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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 10, 2022

Five Reasons Why You Should Send Your Child to Summer Camp

April 1, 2022
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Five Reasons to Try Personal Training

March 1, 2022
YMCA360, the Y’s digital fitness platform, provides members with classes for all levels and gives you access to your Y anytime and anywhere!

5 Reasons to Use YMCA360 Virtual Fitness

February 1, 2022

Three Ways to Practice Self-Care: Mind, Body, & Soul

December 9, 2021
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4 Ways to Get Active with Your Child at the Y

Getting in shape with the family is a great bonding activity! Exercising with your kids will help them learn healthy habits early, and you might even […]
December 1, 2021
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Swim Lessons You Can Enjoy at the Y

Your local YMCA is a great place to learn how to swim — no matter how old you are. The center offers lessons to help all […]
October 31, 2021
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5 Ways to Include Your Kids on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means a day filled with family, food, and fun is just around the corner! If you’re hosting dinner, knowing the day […]
October 1, 2021
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Strength Training for Women: Why (& How) You Should Do It

Cardio is a fantastic form of exercise, but cardio alone is not the best way to lose fat and build lean muscle. If you’re looking to […]
September 1, 2021
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9 Easy, Healthy After-School Snacks

When the kids come home from school (or log off from online classes), they’re probably looking for a snack. And while you don’t want them to […]
August 1, 2021
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7 Back-to-School Safety Tips

It’s almost time for your child to go back to school! While summer fun is coming to an end, now you can focus on preparing your […]
July 1, 2021
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8 Senior-Friendly Group Fitness Classes

As we get older, staying active is essential for our mental and physical health. Exercising as a senior can provide plenty of benefits, such as: Higher […]
June 1, 2021
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6 Healthy Summer Eating Tips

Healthy summer eating can be a challenge. You might have meals at different times, or you may tend to snack a lot when you visit with […]
May 1, 2021
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7 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

Keeping your mind healthy is just as important as eating well and exercising! When you focus on your mental health — or your emotional, psychological, and […]
April 1, 2021
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5 Tips for Working Out with Spring Allergies

More than 50 million Americans struggle with seasonal allergies each year. And sniffing, sneezing, and watery eyes are tough enough to deal with, let alone adding […]
March 1, 2021
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7 Low-Cholesterol Foods You’ll Actually Want to Eat

Who said healthy eating had to be boring? If you’re trying to lower your cholesterol levels, you have plenty of heart-healthy options that taste great and […]
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