YMCA in Greenfield Notebook, Dec. 26, 2017

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Groove into the New Year! Groove Together, Jan. 1, 2018, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Start your year off on the right foot with a sizzling cardio experience. Groove Together is a fusion of club, urban and Latin dance styles set to the hottest current hits and the best dance songs ever produced! Door prizes, snacks and fun! Free and open to the public.

Crush your resolutions with Self-Hypnosis: Whether it’s losing weight, following your fitness program, improving sleep or quitting a bad habit, holiday stress always seems to threaten to pull you off that path to a better you, doesn’t it? Join Certified Hypnosis Instructor, Deborah Yaffee, and learn to be your own hypnotist so that you can program yourself to stick to your plans and reach your goals. This effective self-hypnosis program will be a tool you will have forever. (Includes CD). Meets Tuesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Y’s Social Room. For prices and more information, call Jayne at 413-773-3646 ext. 448.

January/February Classes: Registration for all January/February is now in progress for adults and children. Youth classes include swimming and gymnastics lessons, basketball skills, kids self-defense, healthy kids class, active games, Ninja challenge, full day preschool and more. Adults can choose from water therapy/fitness classes, volleyball, dancing, Diabetes Care Program and more. See “Brochure” at ymcaingreenfield.org for all details. All classes begin Jan. 2 to 8.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Y: Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, the YMCA will host a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome but appointments are recommended.

Family Memberships: A family membership is a great way for the entire family to start 2018 off right. A family membership provides activities every day for everyone ages five and over. Family members can each do their own activity at the same time or play together in the pool, gym, gymnastics center or game room. Child care available for ages eight weeks to five years. Sliding fee scale for memberships. Call 773-3646 ext. 0 for more information.

Y Full-day Preschool Openings: The Y has a few mid-year openings for its full-day preschool. There are two classrooms; one for 2.9 to 4 year olds and another for 4 to 5 year olds. There are two, three and five day options available. The students get to use the gym, pool and gymnastics center for weekly P.E. options. Call Lisa at 773-3646 ext. 431 to schedule a tour.

Youth Swim Lessons: The next session of swimming lessons start January 2 to 9 for children ages 1 to 2. Swimming is a skill that every child should have for a lifetime of fun and safety but it takes time. Good youth swimmers can swim several lengths of the pool with rotary breathing and a strong backstroke. There are 3 to 8-week sessions of swim lessons before summer. See page 14 of “Brochure” at ymcaingreenfield.org for details.