LEAFtv thinks outside the box for wellness rookies with their monthly subscription box, The Year of Wellness.
In an age when technology keeps us tethered to work and other stressors, it's crucial to be intentional about our wellness. And sometimes, part of wellness is treating yourself to the things you love every once in a while, and there's no better way to do that than with the surprise of a subscription box.
We checked out a few more of the most popular health and fitness subscription services on the market to help you decide which might be the best fit for you. Here are our thoughts:
1. FitFabFun Quarterly Subscription Box
Think of this box as your quarterly pick-me-up. It's not strictly fitness or wellness, but it's a mixture of those plus beauty and lifestyle items. The FitFabFun box includes things you'd never think to buy yourself — like popsicle molds, yoga toe socks and an herb garden starter kit — alongside things you totally would — like a contouring palette, yoga mat towel and beach wave spray.
Each box is perfectly themed to the season (like a French press or snuggly scarf in fall boxes) and seriously loaded with a TON of great items. If you upgrade to Select, you get your box early and can pick out which variations of some of the items you want (like the Vince Camuto tote that came in the fall 2018 box).
WHERE TO FIND: FabFitFun.com (use this link for $10 off your first box)
2. Wantable Monthly Activewear Box
If you have a whole separate wardrobe for your workout clothes (and maybe a slight obsession with workout leggings), this is the box for you. Every month, you get seven items handpicked just for you by your stylist (think: StitchFix for fitness).
You fill out your likes and dislikes on everything from the types of clothing you want to the colors and price range. Keep what you want, return what you don't (except you probably won't want to return anything). You can even see what other women got in their boxes and request items for your next box.
PRICE: $20 styling fee + whatever you keep (you can deduct the $20 from whatever you keep)
WHERE TO FIND: Wantable.com
Read more: Best Workout Outfits on Instagram
3. Project Juice's Sub-Zero Superfoods Box
If you can't make it through the morning without a superfood smoothie or acai bowl but would love someone else to do the prep work for you, check out Project Juice's Sub-Zero Superfoods Box.
Mix and match to fill your box with eight to 24 delicious smoothies or bowls (like Peach Green Tea Mango, Chocolate Coconut Collagen or Acai Bowl With Granola), and then have it shipped straight to your door. Pop them all in the freezer, and then start each morning off with a new flavor. All you need to do is add a base (like coconut water, green juice or almond milk), blend and enjoy!
PRICE: $6.99 to $8.99 per smoothie (8 to 24 in a box)
WHERE TO FIND: SubZeroSuperfoods.com
4. Ellie Activewear Monthly Box
Your activewear addiction doesn't have to break the bank (or require hours and hours of online shopping). With the Ellie monthly box, you get either three items (usually a sports bra, top and leggings) for $39.95 or five items (two fun and different items like yoga socks, an ab roller or jump rope) for $49.95 each month.
Each month, you'll have three different on-trend outfits to choose from. You box will ship to you on the same day each month as the month you originally signed up. Or if you want to take a quick break, you can always choose to skip a month.
PRICE: $39.95 for 3 items or $49.95 for 5 items
WHERE TO FIND: Ellie.com
5. Butcher Box Meat Delivery Monthly Service
If you're a die-hard carnivore that also cares where you meat comes from, you'll definitely want to check out Butcher Box. There are five different options to choose from — all beef, beef and chicken, beef and pork, mixed and customized — but all of them contain eight to 11 pounds of meat and cost about $5.38 per meal (except for the custom box which is nine to 14 pounds and $4.97 per meal).
All their meat is from animals that are humanely raised and free of antibiotics and hormones. That way, you can feel good about your meat consumption — not only from the standpoint of your own health but from an ethical and environmental standpoint, too.
WHERE TO FIND: ButcherBox.com
Read more: 15 of the Best Lean Animal Proteins
6. Flex It Pink Member Subscription Box
Want your workout clothes to come with a side of motivation? You'll love the Flex It Pink monthly box. In addition to cute tees that say things like "KALE-ING IT" and "Goal Digger," each month you'll also be able to participate in a fitness challenge.
Every other month, FIP hosts a virtual 5k supporting a different cause like animal rescue, veteran suicide prevention and bringing clean water to third world countries. The other months, they have non-running challenges like drinking eight ounces of water a day and the booty-sculpting challenge. So you can get fit and look good (and feel good) doing it.
WHERE TO FIND: FlexItPink.com
Read more: 10 Races You Can Run for a Cause
7. Sweat Style Monthly Activewear Box
Another customizable activewear box, Sweat Style takes into account your favorite workouts and style preferences to send you the perfect leggings, performance tops and supportive sports bras to fit your fitness style.
Do you love a good Pilates class but need something that'll also work for a casual brunch after (preferably in black and neutral tones)? Or maybe you spend your mornings chasing your toddler around but hit up a spin class in the afternoon and love a good printed legging? Sweat Style has you covered. Once you get your box of TK items, you have five days to try everything on and decide what you want to keep and what you'll send back.
PRICE: $25 styling fee + whatever you keep (you can deduct the $25 from whatever you keep)
WHERE TO FIND: MySweatStyle.com