Women have dominated the headlines - and the podium - at the Olympic Games in London.
The successes of athletes Gabby Douglas, Missy Franklin, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings are inspiring girls of all ages in central Indiana.
A historic number of female athletes are competing and women represent each participating country. American females outnumber the men and they're raking in the majority of the medals.
"I think it's amazing. I think it shows that strong is the new sexy," said Jessi Howald.
At Crossfit Broad Ripple, Howald can't get enough of what's being called the "Title IX Games."
"I think it's awesome. Definitely makes me work harder to see them," she said.
DeVeau's School of Gymnastics in Fishers is also full of Olympic spirit. Young girls at the gym are just getting their start, but they're dreaming big.
"Definitely, there is a lot of interest in adding gymnastics as a sport," said coach Amy Replogle.
Rachel Carr, 17, has been a gymnast since she was three. For her, the Olympics are instilling a renewed vigor for the sport.
"I think it shows us that anything is possible, so I think it gives us something to achieve, something to work harder for," Carr said.
Watching the Olympics is inspiring many to push themselves physically, but the lessons the Olympians are teaching reach far beyond sports.
"These women are setting wonderful examples in discipline and goal setting and the dedication it takes to be an Olympian and girls don't often see that in TV and on magazines," said Abri Hochstetler of Girls Inc.
Hochstetler knows a thing or two about Olympic inspiration.
"My brother and I did our own Summer Olympics in our backyard and that's what inspired me to do gymnastics and track was at the '92 and '96 Olympics," she said.
That led to a track scholarship, where she competed on the national level in hurdles. The Games continue to inspire as she trains for the Chicago Marathon.
"There's nothing more inspiring than watching the Olympics on a treadmill, that's for sure," she said.
While most women will never stand on the podium, the watershed effect of these historic games for females will likely prove to be worth its weight in gold.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Many female athletes are hoping these Olympic Games will be the turning point for the perception of women's sports beyond the Olympics.