For Baby and Me…
Welcome and Congratulations!
If you’ve had a baby recently (or expecting one soon) you’re in the right place. There are a variety of face-2-face classes available in Manchester but also our growing online community and unique membership The Mothership!
We also offer Gift Vouchers and a Baby Massage Starter Box, the perfect Baby Shower or New Mummy Gift.
The New Mum Club. Is a Free Membership Group where you can meet other mums, chat, connect, seek advice and share your experiences knowing everyone in the group is also a new mum or has a child under 1 yr old.
Antenatal mums are also very welcome to join this group.
The Mothership is….
The answer to all your questions!
Your ‘What, Where, When, Why, How’ gentle guide to understanding your baby and loving being a mummy.
Videos ‘on-demand’ to inform, support and entertain.
Monthly ‘Meet the Expert’ LIVE sessions, including maternal mindfulness coach, women’s health physio, baby sleep coach and weaning expert and more.
A private Facebook group The Mothership Hub, where you can join a community of mums, chat, ask questions and find your ‘ship-mates!
At Home (zoom)
Our @ Home course over ZOOM is a fab way to connect with friends who live in other parts of the country… share an hour to massage you babies and have a chat!
Love Baby Massage Course, a bespoke 3 week closed small group course. The course is designed to slowly build-up the massage so your baby can enjoy and become familiar with the strokes before moving on. We also cover issues such as sleep, colic and teething and there are lots of opportunities to chat and ask questions. You will get full pdf of the strokes covered each week + class recording and Certificate at the end of the course!
Face to Face Timetable
Pramactive: outdoor postnatal fitness
Longford Park Stretford;
Tuesday: 10am Pramactive
Chorlton Water Park;
Wednesday: 10am Pramactive
Fletcher Moss Park & Stenner Woods Didsbury;
Thursday: 10am Pramactive
Baby Massage: Meet&Massage and Wrigglers Class
Didsbury Neighbourhood Centre;
If you haven’t attended a class before you MUST still complete the online Registration Form further down the website.
Thank you and see you in our virtual or real venue very soon, Claire x
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 all face-to-face classes are cancelled until further notice
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 and I can’t wait to attend every Monday. She is an excellent instructor and tailors the classes to your ability.”
A bit about me: The Mum and Baby Expert
I’m Claire and when I’m not teaching For Baby and Me classes you’ll probably find me walking my dog 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 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.
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 (Burrell Education)
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)
Story Massage Instructor (2019)
B.Sc. Health Visitor, Mental Health and General Nurse
Public Liability Insurance (£5 million)
Professional Indemnity Insurance
DBS and Resuscitation/ First Aid (SJA)
If you would like to come along to a For Baby and Me class, please complete and submit the registration form below.
You will receive an email back with lots more information.