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YMCA in Greenfield Notebook

Y Gift Certificates: Y gift certificates are available in any amount, $10 or greater. These are perfect gifts for people of all ages because they can be used for programs, classes, massages, personal training, childcare fees, summer camps or membership dues.

Jan./Feb. Classes: Registration for January/February classes is now in progress — all classes begin the week of Jan. 6 to 13. The Y offers a full array of programs for children starting at 6 months of age with the parent/child classes, plus swimming, gymnastics, several youth sports classes, basketball leagues and skill classes for ages 4 to 12 and fitness classes for ages 3 to 12. Adults of all ages, abilities and interests can choose from more than 100 classes/programs including water fitness, water therapy, diabetic care, volleyball league, strength training and individual or team weight loss. January is a great time to set new personal goals for improved health and wellness.

Family Programming: The YMCA has created one-stop-programming options to make it easy and economical for families to get healthy and have fun all at the same time. Monday through Friday, 3 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., families can choose Y activities to do together or choose separate classes or activities for each member of the family. For example, parents could take a group exercise class or swim laps while their children take a gymnastics lesson or play in the Game Room. For program options, go to: ymcaingreenfield.org and click on “brochure” or call the Y at 773-3646 about pricing. With a Y family membership every member of a family can participate in activities seven days a week.

College Break Memberships: The YMCA is offering two-, four- and six-week memberships to anyone home for the holidays or college winter break. The membership includes Group Exercise classes, basketball, weight room, cardio room, lap swimming and use of the Jacuzzi. Call 773-3646, ext. 0, for pricing and information.

Red Cross Lifeguard Training Class: Certificates obtained by completing this course, Dec. 23 to 31, are beneficial for getting summer or winter jobs. This 36-hour course is intended for strong swimmers, age 15 and older and includes standard first aid and CPR certificates. Seniors are encouraged to take this class. The class meets Dec. 23, 26, 27 and 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Dec. 28 and 31, 9 a.m. to noon Y members $350, nonmembers $375. Call Pam at 773-3646, ext. 427, for more information.

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