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Wantable Fitness Subscription Service Review – Feb 2015

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Wantable Fitness is a fitness styling subscription service (similar to Stitch Fix). You fill out an in-depth survey about your fitness clothing preferences, and your stylist picks out items for you.

The fee for this service is $20 a month, and that fee goes toward whichever items you choose to keep. If you keep 3 or 4 items you also get a 20% discount, and if you keep all 5 items you get a 30% discount.

Wantable sent me this box for review purposes.(Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Wantable Fitness

The Cost: $20 for the styling fee plus the cost of clothing.

The Products: 5 athletic wear pieces selected by a stylist based on your preferences. Keep 3 or more pieces save 20%, Keep all 5 save 30%

Ships to: US

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Here is my order invoice. The merchandise total is $357, and the keep-all discount is $107.10, so factoring that in plus the $20 credit, this box would cost $249.90 to keep all five items. (Roughly $49.98 an item).

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Here are my preferences for the Fitness subscription.

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Nux Cecilia Hoodie in Neutral – Retail Value $72

(50% Poly 50% Rayon)

This is my favorite piece in the box. It is lightweight, super soft, and a little see-through, making it perfect for layering.

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Climawear 2 Way Mesh Map Capri in Grey – Retail Value $40

(52% Nylon / 38% Polyester / 10% Spandex)

These capris are high-waist or can be folded over – love that! The material is pretty thin and breathable, so these would be great for hot yoga or any other activity where you sweat! But with thin and breathable fabric comes visible panty lines, etc. so something to keep in mind!

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Double Take Tank – Retail Value $54

(Tank: 100% Polyamide, Bra: 92% Polyamide, 8% Spandex)

This tank/bra top is another super comfortable item. Here is a better look at how the bra attaches:

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The bra is unlined and a shelf-bra style sports bra, so this would be best for more low-impact workouts.

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Rebecca Michaels Fold Over Yoga Pant in Pink Tie Dye – Value $115

(67% Polyester, 28% Rayon, 5% Spandex)

I know I’m saying this about every item in the box, but these pants are also very comfortable. They are pretty bold for me though, so I may change my style preferences on my profile to downplay colors.

That applies to this item too:

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Rebecca Michaels Printed Hoodie Stripe Paradise – Retail Value $76

(67% Polyester, 28% Rayon, 5% Spandex)

(I couldn’t find either of these Rebecca Michaels items for sale online, so I’m guessing they are from a season or two ago).

This hoodie top fits loosely on me, and not in a flattering way, so it’s the one item in the box I’m sure isn’t for me.

Verdict: I think Wantable Fitness is a good box if you are looking to discover new workout clothing brands and want to be able to try them on at home. (Anything you don’t like gets sent back with a free return shipping label). I also like that they offer you a discount if you keep even just three or four of the items (The 25% Stitch Fix discount only applies if you keep all five items). One thing I like about Stitch Fix and Wantable Fitness is that they send me items I wouldn’t buy if I saw them online, but after trying them on some are winners. It’s a good discovery tool that can help push me out of my comfort zone.

So, if you’re looking for that kind of service, this is a good option. If you’re looking to pick out the clothing, Fabletics is a great option too, and their price points are lower.

What do you think of the Wantable Fitness styling subscription service?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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26 Comments

  1. i’m with everyone else. to expensive for me ! I agree that once i became a more serious exerciser/runner i did spend more for quality items but mostly look for sales at dicks sporting goods or a place like that. i have found shoes and sports bras to be what i need to invest in most. im someone who considers lulu lemon to expensive but even some of their prices arent this high and at least they are quality. who knows if this stuff is quality but fro these prices i wouldn’t even try.

  2. Dumb question – what happens to items people don’t keep? Are they just re-sent to another subscriber the next month?

    If so, what’s the guarantee the item is still sanitary? With the tags on, I can’t imagine they’re washing these things.

    My inner germ-a-phobe needs to know.

