (This offer may be used one time/person.)


Body postures and breathing techniques that increase well-being, flexibility and relaxation. Yoga is also an excellent way to reduce stress and gain strength. Additionally, the Chair Yoga class is conducted through simple seated poses. For more information on yoga classes call 219.326.2480.


Wednesday & Friday, 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Chair Yoga

Thursday, 10 am – 10:45 am

Circuit Training

All fitness levels welcome! This fast-paced, fun and challenging combination of aerobics and strength training  is a total body workout. For more information on circuit training classes call 219.326.2480.

Monday & Wednesday, 4:15 pm – 5 pm *600 Legacy Plaza West, La Porte (219.362.8761)

Tuesday & Thursday, 5:05 pm – 6 pm *IU Health La Porte Heart & Vascular Center, 901 Lincolnway, La Porte

Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (Easter time) *8988 E. U.S. Hwy. 20, New Carlisle (574.654.0065)

Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm *IU Health Offices at LifeWorks Business Park, 3777 N. Frontage Rd., Michigan City (219.872.2933)

Strength Training

Tone up, burn calories and stay strong with this dynamic, safe program designed for all fitness levels and body types! For more information on stength training classes call 219.326.2480.

Tuesday & Thursday, 8:50 am – 9:40 am

Saturday, 9 am – 9:30 am


Dance your way to a fitter you by using exciting aerobic activity that incorporates Latin music with dance and fitness movements to tone and sculpt the body. Take your body to a whole new level with Zumba Toning (toning sticks provided). Zumba Gold includes all the fun of Zumba but at a less intense pace. Perfect for seniors, de-conditioned adults or those with mobility challenges. Join us, whatever your fitness level! Call 219.326.2480 to sign up.


Monday & Thursday, 6 pm – 7 pm

Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 am – 6:30 am

Saturday, 8 am – 9 am

Zumba Gold

Tuesday & Thursday, 7:45 am – 8:45 am

Zumba Toning

Tuesday & Thursday, 4 pm – 5 pm

Wednesday, 6 pm – 7 pm