Posted by on in BuffBoxx Reviews, Fitness Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews | Tags: | 4 comments

BuffBoxx Fitness Subscription Review + Coupon- January 2017

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

buffboxx-january-2017-box

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).

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. 

buffboxx-january-2017-inside

buffboxx-january-2017-review2

Mr. Kitty showed up to help me photograph this box. That is pretty remarkable because he’d just had eye surgery a few hours before. Anyway, I was happy to see him out and about.

buffboxx-january-2017-review

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!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

buffboxx-january-2017-booklet-front

buffboxx-january-2017-booklet-back

The information card highlights a few of the items for the month on one side and the charity options you can choose from at sign-up on the other side.

buffboxx-january-2017-meal-workout

The box included a sample eating plan and workout. I really need to try this workout, or as much of it as I can manage, because I’d love to have some muscle definition in my upper body now that I’m thin enough for it to show.

buffboxx-january-2017-literature

There is also usually some product literature.

buffboxx-january-2017-bars

buffboxx-january-2017-bars2

ON Opti-Bar High Protein Bar in Chocolate Brownie (2.1 oz) – Value $2.25

ON Opti-Bar High Protein Bar in White Chocolate Raspberry (2.1 oz) – Value $2.25

This is a new item for me. These are a bit higher in calories than my typical Quest bars, but they are fairly low in sugar. My husband and I split them in half and we agreed they had an excellent texture and good flavor with no artificial sweetener aftertaste. We would consider buying these again for sure. (Not being disloyal or anything, but the white chocolate raspberry Opti-Bar tasted a lot better than the white chocolate raspberry Quest bar.)

buffboxx-january-2017-capris

Reebok Fitted Capri in Black/Pink – Listed Value $35

Every regular BuffBoxx comes with authentic Reebok workout clothing. These could not have come at a better time for me. Last week, I had to give up a few more pairs of workout pants – after my weight loss they just didn’t stay up anymore – so I needed more. These fit wonderfully and do a good job at wicking moisture away from the skin.

Note: I couldn’t find this exact style except from overseas sellers (in some cases, not sure it’s legitimate merchandise). So I opted to put the price on the tag attached to the capris. If you search for capris on the Reebok website, most cost more than $35.

buffboxx-january-2017-koozie

BuffBoxx Koozie – Value $3?

I totally don’t mind promotional merchandise if it is kept to a minimum. I do sometimes drink soda out of cans at work and this doesn’t have any risqué sayings on it, so will probably take it there.

ON Melatonin (100 tablets, 3 mg) – Value $5.49

Melatonin can be really useful for promoting a healthy sleep cycle. A lot of people swear by it. However, melatonin supplements and I are not friends. A portion of people who take melatonin experience extremely vivid dreams; I happen to be one of them (and the dreams are anything but restful for me). Anyway, this also contains pharmaceutical glaze, which I am avoiding. So I will pass this on to someone else who can make better use of it. (If you want to try melatonin, start on a night when you don’t have any critical activities the next day, in case you turn out to be one of the people who have the dreams after taking it.)

buffboxx-january-2017-protein-powder

Pure Pharma PR3 (Cocoa Flavor, 1.34 oz x 2 packets) – Value $5.52

Although the main protein source in these is from rice, these also include collagen peptides, which, while great for joints, tendons, and skin health, are not vegetarian, so I was unable to try this product. (Most of the time I am happy to get protein powder as I can use it in my morning smoothies. It is a little weird to me to have a plant protein source in a powder that has animal byproducts.)

buffboxx-january-2017-pushup-bars

Perfect Pushup Stands – Value $12.99

These are great. If you have ever done P90X or P90X3 (I never bought P90X2), you will have seen people using push-up stands. I ignored the idea for awhile and just did regular push-ups with my hands on the floor, but my wrists started to hurt (I have tiny, weak wrists). I got a cheap pair of pushup stands on Amazon and it was a very welcome change. But I think these are nicer than the ones I have. The base seems more stable and I really like the grips – they are flatter and a little wider than others I’ve tried, plus they’re made of something that’s easy to hold on to without slipping.

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $66.50 for the January BuffBoxx. That is a little less than last month, but still over the cost of the box. Although I couldn’t use two of the items, they were small value items. The rest of the box was perfect for me – I desperately needed the capris, the pushup stands are excellent, and I am happy to have discovered this a new brand of palatable, low-sugar protein bars.

What did you think of the January 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.

4 Comments

  1. I find it strange that you told them you wake at 8pm and go to bed at 12am and they list those exact times as meals times. Normally you shouldn’t eat before bed, and no one really wakes up and eats immediately! It would be nice if it were adjusted for a more appropriate time to eat!

    • I didn’t tell them that. The meal plan is meant to be a guide only, I think, because I am 39, 5’5″, under 120 pounds, and not trying to lose weight. Those statistics they quote don’t match me (plus I am a vegetarian so turkey and salmon are not things I would eat). I don’t really expect a box with hundreds or thousands of subscribers to customize a meal plan for each subscriber. If you want custom meal plans, you are probably going to need to consult a dietitian.

      It is fine to eat before bed. It doesn’t matter when you consume calories, only that you are mindful of how many you are getting. Unless you have a problem with acid reflux or something, and then you might not want to eat late at night. Also I do eat as soon as possible on weekend mornings, at least a protein bar or something (weekdays are a little too hectic for that).

  2. I received my First Buffboxx. I received everything that you did except for the push-up stands- I received a Bluetooth headphone set- that my husband nabbed. I really like the box. Great value and the capris are well made. I had a 10.00 coupon, so the capris in the box paid for my subscription. I feel that this is a quality box, and I will keep it. I A my looking forward to the next box.

  3. I’ve had the exact same experience (nightmares) with the melatonin but I’ve never heard of anyone else that’s experienced that. Friends of mine swear by it for jet lag, but it’s definitely not for me!

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments may not appear immediately. More info here.

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content!