WODBOM Fitness Subscription Review + Coupon – June 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
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)
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Included was an information card describing the products in the box. You’ll also usually get one or more coupons or some product literature related to the products in the box.
Ruckpack Refit Hydration Drink – Value $3 (buy a case of 12 cans for $35.99)
This has electrolytes as well as vitamins and was apparently originally developed to prevent hangovers (!). What I liked about it was that it was low in calories and tasted light and refreshing (and didn’t taste at all like vitamins), plus it was low in sugar. The carbonation was a nice touch.
Boone Barrs Dark Chocolate Banana (2.25 oz) – Value $1.99
This is from a small company I never would’ve discovered otherwise. That is one of the things I love about subscription boxes! Anyway, this is a minimally processed bar (it does also include some oats and some wheat flour) and the texture is somewhat different from more traditional snack bars, so it may appeal to you even if you don’t like straight protein bars. There is a bit too much sugar for my taste. (These are also competitively priced with major name brand bars of a similar size.)
Bodygear Calf Sleeves – Value $12.99
I wear knee sleeves regularly but had never tried calf sleeves before. The current knee sleeves I have transfer a lot of stress to my calves, which are often sore the day after I do a workout with the knee sleeves (something I do when my knees are bothering me). So anyway, I tried these during a workout where I also wore the knee sleeves and I think they helped increase comfort while I was working out. These are a good hot-weather alternative to full compression pants.
Glukos Energy Shot – Value $2.50 (buy a case of 6 for $15)
This is an alternate strategy for recovery after (or during) exercise (as opposed to the recovery drink from up above), as this contains glucose. So it is basically sugar water with some added mineral electrolytes. If you are feeling fatigued, this can work to fight it by giving you a quick carbohydrate boost, but if I am remembering correctly (it’s been a few days and I no longer have the bottle), I had to run on the treadmill for 6 and a half minutes at 5 mph to make up the calories in this (around 50).
Elivate Nutrition Lyft Multivitamin – Value $16.99
This is a pretty standard multivitamin. It is made in the USA from non-GMO ingredients. Unlike some of the other vitamins I’ve received in subscription boxes, this does a pretty good job of covering all the bases you’d expect (some gummies don’t have any minerals, for example, but since this is a tablet, it can work the minerals in, in about the same amounts you’d expect from a product you bought at Target or Walgreens). I’m still trying to figure out if these are vegetarian as some other Elivate Nutrition supplements I’ve received in boxes have not been. But if you don’t have any dietary restrictions, and especially if you’ve been cutting calories for one reason or another, these could be a good option for you.
Fitspi Versa Leggings – Value $50
Not going to lie, this was my favorite item in the box. I ALWAYS get excited about leggings since I wear them every day for workouts. (Also, I got a pair of these in a different color from Gainz Box in April, so I knew I would like them.) These fit very well and did a pretty good job of wicking moisture away after a workout. They are easy to move around in as well as opaque (I know transparency is an issue with some leggings…).
Verdict: I calculated a value of $87.47 for the June WODBOM. That is one of the best values I’ve seen for this box and is more than twice the cost of the box plus shipping. Of course, I was very happy about the leggings, but the Boone Barr and recovery drink were nice discoveries and I am interested to see how the calf sleeves help me out long term. Overall, this was a pretty good box that would be useful to all sorts of people who exercise, not just those who do CrossFit.
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