Indianapolis Colts Coach Frank Reich Delivers Powerful, Faith-filled Message

Indy community gathered in prayer, reflection at YMCA Good Friday Breakfast

Former pastor and current Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich shared a powerful message of faith, family and football at the 51st annual YMCA Good Friday Breakfast in downtown Indianapolis. Before the event, he spoke to us about his own Y exper... Read More

Paula Stays Active and Ageless with Exercise

Paula improved health and met friends with AOA fitness

Before retiring at age 67, Paula was sedentary, sitting at a desk and in a car 10-11 hours daily. Lack of exercise and hardly any physical activity led her to develop chronic asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure and morbid obesity. ... Read More

Adult Sports Are Now on the Meetup App

Volleyball, pickle ball, basketball and more

You don't have to be on a league to play sports. The YMCA is offering a new way to find adult sports pickup games. They're on the Meetup app! Open games include basketball, volleyball, pickleball, ultimate Frisbee and many more and are free for Y mem... Read More

72-Year-Old Susie Sets Goal, Learns to Swim

Susie first learned Spanish, crochet and knitting and then how to swim

Susie Alloway is a 72-year-old woman with a zest for learning! When Susie was growing up her mom did not drive. As a result much of her time was spent near her home. This meant by the time she was an adult, Susie never learned how to swim. They just ... Read More

2019-20 Before & After School Information

Here's everything you need to prepare for next school year!

JOIN US NEXT SCHOOL YEAR! Next school year will be here before we know it! Enroll your child in YMCA Before & After School care and check it off your summer to-do list. Enrollment is now open![table id=38 /]Indianapolis Public School... Read More

Personal Training: A Step Toward the Best Version of You

Personal training is a great way to achieve goals you're struggling with

Almost every fitness facility has one thing in common: they offer personal training. The trainers are hard to miss with their clipboards in hand, and their shirts emblazoned with TRAINER. When you think about the pros and cons of personal training, d... Read More

Y-Achievers Alums Are Making a Difference

Meet and sponsor Y-Achievers at lunch

“Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.” Kennedi Gilbert, DePauw University Class of 2021 2016 Eli Lilly S... Read More

Y Helps Place Child with Special Needs, Mother is Able to Keep Job

YMCA Before & After School Program provides a safe environment

For many parents, after school programs are a great way to keep children stimulated and busy with activity after the school day ends. But this isn’t always an option for parents of children who have special needs. Care programs for these children c... Read More

Open Heart Surgery Led Linda to Volunteering

YMCA Volunteers Impact Lives -- Including Their Own

Heart Surgery to Health Linda Williams has been a regular, active member of our Active Older Adult group exercise classes since undergoing open heart surgery. But after years of enjoying her Y membership, she decided she wanted to do more and give b... Read More

Our Personal Trainers are Obsessed about Your Fitness!

They'll do whatever it takes, will you?

Whether you’re a new exerciser seeking a path to fitness, trying to get back in shape or a fit competitor looking to increase your edge, you'll get results with Personal Training at the YMCA—because we're absolutely obsessed about your fitness. ... Read More

Is Your Child Overweight? We’ve Got a Program for That

A healthy lifestyle with help from others is fun!

We're all about healthy living, so we're very excited to introduce Healthy Weight and Your Child! This free, evidence-based program empowers children and families through education, healthy eating and physical activity. Families learn skills and beha... Read More

Lizzie and Dylan Are Excellent Lifeguards. We Need More.

Lifeguarding is a hard, yet rewarding job

“Lifeguarding has to be one of the best summer jobs for students,” says Lizzie Giller. The 21-year-old college student is looking forward to returning for her second summer as a lifeguard at the Ransburg YMCA. “It taught me leadership and tea... Read More

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Classes Begin in April

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

Offered in Indianapolis since 2008, this program meets twice a week for 90 minutes and uses basic physical activity to ease cancer patients back into exercise and helps them maintain a healthy weight in a safe, supportive environment. Working in a sm... Read More

How to Survive Summer Camp Deprivation

5 tips for surviving during the camp off-season

We survived the polar vortex and snow storms, but we still have three months until camp starts. Summer camp deprivation is real, but have no fear! We’re sharing some helpful tips to survive the rest of the winter. TRY OUT YOUR TIE DYEReplace... Read More

Top Volunteers Honored for Strong Spirit of Service

We thank these volunteers for a lifetime of achievement, diversity & inclusion

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has been celebrating its volunteers for as long as the association has existed—164 years! They inspire us with  selfless service and dedication to community. Each year we recognize the best of over 2,000 volunteers... Read More

When School Is More Than School

YMCA Preschool teaches more than colors and shapes

Shapes, colors and scissor skills are all things one would expect children to learn in a preschool program. At the Witham Family YMCA Early Learning Preschool Program, 4-year-old Heaton has learned that and so much more. “He was a shy 2-year-old w... Read More

Struck with Transverse Myelitis, Kianté Refuses to be Beaten

Bright young man volunteers at Teen Nights while he recovers

Choosing the path to success Kianté Lee is a young man who is very conscientious about his education and future—he wants to have the best start to his life as possible.Initially, he walked through the doors of the Benjamin Harrison YMCA as a ... Read More

Ransburg YMCA Celebrates 60 Years

60 years of the Ransburg YMCA serving Indy's East side

February was a big month at the Ransburg YMCA! We kicked off a year-long celebration of serving the East side for 60 years with an Anniversary Celebration /Annual Campaign kickoff luncheon. Nearly 200 joined to celebrate and reminisce about the Ransb... Read More

Recognizing a Volunteer’s Impact

Congrats to the 2018 Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Volunteer Award Winners

Volunteers are key to the success of the YMCA. Our staff depends on the talent and the extra hands that make everything we do a little extra special. We are thankful to have the dedication of volunteers who support our work, our values and our missio... Read More

Judy: The Joy of Giving Back

Judy gives back to her community through the Y

The act of volunteering means different things to different people. Some people volunteer on rare occasions and some people make it a way of life; it’s just a part of who they are. Everyone has probably given of their time at least once in their li... Read More