Whether it is choosing to exercise a few times per week, giving up fast food meals, or educating yourself on nutrition and/or fitness, the YMCA encourages individuals to choose a healthy lifestyle. Discover the fun of exercise through our fitness facilities. Try Personal or Small Group Training, or burn calories in fun group exercise classes like Zumba, Pilates, or Les Mills BodyPump – all led by experienced instructors.
When it comes to fitness (like most things), there’s simply no substitute for personalized, expert advice. Let one of our certified trainers get you to the next level. Whether you’re a new exerciser, comfortable with your fitness but looking for something more, or a seasoned competitor, our YMCA Personal Training Program will get you results.
The Personal Training Starter Package is the entry point to the YMCA’s Personal Training Program. You will be contacted by a Certified Personal Trainer within the next two business days to discuss and schedule your first one-on-one session. In this session you will:
Click on the “view dates and times” / center registration link or, if you have additional questions, please email PersonalTraining@indymca.org.
Request for Personal Training
Groups consist of 2-4 people that meet on specific days/times with a certified Personal Trainer. Please ask a Wellness Staff Member for more information.
Your Wellness Advisor will help you create a customized plan to help identify and set goals, that fits your lifestyle and current fitness level, which can also include reviewing all wellness center equipment.
Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. This course can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.
Heartsaver® First Aid
Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. First aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies are included in the course. Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills test, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years.
Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (CPR for medical Professionals and lifeguards)
The AHA’s BLS Provider Course reflects science and education from the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
This class is intended for medical professionals and lifeguards.
(If you are not a medical professional or lifeguard, please refer instead to our Heartsaver CPR AED and Heartsaver First Aid classes.)
The YMCA Lifeguard Training course is the most comprehensive program available, including certifications in CPR/AED, Basic Life Support, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.Training in equipment-based rescues for aquatic environments, accident prevention and decision-making skills prepare participants for employment.
Participants must be 16 years old before the start of class. Attendance, full participation, and successful completion of written tests and performance of all water skills are required.
Participants must be able to:
The YMCA offers our community a variety of Certification & Training courses such as first aid, CPR and AED training that will provide you with the critical skills you need for an emergency.
At the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, sports and recreational activities are always available year around.
Coming to the YMCA has so many benefits—from staying fit to learning new skills and more.
Here adults will find the company of other like-minded individuals, form friendships, gain confidence, and purpose.
For adults looking to improve their swim movement and efficiency, the Y offers a variety of programs to fit your needs!
You can take control of your health and the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is there with you, every step of the way. The Y is committed to helping prevent chronic disease and tliving a healthy lifestyle by giving individuals of all ages tools for staying active and connected.
We offer programs as diverse as the people we serve. We have an unparalleled selection of classes and activities—everything from personal training to foreign language classes to summer camp—all waiting for you and your family to explore. (Looking for group exercise and pool schedules? Click on the "schedules" tab above, then choose your location.)