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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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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 […]
May 5, 2014
The YMCA is proud and very excited to introduce its new 4th grade initiative program.

4th Grade Initiative: Keeping Kids Active

4th Grade Initiative: Keeping Kids Active The YMCA is proud and very excited to introduce its new 4th grade initiative program. The 4th Grade Initiative (4GI) […]
April 14, 2014
Swimming not only provides fun and entertainment for all ages, but it is a great physical exercise that can benefit the body in many ways.

Splash into Summer — Aquatic Exercise at the Y

Splash into Summer — Aquatic Exercise at the Y The sunshine and warm weather are finally here, and it’s time to take to the pool and […]
March 5, 2014
Mark didn't like what he saw in the mirror, so he made a change at the Y.

Weight Loss and Change is Possible

Change is Possible Mark didn’t like what he saw when he looked in the mirror. He was overweight, working crazy hours, but knew he wanted to […]
February 15, 2014
Not only are group fitness classes fun, they’re also a great venue for making new friends, a way to keep yourself on schedule and push yourself farther than if you were exercising alone.

Social Sweating: Y Not Join a Group Fitness Class?

Three Reasons to put on Your Gym Shorts and come to the Y Give yourself some motivation. One of my biggest excuses for not going to […]
January 8, 2014
We can all agree that it’s much easier to find the motivation to work out when we have an accountability partner.

YMCA Membership: Member, Get a Member

This is Y. Belonging to the Y makes you feel great, but sharing is even better. With a YMCA membership you get some pretty incredible benefits: […]
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