Greenfield YMCA Notebook: March 11, 2020

Published: 3/10/2020 5:29:41 PM

Session 4 classes have started: There is still time to register for your favorite classes and programs. Visit for current pool, group exercise, cycle and gym schedules.

“We’ve Got the Magic — 2020 Summer Day Camps”: Campers play games and sports, make arts and crafts, go swimming, learn new skills, sing silly songs and make new friends. A partnership with Greenfield Community College allows for four new day camp options on the GCC campus. For online registration, visit

Reducing Sodium Intake: This free Second Saturday Health Series takes place this Saturday. Join Sara Bradley, exercise physiologist and holistic health coach, Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the YMCA Social Room. She will discuss how to enjoy foods without the added salt. Free and open to the public.

“MIGHTY: Moving, Improving & Gaining Health Together at the YMCA”: MIGHTY is a provider-referred, pediatric weight management program committed to helping youth develop a healthy lifestyle. Each class includes one hour of fitness activity (kids only) and one hour of interactive learning (kids and parents) with topics alternating between the challenges of behavior change or healthy eating. Currently accepting referrals. Contact Stacie at or 413-773-3646, ext. 449 for more information. No cost to families. Includes a six-month family membership.

“Mastering Your Memory”: Our way to help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, this lively class is designed for you to have fun, move your body and exercise your mind. Participants are encouraged to move around and talk to each other, and everyone always gets to choose what feels right to them. Contents of the class will change weekly, but every class includes the same elements of cardio games, body puzzles and brain games. Register in advance at the welcome center: Members are free; non-members, $25. Classes meet Tuesdays, starting March 10 at noon. For more information, contact Jayne Trosin at or 413-773-3646, ext. 448.

Meditation: This class is to help individuals get in touch with the source of their existence and create life according to their own wishes and visions. Daily practice of meditation brings health, dynamism, peace and well-being. It is a powerful tool to cope with the hectic pace of modern life. First and third Mondays, 6:35 to 7:30 p.m., through April 20. For more information, contact Jayne Trosin at or 413-773-3646, ext. 448.

Parent/Child Climb: This class will focus on basic climbing skills including safety, risk management, movement efficiency and technique. The class will cover top roping and, weather permitting, spend the last day outside climbing. Maximum of 14 participants. Thursdays, 5 to 6:15 p.m. YMCA members, $60; program associates, $90.

Scuba Experience: This one-day class will be Sunday, March 22, from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) certified instructor Dave MacDonald will teach diving techniques, equipment usage and more. Bring a bathing suit and towel. For ages 8 and over. Minimum of six participants to run, 10 maximum. Members, $35; non-members, $45. For details or to register, call 413-773-3646, ext. 427.

Sunday Fundays: Every Sunday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Family swim in the pool from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; family floor hockey in the gym from 3 to 3:45 p.m.; and open gymnastics/open gym games from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free for all YMCA family members; day pass required for all other families.

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