Welcome to the YMCA at the Athenaeum!

YMCA at the Athenaeum

401 E. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 685-9705


Center Hours

Sunday8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday - Thursday5:00am – 9:00pm
Friday5:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 7:00pm
Monday - Friday9:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday - Friday5:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 7:00pm

Center Holiday Schedules & Hours

  • New Year's Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Center Amenities

  • Wellness Center (Our Wellness Center includes free weights, Cybex® strength equipment, and an array of cardiovascular equipment.)
  • Free Wallet/Purse Lockers for Valuables
  • 1,000 sq. ft. of Free Weights
  • Coed Sauna
  • 3 Multi-Purpose Rooms, including Aerobic Studio, Cycle Studio, and Loft Studio
  • Kit Lockers Available for Rent

Member Benefits

  • Play & Learn (Available for children on a Household Membership. Babysitting hours may also be purchased.)
  • Free Downtown Parking (For members and program members while using the YMCA. Located one block away with monthly parking tag available at front desk. Three-hour parking limit. Metered street parking is also available.)
  • Silver Sneakers® Fitness Program
  • LiveSTRONG program
  • Half Day Preschool
  • Friendly Staff & Service
  • IndyGo Bus Route #3

Center Parking

Located at the Block 20 Parking Garage, on the corner of Michigan Street and East Street

Upon first visit, members and guests will pull a ticket (please keep it on your person during your visit), park in any available spot (excluding the basement) and proceed to the YMCA. Your ticket will allow you back into the parking garage pedestrian entrance, as well as exiting the garage once you are done at the Y, so do not lose it.

After your visit is complete, stop by the Member Services Desk, and you will then receive a parking pass for future visits to the Y.

As a member of the YMCA, your parking validation pass is free for up to 2 hours while the YMCA is open.  It will not be valid outside of YMCA hours.

For more information, please stop by our Member Services Desk.

In the historic Athenaeum building located just off Mass Ave in the heart of the city, the YMCA at the Athenaeum is the place to be!

Originally opened in 1993, the “Y @ the A” has gone through many changes, resulting in the wonderfully unique center we are today. With a wide variety of cardio equipment, large free weight area, assortment of great group exercise classes, and superior child care and preschool program, the YMCA at the Athenaeum is a perfect fit for all ages. In addition, we also offer Active Older Adult specific exercise classes, and a variety of other youth programs, wellness advisor, and personal training.

We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, and building a friendly neighborhood community for all. We guarantee our center is unlike any YMCA you have ever been a part of!

The historical YMCA at the Athenaeum is apart of the most eclectic downtown Y’s in the country, paired with the newest, 87,000-square-foot Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay.