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The 13 Best Fitness Subscription Boxes – 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoFeb 15, 2021 | 8 comments

Every year we ask you, our readers, to tell us your favorite subscription boxes. The results of the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are in! This list features our fellow subscription fanatics’ top choices for workout clothes, exercise gear, and more.

If you’re looking for motivation, inspiration, and high-quality gear to meet your health goals, fitness subscription boxes can help. These services offer everything from athletic apparel to full workout guidance, delivered on a regular schedule to help you build a better routine.

We asked our readers to give us their picks for the best fitness boxes available. These services have been vetted by real-world users (and we’ve thrown in promo links and coupon codes wherever possible to keep costs down). To make this list a little more useful, we’ve provided info to help you know exactly what you’re getting in each delivery.

Most Popular Fitness Subscription Boxes

Ready to start sweating? Here are our readers’ picks for the best fitness subscription boxes currently available. If we missed your favorite, leave us a comment (or head to the info page for each box to write a more detailed review).

1. Best Fitness Subscription Overall: FabFitFun

The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA to $10 off your first box.

What Our Readers Say:

“I think they always try to emphasize fitness as part of a balanced lifestyle, and I appreciate that.” – TeacherMom

“Fabfitfun seems to support a very active lifestyle & encourage fitness whether it was vitamins & supplements, sliding workout disks, yoga gear, water bottles, etc., there is a ton of variety offered.” – CaliGirlKatie

About This Fitness Subscription Box: FabFitFun is one of our readers’ all-time favorite subscriptions, and for good reason. This quarterly fitness subscription box features a variety of lifestyle and beauty items. In addition to high-quality cosmetics, apparel, and other goodies, you’ll get access to FabFitFunTV, an online service with easy-to-follow exercise videos.

This service emphasizes the importance of a balanced approach to fitness — you’ll get a wide variety of products with an excellent overall value, curated to help you live your best life. Our readers are consistently impressed by the quality of this box, and they love the add-on program: Subscribers can order additional products at hefty discounts.

Best Box For: Women who want a steady supply of high-quality lifestyle products. This is also a great service for finding workout motivation; we can’t say enough about the guided exercises on FabFitFunTV.

Audience: Women.

Check out our FabFitFun reviews or read this FabFitFun info to subscribe. Ships to the US and Canada.

2. A Fitness Subscription for Comfy Activewear: Fabletics

Laydowns of two workout outfits from Fabletics

Images from our reviews via our Fabletics info page.

The Cost: $49.95 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get 70% off your entire order. No coupon needed - just use this link.

What Our Readers Say:

“So cute! So comfy! I adore this subscription and all the benefits that come with it!” – Blair

About This Fitness Subscription Box: Fabletics has quickly established their reputation as an apparel brand — their leggings are legendary.

With their VIP Flexible Membership, you’ll get full fitness outfits at 40-50% off retail (and yes, that includes the yoga pants). Fabletics drops a new collection of women’s  products, patterns, and styles every week, and new arrivals arrive each month for menswear. You can shop the collection, skip the month, or save your monthly $49.95 credit for later. 

Our readers love their figure-flattering pieces, plus-size offerings, and dependable quality. The company also has a pedigree: It was co-founded by Kate Hudson and features collections inspired by celeb partners like Liza Koshy and Maddie Ziegler.

Best Box For: Anyone looking for stylish, functional workout clothes. Fabletics’ monthly rate is slightly higher than other apparel subscriptions on this list, but their products are worth the premium — and members get substantial savings.

Audience: Primarily women, but Fabletics’ menswear line has grown significantly. If you love form-flattering clothes (and who doesn’t?), you’ll find something here.

Check out our Fabletics reviews and Fabletics spoilers to learn more. Ships to the US, APO addresses, and Australia.

3. A Fitness Subscription for Mindful Living: YogaClub

White top and bright pink workout leggings from Yoga Club

Image from our review.

The Cost: $79 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code FREELEGGING to get a FREE Additional Legging with Your First Seasonal Guru Box!

About This Fitness Subscription Box: Don’t let the name fool you. YogaClub is a fitness subscription that provides exercise outfits for just about any type of workout — not just yoga, although our readers love their yogawear.

Subscribers create personalized outfits each month, choosing a combination of sports bras, leggings, tops, outerwear, and other cute separates. The clothes come from well-known apparel brands like Glyder, Free People, and Vie Active, and the price is affordable; you’ll save about 50% off retail on average.

More importantly, this subscription is personalized, so you’ll always get clothes that match your style. YogaClub also has an active online community, which can be a great resource for finding motivation and support for your fitness journey.

Best Box For: Anyone looking for high-quality athletic clothing at a great price. 

Audience: Women.

Check out our YogaClub reviews and YogaClub details to learn more. Ships to the US, Canada, and the UK.

 

4. A Fitness Box for Athleisure and Active Apparel: Ellie

Image from our review.

The Cost: $39.95 per month for 2 items, $44.95 per month for 3 items, or $49.95 per month for 5 items. Sign up here!

