BuffBoxx Fitness Subscription Review + Coupon- February 2017
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.
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)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The information card highlights a few of the items for the month.
The box included a sample eating plan and a workout. Please note: the eating plan is NOT customized but is a general example. You would have to adjust portions and such based on your own weight and fitness goals. I really like how the workout plans vary from month to month. If you subscribe long enough you will have a pretty good collection!
There is also usually some product literature. This month there was also a little magnetic calendar I found at the bottom of the box.
Reebok Activchill Tank – Value $30
The “regular” BuffBoxx always includes Reebok apparel. I think they do a really good job of rotating through categories. (In the few months I have been reviewing this I did get two pairs of workout pants but that is the category of fitness apparel I am most in need of…)
Anyway, this is very lightweight and breathable. Apparently, it is supposed to have a “slim fit,” although it is a bit loose on me. (Probably I need to adjust my sizing with BuffBoxx.) I do like to wear something to cover my stomach when I work out (even though I am slim, I don’t like my abs – yet) and this will be perfect with a sports bra for a bit later in the year when it is hot in my workout room.
Harbinger Women’s Padded Cotton Lifting Straps – Value $7.77
These are cotton and seem quite sturdy. I like the pads (I tried to show you the back in the photo) as they provide a nice amount of cushioning on the wrists as you lift. I have weak wrists and a weak grip and that has been hindering me in some areas of fitness. I only tried these out with dumbbells so far (I can’t do deadlifts with my current setup) and they seemed to help. I also like how these will work with pretty much any wrist size, since I have very small wrists and often items like this are too big. (There are photos of these in use at the product link above.)
Note: if you subscribe to fitness or workout boxes, you WILL receive a fair number of lifting straps. But they have all been different, which is allowing me to pick out a favorite.
I’ve been a fan of BSN Syntha-6 whey protein powder for awhile so I was excited to try other things from this brand. These have dairy and egg ingredients and are vegetarian. They are low in sugar (which is important to me). They are about as close as you can come to a Rice Krispie treat without having marshmallows in them, though they are less sticky. The flavors are not super strong and the calories hover in the 230-240 range.
Run Performance Gum in Mint and Fruit (2 pieces each) – Total Value $3.78
I received this product before in another box. I do think it gives energy (it has caffeine and B-vitamins) but the fruit flavored gum isn’t all that pleasant. The mint is better. I am probably going to have to say “goodbye” to gum soon as I am likely going to need braces for the second time in my adult life (I see the orthodontist next month), though, so I might as well chew it while I can!
ON Protein Energy in Cinnamon Bun (0.99 oz x 3) – Total Value $3.46
You know, in all the time I have been reviewing fitness subscription boxes, I have never seen protein powder with caffeine in it until now. I’m really surprised no one came up with this sooner. I’m already a fan of ON protein powder but this product was new to me. In addition to caffeine, it has green tea extract and a couple of B vitamins. I make smoothies every morning and I use protein powder in them, so I tried a few tablespoons of this out this morning. I was really sluggish before using this but I seemed to perk up afterwards, so I think it works, too! The flavor was not too strong or too artificial.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $51.67 for the February BuffBoxx. (The tank had a tag with a $35 price on it so the MSRP may be higher, although I note that I found the tank on Reebok’s site for the $30 value listed above.) At any rate, this is a little bit above the cost of the subscription. (You might also want to add in some value for the workout, which contains some exercises I haven’t tried before, and the meal plan can be a useful tool as well.) Personally, this was a good month for me – I was able to try all the edible/consumable items and most of them were new to me, as well. I may have to look into getting more of the BSN Syntha-6 protein crisp bars for a change of pace from my usual protein bars and I was definitely a fan of the protein powder with caffeine as well.
What did you think of the February BuffBoxx? Do you subscribe to any fitness, weight loss, or workout subscriptions?