Fun, nurturing, award-winning parent and baby classes in South Manchester.

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For Baby and Me...

For Baby and Me is the amalgamation of Pramactive and For Baby and Me Baby Massage. Claire started with one postnatal fitness class a week in 2008 whilst working in the NHS as a Health Visitor.

The business has grown organically over the last 10 years, with the introduction of new classes including baby massage, baby yoga, toddler yoga, daddy classes and an evening fitness classes for working mums.

The aim of For Baby and Me, whichever class you attend, is that you feel closer to your child, there has been opportunity to make friends, seek support and leave feeling happy.

 
For Baby & Me baby massage
For Baby & Me baby yoga
For Baby & Me Pramactive
For Baby & Me Massage 4 Movers
 

Monday

BeActive

7:30pm Didsbury

An indoor class without babies, for women enjoy each other’s company and have a great workout. Suitable for women from 6 months postnatal.

VENUE: East Didsbury Methodist Church, Parrswood Road, M20 5QQ

Tuesday

Pramactive

10.00am Stretford

Outdoor fitness class suitable from 8 weeks postnatal (10 weeks if Caesarean section) where you work at your own level, have fun and meet other mums ... and baby comes too!

See Friday 9.30am

VENUE: Stretford Longord Park, M32 8PX

Tuesday (contd.)

Massage4Movers

11.30am Chorlton

For babies who are sitting / rolling / crawling, this class has all the elements of baby massage but with songs, bubbles, parachute and general liveliness!

VENUE: The Lloyds Pub, Wilbraham Rd., Chorlton, M21 9AN

Meet & Massage

12.30pm Chorlton

Drop-in Baby Massage class suitable for babies from 5 weeks old up to pre-crawling. Just bring a small towel and your usual change bag. Oil provided.

Please wait downstairs and have a coffee until M4M class finishes.

VENUE: The Lloyds Pub, Wilbraham Rd., Chorlton, M21 9AN

Wednesday

Pramactive

10.00am Chorlton

The Water Park is situated at the end of Maitland Avenue. There is a large free car park and visitor toilets which are open every day. The class meets in the car park beside the gate into the park itself.

VENUE: Chorlton Water Park, M21 7JJ

Meet & Massage

11.15am West Didsbury

Baby Massage drop-in classes are suitable for babies from 5-6 weeks to pre-crawling (approx. 7-8 months).

VENUE: The Greenfinch Pub, Palatine Rd, West Didsbury, M20 3ZA

 

Thursday

Pramactive

10.00am Didsbury

Millgate Fields can be found at the bottom of Parrswood Road, East Didsbury. We meet by the gate but if you live locally and prefer to walk then you can meet us where we start the class at the top of the 'board-walk'. There are toilets in the park and good parking on the street.

VENUE: Millgate Fields, Didsbury, M20 5QT

Early Days Massage

11.30am Didsbury

Suitable for babies from 3-4 weeks. The class will include a baby massage and yoga sequence, ideal for little babies, to help with colic, tummy aches, settling, sleep and relaxing baby.

VENUE:The Old Parsonage, Stenner Lane, Didsbury, M20 2RQ

Friday

Pramactive

9.30am Stretford

Longford Park is situated on the Chorlton / Stretford border. It is a large municipal park with great paths (so no mud wheels here!). There is a large free car park and it is just 5 mins walk from the tram stop. The park also has a lovely café and toilets. The class will meet in the car park.

VENUE: Longford Park, Stretford, M32 8PX

Toddler Yoga

11.00am Chorlton 

Toddlers are natural little yogis, so this is a fun, yoga-inspired shared experience with a different favourite story and songs to explore every week.

VENUE: The Lloyds Pub, Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton M21 9AN

Massage4Movers

12.00pm Chorlton

For babies who are sitting / rolling / crawling, this class has all the elements of baby massage but with songs, bubbles, parachute and general liveliness!

VENUE: The Lloyds Pub, Wilbraham Rd., Chorlton, M21 9AN

Saturday morning monthly

Daddy-Time Baby Massage

Chorlton

A class for dads/partners to come along, learn a simple massage routine and opportunity to get ‘hands-on’, feel closer to your baby and relax.

Please contact Claire to book a place.

VENUE: The Lloyds Pub, Wilbraham Rd., Chorlton, M21 9AN

 
 

An insight into some For Baby and Me classes...

What clients say and About Claire

What our mums and dads say...

"...such a significant turning point in my journey into motherhood.”
"I can honestly say, joining Pramactive when my first baby was 8 weeks old was such a significant turning point in my journey into motherhood. Being able to exercise gave me so much more energy and made me feel like ‘myself’, as I love being outdoors and running. It boosted my confidence to feel physically stronger. Being a new mummy is emotional and the exercise really boosted my mental health.
Claire is wonderful - warm, welcoming and encouraging. She drives home the message to take the class at your own pace but gives you options to push yourself when you can. I’ve met some wonderful mummies during the classes as well... Go to Pramactive - it will do you the world of good!" - Laura, Emily and Orla

 

"Claire’s Pramactive classes are great! I started at 12 weeks after a C section with a view to getting fit for a triathlon when my baby was 5 months old. Her classes were gentle enough to get me back into exercising but also helped me get back up to running and strengthening my core. It’s also great to get out in the fresh air with your baby... Would definitely recommend." - Charlotte & Fraser

