From Lifeguard Certification to Endurance Swimmer

Never too old to grow and get better

The summer of my 7th-grade year, I taught myself to swim at a place called Camp Exchange. Even though that was 45 years ago, I’ve never thought of myself as a strong swimmer and certainly, the thought of becoming a lifeguard never entered my mind. ... 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

Good Form – Part 1 of 2

Students Learn Taekwondo and Healthy Behaviors in Martial Arts Class

“Is that hallway big or small?” a voice demands at the front of the room from a man in a Taekwondo uniform. “Small!” a few dozen younger voices respond. Mr. Seay references a clipboard, checking off names as he scans the small faces in th... Read More

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Encourages Community to Share Mental Health and Wellness Facts

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is encouraging community members to join the conversation about mental health. Mental health is how we think, feel and act. At the Y, we recognize that we all have mental ... Read More