WODBOM Fitness Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016
WODBOM stands for “Workout of the Day – Box of the Month” and is a subscription box designed for CrossFit enthusiasts, by CrossFit enthusiasts. (Although, I don’t think you absolutely have to be into CrossFit to get something out of this box, as long as you are interested in working out!)
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: WODBOM
The Cost: $35/month; save with longer subscriptions
COUPON: Use code MSA3 to save $3 off your first box!
The Products: 5-6 large, premium fitness and/or CrossFit-related items including workout gear, supplements, and healthy snacks.
Ships to: US (there was a long list of countries in the drop-down menu at the checkout screen so if you are curious about international shipping charges, I’d suggest contacting WODBOM to see about that)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box included a card with a bit more information about the items in the box.
The Baraides – Value $13.95
These are a cool idea. They offer hand protection for doing pull-ups, using kettlebells, etc. I haven’t been able to try them out because to use them properly, you need to secure them with athletic tape, and I don’t have any right now. I think they may provide a nice alternative to workout gloves, though, because I’ll be able to customize the fit with the athletic tape (many workout gloves are too big for me since I have very small hands).
Tranzend Detox Stix (2 count) – Value $4
All right, I’m a bit skeptical of these. They refer to “detox” which is bogus as a scientific or dietary concept. (That is my educated, professional opinion as a biochemist.) They make way too many claims to be believable (regulating blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, etc.). They seem to contain vitamin C, calcium, and some plant extracts. On the other hand, the total value of this is only $4 and in a $100+ value box that’s pretty small.
Wodwax Antibacterial Rip Preventative and Grip Enhancer – Value $9.99
You apply a layer of this directly to your pull-up bar and it is supposed to last 1-2 months. It is bright pink so you can see it. My pull up bar actually has moveable cushioned hand grips so I will probably pass this on, but it is definitely a good inclusion in a box like this. I have often had problems with sweaty hands and I never knew how many solutions there were out there for this sort of problem. This box has taught me about a lot of them!
Kitchfix Grain Free Granola (original mix, 10 oz) – Value $11.99
Most, if not all, of the snacks in WODBOM have been Paleo-friendly so far. As a vegetarian, Paleo is about as far from how I eat as it is possible to get. But, this is a vegetarian product and has six types of nuts and seeds, so I am going to be eating it on days when my fat intake is a bit low.
Caffeine and Kilos PR Blend (12 oz) – Value $17.50
I let my husband try this since I hate coffee. He made it in our French press (since I have declared that the Mr. Coffee is exclusively for Crio Bru…). He enjoyed it and said he felt he had a lot of energy afterwards (he has been running about doing yard work this morning). This is a high caffeine blend and it came pre-ground, which is good since we don’t have a coffee grinder, although you can buy the whole bean style instead, if you choose.
Tufmed Tuf Relief (5 oz) – Value $17.99
I like this stuff. I got it in another box (Monarch Fitness) and it is good for muscle soreness, although it does have capsaicin (the stuff that makes hot peppers hot) so it may take some getting used to. It also has arnica which may help heal bruises. (I know I have bruised myself with kettlebells before…)
MRM Fresh Omega Pure Extra Virgin Norwegian Salmon Oil (90 softgels) – Value $29.99
This product is not vegetarian so I can’t try it myself. But, omega-3s are good for a lot of things including fighting inflammation and lowering your triglycerides (I take a vegetarian/vegan omega-3 DHA and EPA supplement). I have been meaning to start Nyx (my Rottweiler, for those of you who don’t read the dog subscription reviews) on a fish oil supplement because she has skin issues related to her IBD medications, so I am going to give these to her.
There was also some product literature in the box.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $105.41 for the June WODBOM. This is about three times the cost of the box so it is an excellent value, and this seems to be the case every month that I’ve received this box. I do not think you have to specifically be into CrossFit to enjoy this subscription – as long as you do some lifting and strength training, you will be able to use the various grip aids they send. It probably helps if you follow a Paleo-style diet, as the foods I have received so far seem more suited for that (whereas like 80% of what I eat is grains and beans…).
Something else I like is the curation. Although maybe not every item is for me, I can find a use for it (coffee for the husband, fish oil for the dog, etc.). And for the most part, the items don’t appear in other fitness boxes, so if you are looking for something a little different in your fitness box, this may work really well for you.
What did you think of the June 2016 WODBOM? Do you get any fitness subscriptions?