  3. I think I am the target market for this type of box. I exercise but it is mostly low impact (like walking or gentle jogging or yoga), and I generally stay the same size (so I’m okay with spending a little more on a piece since I’ll keep it for a while). HOWEVER, I agree with the other commenters that the cost for these items seems unnecessarily high, even with the multiple-item discount. Hypothetically, let’s say I just kept the printed stripe hoodie: that would be $20 for the styling fee + $76 for the hoodie = $96 for one item, which is kind of outrageous.

    Some of the other commenters mention TJ Maxx for the same kind of items as these but for a lower cost. While a valid choice for some, the TJ Maxx near me is horrible (it’s just that particular store that is bad, but I’m not driving 45 minutes each way to get to the “good” TJ Maxx). For those who do not live near a good TJ Maxx, I’d suggest Sports Authority, Eastern Mountain Sports, or even Target for the types of fitness apparel that are in this Wantables Fitness box but for a lower cost. For a slightly higher cost, I’d suggest Pacers (they have mostly running stuff, but it can work for low-impact exercise too).

  4. I also don’t see the value in the styling fee. It would be one thing if you had really specific preferences like ” I want a hoodie with aquamarine and coral coloring” and they managed to find you something like that. But these are vague parameters like running and yoga. They could send you practically anything and say it falls under the yoga category. How does that justify $20?

  5. Talk about overinflated retail prices! Aside from a few pairs of Lululemon yoga pants (only one bought at full price, the rest on Rue La La for cheap), there’s no way on God’s green earth I’d ever spend that much on lower-mid tier exercise clothing. And if they want me to lay that much the least they could do is send it in a presentable fashion, as in not a wrinkled, wadded up mess. Other companies manage to do that every day for much less. Looking back, their lingerie came in that state often too. And it was also grossly overpriced most months. I still can’t believe I once paid $36 for a pair of panties and 3 pairs of socks from them. This new venture has the makings of an epic fail IMO.

  6. I love those yoga pants but there is no way in hell I’d spend that amount of $$ on them! This whole box is seriously out of my price range, and even if it was in my price range, I can’t see spending that much $$ on any of these items. I’m all for TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Target for fitness clothes. I could get 15 items at any one of these places for the same price as what’s in this box.

  7. Wow, those prices are absolutely absurd! I don’t see how this box can possibly make it unless they drastically reduce prices. Fabletics gives you way more for way less. These are kinda like Luluemon prices…but they don’t have that coveted label. No thanks.

  8. Is there any information about how many times they send clothes out to people before pulling them from their inventory? I tried Le Tote and I got a box full of stained and wrinkly clothes. I’d be especially worried with things like workout clothes because I don’t necessarily trust people to just try them on and not use them before sending them back.

    • That is a GREAT question and GREAT point. Of course these are tried on. I never even thought about that factor.

  9. Although I’m not usually a brand slave, I went to Lululemon this week and bought 5 pieces (Wunder under pants, Wunder under crops, swiftly tank, a think fast pull over and anytime skirt) for $293 and none of it was from seasons older than October ’14. The comparison to what Wantable sent you for a similar price kind of boggles my mind. It would be a different story if they were selling up and coming brands but they’re not.

  10. These prices are INSANE!!! I couldn’t see myself keeping even one item at these prices. I understand the concept and necessity of the styling fee, for sure, but the actual price point of the clothes themselves is ridiculous.

  11. I’ll preface what I’m about to say with the fact that I am admittedly lazy and a bit cheap and this is in no way intended to insult anyone other than myself — I can’t imagine spending this much money on workout clothes! For those of you more into fitness than me – are these prices reasonable for workout attire? I’ve considered fabletics for the price point and I’ve had decent success with other Wantable boxes but I think I’d have a hard time taking the plunge on this box.

    • I’m more in the “buy it at Target or T.J. Maxx and keep it for 8 or 10 years” camp when it comes to workout clothes. But I stay pretty close to the same size and I don’t need a lot of support from sports bras.

      • That is what I do. I troll TJ Maxx and similar stores for workout clothes. I tried fabletics but personally saw no big quality difference. Some of my best pants are Champion brand bought at target…a couple of pairs are 3+ years old and show no wear, not to mention they constantly go on clearance!

