WODBOM Fitness Subscription Review + Coupon – May 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.
Rokfit Apparel “Blood, Sweat, and Barbells” Tank – Value $27
The color scheme I received is not on Rokfit Apparel’s website, but basically, the same design is there. This one is a little large for me (could probably have used an XS) but will work for cardio workouts. (I like more closely fitted garments for weights and kettlebells so they don’t impede movement.) One thing that is kind of cool on the Rokfit site is that most of the female models clearly actually lift weights. Some other apparel companies don’t really acknowledge that women can have muscles, too.
Rocksauce Chill Pain Relieving Gel (3 oz) – Value $14.99
The active ingredient here is menthol, which can be cooling when you have muscle pain. There are also some ingredients that are supposed to reduce swelling. I am kind of sensitive to menthol (and don’t have any muscle pain right now) but am going to hang on to this for the next time my plantar fasciitis acts up, ecause I think the menthol might not be bothersome on the thicker skin around my heels.
Lock-Jaw Hex Barbell Collars – Value $24.99
Ooh, here is something I didn’t know I needed until now. These are collars for Olympic bars. They have a latch instead of the squeeze mechanism, and they are also meant to protect the finish on your bar. I have a weight machine in the basement that uses Olympic plates and I hate those spring clip collars that came with my weight set. I have small, weak hands and these hex collars are so much easier for me to use. I might get a few more of these because there are several places on my machine that use collars.
Somersaults Sunflower Seed Crunchy Bites in Cinnamon (6 oz) – Value $3.82 (buy a 12-pack for $45.88)
I have had Somersaults before in other flavors and not cared for them much. But these were much better. I think the issue I had before was that they are kind of bland on their own, and so low in salt that they need something else to really taste good. The cinnamon and vanilla in these did the trick. These are vegan and well-balanced in protein, fat, and fiber, while being low in sugar. They are a bit dry so you might want to have a drink handy.
Primal Kitchen Coconut Cashew Collagen Bar (1.7 oz) – Value $3 (or buy a 12 pack for $35.95)
Sadly, I did not get to try this. Because, as you can see from the wrapper, these contain “grass-fed collagen.” Collagen is a structural protein found in the connective tissue of vertebrates (some comes from fish, some from poultry, some from cows or pigs, etc.). So while it is good for healthy hair and nails, firming the skin, etc., when taken internally, it is definitely not vegetarian.
Nuttzo 2 Go Power Fuel (19 grams x 3) – Value $2.36 (or buy a box of 10 pouches for $7.85)
I’ve had a lot of products from this brand before, but I am pretty sure this one is new to me. This has seven different nut and seed butters and is gluten free, vegan, kosher, and organic, plus it is a source of complete protein. I tried one pouch in a smoothie, which probably masked the flavor somewhat, but I definitely like the ingredient and nutrition profiles. I’ll save the other two pouches for peanut butter sandwich week (my husband and I have a lunch rotation); these will be much easier than trying to measure peanut butter with a teaspoon or food scale. Obviously this is something you should avoid if you have a peanut or tree nut allergy.
Verdict: I calculated a value of around $76 for the May WODBOM. That is a really good value and well over the cost of the subscription. Although the bar was a miss, I’m happy to have discovered a flavor of Somersaults that I actually like! Overall, I thought the mix of items in the box was well thought-out and fairly representative of what you would get with this subscription. I know it can be difficult to come up with fitness gear that will fit in a subscription box and have the kind of value that makes sense for a subscription box at this price point, but the Lock-Jaw collars were a great discovery that addressed a problem I regularly grumble about but for which never thought to look for a solution.
What did you think of the May 2017 WODBOM? Do you get any fitness subscriptions?