Greenfield YMCA Notebook: Jan. 16, 2020

  • Instructors Liz Gordon, front, and Bella Dickerman lead a dance class during the 2018 Girls Day Out at the Greenfield YMCA. This year’s Girls Day Out will be held from Jan. 26, from noon to 3 p.m. STAFF File Photo/DAN LITTLE

Published: 1/15/2020 5:53:09 PM
Modified: 1/15/2020 5:52:18 PM

Session 3 Classes have begun. There is still time to sign up. Call 413-773-3646, ext. 0 for details.

Girls Day Out: Jan. 26, from noon to 3 p.m. An annual afternoon celebrating all the women in our lives. Group exercise classes, massages, pampering, shopping and snacks. Visit for a schedule of the day.

M3 (Music, Motion, Memory): This lively class is designed for you to have fun, move your body and exercise your mind, as well as to help or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Contents of the class will change weekly, but every class includes the same elements of cardio games, body puzzles and brain games. Tuesdays at noon through Feb. 25. Free for Y members, $25 for non-members. Call the Welcome Center at 413-773-3646, ext. 0 for more information.

Livestrong: A free 12-week fitness and wellness program for cancer survivors that focuses on building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence, self-esteem and well-being. Classes will start in February. For details, contact Jayne Trosin at 413-773-3646, ext. 448 or email

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: This year-long, weekly support class has a new session starting this month and includes a YMCA membership. The program is making a difference in the fight against prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. If you or someone you know is at risk, contact Stacie Baumann at 413-773-3646, ext. 449 for more details on this habit-changing program.

Adult Gymnastics Class: This class can be as structured or informal as you choose. Warm up together and then split into areas of the gym. Participants can choose to work on their own and seek out instructor input when needed, or they can be part of an instructed group for the entire class. All levels of ability are welcome. For ages 15 and up. Tuesdays, 8 to 9 p.m., Gymnastics Center. Y members $32, non-members $40, drop in for $10 a night.

Adult Open Gymnastics Free Time: Come to the Gymnastics Center for an hour of uninstructed free time. Pairs well with extra practice time for our Adult Gymnastics Class. For ages 15 and up. Saturday, 4 to 5 p.m., Gymnastics Center. Free for YMCA members, non-members $5 per person a night.

Basketball Skills & Drills: The youngest participating players learn the game of basketball and basic ball handling skills such as passing, dribbling and shooting. Children at higher levels continue to develop basic skills and begin to learn the rules of the game with a focus on offense, ball handling and shooting techniques. Teamwork is emphasized and passing, shooting and defensive skills are strengthened. For children ages 4 to 5, 6 to 9, and 10 to 12. Fees start at $25 for eight weeks of classes.

Free Childwatch with YMCA Family Memberships: Let Y staff watch your children and engage them in age-appropriate activities and projects while you work out, lap swim, relax in the sauna or get a massage. Available for children ages 8 weeks to 7 years old. Call Lisa at 413-773-3646, ext. 431 for more information.

Parents’ Night Out: Parents deserve a night out, without children. Children ages 5 to 12 years old will engage in fun activities like sports, games and crafts. Children must wear sneakers. Bring your children fed and the YMCA will provide a snack later in the evening. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Y members: $15 first child, $5 each additional sibling; non-members $30 first child, $5 each additional sibling.

Parkinson’s Class: The Boston University Center for Neurorehabilitation has an evidence-based group exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease that gives you the tools to get started with exercise and keep going. Classes will take place Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Feb. 5 through March 19. Contact Debra R. Ellis at 413-695-6069 or if you are interested in participating. For more information about the program, visit

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