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April 19, 2016
Swimming is a great way to get exercise—no matter your age.

How to Get Swimming as a Senior

  Swimming is a great way to get exercise—no matter your age. But it’s especially beneficial for seniors trying to become more active. It’s easy on […]
April 5, 2016
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to come out of workout hibernation and get back into gear.

Tips for Planning Your Workout Week

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to come out of workout hibernation and get back into gear. Many people fall into exercise slumps during […]
March 24, 2016
This class is a great combination of high cardio with little impact.

Hi/Lo: An Aerobic Workout for All Fitness Levels

Are you looking to try an aerobics class at the YMCA? Check out our Hi/Lo class! This class is a great combination of high cardio with […]
March 14, 2016
Eating vegetables is not easy -- it’s difficult knowing exactly which ones to pick up and it’s also tricky figuring out how to cook particular vegetables with so many preparation styles.

11 Painless Ways to Eat Veggies

Here at the Lafayette Family YMCA, we understand that eating vegetables can be a miserable experience for many people (especially kids!). Vegetables are raw, watery, crunchy, […]
February 22, 2016
CX Worx is a Les Mills fitness class that focuses on strengthening your torso and core muscles, aka your tummy and your butt.

Class Highlight: CX Worx

Group fitness classes are a great way to get motivated and exercise regularly. CX Worx is one of the group fitness classes offered here at the […]
February 1, 2016
our heart is such an important part that often gets overlooked or taken for granted.

February Is Healthy Heart Month

  Confucius once said, “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” But if your heart isn’t healthy enough, the “wherever you go” part may be […]
January 18, 2016
RPM is a safe and fun aerobic workout that combines cycling, music, and motivational coaching to get your heart pumping.

RPM: The Ultimate Ride!

  Looking for a way to revamp your tired workout routine? Why not try RPM? This is a safe and fun aerobic workout that combines cycling, […]
January 1, 2016
2016 is here, and you’re probably excited for a fresh start and to tackle your New Year’s resolutions.

Make the Resolution to Stick to Your Resolutions!

  Happy New Year! 2016 is here, and you’re probably excited for a fresh start and to tackle your New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, if you’re like […]
December 22, 2015
Body Combat was created by Les Mills as a non-contact workout featuring self-defense moves from martial arts such as tai chi, karate, boxing, and kickboxing.

Body Combat: Kick Those Calories to the Curb

Looking for a way to burn up to 740 calories in just an hour? Give Body Combat a try! This cardiovascular workout combines self-defense moves from […]
December 12, 2015
Between juggling work, family, and finances, sometimes your physical and emotional well-being are the last things on your mind.

Bring Your Family Together at the Y

Life can become so hectic that it’s hard to find a good balance. Between juggling work, family, and finances, sometimes your physical and emotional well-being are […]
November 25, 2015
We understand it can be difficult during the holidays to resist overindulging on the calories and missing out on the gym.

Staying Fit this Holiday Season

Tis’ the season to spend time with family, friends, and food.  We understand it can be difficult during the holidays to resist overindulging on the calories […]
November 11, 2015
If you’re trying to lose weight, portion control is a key component for shedding pounds or inches and keeping them off.

Tips for Weight Loss and Maintenance: Portion Control

If you’re trying to lose weight, portion control is a key component for shedding pounds or inches and keeping them off. While many people think they […]
October 26, 2015
Establishing a workout routine makes exercising regularly not only easier, but also more fun!

Establishing a Workout Routine (and Keeping It)

Working out is hard–we’re not refuting this. But establishing a workout routine makes exercising regularly not only easier, but also more fun! Here are some things […]
October 3, 2015
Adding stretching to your daily routine can not only help with your posture, but also your overall well-being!

Stretching Your Limits

We all know that exercise is important and that most people probably don’t get enough of it. We know that we should be eating healthy and […]
September 18, 2015
Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means - trick or treating!

Healthy Halloween: Tips and Tricks

  Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means – trick or treating! Nothing says Halloween like buckets of treats, and it […]
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