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Pregnancy is physical—as all pregnant moms know. It doesn't end with a growing bump, either. The aches, pains, soreness, slowness and physical symptoms you feel along the way can alter the way you're used to doing things. That is why Nike stepped up (as always!) to be a leader in the world of movement for women—now including expectant mamas with maternity activewear and prenatal workouts through the free Nike Training Club app.
With the (M)ove Like a Mother program in the Nike Training Club (NTC) app, you're able to confidently select from a ton of workouts as you and your baby grow. From "early pregnancy" to "later pregnancy," you can filter to find the workout that meets you where you're at in your journey. Then, when baby is here, you can continue with postpartum workouts designed to support your body during the next stage of your journey.
As someone who was an athlete through college and then found myself very unsure of how to safely workout once I was pregnant, I can't explain how much I appreciate this. Not to mention that it's one less thing to think about as pregnancy brain creeps in. You can just choose a workout and let the qualified fitness instructors lead you from there! I've been incorporating their low-impact workouts throughout this entire pregnancy (my second) and it's night-and-day difference from my first pregnancy when I wasn't sure how to move.
But Nike isn't stopping there: Not only is Nike paving the way for safe pregnancy fitness through the NTC app, but they're also ready to dress our growing bodies as well with the Nike (M) line!
As a fashion blogger, this excites me even more than the workouts (just being honest!), and having the combo of comfortable stuff to wear as I move my body is pretty incredible. If you've worn Nike before, you know this is a step up from what's currently on the market for pregnant women. The quality, fit and design are amazing—as to be expected. From low-impact workouts to hikes to runs, Nike (M) was made for us during every stage of pregnancy. Finally!