Health & Wellness

Family Health and Wellness Activities and Events in the Berkshires, Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Register now for Pittsfield YMCA’s ‘Show Your Inner Hero’ Superhero 5K and Fun Run Sept. 13

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Family Focus is proud to be a sponsor of the first annual Superhero 5K Challenge set for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield — a fundraiser for the Pittsfield Family YMCA. Participants ages 3 and up are encouraged to show their creative superpowers in this family-friendly 5K(…)

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Pittsfield YMCA’s Tye Dye Dash set for this Saturday, May 10

PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield YMCA’s Tye Dye Dash fundraiser is set for this Saturday, May 10, for ages 9 and up and promises to be a fun-filled colorful event for all. The Tie Dye Dash is a fun run filled with vibrant colors and you as the canvas! The race is a 5K color run(…)

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Today is Healthy Kids Day at the Pittsfield YMCA

THE BERKSHIRES — This Saturday, April 26, from noon to 2 p.m. the Pittsfield Family YMCA will host its annual Healthy Kids Day and Berkshire Family Focus is proud to be a sponsor of this family-friendly healthy conscious event. Usually we give you our BFF Picks for this weekend, but this week we are just giving you the(…)

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Spring Tonic set for this Saturday, March 22, at the Lenox Library

LENOX — This Saturday, March 22, spring is in the air at the Lenox Library from noon to 4 p.m. when its annual Spring Tonic event takes place once again. Spring Tonic is a free event celebrating all things locally grown, and featuring local growers, CSA share sign ups, farm samples, healthy information and conversations and(…)

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The Nutrition Center and The Mount will present a weeklong Food Adventures summer program June 23 – 27

LENOX — Looking for a unique and fun summer camp for the kids? Food Adventures at The Mount with The Nutrition Center will take place the week of June 30-July 3 (Monday through Friday), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and sounds like loads of fun. This is a weeklong, hands-on cooking series designed especially(…)

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Sponsored Post: 11 reasons to purchase a Valentine massage for your sweetheart [Berkshire Massage Therapy]

Sponsored Post: 11 reasons to purchase a Valentine massage for your sweetheart [Berkshire Massage Therapy]

Note: This post is sponsored by Berkshire Massage Therapy located at 147 Tyler St. (2nd Floor) in Pittsfield. BMT offers massages ranging in price from $55 to $95 and is currently offering a Valentine Special in which customers can purchase any one-hour massage or greater and receive either a hand or foot treatment free. Print(…)

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Dalton kicks off new Spinning classes on Feb. 17

DALTON — Dalton CRA is bringing Spinning to its 400 Main St., Dalton home this winter, with classes kicking off Feb. 17. All instructors are Spinning certified and the fitness center will offer 15 classes a week, Monday through Saturday. Spinning is recommended for all age and fitness levels and provides a great cardio workout(…)

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Berkshire Community College’s Wellness Day slated for Feb. 1

PITTSFIELD — Grab your kids this weekend and head on over to Berkshire Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Club 2nd Annual Wellness Day, an event dedicated to the health and well-being of the local community, on Sat., Feb. 1. The event, which is open to individuals of all ages and abilities and runs from 10 a.m.(…)

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Food Adventure class for kids starts Jan. 17 at the Lenox Community Center

LENOX — The Lenox Community Center still has space in its Food Adventure class with The Nutrition Center and The Berkshire Co-op Market, running Friday’s, from 3:45-5 p.m., Jan. 17-March 14. The class is a hands-on learning experience for students to learn about nutrition and healthy food choices. Through Food Adventures, students are exposed to new(…)

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Fitness and the Family: Amp it up (or start it up) in January

Fitness and the Family: Amp it up (or start it up) in January

January is a great month to amp up (or start up) a fitness regime for the new year. If you’ve already been working hard in 2013, think about making some changes to your fitness approach with new workouts that challenge a variety of muscle groups with different exercises. One of the biggest things to beware(…)

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