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Personal Training improves the life of veteran

Personal Training improves the life of veteran

My wife got me Personal Training sessions as a Christmas present. At the age of 72, my goal was continued improvement in my physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. As someone who grew up in sports and the military, I know the value of trainin... Read More

Be Part of Our Team!

Now registering for Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Track and Volleyball!

At the Baxter YMCA, everyone plays! Spring sports teams are now forming, so register early and save your spot!... Read More

Get a Jump Start on Education!

Get a Jump Start on Education!

Give your child the gift of learning. Early childhood education is a great way to foster a love for school and prepare for kindergarten. With more that 35 years of impact, our preschool program has been touted as one of the most success programs on t... Read More

Help a Cancer Survivor. Raise Money for LIVESTRONG

Pedal with a purpose at Cycle-A-Thon

Are you a cancer survivor? Do you have a friend or family member who was impacted by cancer? Honor him or her by participating in our Cycle-A-Thon on February 24. The event benefits our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program and enables cancer survivors to p... Read More

Aloha Run

Aloha Run

BUY THREE, GET ONE FREE! Now, you can register three or more family members for the Aloha Run and get one additional Aloha Run registration FREE. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Early registration is open through April 21! Join us for the third annual Al... Read More

Meet the Teachers

Meet our preschool teachers

Meet the Baxter YMCA preschool teachers. No matter which class you choose, your child will discover how wonderful learning can be!... Read More

Cancer survivor discovers healthy living is the best medicine

Cancer survivor discovers healthy living is the best medicine

When Sara Buchwald found out that she had breast cancer, it could have stopped her in her tracks, but her strong will and positive attitude sent her down the path to finding a cure. With careful consideration, Sara chose to have a double mastectom... Read More

Family finds escape at the Baxter Y while battling cancer

Family finds escape at the Baxter Y while battling cancer

The Tucker family has a history at the Baxter YMCA. Tarah grew up attending Y programs, and now brings her husband, Ben, and three children, Caleb, Grace, and Luke, here as well. Caleb was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and their world turned upsid... Read More

Recovering from paralysis, woman finds help from trainer

Recovering from paralysis, woman finds help from trainer

I suffered a traumatic brain injury at the age  of 21 that affected the left side of my brain.  As a result,  the right side of my body was completely paralyzed. I regained a lot of movement, but four years later, I continued to struggle with str... Read More

Now registering for Swim Lessons!

Jump in with group or private swim lessons

When it comes to swimming, safety is always our priority! Our lessons are designed for all levels and ages. We even offer group or private lessons to fit your schedule!... Read More

Take the Steps to Fight Chronic Disease with Personal Training

Meet your trainer halfway

Whether you’re a healthy person looking to prevent a chronic disease or someone wanting to treat a chronic condition, exercise plays an important role. Having an expert, like a Personal Trainer, can help you execute a plan to fight chronic disease.... Read More

Take control of your health with the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program at the YMCA

Have you been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, or just looking for a way to lose weight? This program can help!  Scholarships are available for those 60 and older.  Please contact Melissa Venkateswaran at at 317-865-6471 or to ... Read More

Nursing student finds balance between life, work, and working out

Nursing student finds balance between life, work, and working out

Sarah O’Brien has always been an active individual, but like most working adults, her schedule forced her to find time to work out. Now that she’s working and attending school to become a nurse, she turned to a personal trainer for efficient and ... Read More

Overcoming fibromyalgia through diet and exercise

Overcoming fibromyalgia through diet and exercise

Five years ago Melissa Newman was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. During that time, doctors had her on several different medications to combat her symptoms, which included chronic pain and muscle soreness all over, fatigue, stiff joints, intense migrain... Read More

As luck would have it

As luck would have it

It was luck that brought Shanna Brinegar to a Synergy class at the Baxter YMCA. [caption id="attachment_16047" align="alignright" width="500"] Shanna's favorite Synergy moves are the I,T,Y exercises and renegade row on TRX bands.[/caption] “I... Read More

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

Have you been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, or just looking for a way to lose weight? This program can help prevent Type II Diabetes. Losing 7% of your body weight can decrease your risk of developing Type II Diabetes by 60%. Payment options includin... Read More

Make your fitness goals a reality with Synergy!

Make your fitness goals a reality with Synergy

What is Synergy? Based on the format of High Intensity Interval Training , Synergy is a time based group circuit that provides you with the most effective workout possible by combining cardiovascular and strength training. Lose weight In... Read More

Healthy workout regimen keeps illness at bay

Having fun while staying healthy

Gerald “Jerry” Shutt is a 66 year old Navy veteran. His time in the military was cut short in 1973 as a result of an illness that prompted a 60 pound weight loss in addition to diminished strength and overall good health.  Jerry decided to join ... Read More

Grandmother of four finds comfort in Y childcare

Grandmother of four finds comfort in Y childcare

Four years ago Nancy McDonald took on the responsibility of raising her 4 grandchildren. One of her biggest concerns at the time was how to work out their school schedule with her work schedule. Someone told her about the Before and After School p... Read More

Learning to swim makes young boy more confident in the pool

Learning to swim builds confidence in the pool

Wyatt always loved swimming, until he had a scare in his neighborhood pool two summers ago. He was in an inflatable tube and slipped out of it while his mom was across the pool. With only a couple sessions of group lessons under his belt, he knew... Read More

Finding Strength

Finding Strength

Rebecca Salman was in pretty good shape until her twenties. It was then she said she began struggling with depression, and as a result, she had little energy and ate poorly. Caring for her daughter, attending school, and working left little time f... Read More

Marathon runner wasn’t always on the path to fitness

Marathon runner wasn't always on the path to fitness

For Erin Percifield, running is her way of life. But, things weren’t always that way. (Erin before in 2013 and after in 2017) “I literally just woke up one day and said "enough is enough," she said. “I was tired of not feeling comfortable in ... Read More

Molly Zoller danced her way into her 50’s until surgeries slowed her down

Personal training brings strength after surgery

By: Molly Zoller My level of fitness was very good through my 40’s and early 50’s. Then, I had a serious abdominal surgery and knee surgeries to repair cartilage tears.  Physical Therapy helps a great deal, but I was told I could not continue... Read More

Gym dedication honors Baxter founding member

North Gym dedication honors founding member

On Wednesday, April 19, the Baxter YMCA staff will honor one of its founding members be dedicating the North Gym in her memory. The ceremony will take place from 3:45-4:45 pm, during which time, open gym will be canceled. Annabel Jane Spangle ... Read More

Register for Preschool now!

Baxter Y Preschool: Giving children a strong start for more than 30 years.

Looking for a preschool program? The Baxter YMCA is where it’s at! Before you have to make a decision, we're inviting you to stop by to check out the rooms, get questions answered, or just see why we have been so successful for over 35 years. We ha... Read More

LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA: What you need to know

Giving cancer survivors a place to restore health and wellness

In 2008, the YMCA of the USA partnered with LIVESTRONG® to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program o... Read More

Determined Mother

2014: The Year that Amanda Joined the Y and it Changed Her Life

Becoming a mother was the greatest experience of Amanda’s life, but being a single mother has it’s challenges. Amanda was determined to become the best version of herself for her kids and for herself. She started by walking on the treadmill and t... Read More

Changes Inside & Out

From Smoking 2 Packs a Day To Running the Boston Marathon

Caren’s story is no different than many others. Caren had joined the YMCA in 2005. She was a new stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Carley. She wanted to get into shape and start taking care of her health and body. She had heard about the YMCA, but... Read More

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