Chelsea Challenge Tackles Zumba

Chelsea takes a Zumba class in this round of the Chelsea Challenge.

Zumba is a zoom, zoom class – you keep moving and grooving the whole time! Zumba with Kathy is no different than what you would expect, and you’ll feel the class in your WHOLE body. Having done Zumba before, I didn’t think the class would af... Read More

VERTICAL CHURCH AND PASTOR TEDDY CONN FIND A HOME AT BAXTER YMCA

Meet Pastor Teddy Conn, Volunteer Chaplain at the Baxter Y

MEET TEDDY CONN, VERTICAL CHURCH PASTOR Vertical Church calls the Baxter YMCA home just like so many of our members. Teddy... Read More

Celebrate the Holidays at the YMCA

Family Holiday Fun at the YMCA

YMCA HOLIDAY FUN ALL OVER INDIANAPOLIS Your Indianapolis YMCA's have all of your holiday family fun! Gingerbread, Santa, reindeer, Corn hole, and more! Join us at one or all of the events being hosted at a YMCA of your choosing. BAXTER YMCA: Gin... Read More

Elderly Man Regains Himself with Personal Training

Sukhbir suffered a set back several years back and is using Personal Training to regain himself.

Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. 90 mile hike around Harper’s Ferry. These are great feats for anyone to accomplish, but they are particular impressive for a man in his 70s! For Sukhbir Singh, these were just another hike, until he suffered a small setbac... Read More

Lloyd Crain: Veteran, Y-goer, Musician

Lloyd Crain is not only a two-time military veteran, but also 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

Todd Shellenberger; Living the Dream!

Triathlon is a family commitment for Shellenberger's

YMCA Triathlete Competes in 3 World Championship Races in Europe Being a triathlete means something differ... Read More

Peace of Mind for Families in Need

The Y is there when families need us most.

Angela and Lilli are a special duo that have been a part of the YMCA’s After School program. Angela is a single mother who has been using the Y program for her daughter, Lilli. In March of 2011, Angela was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast c... 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

YMCA Shows Support for Veterans and Active Duty

The Benjamin Harrison YMCA raises funds to support Veteran and Active Duty Military programs and memberships

The Benjamin Harrison YMCA has a long history with the men and women serving our country. Through partnerships, discounts, programming, memberships and support, we are continuing to write that story. A Little History The Benjamin Harrison YMCA is l... Read More

19th 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 for the 19th annual YMCA Toy Drive event presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group. Even the smallest gift can mean the w... 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

Former Marine David TRIs Something New

David swam, biked and ran his way across the triathlon finish line

David came to the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA in November of 2018 out of desperation to lose 10-15 pounds before an event at the end of the year. As a former Marine, David volunteers each year for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. As the eve... Read More

Near Drowning Led Hinton Family to Swim Lessons

After slipping in the pool, Izzy learns to swim at the Y

Last summer we were at a family outing in a pool full of other adults and our kids, and Izzy was on the steps right next to me in the p... 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

YMCA Preschool Curriculum Helps Children Grow

Early Learning Preschool helps fill the need for quality care in Lawrence

Everyone wants a great start for their child, and Megan has found that with the Benjamin Harrison YMCA Early Learning Preschool Program. “My son has been attending the program ever since he turned 2 years old. First as a half-day student, then mov... Read More

Felita Finds Family at the Y after Cancer Diagnosis

Felita Bradford finds strength in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

No one ever believes that it will happen to them. Then one fateful day, on January 4, 2017, Felita Bradford received a diagnosis she could not imagine; she had breast cancer. Discovering Support While going through treatments at Methodist Hospital,... Read More

Marion County Residents Inch Their Way Toward Better Health

Top 10 Coalition reports improvement, drives projects that support better health

Marion County residents have improved in two key health outcomes: 1) increased physical activity in adults, and 2) decreased tobacco use. The Top 10 Coalition celebrates these wins and highlights projects that have supported these outcomes in its 201... Read More

Barely Able to Walk, Mildred Gets Back on her Feet

Mildred Lewis shares her Y story

“I started coming to the Y five years ago after a trip to Miami Beach, FL where I saw seniors walking, jogging, biking and doing yoga in the park. Seeing these physically active seniors inspired me to become one as well, even though most of the eq... Read More

Burgess Family Finds Common Ground on Taekwondo Mat

Martial arts instructor brings home the medals

When Paul Burgess and his son signed up for Taekwondo, they did not know what to expect or that Paul would go on to win competition after competition. Burgess’ son played basketball and soccer at the Y, but neither sport was what Paul was looking f... Read More