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Our blog offers information on opportunities at the Lafayette Family YMCA, updates and news, and health and wellness advice.

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May 1, 2019
Woman wondering how to get motivated to work out at the gym when she doesn’t want to.

How To Get Motivated to Work Out When it Feels Impossible

It’s perfectly normal to have days when you know you should go to the gym and get your workout in, but you’re exhausted. All you probably […]
April 4, 2019
The YMCA can help you find strategies for healthy weight loss.

Do’s and Don’ts for Healthy Weight Loss

Weight loss can be a stressful topic for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be complicated, risky, or uncomfortable. With fad diets and uncertain advice, it […]
March 7, 2019
The Y offers reminders why a spring break body isn’t everything.

Why a Spring Break Body Isn’t Everything

Preparing for spring break can be fun when you’re planning an exciting beach vacation, but messages about getting a great spring break body can cause you […]
February 11, 2019
Couple trying one of the many ways to practice self-care.

3 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Making time for yourself may seem like a foreign concept, especially when you’re already overwhelmed. Your life is hectic, often filled with work, family, and other […]
January 2, 2019
You can keep your New Year’s resolution with the programs at the Lafayette Family YMCA.

Five Ways to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

The winter skies may be chilly and gray, but the future is bright! The new year brings new opportunities and new goals. If you’re making resolutions […]
December 19, 2018
You can safely work out during the winter with helpful tips from the YMCA.

Five Tips for Safely Working Out During the Winter

Your dedication to staying healthy shouldn’t have to stop when the weather gets cold. But, we know that snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can make it […]
November 15, 2018
Stay healthy during flu season and keep up your workouts at the Y with these five easy steps.

Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

It’s officially November! A time filled with football and parades, Thanksgiving traditions, and precious family time. Unfortunately, however, this is also the time of year when […]
October 3, 2018
Parents and kids can stay healthy this Halloween with these five easy tips.

Five Ways to Stay Healthy This Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means – candy! Nothing says Halloween quite like buckets of treats, hyper children, sugar crashes, […]
July 24, 2018
Classes at the YMCA can help you lose weight when you’re not seeing results from your workouts.

Five Reasons Why You’re Not Seeing Results From Your Workouts

Ever feel like you’re putting in the work, but aren’t seeing the results you’re longing for? Don’t worry. Fitness plateaus are extremely common, but nonetheless frustrating. […]
July 18, 2018
Lafayette Family YMCA | Updates on the New Lafayette, Indiana YMCA Facility

Drone Footage & Updates on the New Lafayette, Indiana YMCA Facility

Wondering where construction is at on the new YMCA? We’ll be posting videos and updates on the new Lafayette, Indiana YMCA facility here, so you can […]
June 20, 2018
Keep doing the things you love! Here are five ways seniors can stay fit.

Five Ways Seniors Can Stay Fit

As you get older, it can be easy to lose motivation when it comes to physical exercise. Your knees don’t bend as well as they once […]
June 6, 2018
Here are five healthy habits to practice daily to transform your health.

Five Healthy Habits to Practice Daily

  You’ve probably heard before that health is a habit. Cliché as it may sound, it’s so true! But, in the hustle and bustle of daily […]
May 9, 2018
Strong women strength training with weights at the YMCA in Lafayette Indiana

Five Benefits of Strength Training for Women

As women, it can be difficult to find effective ways to lose weight. It gets to a point where all the dieting, aerobic exercises, and circuits […]
December 12, 2017
Happy Holidays from all of us at the Lafayette Family YMCA!

2017 Christmas & New Year’s Hours

We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! Below, you’ll find our holiday hours and group fitness schedule. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
December 3, 2017

Four Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail and How to Overcome the Odds

The New Year is all about having a fresh start and making positive changes to your life, and following through with resolutions can be a huge […]
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