YMCA in Greenfield Notebook, Nov. 14, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Parent/Child Classes: The Y offers both gym and water parent/child classes for children 3-years-old and younger. The water classes help children adjust to the pool/water environment so they can learn to swim. The gym classes develop gross motor skills, strength and balance. Both classes help with social skills and provide an opportunity for parents to meet other parents. There are four parent/child gym classes: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. Parent/child water classes are Tuesdays at 4:45 p.m., Thursdays at 11 a.m., Fridays at 5:45 p.m., and Saturdays at noon. Gym classes are free for gold family members, $44 for silver family members and $53 for program associates. Water classes are $29 for gold family members, $43 for silver family members and $59 for program associates. Visit: ymcaingreenfield.org for more information.

Adult Sports: The Y’s basketball court is used for four adult sports, including basketball, Pickleball, badminton and volleyball. All of these sports are free for Y members and a $10 per day for all others. Volleyball is played on Wednesday nights, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. There are two courts so all levels of play are welcome. See full schedules at: ymcaingreenfield.org.

Healthy Kids Class: Children need up to 60 minutes of active play five to seven days per week. The Healthy Kids Class, for boys and girls ages 6 to 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 strength machines and cardio equipment. The eight-week session fees are $50 for Y members and $60 for program associates.

Saturday Family Fun Nights: Every Saturday night, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., the YMCA has a Family Fun Night for parents and children, ages 1 to 12. There is a family swim from 6:15 to 8 p.m. The gymnastics center is open from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. for parents and children, ages 1 to 8. The new Ninja Challenge Course is also available for 8- to 12-year- olds, from 6:30 to 8:10 p.m. Free for those with Y family memberships, $18 day pass available for non-member families. Call 773-3646, ext. 0, for more information.

Prescribe the Y Program: This program is a 12-week, doctor referred wellness program that helps hundreds of Franklin County people get healthier each year. The fee for twelve weeks of care is $129. Financial aid is available. For more information, call 773-3646, ext. 448, or ask your doctor for a referral for a free consultation.

Diabetes Care Program: A comprehensive diet, exercise and education program for people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Many type 2 diabetics can reduce the amount of medication they need to take through exercise and diet. For more information, call Dawn at 773-3646, ext. 428. The program consists of three basic small group exercise classes per week, weekly weigh-ins, initial body measurements, food journaling and healthy eating presentations. Held in the private Fit Life Center. This program is free for Y facility members, $99 for eight weeks for program associates and non-members. Financial aid is available and can cover up to 70 percent of the membership fee. This is a United Way of Franklin County supported program.