Strength Crate is a fitness subscription that sends products designed to enhance your workout. Their goal is to help you train on your terms and to reduce excuses!
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The Subscription Box: Strength Crate
The Cost: $35 + $10.87 shipping for the Warm Up Crate, $55 + $10.87 shipping for the Gameday Crate, or $75 + $10.87 shipping for the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) Crate; this is a review of the G.O.A.T. Crate
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The Products: "Products ranging from apparel, training aids, supplements, and high value equipment to take you to the next level in whatever you are training." Products are sourced in the USA.
Ships to: US
Good to Know: Strength Crate subscribers also get access to Strength Crate WOD, Strength Crate's app that provides a different "Workout Of the Day (WOD)" that you can do anywhere you have access to equipment.
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There was a full color information sheet with items from the box on one side and a recipe on the other side. I like that the recipe is vegetarian/vegan with options to add other types of protein only if you want to. Also I appreciate the picture of one of the box items in action (more on this below).
Mike’s Recovery Muscle Restore Mineral Soak (16 oz) – Value $12.48
OK, so when I opened this box and thought that it smelled really good, that seemed odd for a fitness box. But this product was responsible for the scent. I love stuff like this for days when I’m sore. And just as soon as my husband finishes painting the bathroom and getting all his paint stuff out of the tub, I will definitely try it out…
I like that this is a little different from the standard eucalyptus you see in this type of product, by the way. It has sweet marjoram, fir needle (probably what I am noticing most), black pepper, rosemary, ginger, lavender, and sandalwood (one of my favorite scents) as well as sea salt and coconut oil.
EFX Sports Kre-Alkalyn Powder (66 servings) – Value $12.98
This is flavorless so you can mix it with anything. That’s great, because usually supplements like this have funky tastes that I don’t necessarily love.
Also, creatine (what this is) is one of the only supplements with science behind it. You do typically gain water weight the first week or two (so I am avoiding it for now – you don’t want to add 2 to 4 pounds of water weight when you have 7 pounds to lose…) but this results in increased protein synthesis and you can get a few more reps and/or lift a little heavier, which builds muscle. (Vegetarians are likely to see a better response since meat contains a lot of creatine already.)
Energice Lemon Lime (2.5 oz x 6 packages) – Value $6
These have a lot of B vitamins in them and are actually not that bad in terms of calories. They are freezer pops and I do believe this is the first time I have seen this particular form of B vitamin supplement (B vitamins are involved in many aspects of metabolism and are common ingredients in energy-enhancing products, plus they’re water soluble so if you consume too much of one, you just excrete it through the kidneys).
Junk Big Bang Lite Headband – Value $15.99
You see two of these in the picture but I think that might’ve been an accident. One was at the very bottom of the box and the other was on top, like whoever was packing the box didn’t realize they’d already put one in, thought it was missing, and added another. So I am only counting the value of one. I have a few wispy hairs that really irritate me when I am working out so I can always use new headbands. These fit pretty well and do help with wicking moisture away as well.
Moxy Socks – Value $10.95
I will admit, I prefer very short, thin ankle socks for working out. But, I like socks like this for around the house in winter, especially if I have just put on some foot lotion. So I will definitely get some use out of these.
MostFit Syn Rings – Value $39.95
I am really glad for the photo in the information card that shows how these work. (There is also more information at the MostFit site, which you can get to by clicking the item name.) Guess what? I do have an Olympic bar at home. It came with the weight plates I bought for my Smith machine. I am not able to do much with it yet (I’ll be there eventually, just focusing more on cardio right now to drop those pesky last 7 pounds), but my husband and I are talking about getting a rack for the Olympic bar and I think this will be a fun way to change up my workouts at that point.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $98.35 for the August Strength Crate. That’s definitely over the cost of the box (and the extra headband does bring it up even more). I liked that although there was one hero item (which I can use! or will be able to soon!), the value was pretty well spread out over the different items. And don’t forget that you get access to exclusive online content (like the WOD app), which adds to the value of the box as well.
What did you think of the August Strength Crate box?