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BuffBoxx Fitness Subscription Review + Coupon- December 2016

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BuffBoxx is a fitness subscription box for men or women. All products are premium and name brand, and a portion of each box sold goes to charity (you can choose one of the several charities at sign-up).

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Women’s BuffBoxx, $49.99 a month, box. 

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The Subscription Box: BuffBoxx

The Cost: Women’s or Men’s BuffBoxx for $49.99/month or Women’s or Men’s BuffBoxx Lite for $29.99/month (Lite box does not include Reebok apparel; regular box does); add a Buffboxx shirt for an additional $19.99

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!

The Products: Reebok apparel (in the regular box), snacks, gym accessories, and a workout

Ships to: U.S. (free)

Check out all of our BuffBoxx reviews and more fitness subscriptions in the Fitness Subscription Box Directory!

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The box included a sample eating plan and a workout.

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There was also some product literature. Now that I look these over, I think the middle paper is the information card.

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2 Hershey’s Kisses

Skull Crusher High Caffeine Coffee (20 g) – Value $0.77 USD

I passed this off to my husband since I don’t drink coffee. He enjoyed it.  I think free coffee helps him put up with my subscription box habit. This appears to be a UK-based brand and the package was one serving.

Defiance Fuel Bottled Water (20 fl oz) – Value $1.30

The website for this product makes all these claims about “water technology” increasing hydration at the cellular level and as someone with a biochemistry PhD, I call BS on all that.  (Bottled water is one of the worst product types for bogus scientific claims.)  But, it is reasonably priced bottled water and if you like drinking it, I say go for it. Please note that the Defiance Fuel website does not actually tell you how many bottles are in a case so I had to estimate the number based on the image of a case on the product page (I assumed 24).

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Bite Fuel Protein Granola Trail Mix in Red Berry (11 oz) – Value $7.99

I’ve had a lot of Bite Fuel granola in the past, but this flavor is new to me. This has 12 grams of protein per serving and includes cranberries and cherries (so lots of antioxidants). This is a nice change of pace for when I get tired of KIND bars (it has 7 grams of sugar per serving). This is soy free and gluten free but does have whey protein so it is not vegan.

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Reebok/Les Mills Woven Shorts – Value $40

Every regular BuffBoxx (not the lite version) comes with Reebok apparel. These are too short for me to comfortably model for you but they will be useful for workouts in the summer when my exercise room is blazing hot (the only air circulation I seem to get down there is from the outside because the door is poorly hung). They are woven polyester that is supposed to help wick moisture away from the body. Also, getting this reminded me that I want to subscribe to the Les Mills online workout streaming service.

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SKLZ Slidez – Value $29.99

These slide along most surfaces, allowing you to really work your core to maintain stability. They would be useful for the P90X workouts where you are supposed to use a plastic plate (if you’ve done P90X you will know what I’m talking about). Also they seem much higher quality/sturdier than the ValSlides I already have. They came with a booklet listing some exercises to try.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $80.05 for the December BuffBoxx. This is about $30 over the cost of the subscription. I love the two main items for the month and figure the rest is just extra. So far, this is shaping up to be a great subscription (and useful, as I need to rebuild my exercise wardrobe after losing weight this year).

What did you think of the December BuffBoxx? Do you subscribe to any fitness, weight loss, or workout subscriptions?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. Ragan,

    Just noticed your credentials include a PhD. in Biochemistry. The degree I always wanted!

    This is a question related to fitness but not to any one box, but it MIGHT help a lot of us know what IS fundamentally ” safe and effective” and what isn’t when it comes to products.

    For a person on an extremely calorie restricted diet but supplemental protein, as I think you have been not too long ago, what supplements do you recommend, not that you took them yourself…

    I am trying to wade through the CoQ10, the Omega 3, and other supplements and vitamins ( Love gummies) and absolutely do not know what to buy. I’m ” not young”, am healthy, and want to stay slim and heart-smart healthy as I age.

    My family doctor hand waves supplements.. I learned the same thing in my medical specialty area- that a healthy adult eating a balanced diet requires no supplementation.
    Presently, 30 years after I learned that old philosophy, though, it doesn’t seem adequate to me..

