YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin Soon

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin Soon at 7 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

Register for Preschool Now!

Baxter Y Preschool: Giving children a strong start for more than 30 years.

Looking for a preschool program? The Baxter YMCA is where it’s at! Before you have to make a decision, we're inviting you to stop by to check out the rooms, get questions answered, or just see why we have been so successful for over 35 years. We ha... Read More

Go from the Pool Back to School with the Y

Movie nights, campouts, rodeos and picnics keep summer fun alive when school starts

It’s about that time to go from the pool back to school. While summer may be ending, your fun at the Y doesn’t have to. Check out these events to keep your health and social life right on track when the kids go back to school. Celebrate School &... Read More

Healthy Habits are Hard, the Y is Here to Help!

Easy Tips Each Month for a Healthier You

At the Y, we’re all about healthy living – healthy people and healthy communities. But habits can be hard to form, especially the healthy ones. Our new #HealthyHabits program will make healthy living easier. Each month, we‘ll help you build ... Read More

Tee up for a good cause!

Tee up for a good cause!

Join us for our annual golf outing on Thursday, September 6. Registration begins at 10 am, with a shotgun start at noon. The outing takes place at Dye’s Walk Country Club on State Road 135 in Greenwood. Registration details can be found here. Fo... Read More

Community Gardens are Growing at the Y

Gardening, volunteering and teaching opportunities are plentiful in Y community gardens

Summer is here which means the Y’s different gardening programs to starting to bloom. While local community gardens and other growing efforts are beginning city-wide, you won’t need to look further than the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to find an... Read More

Be Part of Our Team!

Now registering for Basketball, Volleyball, Futsal and Adult Men's Basketball

At the Baxter YMCA, everyone plays! Fall sports teams are now forming, so register early and save your spot!... Read More

Get a Jump Start on Education!

Get a Jump Start on Education!

Give your child the gift of learning. Early childhood education is a great way to foster a love for school and prepare for kindergarten. With more that 35 years of impact, our preschool program has been touted as one of the most success programs on t... Read More

Meet the Teachers

Meet our preschool teachers

Meet the Baxter YMCA preschool teachers. No matter which class you choose, your child will discover how wonderful learning can be!... Read More

Cancer survivor discovers healthy living is the best medicine

Cancer survivor discovers healthy living is the best medicine

When Sara Buchwald found out that she had breast cancer, it could have stopped her in her tracks, but her strong will and positive attitude sent her down the path to finding a cure. With careful consideration, Sara chose to have a double mastectom... Read More

Family finds escape at the Baxter Y while battling cancer

Family finds escape at the Baxter Y while battling cancer

The Tucker family has a history at the Baxter YMCA. Tarah grew up attending Y programs, and now brings her husband, Ben, and three children, Caleb, Grace, and Luke, here as well. Caleb was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and their world turned upsid... Read More

Now registering for Swim Lessons!

Jump in with group or private swim lessons

When it comes to swimming, safety is always our priority! Our lessons are designed for all levels and ages. We even offer group or private lessons to fit your schedule!... Read More

Recovering from paralysis, woman finds help from trainer

Recovering from paralysis, woman finds help from trainer

I suffered a traumatic brain injury at the age  of 21 that affected the left side of my brain.  As a result,  the right side of my body was completely paralyzed. I regained a lot of movement, but four years later, I continued to struggle with str... Read More

Take the Steps to Fight Chronic Disease with Personal Training

Meet your trainer halfway

Whether you’re a healthy person looking to prevent a chronic disease or someone wanting to treat a chronic condition, exercise plays an important role. Having an expert, like a Personal Trainer, can help you execute a plan to fight chronic disease.... Read More

Nursing student finds balance between life, work, and working out

Nursing student finds balance between life, work, and working out

Sarah O’Brien has always been an active individual, but like most working adults, her schedule forced her to find time to work out. Now that she’s working and attending school to become a nurse, she turned to a personal trainer for efficient and ... Read More

Overcoming fibromyalgia through diet and exercise

Overcoming fibromyalgia through diet and exercise

Five years ago Melissa Newman was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. During that time, doctors had her on several different medications to combat her symptoms, which included chronic pain and muscle soreness all over, fatigue, stiff joints, intense migrain... Read More

As luck would have it

As luck would have it

It was luck that brought Shanna Brinegar to a Synergy class at the Baxter YMCA. [caption id="attachment_16047" align="alignright" width="500"] Shanna's favorite Synergy moves are the I,T,Y exercises and renegade row on TRX bands.[/caption] “I... Read More

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

Have you been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, or just looking for a way to lose weight? This program can help prevent Type II Diabetes. Losing 7% of your body weight can decrease your risk of developing Type II Diabetes by 60%. Payment options includin... Read More