From Nose to Toes and Ear to Ear

Dive into the new year and a new you

A guest blog from Tim Arvin on behalf of YMCA Member Services Representatives, who are here to serve you! You might have heard me say, “I hope and pray that something I say…will get you to the Y.” As 2019 begins, I want to encourage you, from ... Read More

The New OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA – AT A GLANCE

It takes 20,000 gallons of water to fill the pool!

The new OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA is opening Dec. 3, and we're so excited! We've pulled together a few fun facts and tidbits to jazz you up too! By the numbers [caption id="attachment_12313" align="alignright" width="300"] A shiny new gymnasium flo... Read More

Lisa Removed the Excuses

YMCA Member of ten years pushes aside her excuses and goes for it

Lisa Zainey has been a YMCA Member for over 10 years. She didn’t get the most out of her membership until she pushed her excuses aside and just did it. REMOVE THE EXCUSES Lisa retired in the spring of 2017. All of a sudden, one large excuse for n... Read More

SAFETY FIRST: TIPS AND TRICKS ON SAFELY USING A TREADMILL

Not everyone is comfortable on a treadmill

  A lot of people use treadmills daily, but are you taking the extra precautions to be safe and get the most out of your workout? Here are five tips that will give an edge to your workout. 1. Start Off Right Are your shoes tied? Is your... Read More

Wishbone 5K a Thanksgiving Tradition

Wishbone 5K a Thanksgiving tradition, year after year for many

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November and take part in traditions passed from generation to generation. The aroma of pumpkin pie baking, preparing Grandma's homemade dressing, turkey leftovers, the Thanksgiving parade an... Read More

Swim Programs Make a Difference to This 9-Year-Old

Ellie writes her Y story in her own words

She may only be 9, but Ellie has been a participant in Y swimming program for many years. She has written her own Y story about what she has gained through YMCA swim programs. "My name is Ellie Hamilton. I am nine years old. I am on the swim team... 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

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

BodyAttack Helped Alyssa Lose Weight, Gain Confidence

Alyssa learned to love cardio and herself through BodyAttack classes

After her kids hit the toddler stage, Alyssa realized how out of shape she was. She was struggling to keep up with them and knew she needed to make a change. She has never been a gym person and cardio was last on the list until she found the Hendrick... Read More

Nothing Holds Jaide Back

Youth basketball and great coaching create a great experience for the Johnsons

Like most families, Cheryl Johnson started her kids off at the YMCA in Summer Day Camp for something to do for the summer, but it quickly grew into more! The Next Step Learning how to swim was the next step for the Johnsons. Cheryl chose private sw... Read More

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin Soon

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin Soon at 8 Locations

Months of coaching, classroom training help at-risk adults make lifesaving changes Prediabetes threatens over 1/3 of American adults and most don’t even know they’re at risk. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides proven, community-ba... Read More

Free ‘LIVESTRONG at the YMCA’ Programs Starting Soon

Adult cancer patients gain confidence, camaraderie and strength in 12-week program

Free LIVESTRONG at the YMCA programs to help cancer survivors, literally, get back on their feet programs, will begin soon at six locations across Central Indiana, including the Ransburg YMCA, thanks to an anonymous $10,000 donation to bring the prog... Read More

Carol: “It’s About More Than the Weight”

Swim, weight loss challenge and personal training have positively impacted Carol's life

Carol retired in 2016 from a sedentary and stressful job. She found herself with an additional 70 pounds, lacking strength, and in need of a change. She saw her mother struggle with balance and strength and knew that it wasn't only about the weight; ... Read More

Worldwide Contestants Vie to Win Fantasy Weapon Combat Championship

First ever International Lightsaber Tournament in Indy

August 24-26, the Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay will host a unique new sporting event: The first ever Indy International Lightsaber Tournament. The Indy Lightsaber Academy will bring teams from the US, Canada, France, and the UK together to compete ... Read More

New Franciscan ExpressCare Center Opens This Fall

Irsay Family YMCA gets a new nearby neighbor

A new Franciscan ExpressCare urgent care center will open this fall just a half block from the Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay offering a convenient walk-in clinic for minor healthcare needs. Our partners and neighbors at Franciscan Health are expandin... Read More

Healthy Habits are Hard, the Y is Here to Help!

Easy Tips Each Month for a Healthier You

At the Y, we’re all about healthy living – healthy people and healthy communities. But habits can be hard to form, especially the healthy ones. Our new #HealthyHabits program will make healthy living easier. Each month, we‘ll help you build ... Read More

Free Wellness Appointments Pave Way to Better Results

Y Wellness Advisers help members achieve health goals

Up to four complimentary wellness appointments are available for members to meet with Y wellness advisors. These knowledgeable coaches will discuss your current skill level, likes and dislikes in the gym, your personal health goals and more. Using t... Read More

Every now and then my husband is right about important things!

On her husbands encouragement Beth started a health journey that has transformed her life.

Read what Beth White has to say about her experience with Personal Training at the Ransburg YMCA: After having my son later in life, it became clear to me that I needed to take better care of myself. Especially while chasing after a toddler, I nee... Read More

Lindsay Needed More Energy, Help Breaking Old Habits

Couple Achieves Success with Buddy Personal Training

As a graduate student, Lindsay's days are filled with long hours of driving, studying and sitting in lectures. She and her husband Ethan were tired everyday and looking for a change. They wanted to be more active and take the steps toward a healthier... Read More

Community Gardens are Growing at the Y

Gardening, volunteering and teaching opportunities are plentiful in Y community gardens

Summer is here which means the Y’s different gardening programs to starting to bloom. While local community gardens and other growing efforts are beginning city-wide, you won’t need to look further than the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to find an... Read More