I bet by now you've heard of subscription boxes. You may have even subscribed to a few, but did you know there's a fitness subscription box selection too? That's right! Getting in shape has never been easier.
Remember the days when mail was fun? Maybe you got a letter from Grandma or a tiny lipstick from Avon. Or maybe you got a postcard from a friend on a trip around the world.
Well, the internet seems to have sucked the life out of mailbox fun, but not anymore. Choosing a fitness subscription box could be just the thing you need to fall back in love with the mail.
But first, what exactly is a fitness subscription box?
The Fitness Subscription Box: Details Details
A fitness subscription box is just how it sounds. It's a box of various fitness goodies shipped to your home on a set schedule. You never know what's in the box until you receive it, and that only adds to the fun and inspiration.
Give me the skinny
Subscription boxes typically work like this: You find a box service that you like, you subscribe to it, and they deliver the box to your door. Think magazines.
You pay a fee, usually monthly, but some offer a discount if you pay for several months in advance or for the whole year. On a set schedule, usually every month, your fitness subscription box is mailed out to you filled with all kinds of presents just for you.
Most services allow you to skip a month or two (or three), and you also have the option to cancel at any time.
Bring on the presents
Here's the fun part. When your box arrives, you open it up to find it filled with various fitness gear, snacks, clothes, etc. Depending on the fitness subscription box you choose, that will determine the kind of gifts you'll receive.
But no matter what you receive, it's at a severe discount. In other words, you wouldn't be able to hop online and buy everything you get in a fitness subscription box and pay the same price. And that's one of the benefits.
Have you heard the acronym W.I.F.M.? It stands for what's in it for me. I'll tell you what's in it for you. First of all, presents at a deep discount, and who doesn't love that? Second, it's motivation in a box.
You know that feeling, right? You buy a pretty new sports bra and some sporty yoga pants, and before you know it, you're "om"-ing for the next month. That's the idea behind a fitness subscription box. Not only does it give you the latest fitness stuff, but you feel compelled to use it. There's your instant motivation.
It's all about the Benjamins
You can't put an exact price on all fitness subscription box. That's because they're all different. Not only do they come from different companies who get different deals from manufacturers, but you receive different things.
Some boxes have more clothing than gear, some concentrate more on healthy foods, and some have more fitness gear. All of these things will affect the price. And, as mentioned, some places let you pay in advance, so that affects your bottom line price too.
How We Reviewed
To choose the best fitness subscription box list for you, we looked at other reviews for the best. We also looked to see what subscribers had to say about the service and the items they received on Cratejoy and My Subscription Addiction.
Then we wrapped up all that information goodness and are giving it straight to you.
The Best Fitness Subscription Box Choices
In no particular order, here are the best fitness subscription box selections we found. We tried to include a little bit of something for everyone.
Yogi Surprise is a fitness subscription box centered around, you guessed it, yoga. For $44.95 per month, you're guaranteed to receive at least $85 worth of products. All of the gifts in the box are GMO and cruelty-free, fitting in nicely with the yoga theme.
Some of the things you'll find in the box are essential oils, skincare or bodycare products, books, crystals, journals, yoga props and accessories, candles, and a yoga sequence card. And that's only a sampling of what you'll receive. Each box contains six to eight products.
The thoughts about this fitness subscription seem to vary per month and per customer, but if you're a yogi, you probably won't be disappointed. We thought the price was a bit steep for a monthly box, but you are essentially getting a 50 percent discount overall.
Yogi Surprise ships to the U.S. and Canada, and you can cancel your subscription at any time. It doesn't appear that you can skip months or pause the subscription. Regardless, subscribers love Yogi Surprise, giving it a 4.2 out of 5 stars on My Subscription Addiction
BarBella Box is specifically designed for women who want to stay fit. The box costs $49.99 per month with free shipping in the U.S. and is auto-renewed until you cancel. They will ship internationally, but there's an additional charge for shipping.
In this fitness subscription box, you'll receive four to six items each month in a mixture of these categories: CrossFit-style clothes, gear, accessories, healthy snacks and supplements samples, workout tips, and recipes.
BarBella mentions that these aren't the only categories, so you never know what well-known or new fitness gift you're going to receive. And that kind of adds to the fun.
When you want to cancel, you can do that at any time. Plus, if you want to pause your subscription, you can do that too. BarBella might be pricey, but people seem to love it. The box earned a 4.1 out of 5 stars on Cratejoy.
FabFitFun is a little different in that the membership is seasonal, so each season you'll pay $49.99 and receive a box with 8 to 10 items with a value of over $200. You can either pay seasonally or yearly (and save some cash.)
Also different is the fact that you can choose a couple of the items that go into the box. Or you can completely keep it all secret -- it's up to you.
The items in the box include beauty, fitness, wellness, home, and more. So, it's technically not just a fitness subscription box, but it does center around taking care of yourself, so that screams health and fitness to us.
FabFitFun has been around a while, and they've accumulated quite a following. They have their own community, TV channel, and hashtag at the ready. So, you're never alone. There's a whole group of like-minded people just like you.
