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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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January 18, 2017
The habits you form after you graduate are habits that could stick with you for the rest of your life.

Tips for Staying Fit After Graduation

College is a great time to venture out on our own, make new friends, and eventually find the perfect career. But it is also a time […]
January 4, 2017
Staying healthy as a parent will help you keep up with your kids and keep the whole family happy and healthy!

Tips for Staying Fit As a Parent

After you have kids, it’s natural to worry less about yourself and more about them. This is why it’s so common to fall into unhealthy habits […]
December 16, 2016
Happy Holidays from all of us at the Lafayette Family YMCA!

Holiday Hours, Schedules, and Updates

Hello! We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! Below, you’ll find our holiday hours, group fitness schedule, and pool hours. Feel free to contact us […]
December 12, 2016
Just because it’s winter, doesn't mean you have to get soft.

Season for Success: How to Stay Healthy This Winter

No daylight or no motivation; whatever your reason, it just seems harder for people to keep up on their fitness goals during the winter. Here are […]
December 7, 2016
Remember to work toward your New Year’s fitness goals by building up to your changes, setting realistic goals, and staying positive

Do the Resolution Right: How to Stick With Your New Year’s Fitness Goals

The New Year’s resolution can be a great chance to start over. If you’re ready to make some positive health and fitness changes, we want to […]
November 21, 2016
The holidays have resulted in the downfall of many people’s fitness goals, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

We can all admit to overeating during holidays. This tendency to overindulge can make it seem impossible to stay healthy this winter. The holidays have resulted […]
November 5, 2016
Personal trainers aren’t at the gym to judge you; they’re there to help you.

The Benefits of Working with Personal Trainers

Motivating yourself to work out might seem difficult, but there is an option for those who need help! Many people have learned about the benefits of […]
October 17, 2016
Whether you’re worried about what to give trick-or-treaters suffering from food allergies or just watching your family’s sugar intake, these healthy alternatives are sure to be a hit for Halloween.

5 Hauntingly Healthy Halloween Alternatives to Give to Trick-or-Treaters

Halloween is a time for costumes, pumpkin carving, and of course: trick-or-treating! But those large doses of sugar and high fructose corn syrup can put a […]
October 11, 2016
Being safe in the water is crucial to your family’s health and wellness.

Important Swim Skills Your Family Should Know

There are so many great benefits to swimming! It’s fun, relaxing, and a great way to exercise, but do you know the most important swim skills? […]
September 15, 2016
Whether you’re playing to win or just having some fun, we definitely recommend adding a team sport to your list of hobbies!

4 Reasons You Should Play Team Sports as an Adult

Running, cooking, photography, whatever your hobby may be, we’d like to encourage you to pick up another — team sports! You might be thinking to yourself, […]
September 12, 2016
Every child is different but a vast majority of kids love to play sports.

Youth Sports: Why Your Child Should Be Out Playing

“Go outside and play!” It seems like more and more parents are having trouble tearing their children away from the television or computer and getting them […]
August 22, 2016
Friendly and professional, our trainers know what they’re doing, and they can work with you to help you get out of a plateau.

Five Great Things About Personal Trainers

Have you been working out regularly but still aren’t reaching your fitness goals? Or are you having trouble squeezing a workout in with your busy schedule? […]
August 8, 2016
With programs for every age and events dedicated to bringing families together, the Y strives to help your family be the best it can be.

7 Ideas to Bring Family Time into Your Back-to-School Routine

At the YMCA, our goal is to help build strong, healthy families, and we know that family time is an important part of achieving that goal. […]
July 26, 2016
Body Attack is the perfect class for getting energized and ready for the upcoming sports seasons.

Class Highlight: Body Attack

It’s not too late to get active this summer! The Lafayette Family YMCA offers plenty of group fitness options to help you get in gear. Body […]
July 11, 2016
Triathlon training can hold big benefits for your workout routine.

Rotate Your Routine: Why Triathlon Training Works

For some of us, triathlons present an exciting opportunity to measure our fitness. For others, triathlons are a challenge we would prefer not to undertake! Here […]
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