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Our blog offers information on opportunities at the Lafayette Family YMCA, updates and news, and health and wellness advice.

September 10, 2015
Lace up your sneakers and get your game face on, it’s time to tackle your first 5K.

How to Train for your first 5K

Lace up your sneakers and get your game face on, it’s time to tackle your first 5K. There are lots of reasons you might be interested […]
August 19, 2015
Our Diabetes Prevention Program offers a coaching-style approach to keeping the disease at bay by stressing healthy eating, good exercise habits, and how nutrition and physical activity can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

The Lafayette Family YMCA Launches Diabetes Prevention Program

There’s a new tool in Greater Lafayette for preventing type 2 diabetes — the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program! The program offers a coaching-style approach to keeping […]
July 22, 2015
Exercising with a friend has tons of benefits to get you working in the gym.

Fitness Friends: How Workout Buddies Keep You Healthy

  It’s hard to stay motivated to exercise, especially when you’re busy, tired, and just want to relax after a long day. That’s why it’s important […]
July 6, 2015
Created by Les Mills and introduced to gyms across the country in 2013, Grit is a small group training system that focuses on strength, plyometrics, and cardio and is scientifically designed to sculpt your unique body.

Get Your Heart Pounding at Grit: A Group Fitness Class Based on Interval Training

  At the Lafayette Family YMCA, we recognize that our members are busy people. Between work, family, friends, and other activities, there is little to no […]
June 17, 2015
Zumba is a combination of Latin, hip-hop, salsa, and international music that sculpts your body with fun, easy-to-learn dance steps.

Dance, Cardio and an Upbeat Environment: Learn More About Zumba

  Here at the Lafayette Family YMCA, we have a great group fitness schedule with classes for all fitness levels (you can find our calendars on […]
June 4, 2015
At the Lafayette Family YMCA, we strive to facilitate a community where the whole family can find something fun to stay healthy, be fit and most importantly have fun!

Family Fitness | Breaking a Sweat Together

As a busy parent, it may be hard to find the time to exercise. Between work, running errands, and spending time with your family, your day […]
May 19, 2015
Kid your kids happy and healthy all summer long with a season full of fun family activities.

Family Fitness in the Summer

Now that the weather has warmed up and the kids are out of school, there are plenty of activities to help the family stay healthy and […]
April 28, 2015
Being fit and healthy requires more than simply going to the gym; it also involves eating the right foods.

Food Fitness

The most important aspect of being healthy is…FOOD! People eat constantly. Our lives can even sometimes revolve around food, counting down the minutes until lunch or […]
April 16, 2015
The key to keeping yourself going to the gym is to create an exercise habit.

Building an Exercise Habit

April is the time of year when most New Year’s fitness resolutions have been given up, but it’s still too early to be thinking about a […]
March 10, 2015
Spring is the time of change, and it is not just the flowers blooming in your yard or spring cleaning your house.

Spring Into Shape

  Spring is the time of change, and it is not just the flowers blooming in your yard or spring cleaning your house. It’s also a […]
March 4, 2015
Swimming is a unique activity that has the longevity of being a great form of exercise for toddlers, seniors and everyone in between.

Why Do Swim Lessons Matter?

Swimming is an important life skill that children and adults should learn as early as possible. There are many benefits in learning how to swim and […]
February 25, 2015
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is to teach lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.

Lifeguard Training is happening at the Y!

Registration is now open for both of our Lifeguard Training classes! This is an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course. (Please note ALL classes must be […]
February 23, 2015
Group fitness classes give you access to experienced instructors who can help you improve your workout and they also keep boredom at bay and provide a social experience for meeting new people.

Choosing the Right Group Fitness Classes For You

It’s no secret that group fitness classes are great tools to add to your exercise routine. Not only do they give you access to experienced instructors […]
February 10, 2015
 The right workout buddy helps you give it your all, and if you want great results then you have got to give it everything you’ve got.

Share The Love: The benefits of working out with a partner

It is that time of the year again with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching. Love is in the air!   This month at the Lafayette Family YMCA […]
January 21, 2015
Just because it's could outside doesn't mean you should lose your workout motivation.

Winter Motivation

Find your motivation this winter So, daylight savings time is over, winter is here, it’s dark early and we all slip into hibernation, right? Not so […]
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