Make Your Fitness Resolutions Stick with Subscription Boxes


So you’ve decided this year that getting fit was your top goal for 2018. Sound familiar? Yes, it’s the most popular resolution by far. It is also one of the most difficult to keep. One great solution to keeping you focused on your fitness, at least for an extended period of time, is to utilize the popular trend of subscription boxes. Motivation does not always come from a coach or work out partner, sometimes it can be delivered monthly to you in the form of a box.

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.