Yoga in the Catacombs Returns Just in Time for Halloween!

The spookiest event of the year is back and better than ever!

Tour the Catacombs after yoga The chilly catacombs winding their way in Indianapolis' historic underground may not bring to mind the tranquil ease of your typical yoga class, but that didn't scare the more than 200 visitors who attended last year's ... Read More

Kids Learn to Lose and Other Life Skills with Youth Sports

Sports build character, teach teamwork, patience and other life lessons

In this day and age where electronics and technology rule, schools have less funding for physical education or daily recess, and some neighborhoods are no longer safe, youth sports are vital.Sports impact youth in more ways than you can imagine a... 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

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

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

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

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

What Will Your Child Do Before And After School?

Hang with friends, enjoy snacks, fitness, art and more at the Y

You don’t have to worry about your children when you can’t be with them. It’s time to enroll in the 2019-20 Before & After School program. Kids get a snack, help with homework and do these fun—really fun—enrichment activities with the Y... Read More

Quality Preschool, Convenient Downtown Indianapolis Location

Give your child a head start with Preschool at the YMCA!

Looking for a dynamic preschool program in downtown Indianapolis? The YMCA at the Athenaeum offers one multi-age, developmentally appropriate learning experience in a safe, caring community for children and their families in the heart of the Mass Ave... 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

Top Volunteers Honored for Strong Spirit of Service

We thank these volunteers for a lifetime of achievement, diversity & inclusion

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has been celebrating its volunteers for as long as the association has existed—164 years! They inspire us with  selfless service and dedication to community. Each year we recognize the best of over 2,000 volunteers... 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

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

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

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