WODBOM Fitness Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2018
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: US (There’s 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.)
WODBOM March 2018 Review
This is a time of year when I expect a lot out of a fitness subscription box (people are making exercise and diet resolutions, after all), so let’s see how WODBOM stacks up:
Included was an information card describing the products in the box.
There were also some coupons and product literature this month.
WODBOM Ambigram Tank – Listed Value $25
This design is exclusive to WODBOM (you can kind of see it, but the wording is the box name) so I had to use the value from the information card. This is a little big on me (you can only choose sizes going down to S for women) but it will work well enough for cardio in a few months. (Right now my exercise room is too cold for tanks!) The color is bright and cheery.
I’ve seen this product before in fitness subscription boxes. The idea is, you can just take one of these scoops packaged in a dissolvable membrane (it’s vegetarian) with you instead of trying to scoop something out of a larger package. I do not like digging for scoops in protein powder, so that’s a benefit. This tends to cost more than plain protein powders, though (it’s whey-based) so you have to make your own call about whether the convenience of the format is worth it. I will say, the flavor and the ability to blend the protein powder are fine, and this works OK in a shaker cup (especially if you get one of the ones with some of those projections on the inside that help break up clumps).
Cyclone Cup 2.0 – Estimated Value $13.99
This particular design is exclusive to the box, but there are plenty of similar designs on the Cyclone Cup website, so I’ve used the value from there. This has a removable compartment where you can store your powder (or dissolvable scoop!) so your pre-workout or protein shake or whatever you’re making doesn’t get gross or settle out of solution if it sits for awhile. Then you just add water to your powder in the main cup and you’re good to go. I drink something at work that benefits from mixing in a shaker cup so this has come to my office with me. It does a decent job of mixing.
Skout Backcountry Peruvian Chocolate Organic Bar – Buy 12 Bars for $28.50
This is actually kind of pricey for the size of the thing (and for something with only 150 calories). But if organic, vegan products with minimal ingredients are important to you, the extra cost may be worth it. I split this with my husband and we found it to be a pretty standard date bar where the chocolate wasn’t terribly obvious.
I finally feel like I can lift weights again after my surgery and I am discovering that I am using all kinds of muscles I hadn’t used much since October, so delayed onset muscle soreness is a thing for me again. This has menthol and arnica, so it is cooling (I am a little sensitive to menthol) and may help with bruises (I don’t have any of those to test it on right now). I find this OK but not amazing, but lately, I have just not gotten results from almost any products of this type. I do like the roll-on form as it is not nearly as messy as a cream.
Body Elite Nutrition CTI Thermogenic – Buy a 1-Month Supply for $59.99
This is a fat loss product. I actually don’t need to lose fat (I did all of that, in 2016). This includes rauwolfia extract (WebMD doesn’t have much information on it), DMHA, carnitine (may be effective for kidney disease and some heart conditions; the jury is out on improving athletic performance), green tea extract, and huperzine A (may help with memory in younger people but has not been shown to help with age-related memory loss). The DMHA can increase heart rate and I am afraid that it will interact with a medication I am on for hypertension, so considering my medical history and weight maintenance needs, I decided I’d be better off not taking this one. I will pass it along to someone else to try out. This is a good reminder to always investigate the ingredients of any supplement before taking it. WebMD has a good compilation of information about quite a few different supplements.
Verdict: I couldn’t calculate a total value for the March WODBOM because so many of the items are not available for individual purchase. However, the shirt, pain-relief roll-on, and shaker cup total about $57, and the subscription costs $43 if you include shipping, so you are definitely getting a good value. I think the selection of items was reasonable for a fitness subscription box. The pain-relief roll-on and Skout bar were new to me and the shaker cup will definitely come in handy. It is always nice to get more whey protein powder and the tank will be more useful come summer.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, WODBOM ships on the 5th of the month, so your first box would be April’s.
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $35 + $8 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $7.17.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What did you think of the March WODBOM? Do you get any fitness subscriptions?