YMCA in Greenfield Notebook, Nov. 21, 2017

Monday, November 20, 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.

Grandparent/Grandchild Week: From Dec. 5 to 9, the Y is providing a free opportunity for grandparents to bring their grandchildren to try any of the gym or pool parent/child classes. The instructors lead the group through a series of age appropriate activities that build gross motor skills as well as improve coordination and strength. Visit: ymcaingreenfield.org or call 773-4646, ext. 0, for more details.

Youth Basketball Skills: The Y offers three basketball skills classes on Saturday mornings for boys and girls. 9 a.m. class for 4 to 5 year olds, 10 a.m. class for 6 to 8 year olds, and 11 a.m. class for 9 to 12 year olds. Classes are taught by Rob Dichard, the Y’s youth sports coordinator. Each class works on age-appropriate basketball skills with a focus on progressive fundamentals. Fees for eight classes are $45 for Y members, $55 for program associates.

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.