Find Adult Programs & Activities

The Benjamin Harrison YMCA aims to improve the well-being of our community. And our goal is to be there with you as you choose a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, our adult fitness classes and wellness programs help to promote and reinforce the importance of physical activity and healthy habits.

Learn a new sport or enhance your current skills through the sports programs and clinics offered year-round at the Y. And the variety of our sports programming will help individuals make healthy choices, build relationships, and improve their physical condition. More importantly, the supportive environment that surrounds the YMCA leads to an enjoyable time and participants see the benefits of being healthy and active.

Unless otherwise noted, please visit the Member Services Desk for registration and additional program information.

Adult Exercise

Beginner Yoga

Yoga will improve your flexibility and strengthen your core muscles while banishing stress and tension.

This beginner yoga class will focus on basic level poses and breathing techniques. Give it a try.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

BodyAttack® by Les Mills

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.

BodyAttack classes are part of the Y’s group exercise program.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

BodyPump™ by Les Mills

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.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Enhance Fitness (Arthritis Management)

Helping Adults with Arthritis or Limited Mobility

Stay active, energized, and empowered in this proven, community-based  fitness and arthritis management program.

Safe, yet challenging, low impact exercises help adults of all fitness levels live independent lifestyles. This program is nationally recognized by the leading US health organizations.

  • Enhance Fitness is designed for adults with Arthritis or mobility challenges/limited mobility.
  • Through EnhanceFitness, participants will work to: increase flexibility, relieve stress, improve arthritic joint stiffness, and decrease their risk of falls and injury.
  • All exercises may be performed seated or standing.
  • Classes are one hour, 3 times per week and led by a certified instructor. They begin with a warm-up period, followed by work with light soft-weights, and finish with a cool-down session.

For more information, please email us or call 317.269.6004.

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Effective, quick total body workout

Mixing the calorie scorching HIIT workout style of short intense exercises with basic weight training equipment for a full body, high energy workout!

RPE: 7-9

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Kick Boxing

Cardio, boxing, and martial arts combine to create a dynamic Kick Boxing program

Come punch and kick your way to a healthier you! Gloves and bag provided.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Strength & Endurance

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.

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PiYo builds strength, firms the core and sculpts the body!

Low impact with dynamic moves that are inspired in Yoga with the muscle toning of Pilates. All that using your own body and nothing else.

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A total body workout using resistance and cardio training

(Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, and Diet).

Phone: (317) 547-9622

SilverSneakers Cardio Fit®

Try a safe and heart-healthy aerobics class to energize your active lifestyle

This class uses low-impact movements that focus specifically on building upper-body and core strength plus cardio endurance. This is a higher intensity class than Classic and Circuit.

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SilverSneakers Classic®

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.

RPE: 3-4

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SilverSneakers Yoga®

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.

RPE: 3-4

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TRX® Cardio Circuit

Shape up fast with Cardio Circuit

This is a supercharged combo of strength and cardio training. Our unique interval program joins TRX® Suspension Training® with the anaerobic, fat burning benefits of mini interval sessions.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

TRX Suspension Training

TRX Suspension training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously

It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance-training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Turbo Kick®

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.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Women on Weights

For the beginner with little to no free weight experience.

Learn how to safely and effectively train all the major muscle groups of your body for a long-term calorie burning boost and long, lean muscle development. Meets in the Wellness Center.

Phone: (317) 547-9622


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!

RPE: 6-8

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Adult Special Interest

Heartsaver® CPR / AED

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course

The course teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

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Euchre Nights

Do you want to have a great time while benefiting a great cause? Join us to play Euchre! Euchre is a trick-taking card game most commonly played with four people in two partnerships. All proceeds benefit the Annual Fundraising Campaign.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Adult Coffee Talk

Meet up and socialize with other adults every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. during our Coffee Talk.

This is a free activity so no registration is necessary, but bringing a food dish to share is always welcome. We’d love to see you soon!

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Aquatics / Swim Lessons

Stage 1 / Water Acclimation

This program increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

  • Blow Bubbles – mouth & nose submerged, assisted
  • Front Tow – blow bubbles, assisted
  • Water Exit – assisted
  • Water Entry – assisted
  • Back Float – assisted, head on chest
  • Roll – assisted
  • Front Float – blow bubbles, assisted
  • Back Tow – assisted, head on chest
  • Monkey Crawl – assisted, 10 ft.

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Stage 2 / Water Movement

This swim program encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

  • Submerge – look at object on bottom
  • Front Glide – 10 ft. (5 ft. preschool)
  • Water Exit – independently
  • Jump, Push, Turn, Grab
  • Back Float – 20 secs. (10 secs. preschool)
  • Roll
  • Front Float – 20 secs. (10 secs. preschool)
  • Back Glide – 10 ft. (5 ft. preschool)
  • Tread Water – 10 secs., near wall, & exit
  • Swim, Float, Swim – 5 yd.