      • Amen!!! I’m glad I’m not alone. But then again I don’t get the whole workout wear as actual clothes deal either. Give me my discount TJ Maxx gear while I lounge around my house and ponder working out and I’m a happy girl. But then again maybe that is why I get Wantable intimates with a preference for pjs. lol

    • I look at it as.. the double take tank she got in this box is listed at 54.00 and it is a plain black tank with built in bra. I got one very similar from Fabletics with a pair of matching shorts for 49.00. And it is a very flattering black/white print, super cute and I get compliments on it constantly.

      So when I compare just that alone, Fabletics is a clear winner.

      I really like some of the clothing sent out by Wantable but I agree that it is just too expensive, at least for my income level.

    • I totally agree! There’s a huge markup for profit when it comes to most fitness clothes. You can definitely get nice and affordable pieces at Target or Kohls or find discounted brand names at TJMaxx. Though I will say that there are definitely nice details such as laser cutting and flat seams and stuff that raises the manufacturer’s cost to make an item. I run marathons so I don’t mind paying a little extra for better construction or something since I’m wearing the item for five hours or more sometimes. Believe me, finding something that does not chafe your skin for hours is invaluable. But even with the high quality brands like Nike or Adidas, there’s a markup for all their advertising and image built into the price. So I like to look at quality and how I am using the piece and take that in account to its price. I have never tried the Wantable Fitness box but it seems very pricey and the clothes don’t seem of particularly high quality. All the reviews I’ve seen seem to be super expensive yoga and lounge clothes. I don’t really understand who is subscribing to this box.

    • When I ran ultras I would spend that much on a piece of clothing. For serious exercise you need serious gear and a little seam that seems like nothing at first can be agony after 10 hours. Good gear is worth the price. But this is not that gear!

    • I use Nike and Fabletics for workout/sports wear. Both are cheaper than the prices shown for the items in this box.

    • These are definitely not reasonable prices.

      I ran in college, and I haven’t stopped. I have branched out to (some) yoga and barre3 to supplement my running, biking and weight training.

      If you compete in running or biking races (or tri’s, iron’s etc) you do need special clothing to prevent schaffing (from seams etc) or extra support (special socks, arm warmers, bras) or just for new issues (compression socks). But if you are someone who just likes low impact exercising or low mileage bikes/runs – you can find amazing things everywhere for much cheaper than this. It may not be immediate, but you’ll cultivate a workout wardrobe you love for a lot less.

      For instance, right now my favorite yoga/barre3 wear are Marika pants I got off groupon for $15. For running my fav are adidas capri’s I got on sale for $11. My favorite sleeveless top is from gap – about $3.50 on sale (who knew gap had workout clothes now?) Short sleeve shirt? Adidas at a tent sale for $5. Same with my running socks $3 (and they are the fancy left sock right sock running kind 😉 ). I am still wearing under armour running tights (both for running AND as leggings quite frequently) and have had them for 12 years (oh gosh. I knew it was long but goodness) – THEY were worth the price. As were my nike sports bras – no stretching out after 6 years. They, too, were worth the price.

      Even fabletics isn’t my favorite because the pants don’t move as well with my body as the other options I have. And I do covet a lululemon item or two. And I know their speed shorts are definitely worth it – they feel like you have nothing on! And even still, those are only $55 – basically the cost of the tank they sent Liz ($54) but the tank would be more if it was the only thing kept!

      You can find great things everywhere at unexpected times. I really suggest seeing if there is an adidas tent sale that occurs near you – it’s so worth it (got great gifts there too!)

  12. I can never get past how expensive it all is! Fabletics seems like the clear choice over this stuff (to me). No offense to those that use this service intended : )

    • Agreed!

    • Amen! I will never understand “styling” services, paying 20$ to be offered clothes I didn’t pick for a price I don’t find reasonable…

      • I seriously need to figure out how to earn the $20 for picking out clothes for people, now there is a concept I can get behind…spending other people’s money.

  13. third try to posting grrr. is there a men’s box that does basic sweats/workout gear? Needs to go down to size small

  14. Wow, those are some expensive yoga pants!!!

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