WODBOM Fitness Subscription Box Review + Coupon- August 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 and some literature for the apparel company featured in the box.
Emmy’s Dark Cacao Macaroons (9 cookies) – Value $8.67
I’m not going to lie, I was very excited to see these in the box. I have gotten a lot of these in subscription boxes, in lots of different flavors, but this is the largest bag I’ve ever received. Granted, each one has 100 calories, but it is nice to have one as a little treat after dinner (these are super high in fat but that is one macronutrient I probably need more of).
Go Macro Macrobar Protein Pleasure in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (2.4 oz) – Value $2.89
I’ve received these in a lot of subscription boxes before, as well. They are high in protein (yay, I need that) and vegan (I’m a vegetarian so that’s a plus). They are a bit high in calories as well (I am harping on calories but I have lost more than 30 pounds this year by counting calories) but I can always share this with my husband. And they carry these at my local Whole Foods so it is easy to get more. I also like the art on the packaging!
Ruckpack Combat Nutrition Energizer and Sports Nootropic (2.87 fl oz) – Value $2.64
Well, I learned a new word. “Nootropic” refers to a substance (food, drug, etc.) that enhances memory or cognitive function. This has all your standard energy compounds (B vitamins, caffeine, etc.). I will be honest, I have not tried it yet because there is enough caffeine (more than in a cup of coffee) that I don’t want to consume it before cardio. Since I am still in the weight-loss phase, I am doing at least some cardio every day. When I get to muscle building (once I’m no longer in a calorie deficit), this will be more useful.
Trigger Point T-Roller – Value $19.99
I have some Rad Rollers in different firmness levels and like them, but the roller here is a much stiffer material, which I think is going to be useful on the days when the Rad Rollers are just not enough. I also like that this has a handle so (assuming you want to use it somewhere your arm can reach) you don’t have to roll on a wall or floor to get the benefits, you can just use your hand to maneuver it.
Live Sore Camo Socks – Value $11.95
These are some LONG socks. But, they fit (I wear a size 7 women’s shoe, so most socks in subscription boxes are perfectly fine for me). I tend to prefer ankle socks for working out, but these will be good around the house in the winter when my husband wants to save energy by keeping the furnace at a low temperature. (My multiple layers of robes, shawls, and socks apparently garner me no sympathy…)
Tango Charlie Apparel Tank – Value $27
I have recently discovered the joys of working out in tanks (since I work out in my basement, no one can see what I have on) that actually fit instead of oversized t-shirts. Now I think I have gotten enough of them from subscription boxes that I can go for a whole week in the summer without doing laundry. Also, I like that this company supports military and first responders, features women exercising in addition to men on their website, and sells clothing that is made in the USA! (There is some “salty” language on their website, so don’t say you weren’t warned…)
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $73.14 for the August WODBOM. That’s more than twice the cost of the box and is a pretty standard value for WODBOM. I don’t think you have to be into CrossFit to get something out of this box, you just have to be interested in fitness in general. I was super excited to see the macaroons and I thought the variety was great. This is a subscription that delivers a pretty consistent (and excellent) value every month!
What did you think of the August 2016 WODBOM? Do you get any fitness subscriptions?