Ellie is a workout wear + gear subscription! Each month you'll receive a complete outfit and some additional workout accessories/tools. You can choose from the collections for the month or skip by the 4th of the month.
I love the rose gold packaging. Looks like mine got a little bumped around on its journey to me.
There is the option of subscribing to a 3-item or 5-item box. Both boxes include 3 apparel items (top, bottom, & bra) and the 5-item box includes 2 additional workout accessories/equipment items.
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. We'll show off those items, too!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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: 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 Women's Fitness Clothing & Gear "Snug Life" Review
At the beginning of each month, Ellie releases new collections. You can choose which one you want or skip that month if you don't want any of them. I was really excited to see a velour outfit and couldn't help but select it.
A matching shiny envelope holds an invoice of your goodies and some promo cards.
And here's a shot of the invoice.
I got a few different promo cards for different businesses in this box. There's one for Nurx, a birth control company, and one for Veestro, a pre-prepared meal delivery service.
Veda Hoodie in Blue Steel, M
Robin Velour Jogger in Blue Steel, M
I'm just being true to myself when I say this is better than I could have imagined. This warm-up suit is perfect for lounging, sleeping, stretching, or when you feel like doing anything enveloped in a cloud. The fabric is a mix of 94% polyester and 6% spandex with a velour texture on the exterior and a knit texture inside. There are two generous front pockets, a full hood, and drawstrings on both the waist of the pants and neck of the hoodie. I like that the waistband and cuffs are wide so that they lay flat and stay put without squeezing. I think the grey-blue is a great color for a full warm-up suit since it's pretty but not reminiscent of an '80s tracksuit.
Niko Sports Bra in Black, M
I'm loving this sports bra! It has medium support, gives me shape, and looks super cute. The neckline has a mesh panel that adds a little more coverage to the balconette cut of the solid black panel. The mesh continues to the back where the straps wrap over each other creating a cutout above the band and a flattering V-shaped neckline.
Zobha Jump Rope
I think I've "started" skipping rope, maybe, 10 times in my life. It's hard! But, it always helps to motivate me when I have cute workout gear. So, maybe I'll "start" again with this light grey and coppery orange rope. From what I can tell, it's not adjustable which could be an issue depending on your height. The foam handles are comfortable and the roller bearings make for smooth rotations without twisting. Tip: I've heard you can place the PVC rope (not the handles) in boiling water for a couple of minutes to help straighten out the bends from being packed up.
Zobha Ab Wheel
What's harder than skipping rope? Doing more than 1 ab roll with this wheel! I now know I need some major core strengthening and I'm making it a point to do a handful of rolls on this ab roller every day. The move is simple – knees on the ground, hands on the wheel handles, wheel on the ground under your shoulders. Basically, you'll be rolling out into a plank and then rolling back using your ab muscles to move. There's also an added element of stability since you have to balance your upper body on the wheel. This little pink and grey wheel looks cute but packs a serious full-body workout.
BONUS: Tone It Up Plant Based Protein Bar in Blueberry Coconut – Retail Value $7.99
I'm so picky about protein bars that I rarely try new ones. These aren't that bad though. There is a bit of the chalky taste but the crunchy texture helps distract from it. The blueberry coconut flavor is subtle and not very sweet. They have 160 calories and 10g of protein per bar.
Verdict: I'm so happy with my velour warm-up suit this month. It's super comfy and I like that I can wear the hoodie and jogger together or as separates. The bra is great too – supportive and sexy. I like how subscriber-friendly Ellie's site is too; I can log on to skip the month, choose which outfit I want, or adjust my sizes at any time.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: The five-item box costs $56.94 after shipping. That means that the average price paid per item, not including the bonus bars, is $11.39 (or $9.49 counting the bars).
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What do you think of the December Ellie Box?