Something to keep in mind: They have specific rules about canceling, pausing, and skipping, so you'll want to read their FAQs before you subscribe. Subscribers love FabFitFun, though, giving it a stellar 4.7 out of 5 stars on Cratejoy.
The box is for anyone serious about their fitness. At $39 a month (including shipping), this fitness subscription box is a bit more fiscally responsible. And the more you pay in advance, the lower the price goes. That's attractive.
Items included in this box center around a fitness lifestyle. Some of the items include clothing, snacks, supplements, gear, equipment, and other surprises to support a healthy you.
What we like is that you can gift a box to a friend and leave a personal note of encouragement inside.
This box has a no muss no fuss kind of vibe, and you can cancel at any time. Right now, they only ship within the U.S., but they anticipate expanding globally. Loyal gainz subscribers like their approach to fitness, giving them a whopping 4.5 out of 5 stars on Cratejoy.
We almost didn't include CLEAN.FIT on our list because it's mainly food, but eating clean is part of staying healthy and the ratings wouldn't allow us to leave it off. While it appears to have a lower rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars on Cratejoy, that's not really the case. Eighty-six percent of subscribers gave CLEAN.FIT a full 5 stars, while only 1 review based on a matter of personal taste brought the average to a deceptive low.
This fitness subscription box includes five to seven snacks, supplements, and protein powders. They're all high in protein, organic, and grass-fed items that support a healthy lifestyle. They also offer gluten-free and vegetarian options, as well.
The price for this clean eating is $34.95 per month, but if you pay in advance, the price goes down. The average value of the goodness contained in the CLEAN.FIT box averages $50 or more. There's also a super snacker option for more money and more items.
Since it is food, your tastes might not align with every box, but it's a good way to try new foods you might not otherwise know about. You can cancel at any time.
The cool thing about BUFFBOXX is that they have separate boxes for men and women, so it's more tailored to what you might personally use. Each monthly box contains a mixture of clothing, fitness accessories, healthy snacks, supplements, meal plans, and coupons.
Each box is customizable and they offer free exchanges, which is something different in a subscription box. Plus, they offer free shipping to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam. They do ship internationally for an additional charge.
We love that BUFFBOXX donates part of its proceeds to charity, which is awesome. The subscription is $49.99 per month, but they also offer at LITE box for $29.99. You can even get a PRO subscription for which you'll receive new Under Armor apparel each month too.
Subscribers love BUFFBOX, giving it an astounding 4.8 out of 5 stars on My Subscription Addiction. You can cancel your box at any time.
WOD-BOM stands for Workout of the Day-Box of the Month, and the name pretty much says it all. For $43 a month including shipping, you are guaranteed to receive at least $75 worth of 6 to 7 full-size products. No sample sizes. And the more you pay in advance, the more money you save.
Each month you get three to four nutritional items and two to three clothing items and accessories, including fitness gear. And they don't deal with no-names. WOD-BOM works with top companies to bring you the best fitness products on the market. They're meant to motivate and inspire you during each and every workout.
This fitness subscription box ships worldwide and you're free to cancel any time. Subscribers at Cratejoy are in love with WOD-BOM, giving the box 4.7 out of 5 stars. And that's darn near close to perfect. So, if you're looking for variety and motivation, WOD-BOM might be for you.
Isle Box is different. Their focus is taking fitness outside. You have three options to choose from with this fitness subscription box: The Seasonal Pass, The Starter Box, and National Parks Box. Here's how they work:
So, really, the only fitness subscription box for Isle Box is The Seasonal Pass. Each box centers around the outdoors and the current season, so you're inspired to get out there.
Subscription Box Tips Before You Subscribe
Subscription boxes are fun and exciting, and they do bring an element of surprise to your life, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind before you subscribe.
First, keep track of your subscriptions. Each of the above boxes fill on different days of the month, so if you want to cancel or pause, you have to do so within a certain timeframe. If you don't, you're obligated to pay for that month.
Second, don't forget about it. The last thing you want to do is have your account charged automatically when you don't have the funds available for your purchase. That's going to cost you -- literally. So, set a reminder on your calendar about your subscription.
And finally, use what you get. These boxes are meant to inspire. You don't want to pay for all this goodness, just to run across it a year down the road unused. So, when you get your fitness subscription box, use it as a springboard to your fitness month or season.
Order Yourself Some Fun
As you can see, there are plenty of fitness subscription boxes on the market. And no matter what your interests, there's something to inspire you.
Not only that, but prices vary, so it's easier to fit these gifts to yourself into your budget. And you cancel them at any time, so if you track them properly, you can maximize the benefits of the box without going overboard.
The best thing about all of these fitness subscription boxes is the surprise factor. There's something enticing about a mystery, and these boxes are a way to spice up your month and treat yourself a little. And all the while, you're bringing excitement back to your mailbox.
So, pick a fitness subscription that fits you and give it a try. And don't forget to come back here and tell us what you think.
Have you ever subscribed to a fitness box? Do you have another type of subscription box? Let us know your favorite ones in the comments!
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