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Stage 3 / Water Stamina

This swim program develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

  • Submerge Retrieve – object in chest-deep water
  • Swim on Front – 15 yd. (10 yd. preschool)
  • Water Exit – independently
  • Jump, Swim, Turn, Swim, Grab – 10 yd.
  • Swim on Back – 15 yd. (10 yd. preschool)
  • Roll
  • Tread Water – 1 min. & exit (30 secs. preschool)
  • Swim, Float, Swim – 25 yd. (15 yd. preschool)

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Stage 4 / Stroke Introduction

This swim program introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl

Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

  • Endurance – any stroke or combination of strokes, 25 yd.
  • Front Crawl – rotary breathing, 15 yd.
  • Back Crawl – 15 yd.
  • Dive – sitting
  • Resting Stroke – elementary backstroke, 15 yd.
  • Tread Water – scissor & whip kick, 1 min.
  • Breaststroke – kick, 15 yd.
  • Butterfly – kick, 15 yd.

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Stage 5 / Stroke Development

This swim program introduces breast-stroke and butterfly

Water safety is reinforced through treading water and sidestroke. Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

  • Endurance – any stroke or combination of strokes, 50 yd.
  • Front Crawl – bent-arm recovery, 25 yd.
  • Back Crawl – pull, 25 yd.
  • Dive – kneeling
  • Resting Stroke – sidestroke, 25 yd.
  • Tread Water – scissor & whip kick, 2 mins.
  • Breaststroke – 25 yd.
  • Butterfly – simultaneous arm action & kick, 15 yd.

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Stage 6 / Stroke Mechanics

This program refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes

Encourages participants to include swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

  • Endurance – any stroke or combination of strokes, 150 yd.
  • Front Crawl – flip turn, 50 yd.
  • Back Crawl – pull & flip turn,50 yd.
  • Dive – standing
  • Resting Stroke – elementary backstroke or sidestroke, 50 yd.
  • Tread Water – retrieve object off bottom, tread 1 min.
  • Breaststroke – open turn, 50 yd.
  • Butterfly – 25 yd.

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Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons allow for accelerated learning

Swim lessons offer individualized attention for each student. Participants will receive eight thirty minute lessons customized by skill level and goals.

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Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Semi-Private swim lessons are great for siblings, family members, and friends

These lessons allow two or more participants of similar skill level and age to learn together. Participants will receive eight thirty minute lessons with flexible scheduling that can be customized to your goals and needs.

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Aqua HIIT (Aqua High Intensity Interval Training) is designed for those who are ready to push themselves to new levels of physical fitness.

The high intensity format allows you to continue to burn calories and receive cardiovascular benefits even after you complete the work out. The water allows you to do this in an environment that reduces impact and provides strength and cardio work at the same time. It is truly a class designed for those who want to get the most out of there fitness routine and their time.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Water Arthritis

This is the perfect class for those with flexibility and stiffness issues

With a RPE rating of 2-3 this class is perfect for participants with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia or recovering from injury. Warmth and buoyancy of water can decrease pain and/or stiffness and improve joint flexibility.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Deep Water Fitness

High intensity deep water fun!

Easily adaptable for all fitness levels, this deep water group exercise class puts the fun into an intense, high impact workout. This is a great class for anyone with joint problems.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Shallow Water Fitness

A high-intensity swim training program that combines both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning

The class utilizes both the deep and shallow end of the pool.

Phone: (317) 547-9622

Health & Wellness

Personal Training

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.

For a free Demo Session or to learn more about our Personal Training Program, please email

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Adult Basketball (Recreational)

YMCA recreational basketball is the perfect opportunity for adults to be active and social in a fun

Experience a exciting and supportive environment. It’s a great way to reconnect with your favorite sport, to improve your skills, and to challenge and test your limits whether on the court or playing field.

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Adult Volleyball (Competitive)

Join YMCA indoor and outdoor competitive adult volleyball leagues

Leagues are coed and open to adults 18 and over. For the more competitive player, refine your skills by joining our Competitive Volleyball league.

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Adult Karate

Karate-do is a military martial art, recognized worldwide for both its effectiveness and deep philosophical content

The constant combination of mind, body and spirit, makes karate an excellent way to improve personal growth, physical training and sport realization. Please sign up for this 7-week class at the front desk!

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Adult Volleyball (Competitive)

Join YMCA indoor and outdoor competitive adult volleyball leagues

Leagues are coed and open to adults 18 and over. For the more competitive player, refine your skills by joining our Competitive Volleyball league.

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Adult Volleyball (Recreational)

Join YMCA indoor and outdoor recreational volleyball leagues

Leagues are coed and open to adults 18 and over. Learn all the tricks to being your best at this popular sport by joining a YMCA Volleyball Recreational League! Create a team with your friends, coworkers or come on as a free agent. We offer competitive 4v4 and 2v2 coed leagues.

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Pickleball is an fun and easy-to-learn game that all ages can enjoy.

Combining aspects of tennis and ping-pong, Pickleball consists of rallies over a short net. This addicting game takes only minutes to learn, but can be a competitive and challenging sport for more serious players.

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