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

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

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

Paula Stays Active and Ageless with Exercise

Paula improved health and met friends with AOA fitness

Before retiring at age 67, Paula was sedentary, sitting at a desk and in a car 10-11 hours daily. Lack of exercise and hardly any physical activity led her to develop chronic asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure and morbid obesity. ... Read More

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Classes Begin in April

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

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

Recognizing a Volunteer’s Impact

Congrats to the 2018 Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Volunteer Award Winners

Volunteers are key to the success of the YMCA. Our staff depends on the talent and the extra hands that make everything we do a little extra special. We are thankful to have the dedication of volunteers who support our work, our values and our missio... Read More

Strong Beginnings, Bright Futures: Preschool at the Y

Kids laugh, learn and grow at Y Preschool

Healthy preschool development starts early for children, and that’s why at the YMCA we care for the health and well being of your child. In our nurturing environment, your child is encouraged to play, learn, and grow.[caption id="attachment_131... Read More

It’s Time to Register for Summer Camp

Now is the perfect time to make summer plans, dream of outdoor fun

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has a way to fend off the winter blues—browse and register for summer camp. Registration is now open for over 150 Summer Day Camps at more than 30 locations across Central Indiana. Enrollment is also open for overn... Read More

Teri Perseveres Through Pain

Teri fights Multiple Sclerosis with exercise and positive attitude

Teri has been an on and off again member of the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA since we opened in 2011. She has always enjoyed our water aerobics classes, but shortly after joining, Teri began to feel unwell. Her symptoms continued to progress and be... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indy Ninja Couple Thanks the YMCA for Their Inspiration

Life has been a series of obstacles for this American Ninja Warriors couple

Life has never been easy for me, it has been a series of obstacles. Maybe that is why I love obstacle course racing, climbing, gymnastics, and non-traditional sports. These sports have a few things in common, you fall, fail, and mentally push yoursel... Read More