Ellie is a workout wear + gear subscription! Each month you'll receive a complete outfit and some additional workout accessories/tools.
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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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.
The Products: Each month, you'll pick from three fully styled fitness outfit, including items like a top, a bra, and a bottom. Choose the 3-item box to just get clothes, or get the 5-item box to also receive 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 March 2018 Review
Ellie moved to a new system that's a lot like Fabletics. Each month, you get to choose one of three fitness outfits that you'd like to receive. (You have until the 4th of the month to pick.) You can also skip the month and not be billed. And in the meantime, your membership will grant you access to their catalog of discounted fitness wear and gear.
I didn't choose in time, so Ellie chose my outfit for me. This is the "In the Zone" look for March 2018.
I'm loving the icy look!
Balance Collection White Tank, Size Medium
Maybe it's boring, but I really love me a basic, neutral-colored tank. When I'm packing for the gym or the yoga studio, it's usually in a rush (usually before or right after work), so I like being able to easily grab a few things from my workout drawer, throw 'em in my bag, and not have to worry that I'm going to show up with a totally mismatched look. This poly/rayon, jersey-like top is a great match for me. Plus the mesh on the shoulders is there to keep it from feeling too plain. The tank is a little bit sheer, but that means it's also super airy and easy to wear. I foresee this top being in regular rotation this summer!
Marika Medium Impact Sports Bra in Peacoat, Size Medium
I have so many black sports bras (again, I love my neutrals), but not very many navy ones. Navy feels like enough of a shake-up from my usual black/gray palette while still being easy to match with other pieces. This bra is also just super comfortable. I loooove the back—it's a perfect mid-point between really intricate, almost romantic lacy details and sporty racerback styles. It feels pretty, but not super bohemian to me. The bra is made of polyester and elastane, features removable cups, and is wicking, so it should keep me from feeling too drippy if I go on a long run in the warm weather.
Marika Power Tek Capris, Size Large
I am digging this pattern! We're experiencing what folks are calling our "second winter" here in Pittsburgh, and so this marbled, icy pattern feels (sadly) appropriate for the weather. The leggings are polyester and spandex, plus something called Coolmax polyester. The white panels on the sides of each calf are opaque, but the ones swirling up the thighs are a very tight mesh. The waistband is wide, which is really comfortable for me. Also, I'm 5' 3", so these leggings look a bit longer than intended on me—they're actually supposed to be capris, but they fit me like a 7/8 style legging.
Marika Fitness Bands
I've been getting super into fitness bands lately. Every now and then I do little YouTube video workouts on my living room floor, and resistance bands are such an easy way to take those moves to the next level. Ellie sent some Bally brand resistance bands in January, but what I like about these fitness bands is that they're a little wider than the Bally ones. Thinner resistance bands tend to shimmy down my legs (where I use them most), but these broader ones seem like they're more willing to sit still. There are three levels of resistance here—I like to use different resistances on different muscle groups. I also just like the colors, to be honest, hehe! Marika gear features that jade color a lot, and I juuuust love it!
Bally Gliding Core Discs
I got these core discs once before, wayyy back in August of last year. I like 'em and don't mind having a spare set—the last pair are a little scratched up from me using them on a wood floor. The idea with these, if you've never used them before, is that you can pop them under your legs or hands to slide more easily over the floor. They're great for using during mountain-climber-type exercises or curtsy squats, by which I mean they make those exercises sooo much more challenging!
Not sure where to start? They include a page of exercises!
Verdict: This month's outfit is super cool. I like that the leggings are bold, but that the other pieces should be easy to mix-and-match with other looks. As usual, I'm really happy with the fit, and the quality of the pieces seems top notch. I'm a little... eh... not bummed but also not wild about the fact that I'm getting repeat gear. That said, I have been subscribed for a while—if you're a newer subscriber, you probably won't bump up against these duplicates. I will say that the outfit alone seems worth the price to me. So many nicer leggings start around $40.00, but here, you get leggings, a top, a bra, and gear for around that same cost.
To Wrap Up:
Coupon - Use code CART20 to save 20% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: The five-item box costs $49.95 (with free shipping, as I'm in the continental US). That means the average cost of each item is just $9.99.
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What do you think of the March Ellie Box?