Challenge yourself with our month-long Indoor Ironman competition! Swim/row, bike, and run the distance of an Ironman at your own pace. All participants will receive an Indoor Ironman shirt. The first three male and female contestants to complete all requirements will receive a champions shirt, as well as bragging rights until next year! Challenge must be completed at a YMCA of Greater Michiana branch.
|February 1-28, 2022||Ages 12+||Bike - 112 miles
Swim/Row - 2.5 miles/16,095 meters
Run/Walk - 26.2 miles
|Registration through January 16||$10/Member||$15/Non-Member|
|Registration January 17-February 6||$15/Member||$20/Non-Member|
What if I have physical limitations for portions of the competition?
If you are unable to run, bike, or swim there are modified exceptions that will still count toward completion goals. Participants can space out mileage as needed throughout the 28 days.
- Biking - Any form of indoor bike is acceptable, including seated ellipticals. Spinning and cycling classes also count toward this goal.
- Swimming - Swimming can include a mix of lap swim, rowing machine, and water aerobics classes. Participants can also walk 1/2 laps in the pool or use a paddleboard to complete full laps.
- Running/Walking - Run or walk on a treadmill or one of our indoor tracks. Group exercise classes also count toward this goal
What can YMCA O’Brien Center members do for the swimming portion?
Members at O’Brien Center have access to the pool at the Niles-Buchanan and Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCAs. They also have the option to use a rowing machine.
Can my friend and I do this together?
The Indoor Ironman is an individual challenge. Both members are encouraged to sign up and push one another but the distances are completed individually.
Where and how do I track my progress?
Each participant will be given a tracking sheet to put their miles on. Sheets will be kept in a binder located at Fit Desk. Miles will be tracked on the honor system and must be completed at a YMCA of Greater Michiana branch.
Who do we let know that we have finished the Ironman?
Let Fit Desk or Member Service know when you have completed the challenge so they can see if you were one of the top finishers.
What Counts Toward Mileage?
What Counts Toward Milage?
|Biking||1 mile on stationary bole or seated elliptical (including miles logged in a cycle class) = 1 mile|
|Swimming||9 laps/18 lengths in the YMCA lap pool = 1/4 mile
45-60 min. water exercise class = 1/4 mile
4 walked 1/2 laps in the pool = 1 lap
850 meters rowing = 1/2 mile
|Running||1 mile of running, walking, or elliptical = 1 mile
30 min. group exercise class = 1 mile
60 min. group fitness class = 2 miles