To the Finish Line

Local YMCA Track Program Inspires Athlete All the Way to College

Michael began his track career when the local YMCA implemented a track program. He tried all of the sports offerings at the YMCA but immediately fell in love with the track. In his first sessions he learned about fundamentals and sportsmanship. Micha... Read More

Where Leprechauns Play and They Know You by Name

A Partnership with a Local Semi-Pro Basketball Team Underscores the Community Spirit of the YMCA

A little-known fact about the Witham Family YMCA is that, from time to time, Leprechauns play in the gym. That is, members of the Lebanon Leprechauns basketball team get in a little practice time at the Y. Rebecca McVay, Marketing Director for the... Read More

Good Form – Part 2 of 2

Students Learn Taekwondo and Healthy Behaviors in Martial Arts Class

Fighting for Focus and Good Form In Part 1 of this story, Megan Ryle shared with the Fishers YMCA just how much Taekwondo has benefitted her three sons. Her two older sons, Ian and Alek, take pride in being an example to the other students. But they... Read More

From Florida Vacation to a Life-Changing Habit

One retired nurse tells her story of discovering water exercise

Cindy Moser never would have guessed that she would have something in common with water dumbbells, but her vacation turned into a life-changing habit. Cindy retired as a nurse in the late summer, of 2014. A few months into that well-deserved retir... Read More

From Books to Brunch

A Group of Senior Men Build on the YMCA's Commitment to Community

When you enter the front doors of the Jordan YMCA, one of the first things that might strike you is a miniature house, five “stories” tall, with a little chimney and a purple roof – on wheels. This fixture in the Nora fitness center is a belove... Read More