Baxter YMCA


What‘s New @ Baxter YMCA

February Department News, Programs and Events

Register for the 2016-2017 preschool year!

Current students may register beginning February 29
New students may enroll March 7

Are you a current preschool member? It’s that time of year. Get an early jump on your child’s education! Sign up for Preschool at the Baxter YMCA. We have classes for ages 2-5 years old. We offer 1/2 hour classes filled with fun, crafts, gym, special events, and lots of peer interaction. Morning and afternoon classes are available.

  • The first five families who are currently enrolled to register for the ‘16/’17 school year will receive a FREE credit for Kid’s Night Out. All others who register through March 4 will be entered to win a Preschool Enrichment class credit.
  • New students who register March 7-11 will be entered to win a $25 program credit. 

For more information, contact Kenny Daniels at or 317-865-6473. The registration packet along with class information and offerings can be found here

Summer Camp registration begins February 20!

It is hard to believe it, but Summer Day Camp 2016 is right around the corner! Registration opens February 20. For more information, visit

FREE Synergy Demos coming in February!

Give #BaxterYSynergy a try for FREE! Join us on the following dates to see what the craze is about!

Feb 8 at 6 pm
Feb 17 at 6 pm
Feb 25 at 6:30 pm

For a complete schedule, click here. To register for February classes, click here.

Become a better leader!

Toastmasters International will be hosting a FREE Youth Leadership Program to local students ages 13-18. This program will give you the tools to help you take charge. You will learn how to:

  • conduct effective meetings
  • listen, critique, and offer helpful advice
  • prepare and present speeches
  • participate in and lead group discussions

Youth Leadership will meet for 8 weeks on Tuesdays from 4 – 5 pm at the Baxter YMCA. This program runs February 23-March 15 and April 5-26. Register online by clicking here. Search for “Youth Leadership Program.” Hurry! Space is limited to the first 25 participants.

Set the table this holiday season and give back to the community!

Here’s a way you can give back, and it won’t cost you a penny! Kroger will give back to the Baxter YMCA everytime you shop. All you have to do is register your Kroger Card by copying and pasting this link into your browser: and follow the instructions above.


In 2008, the YMCA of the USA partnered with LIVESTRONG® to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person-not the disease. The free, 12–week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease survivors back into fitness and help maintain a healthy weight. Read more…

Meet Our Personal Trainers

Whether you’re new to exercise or wanting to take your fitness to the next level, our personal trainers have what it takes to get you the results you want!  Sign up for personal training today, and your trainer will develop a customized program for you, guide you through a workout, and offer motivation and accountability.  Get to know our qualified and knowledgeable personal trainers by clicking on their profile below.  For more information, including how to set up a free demo, please contact Bobbi Finley at 317-865-6464 or

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Thanks to our generous donors, thousands of people have been able to participate in Y programs and services regardless of their income. You can help the Y continue this tradition for years to come. Click here for the many giving options available at the Y!

YMCA MISSION: to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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