PrettyFit Fitness Subscription Box Review + Coupon- Jul 2016
PrettyFit is a women’s fitness and health subscription box. You can preview the boxes before they ship and skip any month you aren’t interested in. You can also request to receive a different pack if it is still available, instead of the current month’s pack. This review is for the Summer Bikini Pack.
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: PrettyFit
The Cost: $49 with subscription, $55 for one-time purchase of any pack
The Products: Health and fitness snacks, food, supplements, etc.
Ships to: US (free for members and including APO and FPO addresses)
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This box doesn’t typically come with an information card, but the list of products and more information will usually be available online if you are interested.
Bite Fuel Power Bites Protein Cookies in Chocolate Chip (3 oz) – Value $3.49
Smartshake Slim Shaker Cup (17 oz) in Neon Pink – Value $8.08
I later found that this had a carabiner-style clip so you can attach it to something and carry it around, hands-free. I have a lot of shaker cups now but they’re all a little different. I love that people have spent so much time thinking about how to break up clumps of powder!
PrettyFit BCAA Burn (30 servings) – Value $39.99
I was in need of a new BCAA (branched chain amino acid) powder. I like to use these when working out, plus this one is non-stimulant (so safe during cardio and it won’t keep you up at night). So this came at just the right time. I also know that I like it because I’ve received the same one before. I would recommend drinking it at half or less the recommended strength (I use one scoop in 32 ounces of water). BCAAs may be hard to come by in a vegetarian diet and I find they help with delayed onset muscle soreness, as well!
EVL Trans4orm (10 servings) – Value $10
This is a thermogenic product, meaning it is supposed to increase body heat. This is, in turn, supposed to increase your metabolism and burn fat. It has a lot of stimulants including caffeine and synephrine, which has taken the place of ephedrine (since ephedrine is now banned) in weight loss products. Of course I would love to increase my metabolism, but I am a little afraid of taking pills like this.
PrettyFit Omegas (60 count) – Value $19.99
I love omega-3 fatty acids; I started taking them a few years ago after a high cholesterol test reading. Taking omega-3s (along with subbing whole grains for refined grains) helped drop my triglycerides by a lot. But, this is fish oil so I can’t have it. I will probably give it to Nyx to help with her coat and skin issues. If you are vegan or vegetarian, there are a lot of good omega-3 options out there – look for a supplement with lots of DHA and EPA from algae, not just ALA (from flax, etc. – ALA is inefficiently converted by the body to DHA and EPA).
Also note: Although PrettyFit doesn’t customize boxes, you can preview the contents of their packs before the packs are shipped and either request to skip a month or get a different pack, so if there is something non-vegetarian (as an example) like the fish oil, you’re not stuck with it.
Quest Bar in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (2.12 oz) – Value $2.08
I buy Quest Bars a couple of times a month and this is one of my husband’s favorite flavors (actually have whole box of this coming already). I like that they are fairly well-balanced in terms of protein, fat, and fiber, and don’t have much in the way of sugar. But, you should really check out the “double chocolate chunk” ones as those are about the best ones I’ve ever found!
Bite Fuel Protein Granola Trail Mix in Blue Mango (1.5 oz) – Value $1.99
Bite Fuel Protein Granola Trail Mix in Banana Apple (1.5 oz) – Value $1.99
I’ve received both of these flavors before. I used them in a muffin recipe I have that requires a rather large amount of granola and they worked really well, so that is probably what I will do again. This is gluten free and has 10 grams of protein (whey) per serving.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $87.61 for this PrettyFit box. That is well above the cost of the subscription. I am super happy to get more of the BCAA powder, I’m a longtime fan of Quest Bars, and I like the protein cookies fairly well, also. Although I’m probably not going to take the EVL Trans4orm (I worry about stuff that has the potential to raise your blood pressure), and I can’t take the fish oil, I still think this was a pretty good box.
This subscription is usually a great match for vegetarians, especially with having the possibility of skipping non-vegetarian packs. Many items in PrettyFit are gluten free (although this is not guaranteed to be a GF subscription). But this is probably not a good fit for vegans because there is a LOT of dairy and some egg in PrettyFit boxes (and probably honey as well, though I’m not as good at checking for that). Also, for what it’s worth, I love that you can now buy some of the PrettyFit branded products in their store, and I think the prices of these items are competitive compared to commercial brands.
What did you think of the July PrettyFit box?