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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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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 can […]
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 to […]
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 time […]
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 our […]
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 […]
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