Dive into Water Aerobics With Margaret

At 95, Margaret makes a splash in water aerobics

Would you do anything it takes to get to the Y? Margaret does.While her eyesight isn’t as great as it used to be, nothing stops this 95-year-old from coming to water aerobics an average of twice a week. “It does so much for the whole body. I... Read More

Karyn Uses YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program to Better Her Well Being

Karyn chose to battle her increased A1C head on - and is winning

"A disappointing MD appointment in March prompted me to join the YMCA. What prompted me was the fact that I had, once again, gained weight. In addition, my doctor scolded me on my Hgb A1C, as well as, my weight gain. My A1C was 7.9. I weighed in at 1... Read More

Play and Learn Has a New Face

Welcome Sam Irvin to Play & Learn!

Sam Irvin lives for child enrichment and development, which made accepting the position of Early Childhood Coordinator at the Ransburg YMCA an easy decision. “Kids have so much knowledge and want to teach us,” Sam said. Loving children’s pass... Read More

Bob Lee and the Team that Saved His Life

When his heart stopped, lifeguards jumped into action

A heartfelt sense of gratitude When Bob Lee started swimming laps on that day last June, he didn’t think that he was putting his life in the hands of a couple of teenagers.[caption id="attachment_12574" align="alignright" width="300"] Bob and ... Read More

Design a T-Shirt for the Ransburg Y

Submit your T-shirt design, and you just might win!

The Ransburg YMCA is hosting a T-Shirt Design Contest in anticipation of its 60th anniversary in 2019. The design is open for interpretation and should showcase what the Ransburg YMCA means to the community and its members.Submit designs by Dec. ... Read More

Youth Programs Build Leaders, Transform Lives

YMCA has been more than a blessing to Neiko's family

A heartfelt letter from a thankful parentMy family has been connected with the YMCA for nearly 10 years. My daughter Kennedi participated in several teen programs, like From Day One, Turning Points, Y-Achievers, and the Senior Summer Institute, s... 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

Sarah and family move to Indy

Big moves bigger changes

Have you ever moved to a new state and felt lost because you didn’t know anyone? What did you do in that situation? How did you acclimate yourself to your new surroundings? I can tell you what Sarah Johnson and her family did, they joined the Ba... Read More

8 Awards, Countless Acts of Heroism

YMCA staff superheroes go above and beyond

The theme for this year’s Staff Assembly was superheroes. And why not? The YMCA staff are happy to go above and beyond to serve others. Staff from across Central Indiana enjoyed fellowship and reveled in the ways we’ve achieved the Y mission of h... Read More

Towering “SALUTE” Sculpture Greets Veterans, YMCA Guests

Artist selected from national pool

A stunning 8-foot SALUTE sculpture was unveiled today at the entrance to the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA, which is scheduled to open on Dec. 3 as the first Y in the country to house a Veterans Administration medical clinic. Artist selected from nation... Read More

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

Join the staff, volunteers and sponsors for Breakfast with Santa at the YMCA at the Athenaeum on December 8!

In its 22nd year, the YMCA at the Athenaeum’s Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 8 will provide a memorable experience for guests from area homeless and domestic violence shelters, as well as underserved neighborhoods thanks to hard work from nearly 150... 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

YMCA Honors Veterans with Food, Fitness, Pageantry

8-foot “Salute!” Sculpture to be unveiled at OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA Nov. 10

A series of YMCA events to honor veterans will culminate with the unveiling of a remarkable 8-foot Salute! sculpture on Nov. 10 at the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA, scheduled to open Dec. 3.Commissioned by the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the In... 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 these programs."My name is Ellie Hamilton. I am nine years old. I am on the swim team for ... Read More

18th Annual YMCA Holiday Toy Drive presented by Tom Wood

Do you need help with Holiday Assistance?

Santa hopes to deliver toys to more than 1,000 families in need this holiday season. 12 area YMCAs are collecting new toys through Dec. 13 for the 18th annual YMCA Toy Drive event presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group. "Even the smallest gift can m... 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

Y’s Own Santa Claus Gives Back Big for Christmas

Bill Demaree, Tom Wood give holiday toys, caring hearts to families in need

[caption id="attachment_11938" align="alignright" width="214"] Bill Demaree (third from left) poses with YMCA Holiday Toy Drive team[/caption]Four years ago during Christmas, William Demaree, director of fixed operations at Tom Wood Managem... 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