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Gainz Box Fitness Subscription Review – July 2019

Gainz Box July 2019 - Box

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 US veterans.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Gainz Box

The Subscription Box: Gainz Box

The Cost: $32 + $7 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 July 2019 Review

Gainz Box has recently changed to a simpler information card (the cheesy poses with the box items are gone but the amount of information is about the same):

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The box came with a full color information card. There was also some product literature for one of the brands in the box.

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Live Fit Apparel x FitAid Crossbody Fanny Pack – Listed Value $35

I find it mildly amusing that something is called both “crossbody” and “fanny pack” because those two terms are contradictory. Also I remember fanny packs from the 1980s and I’m not totally on board with their resurgence. But, there are times when you are going somewhere (like doing touristy things with out-of-town visitors) where it is handy to just throw some things in a small bag and go, and this will be useful for those times. I couldn’t find this on the Live Fit/FitAid website so I’m using the value from the information card.

Gainz Box July 2019 - Wilde Brands Nashville Hot Wilde Chips

Wilde Brands Nashville Hot Wilde Chips – Listed Value $4.99 (Buy 4 bags for $24)

Keto people seem to like these based on the reviews I’ve seen. I, however, am not keto people, and am about as far from keto as you can get (I eat a high carb, low-fat vegetarian diet, including lots of all the ingredients specifically excluded from these, like dairy, potatoes, nuts, corn, plant protein concentrates, and other grains). So I will pass these along to someone who will appreciate them more, since they are made mostly from chicken.

Gainz Box July 2019 - Fitaid Rx Zero

FitAid Rx Zero – Listed Value $3 (Buy 24 Cans for $59.76)

As far as I can tell, the difference between this one and the one below is that this has creatine. Creatine is a compound that has actual studies to back it up in terms of building muscle mass. Although I *am* trying to build muscle mass at the moment, creatine has this side effect of causing a lot of water weight gain, and that is something I am trying to minimize, so if I had to choose between these, I’d probably go with the one below. This also has some vitamins and minerals to aid in recovery.

Gainz Box July 2019 - Fitaid Zero

FitAid Zero – Listed Value $3 (Buy 24 Cans for $59.76)

I’m continuing the discussion from above here. I didn’t chug the whole can of either of these, but they are vegan, so I tried them, and they have a little bit of that stevia aftertaste I don’t care for in drinks, but it’s not too bad, and I appreciate that they were trying to find something with no calories (well, I think they both have like 5 calories or something). There are also some electrolytes and BCAAs (branched chain amino acids, helpful in reducing delayed onset muscle soreness, among other things) as well as CoQ10 and omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. If this is something you’re interested in, it does hit a lot of nutritional bases, and which one you choose is mostly up to whether you want creatine or not.

Gainz Box July 2019 - Live Fit Tank

Live Fit Tank – Listed Value $27

This fabric feels very nice and smooth to the touch. I don’t know how absorbent it is because it is kind of loose on me (I really need an XS shirt but the options don’t go down that low in size for this subscription). If you have a pretty sports bra you want to kind of show off, but also to cover your midsection a bit, this is a good shirt for that. The thin, white fabric shows off a little more of my stomach than I’m comfortable displaying on the internet, but since I work out at home in my basement, I can wear this there.

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Fitaid PopSocket

This wasn’t on the information card so I’m considering it a bonus item. I do finally have a smartphone but don’t hold it enough to justify connecting it to my hand in this way. I may pass this along to someone who’s a little more attached to their phone.

Verdict: I didn’t calculate a total value for the July Gainz Box because I only had the information card to rely on.  There were basically four items in the box, counting the drinks together (and not counting the phone accessory) for an average value of $9.75 each. This was pretty heavily brand-integrated for the month but that can and does happen with Gainz Box from time to time. I don’t mind this when the items are functional, and it seems that crossbody fanny packs are on trend these days, and of course the workout tank is useful. Plus, although I’ve had some of the regular FitAid drinks before, these were new to me.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, Gainz Box has already shipped for July. Your first box would probably be August’s.

Value Breakdown: At $39 for this box ($32 monthly plus $7 shipping), you are paying approximately $9.75 per item.

Check out our past reviews of Gainz Box or see more fitness subscriptions in the Fitness Subscription Box List!

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Fitness Subscription Boxes, Gainz Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: gainz box | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. While running or biking they’re worn across waste, generally with bag in back. “Fanny Pack”.

    Your nit-picky tone is starting to sound like bias…esp after reading the summary around the pop socket.

    Popsockets are everywhere; wildly popular and millions of people find them useful.

    This is a very negative review of a GREAT box with fair valuations and excellent curation.

    The ON TREND FANNY PACK is much higher quality than the cheap lifestyle items the FFF is filled with…

    • I don’t think it’s bias so much as this box wasn’t a great fit for me this particular month. Other months the items have been a lot better for me, personally. Like I got a great sports bra one month, and my favorite pair of sweatpants ever came from Gainz Box, and there have been some vegetarian snacks and drink add-ins that I’ve ordered again, and I seem to remember that my favorite push-up stands also came from this box.

      Not every box is going to be 100% great for every person. Some months will just be misses for some people. I have never really been a person to care about trends and invest a lot in them because as soon as you do, everyone’s on to something else. I know what works for me and I tend to stick with that.

      • I get it. Maybe, like the box for you this month, your review this month is a miss. It really comes across as a bit out of touch and negative for personal reasons.

        I get that you are not personally into being “on trend”….but it’s safe to say that a value add for sub boxes, is to follow trends.

      • Also thanks for responding 😊😊

  2. I’m guessing it’s called crossbody and fanny pack because people often wear them across their chests now.

    • Yes, but if it’s worn across the chest, then “fanny pack” refers to a part of the body the bag doesn’t even get near, which is what I think is funny. Like calling something an elbow pad but wearing it on your head.

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