Drew Credits YMCA for His Life as World Triathlete

Family of athletes found friends and a place to train at the YMCA

Since he was four years old Drew Shellenberger has been competing in Triathlons. He began his training at the Baxter YMCA saying, “[the YMCA] has been a pretty big place in my life since I was young. I came here for basketball, soccer, and flag foo... Read More

Ami Sheds Pounds, Tones Muscles with Small Group Training

TEAM: Train with Effort, Attitude and Mission

Over two years, Ami had gained 30 lbs. while at an extremely stressful job. She was unhappy and did not feel healthy at all. Fortunately, she was able to land a new job that allowed her to get up often. She was averaging 15,000-18,000 steps a day and... Read More

Meet and Sponsor Y-Achievers to Help Them Prepare for College, Career

Preparing others for college and life

Since 1967, the Y-Achievers Program has been helping youth and teens reach their full potential by preparing them for college and beyond. This national college and career access and readiness program provides guidance to young adults on how they can ... Read More

Astonishing Numbers, Why We Need Before and After School Care

INDIANA'S YOUTH NEEDS QUALITY CARE

The need for quality before and after school care is more important today than it ever has been, for so many reasons. BY THE NUMBERS According to the Indiana Afterschool Network, 20 percent of children in Indiana, including kindergartners, are unsu... Read More

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

Kids Can Explore Downtown Indy at YMCA Bike Camp

Kids Love to Bike, We Want Them to be Safe

One of the greatest joys in life is to be able to jump on a bike, especially as a kid in the summer. What’s even better? Going to a week-long Bike Camp in Downtown, where you can ride the Indianapolis Cultural Trail to parks, tour top attractions a... Read More

Take it Outside with the Y this Summer

Outdoor workouts, sports, events and more!

Just because you go “to” the Y, doesn’t mean you have to stay inside! We’ve taken sports, workouts and events outside this summer. Will you join us? Workouts [table id=48 /]Events [table id=50 /]Looking for more events? Here's th... Read More

Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin at 9 YMCA Locations in June

Months of coaching, classroom training help 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-based classes to help prevent or delay the onset of Diabetes by over half!ENROLL... Read More

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Classes Begin in June

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

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Offered in Indianapolis since 2008, the 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 envi... Read More

Myzone App Gives Realtime Fitness Feedback to Up Your Game

Now available at the Baxter YMCA and YMCA at the City Market

Members at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will soon have a new tool to assist them in their quest to achieve their health and fitness goals. Myzone Exercise Tracking System will be available to use in Small Group Training at the Baxter Y on June 1.... Read More

Free Workout Wednesdays Return to Georgia Street

A perfect lunchtime exercise routine: May 1 – Sept. 25

All fitness levels are welcome for 45 minutes of fun, free, cardio classesWe’re ready! Pack your gym bags for the return of Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Workout Wednesdays presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Fitness-enthusiasts should ... Read More

Serving Communities, Improving Health – Last Year Was Monumental!

Thank you from our CEO and board chair

Dear YMCA Friends,Thank you for your continued support of the YMCA!Last year was monumental. In 2018, we unveiled the stunning Salute sculpture in honor of veterans and celebrated the opening of the much-anticipated OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA.... Read More

Anonymous Donor Makes an Instant Impact

Donor with passion for swim lessons, makes them available to Lawrence families

When you see a need you want to do something about it. Sometimes the person who can make that change, steps up and instantly, lives are changed for the better.Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Benjamin Harrison YMCA has been able to provide 38 fa... Read More

Swim Lessons Give Davis Confidence, Independence

Each year, the Y teaches more than a million children how to swim

In 2017, 114 people drowned in Indiana. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the fifth-leading cause of unintentional injury death in the U.S. and second leading cause for children ages 5 to 14. Getting his feet we... Read More

Growing Biking Community Offers Resources, Events for Cyclists

Bike-In Breakfasts, Lunch & Learns for novice and veteran cycling commuters

Free events and resources find their place at the YMCA at the City Market, home of the Indy Bike Hub, cover safety, best practices and more on the growing trend of biking a car-free lifestyle. DISCOVER DOWNTOWN INDY’S BIKING COMMUNITYLearn m... Read More

Preschool Basketball Led Stephanie and Jaxson to the Y

A preschool basketball game put them on a journey to better health

My son Jaxson and I were invited to the Y from a parent of a child in his preschool. They were short one player on the 3-4-year-old basketball team so we decided to play. Thankfully the director let us pay the member price because the teams were shor... 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

Swim Lessons Teach Water Safety, Fun Exercise For All Ages

Swim lessons at the Y have taught Evie life skills

YMCA swim lessons are a regular—and fun—part of life for 5-year-old Evie Keyes. Evie began swim lessons at the Witham Family YMCA when she was three and is now quite the little swimmer. “We love swim lessons here. This is the only place she’... Read More

Get up and camp!

The YMCA offers several youth camps to choose from - find the right one for your family

CAMP. This word is famous to kids – but what does it really entail? Not all youth camps are the same, and summer camp at the YMCA is out of this world. Jump. Play. Swim. Learn. The YMCA offers several youth day camps.Preschool summer camp ... Read More

20 New Programs, Classes and Events to Try

20 new ways to improve your health and wellness

We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to fulfill the Y mission, and 2018 was no exception. Here are just a few new ways Central Indiana residents can now get stronger and healthier at the YMCA. New Programs[caption id="attachm... Read More