Lloyd Crain: Veteran, Y-goer, Musician

Lloyd Crain is not only a two-time military veteran, but an avid Y-goer and musician.

Dedication. Perseverance. Honor. These are three words you might associate with a Veteran. Lloyd Crain, embodies these words and so much more. Serving our country for 33 years in both the Marines and Airforce, Lloyd now spends a lot of time... Read More

Chelsea Challenge Take Two: SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch

Stretching the Mind and Body

Week two of the Chelsea Challenge happened! And what happened? Active Older Adults (AOA) SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch with Louise. "Now, as a 26-year-old, I thought this class would be easy, at least easier than BODYPUMP. This is the wrong mindset to... Read More

Chelsea Challenge: Chelsea Takes on BodyPump

The Chelsea Challenge is off and running, with the first class under her belt. Ready to Join her?

The Chelsea Challenge has taken off in full swing. For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with what the Chelsea Challenge is, I (Chelsea), Ransburg YMCA’s marketing coordinator, have a goal of making it to every class and meeting each of you... Read More

Get Spooky With The Ransburg Y

Ransburg Y Annual Member Spooktacular is Around The Corner

It’s that time of year – you have your pumpkin spice latte, the weather is getting cooler and Halloween is just around the corner. Halloween is a Ransburg Y Special – with so much to do at our FREE members’ Halloween Spooktacular, it’s a... Read More

Terry Farley Beats the Odds at the Baxter YMCA

Improving Health and Finding New Life with Exercise

Why Terry Farley Joined The Baxter YMCA Terry Farley has been a member at the Baxter YMCA for about one year now. Everybody has their own reason for wanting to be at the Y, but Terry had a laundry list of issues that brought him through our doors. ... Read More

Rebecca Turns Her Goals Into Her Passion

Rebecca Salman's weight loss journey becomes a way of life

Rebecca's goal of being healthy comes to life Rebecca Salman is a staff member at the Baxter YMCA. But her journey started in December of 2014 when she decided she wanted to get healthier. She felt like she needed to lose some weight and working out... Read More

Spend Fall Break at Camp with the Y!

We can't wait to spend Fall Break with you and your family

It’s happening! Evenings are starting to get crisp. Leaves are changing color and falling from trees. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are in every coffee shop. Fall is coming! At the Y, we love fall for an even better reason than PSLs. October means Fall B... 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

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 Events Looking for more events? Here's th... Read More

Get up and camp!

The YMCA offers several youth camps to choose from - find the right one for your family

CAMP. This word is famous to kids – but what does it really entail? Not all youth camps are the same, and summer camp at the YMCA is out of this world. Jump. Play. Swim. Learn. The YMCA offers several youth day camps. Preschool summer camp ... 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

Personal Training: A Step Toward the Best Version of You

Personal training is a great way to achieve goals you're struggling with

Almost every fitness facility has one thing in common: they offer personal training. The trainers are hard to miss with their clipboards in hand, and their shirts emblazoned with TRAINER. When you think about the pros and cons of personal training, d... Read More

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 tea... 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 DYE Replace... 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