Keep your resolutions: New Year’s exercise

Local residents who made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or get in shape can find a plethora of options to help near them.

Exercise classes ranging from yoga to more advanced cardio are available across the county.

Or those wanting to take up running, power walking or dance can find a niche too. Here is a look at some exercise classes across the county that will help you jump start your resolution.

INDIANAPOLIS HIKING CLUB

Greenwood Park mall hike, 8 a.m. Saturdays in December and January, 1251 U.S. 31 North. Sign in at the food court for this self guided hike.

FRANKLIN RUNNING GROUP

5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Franklin Parks and Recreation parking lot, 396 Branigin Blvd., route is 3 miles out and back alternating directions on the paved trail. First Tuesday of the month is “Fast Mile Night” — Run will start with a time first mile followed by the regular training run (starts Oct. 3). Last Tuesday of the month is social night and dinner follows the training run (starts Sept. 26). More info at energy2action.com. Sign up for email notices at energy2action.com Questions? Call Gretchen at 317-604-8002 or email gretchen@energy2action.com.

F.I.T. FORCE 3 — DANCE FITNESS

7 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Gear, 230 Commerce Drive, Franklin, $5 suggested donation, dance fitness classes, encouraging women to find Freedom In Truth for their mind, body and spirit, fitforce3.com, fitforce3@yahoo.com.

BEGINNER YOGA CLASSES

4:30 and 5:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Franciscan Education & Fitness Center, 421 N. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, (between Sam’s Club and Walmart) $10 per class or $50 monthly unlimited, JoAnn Turner, 528-7719

‘INSANITY’ WORKOUT CLASS

6:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood Community Center, 100 Surina Way, four-class session fee: $16 for members, $20 for residents, $24 for nonresidents, high-intensity cardio workout, drop in fee: $7, 881-8527

TAI CHI CLASS

10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, First Baptist Church basement, 201 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, free, 736-6753