Adult Fitness & Wellbeing Calderdale

Parent & Baby

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Better Living Mums – Free!

Free drop-in exercise sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax, both before and after you have your baby!

Ante natal sessions last an hour and a quarter as part of a 5 week programme. You can then receive an Active Lifestyles card, which enables a further 12 weeks of free exercise, including free gym, swimming and fitness classes at Calderdale Council’s Leisure Facilities. After 12 weeks, these activities are available at Passport to Leisure rates for a further 9 months. The card can be issued either before or after you have had your baby.

If you would like to join, ask your Midwife or Health Visitor to refer you or contact 01422 230230 or email

Post natal sessions: You can bring your baby to this weekly drop-in exercise session, as long as baby is secure and not yet crawling.

Sessions last 45 minutes and can be aerobic, circuit or toning based.

A referral is not required. Just contact the Better Living Team on 01422 230230 or email

Baby Massage and Baby Yoga – Baby Loves

Baby massage and baby yoga classes at Polly’s Play, Dean Clough. Baby massage is a four week course for babies aged six weeks to pre-crawlers. Baby yoga is also a four week course and for babies age ten weeks to pre-walkers. Both cost £32.

Contact Hannah at Baby Loves on 07807 392 753.

Boogie Babes

Pre-school dance parties for tots and their grown ups.

Classes include: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am, The Limelight Studio, Rastrick (enjoy free juice and fruit; Tuesdays, 10am, The Edge Play Gym, Brighouse (free play afterwards); Thursdays, 10am, Jungle At The Junction, Queensbury (includes an hour of free play either before or after class).

Boogie Babes. Contact Lisa on 07779 154 126.


Buggy4Fitness is a fun, hour-long outdoors, postnatal workout, focussing on a wide variety of postnatal-specific exercises. Mums of all fitness levels are welcome. You can join as early as 6-10 weeks after birth.

Sessions include: Buggy4Fitness: Mondays, 10am, Manor Heath Park, Halifax; Tuesdays, 10am, Wellholme Park, Brighouse; Wednesdays, 10am, The Stray, Hipperholme. BoxFit: Fridays, 10am, Play Palace, Halifax. HIIT: Saturdays, 9am, Crossley Heath Fitness Suite. FitnessMix: Mondays, 5.15pm, Overgate Hospice. Strength & Conditioning: Wednesdays, 7pm, Crossley Heath Fitness Suite.

  • Buggy4Fitness, various locations around Calderdale. Contact 07825 706983.

Sling Swing – dance class with baby carriers

Fun and swinging dance and gentle movement classes for mums and dads with their little ones in slings and baby carriers.

Musical styles include pop, hip hop, Charleston, Cha Cha, Salsa, Meringue, Bachata, Raggaeton, Swing, Disco, Musical Theatre, Ballroom and more.

Participants are encouraged to wear their littles ones in high quality slings and carriers and spaces are always available for people wanting to try it out.

Sling Swing Calderdale: Mondays, 11am – noon at The Edge Play Gym, Brighouse, and 1.30pm – 2.30pm at VH Fitness, Charles Street, Halifax.

Thursdays, 11.30am – 12.30pm, The Mill, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax.

Contact Fiona on 07740 346457.