WODBOM Fitness Subscription Box Review + Coupon- October 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 a 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: U.S. (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.
Wodbrand Cedarwood Eucalyptus Bar Soap – Value $6.50
This is odd packaging for soap but it is good soap. It definitely has a eucalyptus scent but that can be nice when your sinuses are congested (which mine are right now). Apparently, it is also supposed to help with sore muscles, although I wasn’t able to test that out since I don’t have sore muscles right now.
pHuel 5.0 Muscle Science Foam (3.7 fl oz) – Value $10.99
This is a foaming product that includes active ingredient magnesium sulfate. The foam helps you see where you have applied it. It is supposed to be good for muscle cramps (similar to taking a bath with epsom salts). I don’t tend to get those, but magnesium can also help you fall asleep, which is something I definitely need help with. And skin administration actually works with magnesium.
Bell Plantation PB2 (6.5 oz) – Value $3.99
If you are not familiar with this product, it is powdered peanut butter from which most of the fat has been removed. I was happy to see this because it is something I buy regularly anyway (I order it a pound at a time from Amazon). I put it in my smoothies in the morning and my husband mixes it into his oatmeal.
Break Parallel: The Hook Grip – Value $27
These are reusable grips for use with exercises involving barbells (deadlifts, etc.). They protect your thumbs during hook grips (which put a lot of pressure on the thumb) and save you money on tape. (You do still need chalk though.) There are application instructions and a video on the Break Parallel product page.
KaKookies Almond Cranberry Cookie (1.69 oz) – Value $2
I am always skeptical that vegan, gluten-free anything is going to be good. But I liked this. It stayed together better than expected and it had almond extract, which made it a total win. (Almond extract is one of my favorite flavors ever…)
Protes Protein Chips in Chili Lime (1 oz) – Value $1.75
These remind me A LOT of Protings. (After some investigating, apparently they are exactly the same thing, and Protings have just been renamed…) The packaging and flavor are very similar. I am glad we got flavored ones as I have not found too many plain protein chips I can stand. But the chili lime flavor totally makes these work.
Rokfit Apparel United by Fitness Tank – Value $27
I believe women got tanks and men got t-shirts. You know, I like tanks for working out, but I have about enough of them at this point to go for a month without doing laundry. I will use this, and it does fit well, but I kind of hope to see a little more variety in the apparel in this box as the weather gets cooler.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $79.23 for the October WODBOM. That is a fair amount over the cost of the box and an average value for WODBOM. I liked that all the food was vegetarian this month (this box seems to cater mostly to a paleo eating style so some months you will get jerky) so I could eat it, and I thought overall, the mix of items was very good (as well as useful for a cross section of fitness enthusiasts).
What did you think of the October 2016 WODBOM? Do you get any fitness subscriptions?