YMCA in Greenfield, Dec. 5, 2017

Monday, December 04, 2017

Gift Certificates: Holiday gift certificates are available starting at $20. The certificates can be used for preschool or childcare payments, 2018 summer camps, youth or adult classes or membership dues. Visit: ymcaingreenfield.org for more information or call 773-3646.

Holiday Memberships: The Y is offering 2, 4 and 6-week memberships for students and visitors in the area for the holidays or semester break. The memberships include 60 group exercise class offerings every week from yoga to Zumba, use of the lap pool, Jacuzzi, weight room, cardio machines and the gym for basketball or volleyball. The prices are $29, $50 and $70. Call 773-3646 for more information.

Full-day Preschool Openings: The Y has a few mid-year openings for its full-day preschool. There are two classrooms; one for 3- to 4-year-olds and another for 4- to 5-year-olds. There are two-, three- and five-day options available. The students get to use the gym, pool and gymnastics center for weekly P.E. options. Call Lisa at 773-3646, ext. 431, to schedule a tour.

Grandparent/Grandchild Week: 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. There are four parent/child gym classes: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 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. Visit: ymcaingreenfield.org or call 773-4646 for more information.

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 12 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.