Find Group Health & Wellness Classes
Take control of your health and the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is there with you, every step of the way. From Fitness Classes to Personal Training, the Y is committed to helping our community live healthy lifestyles.
Whether it is choosing to exercise a few times per week, giving up fast food meals, or educating themselves on nutrition and/or fitness, the YMCA encourages individuals to choose a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their family. Burn calories in fun group exercise classes like Zumba, Pilates, or our newest program, Les Mills BodyPump – all led by experienced instructors. And finally, come together and build new relationships surrounding common interests and life experiences.
Unless otherwise noted, please visit the Member Services Desk for registration and additional program information.
BodyAttack® is a high energy fitness class with moves that cater to both total beginners and total addicts.
We combine athletic moves like running lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats. A certified LES MILLS instructor will pump out energizing tunes and lead you through the workout-challenging your limits in a good way, burning up to 730 calories and leaving you with a great feeling of achievement.
Les Mills BodyAttack classes are part of the Y’s group exercise program, and are included with Y membership. Group exercise class schedules can be found under the “Schedules and Downloads” tab on each location’s web page.Schedules
BODYPUMP™ is for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit fast.
Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 540 calories. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music- helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.
Les Mills BodyPump classes are part of the Y’s group exercise program. Group exercise class schedules can be found under the “Schedules and Downloads” tab on each location’s web page.Schedules
Yoga class concentrating on balancing postures and stretching/floor work included.
Modifications to meet all levels, and laughter is encouraged when needed. (All Fitness Levels)Schedules
Who thought riding a bike would be this much fun?
Enjoy a great workout on our cycle bikes. Each instructor brings their own flair, so try them all to find your best fit. Instructors welcome first time riders.Schedules
Pilates is a method of body conditioning designed to stretch and strengthen the body through a series of unique exercises
Pilates was developed by Joseph H. Pilates to help veterans returning from the First World War. Benefits include strengthening and toning the muscles while improving posture, flexibility and balance. A workout for body and mind.Schedules
Zumba means® “to move fast and have fun!”
This energizing Latin-inspired fusion workout is the latest fitness phenomenon! A Latin, dance-inspired aerobic PARTY!
Combines Intense Kickboxing with Dance
With cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes, you will get lean and toned-and have a blast doing it. It’s high intensity and totally addicting.Schedules
Full body workout
Increase your lean muscle tissue and metabolism with this total body workout! This class incorporates challenging strength training moves, cardio intervals, and toning exercises for your entire body.Schedules
This class is designed to work for large muscle groups while various equipment, and body weight, are used to work your core muscles
Improve your posture and balance, while building strength in your abs. This class may even help alleviate back pain.Schedules
Join other active older adults as we have fun and move to the music
Experience a variety of exercises designed to increase strength, range of motion, and activity for daily living skills.
Join other active older adults as we have fun and stretch out our bodies.
Exercises are seated and help increase range of motion and activity for daily living skills.
Experience an improvement in balance, flexibility, and muscle strength, lowering blood pressure, relieving and managing chronic pain, increasing energy, endurance, and agility. Clinical studies have shown Tai Chi to be an effective tool in improving health, fitness, and relaxation at any age of stage of life.Schedules
Expert Advice. Customized for Results.
When it comes to fitness (like most things), there’s simply no substitute for personalized, expert advice. Let one of our certified trainers get you to the next level. Whether you’re a new exerciser, comfortable with your fitness but looking for something more, or a seasoned competitor, our YMCA Personal Training Program will get you results.
The Personal Training Starter Package is the entry point to the YMCA’s Personal Training Program. You will be contacted by a Certified Personal Trainer within the next two business days to discuss and schedule your first one-on-one session. In this session you will:
- Meet with a Certified Personal Trainer
- Complete a series of baseline assessments
- Discuss your health and wellness goals
- Determine the right customized personal training program plan for you!
Click on the “view dates and times” / center registration link or, if you have additional questions, please email PersonalTraining@indymca.org.View Days & Times
SUPPORTING CANCER SURVIVORS ON THEIR JOURNEY TO RECOVERY
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 offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person, not the disease. The 12–week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease survivors back into fitness and help maintain a healthy weight. Also learning about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. LiveSTRONG at the YMCA encourages a warm spirit of community – a safe, comfortable place for you to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.
How Does the Program Work?
LiveSTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the whole person, not the disease.
The FREE, 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease survivors back into fitness and help them maintain a healthy weight. They’ll focus on:
- Building muscle mass and strength
- Increasing flexibility and endurance
- Improving confidence and self-esteem
- Learning about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthful habits after the program has ended
Just as important, this program encourages a warm spirit of community – a safe, comfortable place for survivors to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.
LiveSTRONG at the YMCA staff have been specially trained to work with cancer survivors and patients – we follow American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society exercise guidelines. Our LiveSTRONG staff members are exercise experts who can understand their unique concerns and help address them safely.
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Small Group Training (SGT)
Work It in Small Group Training!
Whatever your fitness level, you’ll get a great high-intensity workout with time-based circuit exercises in our Small Group Training (SGT) workouts. Be challenged to increase all four pillars of your fitness: cardiovascular, power, strength and endurance in a fun and supportive small group TEAM environment. Class sizes are generally limited to less than 12 people, and your coach and teammates will encourage you through each workout.
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Coaching and Support
REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes
The program is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program
The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%.
In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help you change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, you will meet monthly for up to a year for added support to help maintain your progress.
- Evidence-based to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%.
- The program emphasizes two primary goals: reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minute per week.
To sign up, participants must be:
- At least 18 years old;
- Overweight (BMI ≥25) AND diagnosed with prediabetes via a blood test of gestational diabetes.
- If a blood test is not available, can qualify based on risk factors.
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Enjoy up to four free sessions with a certified YMCA Wellness Advisor
Your Wellness Advisor will help you create a customized plan to help identify and set goals, that fits your lifestyle and current fitness level, which can also include reviewing all wellness center equipment.Email Us
Triathlon / Marathon Training
Triathlon Training for Beginners through Seasoned Competitors
If Swim-Bike-Run sounds like fun, triathlon is your thing! We have training for those seeking to finish their first sprint tri, to those who have done multiple Ironman races.
On the north side of town, check out the MultiFit program at the Jordan Y.
On the south side, check out the Tri Tornadoes at the Baxter Y for both youth and adults.View Days & Times
Certifications & Training
CPR / First Aid for healthcare providers and public
American Heart Association-certified instructors will train infant through Adult CPR. Child-Adult AED and Choking prevention will also be instructed. Ask us about our first Aid Certification as well.View Days & Times
Heartsaver® CPR AED
Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. This course can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.View Days & Times