The Pittsfield Family YMCA announces open registrations for its Healthy Backs program designed to help those with chronic back pain.

Led by Alan Cassidy, the series will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 25. A mandatory free orientation will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.

The course will teach techniques to strengthen, relax and stretch major muscles that support the spine.

Cost is $20 for members and $50 for non-members. Visit the Y to sign up.

Information: Cassidy at (413) 442-8073 or Kaylyn Kern at (413) 499-7650, ext. 33.