"I came to the Toddler Yoga sessions and my toddler enjoyed herself lots. The sessions were fun, led by a very lovely lady and in a lovely relaxed setting. I really recommend the sessions!" - Leah and Emily

"The ability to exercise in the fresh air with other mums has been a total godsend.” "I have attended Pramactive during both my maternity leave periods. The ability to exercise in the fresh air with other mums has been a total godsend. It lifts your mood after sleepless nights and it's great to be able to share problems with and get advice from the other mummies. Claire is really friendly and adapts the exercise to suit all abilities... The classes are always different and focus on all muscle groups.  I absolutely love Pramactive and will really miss it when I go back to work." - Jen and Alice

"We have attended Claire’s classes from when Olivia was 6 weeks old. I felt so ready for a stretch in baby yoga and leant how to cope with the colicky early days through Claire’s support and different baby yoga and massage techniques. As Olivia has got older we have ‘moved’ into Massage for Movers, which is a wonderfully baby-led and social class where songs are sung, mums can meet and babies can play! Olivia especially loves the bubbles everywhere at the end of the class! ... Thanks for all your support and stretches! Love Josie and Olivia xxx"

"I loved Baby Massage! It was a great way for me to get some quality time with baby number 2 and she absolutely loved it. I used the massage techniques a lot in the early days to help with colic. Claire is wonderful, knowledgable, welcoming, kind and friendly - I would recommend anything she does to anyone!" - Esther

 

"...great fun for both of us.”
"Baby Massage was the first  class I took my daughter and we loved it from the start. It's a great relaxing class, it got us out of the house in those early days and we learned the massages that help with her colic. Now when Sofia is older we go to Massage for Movers and it's great fun for both of us. Claire is excellent teacher, very friendly and approachable. I always recommend her classes to all my friends with babies!" - Magdalena

 

"I went to baby massage with my first daughter until she was 8 months old and I went back to work. She loved it and I loved that bonding time with her. I found Claire so friendly and interested in my baby. When I had my second daughter two years later it was the first class I returned to and she loved it just as much." - Rachel

"...lovely, supportive and fun for babies and mummies alike.”"I’ve been attending the Early Days massage class since my baby was two months old and have found it to be lovely, supportive and fun for babies and mummies alike.  Claire is very knowledgeable and always checks to see if the massage needs to be focussed on a problem area such as wind or colic. I’ve since attended Pramactive, which is well tailored to the postnatal period, whilst encouraging you to exercise in a very supportive environment.  Can’t recommend both enough!" - Linda and Joe.

"Pramactive is the best mum (baby!) class around x Kate"

Some Beactive testimonials

"Fantastic workout. Every week Claire changes what we do.. all at your own pace. Great session, fab ladies and Claire is so motivating and positive always. After each session I feel great both physically and mentally. What more can I say?"

"A really enjoyable way to work out. Exercising and chatting at the same time, makes me come back week after week!"

"Each of Claire's classes are different. The exercises are a well balanced mix of aerobics, stretching and strengthening.

Claire encourages us all to work to the best of our abilities. We have fun too that's why we keep coming back for more. 💪"

"Amazing class after trying many others & never finding something I could really enjoy the circuits class that Claire runs it’s awesome I can’t wait to attend every Monday. She is an excellent instructor and tailors the classes to your ability."

Claire Currie

A bit about me

I’m Claire and when I’m not teaching For Baby and Me classes you’ll probably find me walking my very lively puppy Murphy around Didsbury!

I have always been active and spent many years running regularly and completed several half marathons and a triathlon. Nowadays I prefer walking, particularly hill walking and hope to complete the National 3 Peaks Challenge in the future.

I also regularly practice Iyengar Yoga and find this is the perfect antidote to my days spent talking constantly! I’m a keen cook and love creating different meals for my family ... but you can’t beat a Friday evening out for food and a glass or two of wine!

I have a wealth of experience working with women and families and I’m passionate about empowering mums to feel good about themselves both physically and emotionally. Giving them opportunity, through my classes, to be themselves, make friends and enjoy their time with baby is my main motivation. I strongly believe that mums are the 'experts' and support 'instinctive' parenting - because YOU know your baby better than anyone and the internet does not hold all the answers!

I absolutely love my job and look forward to welcoming you to 'For Baby and Me' classes soon.

Claire Currie, For Baby & Me

Qualifications

CYG Level 3 Ante & Postnatal Exercise Specialist (Focus Training)
Level 2 Exercise to Music (YMCA Fit)
Exercise for Ultimate Fat Loss (Future Fit Training)
Buggyfit Instructor training (2008)
Working Outdoors with the Pregnant & Postnatal Client (BurrellEducation)

Infant Massage Instructor (To Baby and Beyond 2013)
Baby Yoga Instructor (To Baby and Beyond 2017)
Toddler Yoga Instructor (To Baby and Beyond 2018)
To Baby and Beyond Instructor Trainer (2016)

Professional Qualifications

B.Sc. Health Visitor, Mental Health and General Nurse

Public Liability Insurance (£5 million)
Professional Indemnity Insurance
DBS and Resuscitation/ First Aid (SJA exp 6/19)

 

Registration

If you would like to come along to a For Baby and Me class, please complete and submit the registration form below.

Online registration form

Contact For Baby and Me

EMAIL:
hello@forbabyandmemanchester.co.uk

TELEPHONE:
07713 183 522