Beating the heat this week is something that, I'm sure, is on most people's minds. My favorite method has been going to the Oldham County YMCA . I love going for swims there and the fact that the decor is "modern log-cabin" makes me feel like a kid going to camp. Plus, swimming is a fun way of sneaking in some exercise without working yourself into a sweaty mess. If you have kids, the Northeast YMCA  with the Calypso Cove  is definitely a good bet. Check them out on the web  because the local YMCA's offer a variety of activities from summer camps, to swimming lessons, to a miriad of different types of exercise options. (I like to swim at the Oldham County YMCA because one of the indoor pools is slightly heated-just perfect for my pregnant sensibilities) Jump into summer!
photo by T. Alonzo