    I don’t know how to email you or I would have. 🙂 Still, I think a general answer that would apply to middle aged women ( who have less need for Fe and possibly Methylfolate) could help us stay healthy in 2017 until the medical community endorses SOME dietary supplements..

    Thanks again. 🙂

    • I couldn’t keep to an extremely calorie restricted diet, I instead did a ton of high intensity cardio so I could eat 1800-2000 calories per day, if not more, and still lose weight. Mostly carbs (I try not to eat refined carbohydrates, though — minimal sugar, whole grains, etc.).

      For supplements, I may have different needs. I am not at the “reduced need for iron” stage yet (probably got about 10 years, at least). But I take a women’s multivitamin (there are certain vitamins and minerals that vegetarians may not get enough of), a probiotic, fiber (gut health seems tied to every other body system today, even the brain), CoQ10, and vegan omega 3s. Heart health is a concern for me, too, as high cholesterol and hypertension run in my family. (I personally don’t care for gummies because they have sugar and kind of a lot of calories for their size and are usually not vegetarian. Also gummy multivitamins are usually not very complete; many lack all minerals and some don’t even have a full complement of vitamins. If you like gummies, though, go for it. Just be conscious of what you are getting in each so you don’t duplicate and overdose on fat-soluble vitamins, and so you don’t leave anything essential out.)

      I don’t go overboard with the protein as it makes me feel heavy and sluggish. (That is not true for everyone. Just seems how it is for me.) I have a little protein powder in smoothies in the morning and on weekends I eat some Quest Bars.

  2. Ragan,

    I’m a lurker, but have a couple of very specific needs for sub. boxes in 2017, and they are right in your specialty review area I think. 🙂

    I LOVE your fitness and pet DOG ( don’t have cats– allergic) sub. box reviews!!!

    I currently do not get a single fitness or dog box as one fitness box burned a hole in my credit card on their way out of business, and the one pet box I tried had products that are from China. I will NOT give my dogs anything other than a plush toy from China.. YKWIM..

    I’m on a budget for 2017, and really want to add more fitness variety this year, plus our small ( very small) dogs needs a great dog box ( or maybe 2 of the same one).
    I am a plain omnivore who also has a spouse who’s the same and our dogs are ages 14 years all the way down to 8 months.

    *****IF you could pick your top 2 boxes in each category, would you mind saying what they are?*****

    Fitness is my #1 need, as I lost 8 clothing sizes in 2016, and need more variety in my diet and exercise than I currently have.

    THANK YOU and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    • Most of the dog boxes I review send toys that may be made in China but treats from the US and Canada (or occasionally Australia or New Zealand). So it kind of depends on what you’re looking for. What sizes are the dogs? There are more options for smaller dogs but there are a few that will work for larger dogs. Are they destructive or not? What kinds of toys do they like (plushes, chews, etc.)? Do your dogs have allergies and do you need to customize the treats in the box based on that?

      As for fitness, it kind of depends on what you like to do to work out. Do you need new fitness apparel? (I do, since my exercise clothes are too large now.) Are you more interested in food (I might suggest Body Fuel Box in that case, but I have only reviewed it once)? Do you want a more general box with a little of both? You may want to look back at reviews for BuffBoxx, Strength Crate, WODBOM, and Gainz Box, and see if the items in the last couple of months of each appeal to you. Strength Crate is a bit more expensive (there are less expensive packages but I don’t know how they compare to the version I review).

  3. Looks like a great box. I might have to get this one soon! Waiting to see some more reviews first. Kinda getting bored with makeup. Getting to much also. Looking for something different. I just started another beauty subscription Glamour Doll Eyes. Its ok. I also get Ipsy, Play by Sephore, Boxycharm, Beauty box 5. Just canceled Allure and Birchbox I get sometimes. But I like this one better than a few of my subcriptions. I might cancel Play by Sephore and Glamour Doll Eyes and Beauty box 5 and try the smaller box. In a month or two.

    • Yeah, I know the feeling. I still get a few beauty boxes but I have let a lot of them go. Boxes like this help keep my fitness routine interesting so I can keep the weight off that I lost this year.

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