BuffBoxx Fitness Subscription Review + Coupon – March 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).
My helper is back. Hi, Angus!
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 Pro 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
The Products: Reebok apparel (in the regular box), snacks, gym accessories, and a workout
Ships to: U.S. (free)
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The information card highlights a few of the items for the month. This is a new format for the information card and it also highlights a few items from the Buffboxx Shop.
There was also a card asking you to share your box contents on social media.
Reebok Workout Ready Mesh Tank – Value $22
The “regular” BuffBoxx always includes Reebok apparel. It is now getting into the 80s in the Atlanta area and my workout room is getting warmer, so this is definitely seasonally appropriate. This is slim fitting (I got my sizing issue corrected) so it will work for weight lifting as well as cardio. Even though it is polyester, it seems pretty breathable as well. (It is honestly quite a bit higher quality than some of the other tanks I’ve received in fitness boxes in the same price range.)
WOD Repair Sample Combo Box – Value $5
This contains the original maintenance product from WOD Repair as well as a Rapid Repair product. Both are in 0.15-ounce containers and you can actually buy these sample sizes (with free shipping) to see if you like the product.
Anyway, the original maintenance formula contains beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E, so it is moisturizing but thick enough it stayed in place for awhile.
The Rapid Repair product is for fresh cuts, ripped calluses, rope burn, and similar, and I don’t have any of those problems right now, so I am going to hang on to this for future use. It contains all the ingredients from the original product plus a few essential oils to fight off infection as well as argan oil and jojoba oil, which should lighten the viscosity of the product a bit and make it easier on injured tissue.
Cellucor Cor-Performance Glutamine (72 servings, unflavored) – Value $17.99
This is a really basic supplement, just the amino acid glutamine. The claim this product makes is that it helps with muscle recovery after extended workouts. (I suspect extended strength training workouts, as opposed to cardio, are what is meant.) I am finding conflicting information on whether this is going to be effective but then, it doesn’t have any random, questionable ingredients, and it is a substance that would naturally be found in the body anyway, and it is not in anything I am already taking, and I kind of have a low protein diet anyway, so you know, why not? I can’t tell a difference after one dose but there are 72 servings here so I should be able to tell by the time this is almost out. (I mixed this into water with my flavored BCAA supplement that I drink during workouts.)
Blender Bottle Go Stak (4 containers) – Value $12.99
You can put supplements, small snack portions, protein or pre-workout powder, etc. in these. There are different sizes of jar here, and you can buy others to get the configuration you want. I tend to stick to a high carb/low fat diet, which equals daily snack volumes a little too large to fit in these guys, but I think these will be useful for some nuts or dried fruit on days when I can’t keep my regular schedule. (See some more photos of how they work below.)
Here are a few more shots of the Go Stak containers out of the package. The lid of one screws into the bottom of the next so they stay together, and there is a little handle on top that you can clip to your bag with a carabiner or something.
I love Buff Bake peanut butter so I was happy to see a different product from them as well. If you don’t like the texture of protein bars, this could be a good way to get a little extra protein. Just be aware that these have about twice as many calories as a regular Quest Bar (oops, went over my calorie limit for yesterday because of that and am having to cut back today to make up for it). The first two ingredients are whey protein concentrate and almond butter and they also have eggs so they are not vegan, for sure. They are free of flour so they don’t really have the texture of cookies, but they are soft and non-crumbly. They are a bit high in sugar (more than 20 grams in a whole cookie), so watch out for that. I liked both flavors about equally.
Here is what the cookies actually look like. Not *quite* like the photo on the package, but not too far off, either.
These made the rounds in fitness subscription boxes last year and now they are back (I also received them in Sweatybox this month). I keep some of these at my desk at work for an afternoon pick-me-up (free of sugar, but plenty of caffeine and some B vitamins). These two packs are going in my purse. For what it’s worth, these are vegan, kosher, soy, and wheat free. I like the wintergreen flavor a little more than the spearmint. These are sweetened with xylitol so keep them away from your dog (!) but they should help a little bit in preventing tooth decay.
BuffBoxx Post-Its – Value $0.50?
There is usually a little promotional BuffBoxx item in the box. Last month it was a calendar magnet and this month it was these post-it notes. I totally don’t mind little items like this, especially when they are useful!
Verdict: I calculated a value of $65.24 for the March BuffBoxx. That is comfortably above the cost of the box. I thought everything this month was pretty useful and most of it was also new to me (I have had one of those Buff Bake cookies before as well as the Viter Energy mints, but those are small-value items overall), which is always a bonus. I’m also happy to get a nice workout tank that’s actually in my size!
What did you think of the March BuffBoxx? Do you subscribe to any fitness, weight loss, or workout subscriptions?