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code ELLIEMSA25 to 25% off your first outfit.

What Our Readers Say:

“I have to say Ellie is so worth the money. […] You get a complete outfit and two additional items that go with the box theme of being a fitness box. And if you have any size or any other issues with something you received customer service is so easy to work with.” – Amanda

About This Fitness Subscription Box: Ellie is a monthly fitness subscription for women. They mostly focus on workout clothes, but depending on your subscription tier, you can also receive resistance bands, jump ropes, protein bars, and other accessories.

Once per month, you’ll choose what you want from a selection of athleisure and fitness outfits, all of which are hand selected by a team of stylists. Sign up for the 2-item monthly plan to receive a top and bottom each month; go for the 3-item plan to get a top, sports bra, and bottom; or go big with the 5-item plan to get a monthly top, sports bra, bottom, and 2 accessories. 

Best Box For: People looking for form-fitting workout gear with a few extras.

Audience: Women.

Check out our Ellie reviews and Ellie info to learn more. Ships to the US.

5. A Fitness Box for Hiking and Camping: Cairn

The Cost: $29.95 per month + free US shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription! .

What Our Readers Say:

“I can’t wait for my Cairn box every month! Such useful surprises every month.” – FaithFired

About This Fitness Subscription Box: Hiking and camping are great ways to meet your health goals, and Cairn’s monthly fitness subscription box makes those outdoor trips much easier.

You’ll start by entering brief info about your sporting preferences and clothing sizes. Boxes typically include 3 items, with 2 pieces of gear, accessories, apparel, skincare, or emergency items, along with 1 energy bar or other nutritional product. 

Our readers love Cairn’s focus on functional outdoor gear. This makes an ideal gift for hiking fanatics, but it’s also a great choice for treating yourself (and getting some inspiration for your next adventure). 

Best Box For: People who treat the outdoors as their personal gym. If you love camping and hiking, this is an affordable way to stay motivated.

Audience: Men and Women.

Check out all our Cairn reviews and Cairn details for more info. Ships to the US for free, Canada for $5, and internationally for $10.

 

6. A Fitness Box for Yoga Fanatics: BuddhiBox Yoga Box

Buddhibox yoga accessories.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $39.95 per month + free US shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code buddhiaddiction to save 10% off all subscriptions!

About This Fitness Subscription Box: BuddhiBox is a subscription box that aims to help deepen your yogic lifestyle. Each monthly box will include 4-6 items sourced from companies with ethical and conscious practices. They’re curated to match a theme; previous themes have included Abundance, The Breath, and Self Care. You’ll also receive a card with a featured yoga pose and guidance for achieving it.
BuddhiBox also offers a Jewelry Box subscription ($49.95/quarter) and an Essential Oils box ($21.95/month). The classic BodhiBox is the only one that qualifies as a fitness subscription, but if you like the company’s approach, those other subscriptions are worth a look.

Best Box For: Anyone who loves yoga, though some items (such as beauty products) are gendered.

Audience: Women.

Check out our BuddhiBox reviews and BuddhiBox info to learn more! Ships to the US, Canada, and Australia.

 

7. A Personal Stylist Subscription for Activewear: Wantable Fitness

Wantable Fitness Edit February 2020 workout clothes folded and displayed next to box

Image from our review.

 

The Cost: $20.00 styling fee, which goes towards the cost of whatever you choose to keep. Subscribe here!

COUPON: $35 off. No coupon needed - just use this link.

About This Fitness Subscription Box: Wantable Fitness is a personal styling subscription offering high-quality activewear. When you sign up, you’ll take a quick quiz. A personal fitness stylist will take over from there — they’ll hand-select the best leggings, sports bras, tops, bottoms, and outerwear to help you look (and feel) your best.

After receiving your box, you’ll pay for the items you want to keep and send everything else back. The $20 styling fee applies to your total, and you’ll receive a 20% discount if you keep all 5 items.

We love personal stylist services, and Wantable’s one of the best. Their fitness-specific subscription lets you explore new looks, and you’ll be able to try everything before you buy it.

Best Box For: People who want a hassle-free approach to activewear. 

Audience: Men and women.

Check out our Wantable Fitness reviews and Wantable Fitness details to learn more. Ships to the US.

8. A Fitness Subscription for Healthy Snacking: Fit Snack

Image via Fit Snack.

The Cost: $28.90 per month + free US shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: 50% off + free box with 6 and 12 month subscriptions. No coupon needed - just use this link.

About This Fitness Subscription Box: Fit Snack is a monthly subscription box full of healthy snack foods. With a range of low-sugar, high-protein foods, Fit Snack helps you manage those mid-afternoon munchies without ruining your diet.

Many items are gluten-free, organic, raw, or vegan, but you’ll need to pay attention to the labels if you have special dietary considerations (the service provides detailed info on every selection, so that shouldn’t be too difficult). Typically, you’ll also receive a few pantry staples, which can help you build better habits at home.

Best Box For: Anyone looking for dependably healthy snacks.

Audience: Men and women.

