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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 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 […]
November 1, 2017

Five Tips for Staying Fit During the Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, you might be tempted to loosen your belt and dig out the stretchy pants. But what if you could still […]
October 25, 2017

Four Surprising Health Benefits of Pumpkin

October is the month of pumpkin spice and everything nice! Sure, pumpkins make great seasonal decorations and even better pie, but did you know that pumpkins […]
September 26, 2017

Five 5K Training Tips for All Fitness Levels

From raising money for a charitable cause to finally achieving a long-term fitness goal, every athlete has his or her own reason for challenging themselves to […]
August 13, 2017

Five Benefits of Working Out During Lunch

Struggling to fit your workout into your busy schedule everyday? You should try working out during lunch! It’s a nice change of pace that will leave […]
July 23, 2017

Why You Should Add Swimming to Your Child’s List of Basic Life Skills

There is a list of basic life skills all parents know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like […]
July 1, 2017

When to Exercise

Finding time to work out during the week is crucial to your health! But, when is the best time to exercise during the day? Watch the […]
July 1, 2017

When Is the Best Time to Exercise?

When is the best time to exercise? A quick Google search will give you a hundred different answers, but in reality, morning, afternoon, and evening workouts […]
June 12, 2017

Safety Around Water: Five Reasons Your Kids Should Learn to Swim

Kids are fascinated by water, especially in the summer. But, do your kids know how to stay safe around water? Here are five reasons your kids […]
May 4, 2017

Top Summer Activities for Kids in Lafayette, Indiana

The Greater Lafayette community is full of opportunities for kids to grow and learn! Here are the top summer activities for kids in Lafayette, Indiana.
April 18, 2017

The New Lafayette YMCA Facility Is Underway!

The groundbreaking ceremony for our new facility on April 4 was the first step towards an exciting new improvement in the Lafayette, Indiana community. Several community […]
March 3, 2017

The Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

We’ve all walked into the gym and walked passed the group fitness studios, right? You hear the funky music and see a group of people dancing […]
March 1, 2017

Five Reasons to Work Out with a Partner

Finding the motivation to work out is something we all struggle with. We get good at telling ourselves we don’t have to go to the gym […]
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