Lizzie and Dylan Are Excellent Lifeguards, We Need More

Lifeguarding is a hard, yet rewarding job

“Lifeguarding has to be one of the best summer jobs for students,” says Lizzie Giller. The 21-year-old college student is looking forward to returning for her second summer as a lifeguard at the Ransburg YMCA. “It taught me leadership and teamw... Read More

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Classes Begin in April

Adult cancer patients gain confidence, camaraderie and strength in 12-week program

Offered in Indianapolis since 2008, this 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 environment. Working in a sm... 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

Ransburg YMCA Celebrates 60 Years

60 years of the Ransburg YMCA serving Indy's East side

February was a big month at the Ransburg YMCA! We kicked off a year-long celebration of serving the East side for 60 years with an Anniversary Celebration /Annual Campaign kickoff luncheon. Nearly 200 joined to celebrate and reminisce about the Ransb... Read More

Influencing Teens, Man to Man

Life is hard for teenagers, Man to Man helps them get through it together

“Guns, gangs and drugs: Number of teens charged with murder doubles since 2016...” — Nov 16, 2017 “Loved ones still searching for shooters who killed two Warren Central students...”  — May 8, 2018 “As murders rise among Indianap... 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

From Nose to Toes and Ear to Ear

Dive into the new year and a new you

A guest blog from Tim Arvin on behalf of YMCA Member Services Representatives, who are here to serve you! You might have heard me say, “I hope and pray that something I say…will get you to the Y.” As 2019 begins, I want to encourage you, from ... 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

Dive into Water Aerobics With Margaret

At 95, Margaret makes a splash in water aerobics

Would you do anything it takes to get to the Y? Margaret does.While her eyesight isn’t as great as it used to be, nothing stops this 95-year-old from coming to water aerobics an average of twice a week. “It does so much for the whole body. I... Read More

Play and Learn Has a New Face

Welcome Sam Irvin to Play & Learn!

Sam Irvin lives for child enrichment and development, which made accepting the position of Early Childhood Coordinator at the Ransburg YMCA an easy decision. “Kids have so much knowledge and want to teach us,” Sam said. Loving children’s pass... Read More

Design a T-Shirt for the Ransburg Y

Submit your T-shirt design, and you just might win!

The Ransburg YMCA is hosting a T-Shirt Design Contest in anticipation of its 60th anniversary in 2019. The design is open for interpretation and should showcase what the Ransburg YMCA means to the community and its members.Submit designs by Dec. ... 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

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

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

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

YMCA Swim Club Chalks Up Win at First-Ever Home Meet

Swimmers from 5 area teams competed for a win against 9-time state champs

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis (YOGI) recently hosted its first official home swim meet against the Niles Mariners of Michigan and the Michiana Stingrays at the Ransburg YMCA outdoor 50-meter Long Course pool. Swimmers of the YOGI Swim Club come from f... 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