Check out our Fit Snack reviews and Fit Snack details to learn more! Ships to the US for free, and Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, parts of Asia, and parts of Europe for a fee.

9. A Fitness Subscription for Meeting Macros: Musclebox & Miss Muscle Box

muscle box example subscription box with supplements and tshirt

Image via Muscle Box.

The Cost: $29.99 per month + shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: $10 off your First Box! No coupon needed - just use this link.

About This Fitness Subscription Box: Musclebox is a subscription service that sends workout gear, gym clothes, protein-packed snacks, and supplements. They offer three options: a box for men, a box for women, and a Protein Box. The Protein Box supplies plenty of — you guessed it — protein, so if you’re tracking macros, it’s an excellent option.

Expect 7+ items in each monthly box, including plenty of snacks, apparel, and workout inspiration. This fitness box is designed to help you get down to the gym and start throwing those weights around — it’s serious stuff, and our readers love the no-nonsense approach.

Best Box For: People who spend plenty of time at the gym (or need some inspiration to start a life-changing fitness journey).

Audience: Everyone.

Check out our Musclebox details to learn more. Ships to the US, Canada, Australia, UK, and Germany.

 

10. A Fitness Subscription for Outdoor Adventuring: Wild Woman Box

Wild Woman August 2020 all contents

Image from our review.

The Cost: $37.95 per month + shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code WILD to 10% off first box.

About This Fitness Subscription Box: Wild Woman is a monthly subscription for women who love the outdoors. Whether you’re an experienced outdoorswoman or you’re just getting started, this box will give you plenty of practical help.

Each delivery includes gear, trail snacks, natural personal care products, and tips for embarking on your next adventure. It makes a great gift for any woman who loves camping or hiking, but if you’re interested, pick it up fast — this box frequently sells out. 

Best Box For: Women who love spending time outdoors (particularly if you’re looking for some monthly motivation to stay active).

Audience: Women.

Check out our Wild Woman reviews and Wild Woman info to learn more! Ships to the US and internationally.

Readers’ Favorite Fitness Subscription Boxes of 2021: Factors We Considered 

We’ve built this list by polling readers and reading user reviews, but to make a useful list, we had to define what the term “fitness subscription box” actually means. In order to be eligible, each box had to offer something that supported an active lifestyle — we included subscriptions that cater to certain interests (for instance, outdoor living and yoga), but we also threw in plenty of general-audience boxes.

Our editors looked at several additional factors when sorting through reader recommendations:

  • Price and Overall Value – Typically, we try to include subscription boxes for every budget. However, we’re not looking at price alone: We like to feel like we’re getting a great value for our money, and we know that our readers feel the same way. Our team looked at the average value of the items in each box to highlight services that offer savings when compared to retail.
  • Subscription Audience – As we wrote above, we looked for a variety of different types of subscriptions. We tried to avoid boxes that were too niche for a general audience, but we threw in a few well-curated boxes that cater to specific hobbies and lifestyles. 
  • Versatility and Subscription Management Options – Not everyone needs a brand-new set of workout clothes every month. Our readers love options, so we’re featuring fitness subscriptions with easy subscription management. Where possible, we also prioritized services that allow for some amount of customization, either through optional add-on products or personalized product selections.
  • Customer Service – Last but not least, we looked for services with reliable customer support. Every company occasionally encounters shipping errors or other issues — how they respond is important, so we picked companies with strong reputations.

If you’d like to see another fitness subscription added to this list, be sure to leave a comment. Also, we’ll remind you that our readers depend on real-life reviews to make educated decisions — if you’ve used one of these services and you have time to leave a quick review, please do so!


 

That’s it for our list of the best fitness & workout subscriptions of 2021! Which of these boxes helps you stay active?

Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.
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8 comments

Alina

You’re preciously writing about this. It’s very much attractive and interesting. Thanks for sharing with us.

Susan

Barbella Box is a good box if you do any kind of lifting. It is geared towards CrossFit but I powerlift and still enjoy it. I am surprised it did not make your list.

Mary L.

I know they have Fit in the name, but it seems weird that FFF is still categorized as a fitness box. It’s almost always all beauty and lifestyle items from what I can see.

Mallory @ MSA

Hi Mary! We categorize FabFitFun as a lifestyle box as it has a mix of items, so you’ll see it pop up on a few other lists as well. We don’t consider it to be solely a fitness box.

Stephanie

Exactly…and at number 1?!?! Seems like a paid for post.

Mallory @ MSA

Hi Stephanie! Our lists are 100% based on reader votes and we never offer paid placements on MSA, especially on Readers’ Choice lists. FabFitFun gained significantly more votes than any other box in this category, which is why we kept them at #1. Please let us know if you have any other questions!

Randi

Absolutely. I remember YEARS ago, it would have ONE fitness item in the box. That’s it. Now, it’s all skin care, jewelry, and scarves. It shouldn’t be anywhere on this list. I’ve been wanting them to get back to adding fitness items, but when they do, it’s always something with resistance bands. I have PLENTY of those.

Val

I agree.

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