Support your sport – 48% less bounce for your bump
Innovative FittaMamma maternity fitnesswear has supported countless baby bumps, lifting and holding, easing pregnancy backache and alleviating pelvic girdle pain for thousands of Mammas-to-be around the world.
We wanted to gauge EXACTLY how FittaMamma maternity sportswear makes a difference to women exercising during pregnancy. We commissioned an independent, scientific evaluation of our fitnesswear with the renowned Research Group in Breast Health at Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
The research team is routinely asked by lingerie manufacturers, the military and the health sector to advise on bra design to reduce breast bounce – and related breast pain. This is the first time the team has been asked to test clothing’s ability to reduce the bounce and movement of a pregnancy bump during exercise.
And the results?
Detailed scientific analysis under full test conditions showed a massive 48% reduction in bump bounce in all directions when wearing the FittaMamma fitnesswear compared to ordinary maternity vests and leggings. Even relatively gentle exercise generated bump movements of up to 6.2cms when wearing standard clothes, but this was reduced to only 3.8cms in the technically designed and supportive FittaMamma maternity wear.
The participants rated the level of support for the back provided by the FittaMamma fitnesswear at 8.25 out of 10, compared to 3.5 out of 10 for high street maternity wear, rating support for the hips and pelvis at 8.75 out of 10 compared to 3.25 in the comparison vest and leggings.
The research also revealed that the women felt more confident exercising in FittaMamma maternity fitnesswear, with 75% of participants stating that they would be more likely to undertake more exercise when wearing FittaMamma clothing.
What does this mean for you?
FittaMamma maternity sportswear supports your bump just like your sports bra supports your boobs. In the same way you look after your boobs when you exercise….looking after your baby bump by wearing our supportive maternity fitnesswear reduces the movement, lifting and holding securely.
That’s your precious baby bump held securely and safely whilst you exercise. You can stay fit for you and your baby, fully reassured that your bump is held with minimal movement and maximum comfort.
Pregnancy can cause lower back ache and pelvic girdle pain, potentially putting some women off exercising. Supporting the bump and reducing the amount of bounce, even during walking is likely to alleviate this. Holding your bump, back, boobs, hips and pelvis securely will enable you to stay active for longer and more regularly throughout your nine months journey enjoying the health benefits of an active pregnancy for both you and your baby.
So how does it work?
The supportive mesh back panel of our Ultimate maternity sportswear tops isn’t just a style feature – it includes the unique cross back technology to ease the weight of your bump on to your back and shoulders where you’re naturally stronger. It works perfectly with the super stretchy front panel that hugs and holds where you need it and a soft inner bra which gives just the right level of additional boost to supplement your favourite sports bra (your boobs will never say ‘no’ to extra support during pregnancy). The wide waistband is designed to sit under your bump, encircling your hips and pelvis, holding them firmly when your joints start to loosen.
And FittaMamma maternity leggings? Naturally they look great with our tops…..but they work when you workout too. The deep waist panel is cut high to support your bump without neglecting the support your need for your lower back. It’s designed to be worn rolled up or rolled under depending on your activity or your trimester.
Whilst the most important aspect of our maternity sportswear is the support and fit, we’ve achieved this without sacrificing style….the range looks awesome! What’s not to love about luxe performance fabrics, breathable mesh panels and enough stretch and support to see you through your whole pregnancy.
Best of all, FittaMamma is the ONLY maternity sportswear that has been scientifically tested and PROVEN to support your baby bump!
Reduce bump movement for comfort and security during your active pregnancy