La Porte Hospital resumes fitness classes, opens wellness centers

La Porte Hospital has announced that, with Gov. Eric Holcomb advancing Indiana to Stage 5 of the Back on Track Indiana plan, it is reopening its Wellness and Fitness Centers to members beginning Monday, Oct. 5.

Masks are required, except when working out, and all members will be screened upon entry, hospital officials said. Some locations have reduced hours.

Available, beginning Oct. 5:

Wellness at Lifeworks, 3777 N. Frontage Rd., Michigan City

Mondays and Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fridays – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Crossing, 1203 Washington St., La Porte

Monday through Friday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

New Carlisle Wellness and Rehab, 8988 East U.S. 20, New Carlisle

Monday through Wednesday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST

Thursdays – 7 a..m. to 6 p.m. EST

Fridays – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST

Starke Hospital, 102 E.Culver, Knox

Monday through Sunday — 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.


The following exercise classes will be offered at The Crossing, 1203 Washington Street in La Porte beginning with the Oct. 5 opening date (call 1-855-214-3681 to register):


A great cardio workout that combines Latin music with dance and fitness moves. Zumba classes are offered at 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Zumba Gold

A Zumba workout at a less intense pace. Classes are available 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Zumba toning

Focuses on body sculpting. Classes are offered 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Chair Yoga

Yoga through simple seated poses to reduce stress and increase relaxation. Classes available 10 to 11 .m. Thursdays.

Strength Training

Tone up, burn calories, and stay strong with this dynamic, safe program designed for all fitness levels and body types. Class offered 8:50 to 9:40 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

A Wellness Center membership is $30 a month and includes the use of all exercise equipment at any of the four Wellness & Rehab locations in La Porte, Knox, New Carlisle and Michigan City and access to unlimited classes. Warm water pools in La Porte and Michigan City are available for an additional fee. Adults aged 50 or over can join for just $10 a month. Those interested in chair yoga only can join for $10 a month. Some of our locations also provide blood pressure checks, health coaching, massage, reflexology, healing touch, nutrition education, diabetes prevention, and tobacco cessation (fees may apply). A one-time $25 orientation fee includes equipment orientation, blood pressure, resting heart rate, height, and weight measurements. For more information, call (855) 214-3681.

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