WODBOM Fitness Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2017
WODBOM stands for “Workout of the Day – Box of the Month” and is a subscription box designed for CrossFit enthusiasts, by CrossFit enthusiasts. (Although, I don’t think you absolutely have to be into CrossFit to get something out of this box, as long as you are interested in working out!)
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: WODBOM
The Cost: $35 a month + $8 shipping; save with longer subscriptions
COUPON: Use code MSA3 to save $3 off your first box!
The Products: 5-6 large, premium fitness and/or CrossFit-related items including workout gear, supplements, and healthy snacks.
Ships to: U.S. (there was a long list of countries in the drop-down menu at the checkout screen so if you are curious about international shipping charges, I’d suggest contacting WODBOM to see about that)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Included was an information card describing the products in the box. There was also some product literature.
Cyclone Cup 2.0 – Value $11.99
If you get any fitness subscription boxes, you will see every variety of shaker cup on the market. This one is clever. There is a compartment that you can attach to the bottom that holds dry powder, so if you want to throw it in a gym bag or whatever, you can mix your drink with liquid when you are ready. I work out at home so I don’t need the storage compartment, but I put some BCAA powder in the cup with water and I feel like it did a good job of mixing.
Callus Performance Callus Care – Value $14.95
I was confused by this product at first – it lists a weight and looks like it has a twist-up section, so I thought it contained some kind of balm. But it appears that this actually has blades and a file (see image below) for smoothing out the surface of calluses on the hand.
Because I wear gloves when lifting, swinging kettlebells, etc., I don’t get calluses on my hands, but I do have a problem with them on my feet for some reason, so I tried this on my foot. I do feel that it smoothes the skin a little. I was probably not being aggressive enough, but I figure it pays to be careful with blades like those!
Mike’s Recovery Restore Bath Salt (10 oz) – Value $5.95
Here is another item you will see fairly regularly if you subscribe to many fitness boxes. I haven’t had time to take a bath since I received this box, but I have used this product in the past. One thing I love is that it is not your traditional eucalyptus-scented soak. Instead, it has lots of interesting ingredients like sweet marjoram, fir needle, black pepper, rosemary, ginger, lavender, and sandalwood oils. I find it to leave the skin moisturized (there is some coconut oil in there), too!
Here’s a look at the blades on the callus care product.
Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bar (1.1 oz) – Value $2.85 (buy a pack of 10 for $28.50)
Well, the Wild Zora philosophy is pretty much 100% the opposite of my way of eating (my diet is mostly grain and no meat; for what it’s worth I have a BMI under 20 and no cholesterol or blood sugar issues). I was unable to try this because the first ingredient is beef, so I dropped it off on the “free snacks” table at work, from which it promptly disappeared. This also contains red bell pepper, tomato, apricots, dates, kale, garlic, celery, and spices.
Glukos Energy Gummies (2.12 oz) – Value $2 (buy a case of 12 for $24)
These are vegetarian (yay). They are labeled as vegan but contain beeswax so I’m not sure how that works. They are pretty much just sugar. I was expecting B vitamins or something but no, just sugar (first three ingredients are glucose syrup, tapioca syrup solids, and organic cane sugar). If you are looking for a source of quick carbohydrates, these would definitely work. They are a little tough to chew but not too sticky.
Fuel for Fire Strawberry/Banana Fruit Protein Blend (4.5 oz) – Value $3 (buy a pack of 6 for $17.99)
Although I appreciate getting something other than a protein bar or protein powder for a change, I just can’t get behind these pouches. First off, I am not really a fan of food in pouches. But secondly, eating whey protein in a pouch reminds me of eating spray cheese with a bit of fruit mixed in. I tried this but didn’t finish it. If you don’t like the texture of protein bars, this could be an option for you, though.
Zone Athletic Apparel Warrior Mentality Tank – Value $25?
This tank appears to be exclusive to the box, but I’ve linked to the page with their other tanks. The ones in this style are priced at $25. This was a touch too big for me but this brand doesn’t come in XS. It will be good in summer time for cardio, though (I like more fitted garments for lifting and kettlebells so they don’t get in the way of the weights, but looser garments are fine for cardio). Men received a t-shirt instead.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $65.74 for the March WODBOM. That is about average for this box, and it is close to twice the price of the subscription. I feel that is a good value for a subscription consisting of new, currently-in-production fitness-oriented merchandise. I also think the contents are representative for WODBOM, so if you have been thinking about subscribing to this box, this month is indicative of the types of items you will receive.
Although the snacks were mostly a miss for me this time (the gummies were OK), those are far from the highest value items in the box, and other months have been more to my liking. (This box does not promise to cater to people with dietary restrictions.) I am always happy to get more of the Mike’s Recovery salts, the Callus Care product will be useful (even if I use it on my feet instead of as intended), and it is always interesting to see what people will come up with next for shaker cups.
What did you think of the March 2017 WODBOM? Do you get any fitness subscriptions?