The YMCA at the Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St., and the Indy Bike Hub YMCA, 222 E. Market St. (the downtown Ys) will be offering VIP guest passes to the community during their membership promotion August 1-17. During all hours of operation guest passes will be distributed daily during this promotion. The guest pass will allow the community to tour the facilities, try equipment and get to know the staff. Individuals who sign up for a membership during this time will have their joining fee waived; a value of up to $100.

Joining Fee to be Waived for New Members

Karin Ogden, Executive Director for the YMCA at the Athenaeum and the Indy Bike Hub YMCA said, “This is a great opportunity for those health seekers who have been procrastinating about hitting the gym and for individuals who may not have had an opportunity to visit either of our downtown Ys.”

The Bike Hub Y is the first in the country to introduce fitness with a cycling component. The Y has partnered with Bicycle Garage Indy (BGI) and offers bike lockers and and a commuter fitness package. Not only are the two urban Ys an answer to fitness needs, they are convienently located for the downtown resident, commuter, or visitor. Both facilities are located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis and the Y at the Athenaeum also offers childcare for parents. The YMCA at the Athenaeum is located inside of the historic Athenaeum building and the Indy Bike Hub YMCA sits in the east wing of City Market.  Each Y offers top-of-the-line fitness equipment, experienced staff, a variety of exercise classes and more. 

Guest passes are also available throughout the year at $10 per person or $18 for families. For more information about the membership promotion and programs at the downtown Ys, contact Angie Boarman, Membership Director, Indy Bike Hub YMCA, at 317-612-3083 or Sarah Ruiz, Membership Specialist, YMCA at the Athenaeum, at 317-685-9705.

About the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis serves more than 200,000 people in diverse communities throughout greater Indianapolis. The YMCA brings together young and old, men and women, people of all faiths, backgrounds, and incomes. Last year, the YMCA provided nearly $6 million in scholarships, subsidies, and under-written programs and community services in low income neighborhoods. Through 13 locations and in collaboration with more than 200 churches, schools, and other community groups and organizations, the YMCA is also able to extend its program opportunities throughout Central Indiana and into the heart of urban neighborhoods. To donate or for more information about YMCA programs and services visit