Maternity fitness is finally being taken seriously. From Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill’s tailored Jennis Pregnancy programme to Pilates PT Hollie Grant’s The Bump Plan, expert advice for expectant mums is becoming more accessible. And, with it, there has been an explosion of functional maternity gym leggings and fitnesswear from the likes of Nike and adidas. Here are some of our favourites…
Of course, always check with your doctor before embarking on a new exercise regime.
Best maternity gym leggings and fitnesswear brands
These are our favourite maternity workout leggings. The high-waisted panel means plenty of room for a growing bump and the fast-drying material means you never overheat. Coming in at under £20, these are a total bargain.
MAMA Sports Tights, £19.99 | Shop now
Both the sports bra and the running tights from Nike’s new maternity range are designed to fit and shift with your changing body. The leggings have a flexible waistband that can be used for full-bump support or folded down for a more relaxed style. The maternity sports bra can be used pre and post-natal while breastfeeding. It’s not too tight, offering medium support and can be adjusted.
Nike One maternity leggings, £54.95 | Shop now
A slim fit tank top that’s so comfy it’s one to throw on just for days spent at home. Team with the high-waisted maternity leggings, £33, for a full look. Both are made from adidas’ new PRIMEGREEN recycled fabric which is free from virgin plastic.
Aeroready Designed Move Sport Tank Top, £20 | Shop now
This zipped sweatshirt is so soft and comfortable – just what a woman needs during pregnancy. The GapFit maternity leggings are great too, £39.95, with a full panel high waist and made from moisture-wicking material. You can’t go wrong.
Maternity GapFit Half-zip pullover sweatshirt, £29.95 | Shop now
Made from Lorna Jane’s stroke-ably soft Bare Minimum material, these can be worn fully over the bump for maximum support or folded down. They also come in leopard print if you’re feeling extra fierce. Available as shorts and full length too.
Maternity ⅞ tight, £71.00 | Shop now
These are currently on sale, down from £49 to £40. Sweat-wicking and figure-sculpting, you’ll look as good as you feel in these from maternity-specific brand Seraphine. Wear with the brand’s maternity sportswear top which provides easy access for breastfeeding too.
Seraphine Power Mesh Maternity Leggings, £40 | Shop now
Not strictly maternity gym leggings but Sweaty Betty’s cult power leggings are so good – and stretchy – you can wear them for most of your pregnancy. All hail the power leggings.
Power gym leggings, £75 | Shop now
Main image: Nike
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