The New OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA – AT A GLANCE

It takes 20,000 gallons of water to fill the pool!

The new OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA is opening Dec. 3, and we're so excited! We've pulled together a few fun facts and tidbits to jazz you up too! By the numbers [caption id="attachment_12313" align="alignright" width="300"] A shiny new gymnasium flo... Read More

Lisa Removed the Excuses

YMCA Member of 10years pushes aside her excuses and goes for it

Lisa Zainey has been a YMCA Member for over 10 years. She didn’t get the most out of her membership until she pushed her excuses aside and just did it. REMOVE THE EXCUSES Lisa retired in the spring of 2017. All of a sudden, one large excuse for n... Read More

Sarah and family move to Indy

Big moves bigger changes

Have you ever moved to a new state and felt lost because you didn’t know anyone? What did you do in that situation? How did you acclimate yourself to your new surroundings? I can tell you what Sarah Johnson and her family did, they joined the Ba... 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

Towering “SALUTE” Sculpture Greets Veterans, YMCA Guests

Artist selected from national pool

A stunning 8-foot SALUTE sculpture was unveiled today at the entrance to the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA, which is scheduled to open on Dec. 3 as the first Y in the country to house a Veterans Administration medical clinic. Artist selected from nation... 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

Safety First: Tips and Tricks for Using a Treadmill

Not everyone is comfortable on a treadmill

 A lot of people use treadmills daily, but are you taking the extra precautions to be safe and get the most out of your workout? Here are five tips that will give an edge to your workout. 1. Start Off Right Are your shoes tied? Is your... 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

Wishbone 5K a Thanksgiving Tradition

Wishbone 5K a Thanksgiving tradition, year after year for many

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November and take part in traditions passed from generation to generation. The aroma of pumpkin pie baking, preparing Grandma's homemade dressing, turkey leftovers, the Thanksgiving parade an... Read More

Swim Programs Make a Difference to This 9-Year-Old

Ellie writes her Y story in her own words

She may only be 9, but Ellie has been a participant in Y swimming program for many years. She has written her own Y story about what she has gained through YMCA swim programs."My name is Ellie Hamilton. I am nine years old. I am on the swim team... Read More

18th Annual YMCA Holiday Toy Drive presented by Tom Wood

Do you need help with Holiday Assistance?

Santa hopes to deliver toys to more than 1,000 families in need this holiday season. 12 area YMCAs are collecting new toys through Dec. 13 for the 18th annual YMCA Toy Drive event presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group. "Even the smallest gift can m... Read More

Mandy and Heather Get Fit

Two Perry Meridian HIgh School staffers share fitness journey at the YMCA

Have you ever wondered about the positive impact you have made on the life of another person? Mandy Martin is quick to point out that Heather Birge made a difference in her life. The two ladies have worked together for almost five years at Perry Meri... Read More

Y’s Own Santa Claus Gives Back Big for Christmas

Bill Demaree, Tom Wood give holiday toys, caring hearts to families in need

[caption id="attachment_11938" align="alignright" width="214"] Bill Demaree (third from left) poses with YMCA Holiday Toy Drive team[/caption]Four years ago during Christmas, William Demaree, director of fixed operations at Tom Wood Managem... 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

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 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

Gain More Than Muscles with Group Training

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

I started my group 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 gr... 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

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