Take it Outside with the Y this Summer

Outdoor Yoga, sports, workouts, 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 /]Sports [table id=47 /]Spo... 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

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

How to Survive Summer Camp Deprivation

5 tips for surviving during the camp off-season

We survived the polar vortex and snow storms, but we still have three months until camp starts. Summer camp deprivation is real, but have no fear! We’re sharing some helpful tips to survive the rest of the winter. TRY OUT YOUR TIE DYEReplace... Read More

Cycle-A-Thon at Downtown Indy Ys Focuses on Fitness and Philanthropy

Local businesses and residents donate to help the Downtown Ys "raise donations through rotations" in 3rd Annual Cycle-A-Thon

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is hosting our 3rd Annual Cycle-A-Thon fundraiser and the Downtown Indy Ys want you to join our ride as we help raise donations through rotations. YMCA at the Athenaeum The YMCA at the Athenaeum is nestled in the cl... Read More

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Names Derrick J. Stewart as New CEO

41-year-old Stewart has been CEO of the YMCA of Southwestern IN for 10 years

Derrick J. Stewart has been named the new president and CEO for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis effective Feb. 4, 2019. Selected by the Y’s Board of Directors following a five-month national search, Stewart will succeed Eric Ellsworth who will st... 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

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

Eli Lilly Gives Back to YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Over 100 volunteers gave 13 hours of service to brighten Indy and YMCA camp

Eli Lilly gives back to the Indianapolis community during 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 cancer survivor find their physical... 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

Christmas in July Benefits Underserved Families in Indy

Celebrate Christmas in July with a donation or a gift

For 20 years, the Y at the Athenaeum’s Breakfast With Santa has provided a memorable experience for guests from area homeless and domestic violence shelters, as well as under served neighborhoods. You can help make Christmas possible again this ye... Read More

Don’t Let Summer Fly by Without Doing These Things

Pool parties, slip-n-slides, boat races!

Try something new and make lasting memories at these out-of-the-ordinary summer events and games. To start, the first day of the 2nd Summer Session of Y sports, classes and leagues and the last day to register on July 16. These are open to everyone w... 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

Reduce Carbon Footprints and Increase Health with Bike to Work Day

The annual citywide event kicks off with food, activities, networking and more in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis

Biking to work is a growing trend in many major cities, including Indianapolis. IndyCog, CIBA, Indy Bike Trains and the YMCA at the City Market are just a few of the many local organizations that encourage and partner with cyclists to help Indiana re... Read More

Free Workout Wednesdays Return to Georgia Street

Free Workout Wednesdays on Georgia Street provide perfect lunchtime exercise routine: May 2 – Sept. 26

Free Workout Wednesdays on Georgia Street provide perfect lunchtime exercise routine: May 2 – Sept. 26 All fitness levels are welcome for 45 minutes of fun, free, cardio classes at Workout Wednesdays in Downtown IndyWe’re ready! Pack your ... Read More

Schedule Downtown Classes Ahead with MINDBODY App

MINDBODY Questions Answered Here!

We’re here to help you navigate MINDBODY, a new booking tool for the downtown Indy YMCAs.MINDBODY is an online scheduling tool that you can use to check out the most up to date group exercise class options at the three Downtown YMCA centers. ... Read More

The Y Community

Cheryl's Story

Cheryl joined the YMCA at the City Market YMCA over a year ago to get back into her love of health and fitness. Soon after she restarted her fitness routine, she suffered a knee injury. Cheryl thought that she would bounce back and be back at the Y a... Read More

The Y Community

Annie’s Story

Annie has worked in a city-county office building next to the YMCA at the City Market Y for years. She had never stepped into the Y until a promotion caught her eye and she decided to try. Her journey started out of simple curiosity and has now becom... Read More

New Name, New Equipment and another Niche for Indy Bike Hub YMCA

YMCA at the City Market transforms into boutique fitness center for small group training

Initially named for the “hub” of adjacent biking organizations and services, the Indy Bike Hub YMCA will soon be renamed the YMCA at the City Market. Along with the new name, the YMCA will have a new look and new equipment and classes geared towa... Read More