According to Laura Williams, creator of the online health and fitness community Girls Gone Sporty and writing for Verywell, subscription boxes fit the bill. “Receiving a new box of fitness goodies every month could help you stay on track with your fitness goals. If your box provides a new workout routine or a fun new piece of apparel, you could view it as your reward for all the hard work you're putting in at the gym, and a motivator to try new things.”
The variety of subscription boxes is endless and if you need a place to start, websites like Cratejoy, Hello Subscription and My Subscription Addiction have whole sections dedicated to health and fitness. They are also a great place to read reviews of a particular subscription service to see if they are the right one for you. Another way to review and get an idea of whether a particular subscription you have in mind is the right fit is to find unboxing videos of specific brands online, such as this one for a subscription service from Runner’s World.
So whether it be a onetime treat, a monthly reminder or a quarterly goal, fitness subscription services can keep you on the right track for achieving your fitness resolutions.
We’ve rounded up a few out-of-the box ideas for subscription services to get you started:
• For those with a specific sport in mind, Compete Crate, starting at $36 a month, offers six specific crates tailored to training for six specific sports – running, training, golf, tennis, yoga and basketball. They ask questions about subscriber preferences on brands and actual exercises and then have subscribers submit reviews about the crates received.
• For those who prefer their fitness in the great outdoors and not inside a gym, Hiker Crate might just be the perfect pick. Each Hiker Crate contains between 5 and 8 outdoor products that include everything from hammocks and headlamps to jerky and trail bars. The subscription ranges from $30 to $35 depending on the frequency of delivery.
• For those who want to put a little Zen into their workout, there are several Yoga inspired subscription box services. Some feature clothing, like Enjoy Leggings where for $16.95 subscribers are sent a pair of leggings. Others, like Yogi Surprise, $24.99 to $44.95, focus more on the lifestyle of Yoga and sends products that are yoga-inspired.