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Ellie Fitness Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2017

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyJan 3, 2018 | 12 comments

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3.2 overall rating
54 Ratings | 20 Reviews

Ellie is a workout wear + gear subscription! Each month you'll receive a complete outfit and some additional workout accessories/tools. They include a gorgeous metallic shipping envelope if there's anything you'd like to return, plus an invoice listing all the goodies you got.

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You can now choose between a three-item box or a five-item box. This is a review of the five-item box, which is $49.95 per month.

Sometimes Ellie offers add-ons, too. Here's how add-ons work, according to Ellie:

In addition to our box, we offer styles for 70% of their retail price to supplement your box. You can order them after you receive your box!

If you choose to skip the month, you'll still be given the option to nab certain add-on items.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About Ellie Fitness Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Ellie

The Cost: $39.95 a month for 3 items or $49.95 a month for 5 items. Free shipping within the Continental US. $6.99 shipping to Alaska and Hawaii.

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code NEW35 to save 35% off your first box!

The Products: A full fitness outfit, including items like a top, a bra, and a bottom. The 5 item box will also include two fitness accessories.

Good to Know: Ellie offers subscribers the option to nab exclusive "add-on" items after they receive that month's box. Even if you choose to skip a month of the subscription, you'll still have the chance to nab certain add-on items.

Ships to: the US only

Ellie December 2017 Review

I'm excited to kick off 2018 with new workout clothes (that will encourage me to get to the gym after the holidays)! Let's check out what I got:

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This month's box came with a nice little note from the Ellie team.

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Remi Sports Bra by Marika, Size Medium

This bra was really comfy! If you're worried about a clean silhouette, you might not dig the stretchy mesh back, which sort of highlighted the rolls and pudge on my back. For me? Meh. I don't really mind, especially since it's so comfortable and supportive. It's black, too, which means I can easily wear it with all sorts of leggings. I couldn't find it online anywhere, unfortunately, and there wasn't a retail value listed on the tag, either.

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Track Ankle Legging by Marika, Size Large

These leggings are pretty darn great. They're comfy, have a nice high rise, are made of slightly thicker wicking fabric, and have an icy color palette that feels fresh and sporty. I like when leggings make me feel a bit like a superhero, and these definitely do that! They're simple and striking enough that I could see wearing them under an oversized gray pullover for errands (or lazy nights in, let's be honest) as well as out for a jog or to the gym. These ones also eluded me online... Ah well, I guess that makes them a hard-to-find item!

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Luxe Crop Tank Top, Size Medium - Estimated Value $36.00

I was able to find an item very similar to this one (just in a different color) here, so I figure the price is about the same. This wicking top has a lot of stretch to it, plus a mesh back, so it won't ever feel stuffy. The top didn't feel very "cropped" to me, though I do have a shorter torso. I feel like this fit me like any regular tank might. Because the fabric is super thin, it felt a little ...meh in terms of fit. (I tend to like things with just the teensiest bit more structure.) It'll definitely be something I wear for function, but maybe not for fashion.

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Teal Jump Rope - Retail Value $14.00

Yay! I've been in need of a jump rope, and this one is so pretty! The color is so refreshing—it might not match the rich blue tones of the outfit in the box, but it feels right for a bright, new-year outlook. The rope itself is a plastic tube, so it took a little bit of gentle stretching it to get the bends out of it. I love the soft foam handles. Jumping rope is one of those exercises that's quick and easy to pepper into the day, like during commercial breaks of TV shows. Plus, I've always found it to be a lot of fun, and there's nothing that'll get me up and moving like something that's actually fun!

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Balance Collection Clay Heating Pack 

I am a huge fan of heating packs during my period when my lower back needs all the love it can get! But it was actually my partner, Alistair, who was most excited to get this heating pack—he'd made a really awesome play in backyard day-after-Christmas football... which unfortunately involved pulling something in his back. This microwavable pad not only heats up in the microwave, but it has a velcro band that you can use to secure it to your body (if for instance, you need to putz around the house in spite of your injury). Oh, and you can chill it, too, if a cold compress is more your style. I couldn't find this guy online, so I'm very glad to have gotten it in this box!

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Bonus Item: Ellie Drawstring Bag

Most boxes I've received include this Ellie drawstring bag! The metallic fabric is super stretchy and lightweight, so I find them really handy for toting clothes and gear to and from workouts. Having a couple on hand isn't the worst thing in the world—inevitably, I'll forget to take my sweaty clothes out of one and will need something to throw fresh clothes into before I head out, so having spares is great! (I have washed these bags in the past when they get funky, and they stand up just fine.) That said, I might start giving new ones to friends now that I'm racking up quite a collection!

Verdict: I liked this month's box a lot! The leggings are my fave—so comfy and well-fitting—but the gear this month was also really appreciated. Both the jump rope and the heating pack fit into the category of things I might see at the store, but never bite the bullet and buy for myself. But now that I have them, I'm thrilled! The tank top was the only item I felt so-so about, because of the fit, but I know I'll use it to provide some breezy coverage.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the January box. Check out our spoilers here! This December Collection is available in Past Collections if you purchase a one-time box.

Value Breakdown: The five-item box costs $56.94 after shipping. The value of the two items I could find a price for online is already $50.00, meaning the three remaining items must have an average value of at least $2.33. Being that most Marika products like the ones I got seem to be around $45.00+, I feel like this box was a really great deal.

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Ellie is a monthly workout gear clothing subscription! For $39.95 you get a 2-piece fitness outfit, which often includes a top and a bottom. Opt for their 3-item box ($44.95) to add on a sports bra, or a 5-item box ($49.95) and you'll get two additional work out accessories, like sliders, resistance... read more.
Anna Reilly
Anna Reilly
Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she's swooning for all things kawaii!

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I submitted an email to customer service on January 6th. I still have not heard anything from the customer service department. I have not received my December box, the tracking email did not have an actual tracking link, and none of my questions have been addressed. I enjoyed my first box, but I am really close to cancelling my subscription at this point. Does anyone else have issues with Ellie customer service?

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Great box! You look good in the complete outfit too.

I’m debating whether I want to try this. I’ve got long legs and a booty- so I usually look for talls or extra tall bottoms, but this is such a good value for everything you get.

Thks for the honest review!

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The promo code isn’t working for me 🙁 I went ahead and ordered anyway because it looked like they were running low on sizes for the outfit I wanted.

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This is always such a nicely curated box. You look great in everything.

I’m eagerly awaiting the day they offer plus sizes.

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I think they do now, I saw something on Facebook recently.

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They do but not as a subscription. Just as separate and individual purchases.

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I’m really liking their style! I think I gonna take the plunge and order January’s box, I’ll at least try it once especially with the 35% off coupon!
Thanks Anna for your awesome modeling on these reviews, it really helps me see what their outfits will look like on “real life” models like me!
I really hope the quality & comfort is good too because I just got a yoga trapeze for my living room and will definitely need both!

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Anna Reilly

Thank you so much, Missy! And WOW, yoga trapeze sounds like the coolest living room furniture EVER!!!

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Amazing review!! Outfit looks great on you. What sizes did you choose?

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Nevemind found the size information for everything but the top. It looks like this collection is still available but it’s listed as a past collection. 40% coupon still works!! MSA40.

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Anna Reilly

Hi Tina! I’m a medium top and a large bottom, so the top is also a medium. I usually wear around a 6-8 in tops and a 10 in jeans and pants, if that helps! Thanks for reading 🙂

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