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YMCA in Greenfield Notebook, Oct. 31, 2017


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Class Registration: Registration is in progress for all November and December classes. Youth classes include swimming and gymnastics for ages 1 to 12, parent/child swim or gym classes, Parkour, Ninja Challenge course, pre-gymnastics team, basketball skills, kids’ self-defense, healthy kids P.E. and more. Adult classes include water fitness or therapy, strength training, Diabetes Care Program, Tai Chi Yang style, women’s only starter fitness, comfort zone for those 50 pounds or more overweight. For details: ymcaingreenfield.org or call 773-3646, ext. 0.

Adult Coed Volleyball: On Wednesdays, from 7 to 9:20 p.m., the Y is offering adult (ages 15 and up) coed volleyball play. Two courts will be available, so all skill levels are welcome. The nights are free for Y facility members, $35 for eight nights for program associates and $10 per night for non-members.

Gymnastics Team: The Y has a few openings on its 2017-18 gymnastics team for ages 6 to 14. The team is divided into twelve levels from pre-team on up. The team members practice 2 to 3 days per week for 1 and a half to 2 and a half hours. Each level competes in about 10 to 12 meets per season. The season goes until May 15, 2018. Visit: ymcaingreenfield.org to learn more. Call Kelly at 773-3646, ext. 423, for complete details.

Healthy Kids Class: The Healthy Kids Class, for boys and girls ages 6 through 12, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each class consists of 25 minutes of active gym games followed by a 30 minute workout in the Y’s Kid Fit Center. The Kid Fit Center has youth size “Nautilus type” strength machines and cardio equipment. The eight-week session fees are $50 for Y members, $60 for program associates.

Free Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors: The Y offers a free yoga course for cancer survivors every Wednesday, from noon to 1:30. The oncology department at BFMC supports this course. Call Pam at 413-625-2402 to register or Jayne at 773-3646, ext. 448, for more information.

Support Group: The Y’s Pain Pals Support Group meets every Wednesday, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., for those dealing with chronic pain. Free group. Call Jayne at 773-3646, ext. 448, for more information.

Adult Dancing: Every Wednesday night, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., the YMCA offers adult dance lessons and open dancing. The instructors introduce a different dance every week: Nov. 1, Tango; Nov. 8, Waltz; Nov. 15, Hustle; Nov. 22, Latin Night. No partner or experience needed. The nights are free for Y members and $5 per person per night for all others. Also available is Broadway Blast, a 45-minute dance choreographed class using Broadway show tunes, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Call 773-3646, ext. 0, for more information.