Nike now has its own doctor-approved, 48-week maternity workout program

·Yahoo Sports Contributor
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Two ladies smiling in a lunge position on a workout mat.
Safe exercise for pregnant women, courtesy of Nike. (Photo: Nike)

Since its inception in May 1972, Nike has maintained a firm grip on the sportswear world, leading the charge when it comes to sneakers, apparel, team gear and more. As The Swoosh gears up for the next 50 years in business, its focus remains on catering to athletes of all shapes and sizes while simultaneously using the power of technology and innovation to push the boundaries of fitness and sport culture.

Any Nike athlete or enthusiast will tell you that "if you have a body, you're an athlete," and the brand's latest initiative puts those words into action. In May, they launched a new maternity program in the Nike Training Club (NTC) app called "(M)ove like a Mother."

This flexible 48-week program is unlike anything we've seen before, and its designed specifically to support all moms at every stage of pregnancy. Routines are designed for women of all strength levels. The program features brand new workouts and supplementary content in the NTC app to help them feel stronger and prioritize health and movement from early pregnancy all the way through postpartum and beyond.

All exercises were reviewed by a panel of women who specialize in pre and postnatal movement, including a board-certified ob/gyn and a pelvic health physical therapist.

Serena Williams, Lisa Leslie, Brandi Chastain are all Nike athletes and mothers, and over time have helped the company adhere to its mission of redefining sports for the next generation.

Workouts include HIIT, bodyweight, yoga, stretching and more — and they can all be done from the comfort of home. Before getting started, make sure to download the Nike Training Club app. We've also linked to some Nike maternity wear — some on sale — to make exercise during pregnancy as comfortable as possible.

Nike One High-Rise Maternity Leggings

Pregnant woman wearing black leggings.
Available in 10 colors, and just as great for errands as for a workout. (Photo: Nike)

A great pair of workout leggings enhances any workout. Both lightweight and breathable, these tights zonal fabric designed to grow with you and your belly. Of course, Dri-FIT technology helps wick away any moisture or sweat to keep you cool and dry.

"Very happy with these maternity style high waist leggings. Buttery, soft, moves well. Waist can be folded down or worn up for various stages of pregnancy. Very very happy with my purchase," said one satisfied mom to be.

$60 at Nike

Nike Maternity Tank

Pregnant woman wearing blue tank.
Save more than 50%! This fitted tank is available in maternity sizes up to 2XL. (Photo: Nike)

Some standout features of this tank include a longer cut for fuller coverage for your bump and a scoop neckline with 4-way for stress-free access to various parts of the body.

"I love this tank! It’s a very comfortable, tight fitting maternity tank," wrote a Nike shopper. "Perfect for my workouts and just a casual day. I am 20 weeks pregnant and got a small. It’s tight and feels nice around my chest and belly, which is extremely helpful for me. Will definitely get this in more colors!"

$21 $45 at Nike

Nike Dri-FIT Maternity T-Shirt

Woman wearing coral Nike maternity shirt.
If you prefer slightly more coverage, this is your best bet. (Photo: Nike)

Enjoy extra soft, sweat-wicking material that won't deteriorate over time. Roomy but body-conforming this top remains a favorite as your belly grows. Get $12 off!

"This shirt is one of my favorites, very soft and comfy," a reviewer wrote. "I tried a medium and loved how it fit me. I loved how the shirt hung; not tight but not baggy. Maintained its softness and shape after washing."

$23 $35 at Nike

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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