Welcome to the Baxter YMCA!

Baxter YMCA

7900 S. Shelby St.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

(317) 881-9347


Center Hours

Monday - Friday5:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday11:00am – 6:00pm
Monday - Thursday8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday12:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday9:00am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday9:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 1:00pm
Monday - Friday9:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday9:00am – 6:30pm
Sunday11:00am – 5:30pm

Center Holiday Schedules & Hours

  • Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 17)
    Center Hours: 5 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Easter (April 17)
  • Memorial Day (May 30)
    Center Hours: 5 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Juneteenth (June 19)
    Center Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Independence Day (July 4)
    Center Hours: 5 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Labor Day (Sept. 5)
    Center Hours: 5 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving (Nov. 24)
  • Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25)
  • New Year's Eve (Dec. 31)
    Center Hours: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • New Year's Day (Jan. 1)
    Center Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Center Amenities

  • Sauna and whirlpool ages 19+
  • Indoor Pool
  • 2 Outdoor pools (8 lane, 50-meter with double flume slide; zero depth entry wading pool with water features)
  • Wellness Center with cardio machines with TV's and enhanced web browsing, strength machines and free weights.
  • MyZone heart rate tracking system available in Small Group Training, Wellness Center, Cycle Studio and Multipurpose Room A
  • eGym Fitness Circuit machines
  • Indoor and Outdoor playgrounds

Facility Benefits

  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee on Membership and Joining Fees
  • Free or Reduced fees for all programs
  • Online Program Registration
  • Free quality Play & Learn while you work out
  • Les Mills Virtual classes available every day, open to close
  • Free Land & Water Group Exercise Classes (excludes specialty classes) ages 11+
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • One complimentary session with a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer
  • Free Wellness appointments with a YMCA Wellness Advisor
  • Reciprocating Membership at all Greater Indianapolis YMCA locations

The Arthur R. Baxter YMCA is a non-profit organization that has been bringing about positive change to south-central Indiana for half a century.

As a part of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the YMCA of the USA, the Baxter YMCA is a driving force behind the Y’s mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Located on 19 acres of land in Perry Township, the center features a 13,500-square-foot wellness department complete with cardio equipment, free weights, machines, wellness advisors, fitness classes, and personalized training programs. The aquatics department features an 8-lane, 50-meter outdoor pool with a double flume slide and zero-depth entry wading pool, as well as an indoor lap pool open year-round. Swim lessons and water fitness classes take place year-round. The property also includes outdoor fields and two gymnasiums.

Additional member benefits include discounts for YMCA programs and events. The Baxter YMCA hosts early education classes, youth and adult sports, teen programs, and activities for senior citizens. These programs and more are available to both YMCA members and guests. Program costs and membership fees are based on income level thanks to generous donations made to the YMCA Annual Campaign.