Gainz Box Fitness Subscription Review – December 2018
Gainz Box is a monthly box of fitness apparel, supplements, equipment, snacks, and more. Gainz Box is a veteran-owned business and donates a portion of their proceeds to charities that support U.S. veterans.
This review is of the Gainz for Women, $32 a month, box.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Gainz Box
The Subscription Box: Gainz Box
The Cost: $32 + $6 shipping on a month-to-month basis, save with longer subscriptions
The Products: Workout apparel (in your size), equipment, snacks and supplements, and other fitness items. (Gainz Box markets to a CrossFit audience, but I do not think you absolutely have to be into CrossFit to enjoy this box – many of the items are suitable for general fitness enthusiasts!)
Ships to: U.S.
Gainz Box December 2018 Review
Gainz Box is a fitness-oriented subscription but they definitely have a sense of humor. You can usually see that in the poses in their information booklet:
The box came with a full-color fold-out information card featuring some of the items from the box in action. I think the posing is often kind of cheesy but I also think it shows people who have a sense of humor and a fun attitude. Some months feature an athlete and some don’t. This month highlights Wodapalooza, a weeklong fitness and lifestyle festival in Miami in January. At least one of the brands in the box is a Wodapalooza sponsor.
There was some promotional material that wasn’t in the information booklet. We are always short on pens around here so that is appreciated.
Compex Resistance Bands (3 pack) – Listed Value $24.99
Compex seems to mostly stick to selling TENS units and wraps for support and pain relief, so this item is not on their website. Anyway, I like receiving these in boxes because they do wear out over time and you don’t want one to snap on you while you’re using it, so it’s best to replace them every now and then. I have a collection of exercises at home that uses these but you can also just search “resistance loop band exercises” and find videos and such.
Born Primitive Sports Bra – Listed Value $45
I didn’t see this exact design on the Born Primitive site but most of their sports bras are listed at $45 so the value is believable. There are some similar designs and color schemes there if this is something that interests you. (Men received a different item.) This comes with removable pads which I never put in, in the first place (I detest pads in sports bras but I guess if you were working out in public and using this as your only top, you might have a different opinion, and this will work either way!) This fits well and is supportive (mind you, I am only a B cup, so someone with a larger bra size might disagree, I don’t know). Anyway, this is a super useful item for me and I’m happy to get it. I was facing a cull of my existing collection of sports bras and now I feel fine just getting rid of an old one.
CBD Medic Active Sport Extreme Relief – Listed Value $6 (buy 10 packets for $39.99)
The active ingredients here are actually menthol and camphor although this does have a non-THC hemp extract as well. I have yet to find a product like this that really works for me (the best I have been able to do so far is Tiger Balm patches, but those are expensive, but then so is this item). The only pain I have right now is from plantar fasciitis and this didn’t really help with that, but that is not one of the recommended areas of application and it is also not muscle pain so I can’t totally blame the product.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $75.99 for the December Gainz Box. That is about twice the monthly cost of the box, including shipping (more if you intend to use the Wodapalooza discount that was offered). It wasn’t a huge number of items, but the actual items included (well, the sports bra and bands, at least, which make up the overwhelming bulk of the value) were very useful to me and I definitely appreciated receiving them.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, Gainz Box has already shipped for December. Your first box would probably be January’s.
Value Breakdown: at $38 for this box ($32 monthly plus $6 shipping), you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Bands $12.50
- Sports bra $22.50
- CBD pain relief $3
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