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

Eli Lilly Gives Back to YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Over 100 volunteers contributed a combined 13 hours of service to brighten Indy and YMCA camp

Volunteers Matter - Eli Lilly gives back to the Indianapolis community during the annual Global Day of Service Every day, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis engages hundreds and thousands of people, from all walks of life. Whether it be helping a canc... Read More

Gain More Than Muscles with Group Training at the Pike Y

Kyra Kolitsch - I’ve gained so much more than muscle!

I started my training about a year ago with the intention of gaining some muscle and getting better knowledge of my body, the gym and how to use it. If I lost a few pounds along the way, that was okay too. But as someone who was never really great at... Read More

Have a Smashing Good Time at these Halloween Events

Have a spooky, healthy Halloween with your family

Nowhere else will you find a floating pumpkin patch, “haunted” 5K, Yoga in Catacombs and s’mores! There's no better place to celebrate Halloween than at the Y. We've got hayrides and s'mores, costume contests and candy, and all that spooky stu... 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

OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA to Open Dec. 3

Join us for these exciting events to celebrate the grand opening

After years of planning and months of construction, the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA is on schedule to open on Dec. 3, 2018, at 5315 N. Lafayette Rd. in Indianapolis. Lots of Amenities The new two-story, 56,000 square-foot YMCA will have an indoor po... Read More

The Y Welcomes All!

Friendly openness makes YMCA a great place for immigrants, newcomers

As we roll out the red carpet for National Welcoming Week, Sept. 14 – 23, 2018, and host Community Day on Sept. 19, we’ve gathered a few stories from staff who love working at the Irsay Family YMCA, and who are also immigrants or temporarily he... 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

Free Family Fun in September

Doggie Dips, Scavenger Hunt, Nerf Night, Tea Party & more!

What to do? What to do? We’re all super busy, and yet sometimes it’s hard to find affordable family fun nearby. That’s where the YMCA comes in. With 12 locations, there’s always something for kids and families to do within a short drive. And ... Read More

Olympian Mark Spitz to Headline YMCA Revolution Ball

Spitz to make a splash at Indianapolis gala to benefit YMCA swim programs

Considered one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all-time, globally-renowned swimmer and entrepreneur Mark Spitz will headline the 6th annual Revolution Ball to benefit the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis on Jan. 26, 2019, at Historic Union Station. S... Read More

12 Quirky New Events at the YMCA

Lightsabers, bunnies, dogs and kickball

You can always play ball, send the kids to camp and go for a swim at the YMCA, but have you seen this baker's dozen of quirky new events coming up? Some are oddly weird, but will no doubt be quite fun! Aug. 24 – 26 – Indy International Light... Read More

100 Part-Time Positions Open

Fitness instructors, lifeguards, guest services, housekeeping, youth and activity leaders, and more

More than 100 people are needed to help run the new two-story, 56,500-square-foot OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA when it opens on Dec. 3 on Lafayette Rd. in Indy’s Pike Township in December 2018. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will host a two-day Job ... 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

Have College Students Fall Clean For You!

Gardening, weeding, painting and more- Intercollegiate YMCA

For a donation, you can tap into UIndy, Butler, IUPUI, and Ivy Tech students and other volunteer groups to clean and help with outdoor projects this fall. Four dates available: September 22 October 6 October 20 October 27 Spots will... Read More

New Y-Future Leaders groups begin soon, enroll today

Indy 5th grader: "The Y-Future Leaders Program changed my life"

The Avondale Meadows YMCA Y-Future leaders program is a social skills and character development program that can transform the life of youth ages 14-19 who've been involved in or are at risk of entering the Juvenile Court system. The teens get to do ... Read More

YMCA Financial Assistance Helps Grad Student

Alicia: “The Y is My Community, My Other Family”

I joined the YMCA in 2009, and it was the best decision I ever made. Someone from the Y came to the IPS school where I worked and told us about a special rate, but I didn’t follow up until a year later. I was working full-time in my second year of ... Read More

LiveSTRONG Gives Sherry New Outlook on Life

LiveSTRONG at the Y improved Sherry's quality of life, built friendships

Sherry started her journey with us in 2016 through the LiveSTRONG at the Y program. At her initial assessment, she felt like she couldn’t do much and couldn’t use any of the machines in the Wellness Center due to pain and mobility issues. She was... 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

YMCA President and CEO Eric Ellsworth Announces His Retirement

National search is underway to fill position by year’s end

Eric Ellsworth, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2018. The 63-year-old, Evansville, IN, native has served as CEO in Indianapolis for nearly 13 years and has been with the [caption... Read More