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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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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 time […]
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 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 […]
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