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Ellie Fitness Subscription Box Review – Snug Life

Tiffany Waldorf
ByTiffany WaldorfFeb 10, 2019 | 7 comments

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3.2 overall rating
56 Ratings | 22 Reviews

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.

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I love the rose gold packaging. Looks like mine got a little bumped around on its journey to me.

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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.

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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!

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


About Ellie

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.

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A matching shiny envelope holds an invoice of your goodies and some promo cards.

And here's a shot of the invoice.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Anna also received this item in her Ellie Fitness box!

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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.

Anna also received this item in her Ellie Fitness box!

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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.

Anna also received this item in her Ellie Fitness box!

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:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you'll be selecting from February's styles. Check out our latest spoilers here!

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).

Check out all of our Ellie reviews and more fitness clothing subscription boxes in the Women's Subscription Box List!

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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.
Tiffany Waldorf
Tiffany Waldorf
Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home...she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

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Miranda Dean

Not a bug fan! Clothes are cute and great when they fit well but it’s a variety of brands which means a varied of sizes. S/M/L is not the same for every maker and unfortunately there’s no way to rate each maker. I agree that returns are a pain and therefore I wouldn’t suggest this company.

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Natalya Basovska

This is the most awful subscription service I’ve ever had. I bought an outfit on Monday. On Friday, I started to wonder when they would send this (2-3 business days are indicated on the site) – I was not answered. Next week on Monday I wrote again – I was not answered again. On Wednesday, I asked for my money back – they ignored me again.
I do not advise anyone to deal with them – you can just lose your money

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I had the WORST experience with Ellie’s subscription service. I signed up for the subscription, of course, and was disappointed. Paid all the money for cheap, see-through leggings, and a workout shirt that looked like it was from Walmart. The rose gold bottle was okay, that was probably the best part. Well, my second outfit said “shipped.” It said that it was supposed to be delivered on a certain date, well a week later it never came AND I got an email from customer service saying that they forgot to add the sweater to my box… that I paid full price for. I was disappointed, but what was the WORST was that my package got lost in the mail. I called FedEx multiple times with my tracking number. They said there was no scheduled delivery date. They said it would be delivered 02/10/2020. Never came… I called and had them cancel my subscription. I will never purchase from this company again. Fabletics is WAY better, and you get more bang for your buck. Ellie is for amateurs, no offense.

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While the clothing itself is great, just know that it’s pretty much impossible to return anything. You can only return the whole set to exchange for another whole set and it takes forever. I bought seven outfits since December but because I wore the sports bra in the set I got this month, they won’t let me exchange or return any of it. (but yet the nature of fitness wear is to work out in it to see how you like it…every other company returns pieces after they’ve been worn) When I said I was unhappy and would have to consider other subscription boxes, they processed my cancellation immediately with no attempt at a compromise. Disappointing.

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Tiffany, how tall are you? I’m short, like real short and I’ve been wondering if their joggers would work for me.

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Kate N.

If I could live in that outfit full-time, I would! I absolutely love how cozy it is!!!

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Tiffany Waldorf

So cozy! I wear it on as often as possible. 🙂

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