Special Olympic Athlete Is Boston Marathon Bound

Running helped Andrew cope, control behavior as a child

Andrew Peterson wasn’t always a runner. The Special Olympics athlete was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, which affects those exposed to alcohol in utero. At just three weeks old, Andrew was found alone in a Madison County home, nearly paralyze... Read More

Mandy and Heather Get Fit

Two Perry Meridian HIgh School staffers share fitness journey at the YMCA

Have you ever wondered about the positive impact you have made on the life of another person? Mandy Martin is quick to point out that Heather Birge made a difference in her life. The two ladies have worked together for almost five years at Perry Meri... Read More

Swimming Makes a Difference to This 9-Year-Old

Ellie writes her own Y story about swimming

She may only be 9, but Ellie has done Y swimming programs for many years. She has written her own Y story about what she's gained through YMCA swim programs. "My name is Ellie Hamilton. I am nine years old. I am on the swim team for the Benjamin ... Read More

Ascension St. Vincent and YMCA Team Up to Support Westfield Community

Partnering to complete a new YMCA facility

Ascension St. Vincent has partnered with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to complete a new YMCA facility. The location will be on the southwest corner of Wheeler Road and 181st Street in Westfield. In recognition of this commitment to the community,... Read More

Top New Year’s Resolutions, Exercise More and Lose Weight

Staying on top of your 2021 fitness goals

Two of the top New Year’s resolutions every year are to exercise more and to lose weight. Millions of people say to themselves, “this is going to be my year to stick to my plans and get the results of my dreams.” For the first four to six weeks... Read More