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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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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 we […]
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 […]
January 7, 2015
Accountability is much more than a mind-set; it’s a skill set.

Accountability

Struggle with keeping yourself accountable? We’ve got you covered. Accountability is much more than a mind-set, it’s a skill set; and according to Linda Galindo, it can be […]
December 17, 2014
Not only will stretching increase your flexibility, but you will have enhanced balance and coordination, improved circulation, better posture, and less stress.

Benefits of Stretching

There are so many benefits to stretching. Not only will stretching increase your flexibility, but you will have enhanced balance and coordination, improved circulation, better posture, […]
December 3, 2014
Beat the holiday blues with exercise!

Holiday Health and Fitness Survival Guide

The holidays are upon us! Here at the Y we are enjoying the crisp weather and festive celebrations. There is so much to be thankful for […]
November 13, 2014
We all have good intentions when we head to the gym, but certain workout mistakes can lead to wasting time, not getting the results you want, and even injury.

Common Workout Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

We all have good intentions when we head to the gym, but certain workout mistakes can lead to wasting time, not getting the results you want, […]
October 28, 2014
The month of October is dedicated towards increasing awareness of breast cancer.

Answers for Cancer: The Y Addresses Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hello Y Family! The fall season is upon us, but while October definitely signals the change of seasons it also has another very important distinction. October […]
October 22, 2014
Father Flanagan of Boys Town came to our town for YMCA’s 50th Anniversary in 1939.

A look back at our local YMCA History: Part 2

We are excited to present you with a second guest blog by Lafayette YMCA member Brent Clary. Brent is an attorney with Bennett Boehning & Clary […]
October 9, 2014
The Young Men’s Christian Association, known usually as the YMCA, was originally founded in London, England on June 6, 1844.

A look back at our local YMCA History: Part 1

We are excited to present you with a guest blog by Lafayette YMCA member Brent Clary. Brent is an attorney with Bennett Boehning & Clary LLP […]
September 17, 2014
By purchasing a fitness tracker you are committing to achieve some sort of fitness goal, and the purpose of the product is to ensure that you reach that goal.

Fitness Trackers: They’re showing up everywhere!

Take a look around you the next time you visit the Y, and chances are you will see a lot more people wearing some sort of […]
August 11, 2014
Being a member of a gym also means being mindful of gym etiquette.

Workout Etiquette: 7 Simple Gym Rules to Keep in Mind

Here at the Y, we pride ourselves on our clean facilities and friendly environment. We aim to create an atmosphere that is welcoming and provides resources […]
July 7, 2014
The YMCA is celebrating a big birthday this year: the 125th anniversary of serving the Greater Lafayette area!

Happy Birthday YMCA! 125th Anniversary in Lafayette

It’s time to celebrate: Happy Birthday YMCA! The YMCA is celebrating a big birthday this year: the 125th anniversary of serving the Greater Lafayette area! That’s […]
June 2, 2014
Weight training can increase your body confidence and help improve self-esteem..

Welcome to Weight Training: Everything You Need to Know in 6 Questions

Weight training. It’s something we hear about and yet many times it’s the one workout activity we would rather skip. Lifting day means exerting energy, sore […]
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