Written by Get Berkshire Active
GBA launched an #ActiveTogetHER campaign at the end of last year in order to champion Mothers and Daughters moving together. Participants were encouraged to tag us in their pictures and send us examples of how they're getting active, and we awarded the best entries with vouchers!
Our winners, Morgan Todd and her baby girl Indie, were inspired by the campaign and used the vouchers to help set up a Mums and Baby gym group to carry on the #ActiveTogetHER mission. Here's their amazing story!
"I was Inspired by the 'active togetHER' campaign to keep moving with my baby! But obstacles kept getting in our way. I wanted to take her to something with a bit of structure to our week but which would also make me feel more mentally healthy!
I also attended sport in minds dance and movement classes. After speaking with some other mums who have older children who attend gymnastics classes with us, they said there's nothing much to do in the Slough area with their babies!
I really wanted to take my daughter into a gymnastics class and get stuck in, even though she's only 7 months I still think she can get so much out of it, and personally I know how important it is for her to trust me, and confidentially tackle big equipment and spaces with me right beside her. As a mum this made me feel so happy that I am able to give her a safe space to be from birth to adulthood.
I love watching her problem solve and explore new things, she's literally paving the way for our next generation of gymnasts, and I can keep fit with her!
She's developing fine and gross motor skills, and along the way I'm able to make mum friends and discuss mental health, her milestones and more."
Tiny Angels Gymnastics Play classes are for babies aged 0-4. They take place every Thursday 10:00am - 10:45am and 10:45am - 11:30am at Cippenham Community Centre, 90 Earls Lane, SL15TD. For more information or to attend call 07718599779 or email email@example.com.