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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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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 […]
June 27, 2016
Going to the gym as a family is a great way to build relationships, have fun, and stay healthy!

Great Ways to Come to The Gym Together as a Family

Going to the gym as a family is a great way to build relationships, have fun, and stay healthy! Your local YMCA is the perfect place […]
June 13, 2016
Not only is healthy snacking better for your health, but you’ll just feel better overall as well.

Snacking in the Sun: 5 Ways to Eat Healthy This Summer

Summertime and sunshine are finally on the horizon! However, with summer comes the temptation to eat popsicles, hot dogs, and all kinds of unhealthy snacks. Here […]
May 26, 2016
Body Shop consists of various exercises aimed at strengthening and toning your muscles, building your core, increasing your balance, and increasing cardio endurance.

Class Highlight: Body Shop

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to kick it into gear and start getting back in shape for the summer. Group fitness classes […]
May 5, 2016
We love kids at the Y. We love to see them play, see them laugh, see them learn, see them grow.

Help Your Children Become More Active

We love kids at the Y. We love to see them play, see them laugh, see them learn, see them grow. These children are a big […]
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 the […]
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 limited. […]
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, music, […]
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 most […]
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 […]
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