New Subscription Boxes to Make This Your Healthiest Year Yet
Be a fitfluencer (or at least dress like one) with fresh, seasonal duds from Adidas. The brand’s new women’s-only subscription box is delivered four times a year and curated by celebrity style and fitness icons, like Nicole Winhoffer. For $150 a box, you'll get a mix of shoes, apparel, and accessories, with three to five items in each box. Count on being the first to wear the latest launches, like the PureBoost X sneakers, which are in the Spring ’16 edition. The best part, though, is the fact that you’ll be surprised with each box—it’s basically like a grab bag for athleisure addicts.
Designed for crushing your specific fitness goals, this subscription service delivers a personalized fitness challenge each month, plus the workout equipment, apparel, and healthy snacks you need to make it happen. You'll even receive bonus items for nailing your goals from the previous month. Accountability is built right into the model: By syncing your Fitbit account with your ChallengeBox account, the company can analyze your steps, active minutes, calories burned, and other stats to customize your box and fitness challenges. ($30 per month; getchallengebox.com)
If you want to step up your workout wardrobe (hey, sometimes motivation comes in the form of printed leggings), but don't want the hassle of shopping, then SweatStyle is a game-changer. Fill out a quick profile with your size information, style preferences, and workouts you love (options include everything from yoga to CrossFit), and you'll receive a box every three months with activewear hand-picked for you from brands like Vimmia and Zara Terez. You have five days to try everything on, keep what you like, and return the rest. You only pay for what you keep, plus a non-refundable $20 fee for each shipment, which will be applied to anything you decide to purchase. Keep three or more items and you'll receive 20 percent off your order. (Items start at $35; mysweatstyle.com)
The best part about recipe delivery services like Blue Apron or Plated is the pre-portioned ingredients that cut way down on prep time. Same can be said for smoothies. We know they're a great way to start the day or end a workout, but when it takes longer to make than it does to drink (what's the right protein to fruit to ice ratio again?), it becomes more of a pain than a healthy habit. Green Blender simplifies the process by sending you five new recipes and enough pre-portioned ingredients to make 10 smoothies. Right now, Green Blender ships mostly in the eastern half of the US and southern California. ($39-$49 per box; greenblender.com)
Ellie's activewear is exceptionally cute, but that's not the only reason the company's subscription service stands out. For each subscription sold, Ellie donates an article of clothing to EmpowerHer Institute, a non-profit that aids at-risk girls and women in L.A. You'll get your choice in 3-piece outfit, and you can pause your subscription whenever, so you don't have to worry about ending up with something you won't wear. ($40 per month; ellie.com)