Fitness

“Revolutionary” app launches for new mums

A new app set to inspire and connect new mums looking to get back into fitness has hit the app stores this week.

Buump Active is the first social connection platform in the world designed to keep new mums active after having a baby. The app is supported by Sport England – which has identified becoming a new mum as one of the key times in life when fitness levels can drop – through £346,990 of National Lottery funding. Sport England will support this work and share best practice widely among the sport and health sector, so that more can be done to help support people to stay active whatever happens in their lives.

The new app was created by mum of two, Rebecca McGoff. After having her two daughters and experiencing the social isolation and difficult road back to fitness that being a new mum can bring, Rebecca wanted to develop an easy-to-use app that enabled fellow mums to make friends, meet up, get active and achieve their goals.

Rebecca commented: “All mums know how difficult it is to regain those post-baby fitness levels, but it’s so crucial to your mental health and physical wellbeing to get active again and not lose that important part of your identity. It can be hard doing it alone, so Buump Active connects new mums and mums to be so they can meet up, get out and get active together. It’s so much better when you have friends there to inspire you and keep you accountable. You might want to join your local park run, find a gym buddy or find a friend to accompany you to buggy fitness.”

Buump Active can be downloaded for free for iOS and Android, and social communities can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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