Best Workout Clothes Subscription Box Review
Can you get workout clothes delivered monthly, just as you can use an online stylist to dress you professionally? Yes you can.
In fact, I’ve learned that subscription boxes can help you for all sorts of occasions. Did you know that there are shoe subscription boxes? There are also sock subscription boxes, loungewear or lingerie subscription boxes, and underwear subscription boxes.
But this post is all about how you can sign up for a workout clothes subscription box.
To be fair some of the online stylist services I’ve reviewed in the past offer what you might call a workout clothes subscription box option. They’re happy to send you workout clothing on a monthly basis.
Knowing that I would be writing this post on the best workout clothes subscription boxes, I asked for an activewear box of fitness apparel. I also signed up for a yoga subscription box. At the same time I had each of my daughters try out workout clothes subscription services.
Here, I’ve reviewed five workout clothes subscription box options for women. They are:
- Dia&Co Active Box
- Fabletics Subscription Box
- Stitch Fix Workout Clothes Monthly Box
- Trunk Club Activewear Box
- Yoga Club Subscription Box
Dia&Co Active Box Review
If you’ve read my popular blog post on online stylist services for women, then you know that my daughter Jane is a big fan of Dia&Co. She’s been getting style boxes from them for years now.
When she heard I was writing this post on workout clothes subscription boxes, she wanted in. Before I could say “sports bra,” she’d submitted a request for a Dia&Co active box. About a week later, it arrived.
What’s in a Dia&Co workout clothes subscription box
Like with the other times that Jane has received a clothes box from Dia&Co, her active or workout clothes subscription box included five pieces. The five pieces in a subscription box is pretty standard with many online stylist services.
I know that Dia&Co also carries Venus Williams activewear clothing, EleVen, though Jane did not receive any. Here’s what was in her box:
- ActiveZone Mock Neck Jacket in Black
- ActiveZone Sorrel tee shirt with cutout details in a light blue/turquoise
- Lola Getts Walker capri tights (aka leggings) in black/olive
- Livi Mead underwire sports bra in royal blue and black
- Beyond Yoga Maiden high-waisted tights (aka leggings) in red
How the workout clothes fit
Jane tried everything on as soon as the box arrived. Because she received two sets of leggings, one tee and a jacket, she was able to mix and match a bit. It didn’t take long for her to figure out that she loved everything–and was keeping everything.
There is a benefit to keeping everything in her Dia&Co active box. Now, she is set for workout clothing. Also, because she kept all five pieces, she got 25 percent off.
In fact, everyone gets a discount when you keep all five pieces. Everyone also pays a $20 styling fee that is deducted from whatever clothing you keep.
You get five days to try on your clothing and decide what you’re keeping. If you have anything to send back, Dia&Co picks up the tab for shipping. It provides a prepaid envelope in your subscription box to make that even easier on you. You can also exchange items for a different size.
The workout clothes subscription box worked out great
Jane has loved the workout clothes she received in her Dia&Co active subscription box. In fact, she loves them so much, she’s been wearing them for everyday, too. That’s no surprising, given the popularity of athleisure clothing and leggings everyday.
Here’s another plus for Dia&Co. It doesn’t have to be a monthly box. In fact, you can get clothes more often.
When you sign up for Dia&Co, you can choose how often you want to receive your clothing subscription. Previously, you would have to request a new box. Now you can subscribe and choose to receive a new box of clothes every 15 days, every month or every other month. I love this new automatic option!
Fabletics Subscription Box Review
My younger daughter Annie lives in her workout clothing. For starters she’s a college student. So, you know, leggings are everything when you want to be comfortable in class or studying at the library.
But in addition to her campus “uniform,” she needs workout clothing for, well, working out and also teaching fitness classes. For her getting a workout clothes subscription makes sense because, frankly, it cuts down on the laundry she has to do. Plus as someone who is wearing and washing and wearing her workout gear regularly, it’s good to have new pieces coming in regularly.
As a Kate Hudson fan she loved supporting her with her business Fabletics. In case you didn’t know, Fabletics is a monthly box of fitness clothes or an athletic clothes subscription box. Now that she’s a committed Fabletics user, she simply loves the workout clothes that they send her.
Signing up for the Fabletics subscription box
Annie definitely wanted to take advantage of the 2 leggings for $24 promo that she has seen Fabletics promoting everywhere. You have to sign up as a VIP member to get this deal. I mean, who doesn’t want to be a VIP or feel like you are one?
To get started with Fabletics, you have to take a fun quiz. It is Fabletics’ way of capturing your style profile like other online styling companies do. But this one has pictures and is colorful, and Annie loved that.
Questions Fabletics asks of you
- I Mix It Up
Annie chose “I Mix It Up” because she has a yoga practice, she runs, she goes to the gym, and she does spinning classes.
Next, Fabletics asked her favorite places to work out. Her choices were:
- Yoga Studio
- Depends on the Day
Annie chose gym because that’s where you’re likely to find her on any given day. Plus, her gym is where she takes yoga classes so that made the most sense.
Color choices and body type
After that Fabletics asked her about which colors best match her style. It showed four color and pattern swatch trios she could choose from. She would describe them as:
- Black and white
- Pinks and red
- Fun patterns
- Blues and greys
- They’re all fab
Annie’s favorite color since she could say purple has been purple. Sadly there wasn’t a purple option. Also, she doesn’t like lighter color leggings because they can be see through. So she ended up opting for the blues and greys.
Next, Fabletics ask about her body type. The body type descriptions were:
- I’m one of a kind
As a varsity athlete and fitness junkie, her answer was easy–athletic.
Finally, Fabletics asked for her specific clothing sizes in the following items:
- Sports Bra
There was also a drop down menu to choose her sports bra support preference (low, medium or high). Then she just had to add in a few more personal details like her zip code, provide her email, create a password and she was signed up.
What you get with a Fabletics subscription box
Annie has to provide her credit card to sign up as a Fabletics VIP. Then, for $49.95 per month, she would get a complete workout outfit sent to her. She does have the option to skip a month, as long as she notifies Fabletics in advance.
Fabletics clothing comes with a 30-day guarantee. So far, though, she has loved everything she has received.
She’s been really impressed with the quality of the leggings. Despite her concern about light colors being see through, that has not been an issue at all. The Fabletics leggings material is thick yet not restrictive. She says it washes up wonderfully–on the gentle cycle in the washing machine. Then she hangs them up to dry. Even after regular use and washing, the leggings haven’t pilled. Annie would recommend anyone who loves athleisure to sign up for the VIP membership with Fabletics.
Stitch Fix Workout Clothes Monthly Box Review
I’m calling this a Stitch Fix workout clothes monthly box. But the truth is you can get your Stitch Fix box as often or as infrequently as you like. Stitch Fix can send you clothes monthly, quarterly or annually.
As a long-time Stitch Fix customer, I never knew that Stitch Fix offered a workout clothing option. But last year I wrote about how Stitch Fix has added new options for men, which included workout clothing for them. When I inquired about a workout clothing box for me, I discovered it was possible.
How I request my Stitch Fix workout clothes
I shared this desire with my Stitch Fix stylist by logging into my Stitch Fix account and leaving her a note. You can also leave a note by using the Stitch Fix app. Usually, you get an email or notification before your next Fix is about to be styled and sent. This would be a great time to ask for a workout clothing box.
If this is your first time using Stitch Fix, you’ll need to sign up and go through the fun Stitch Fix style profile. It will ask you questions about your likes and dislikes, etc. The profile quiz takes maybe five minutes.
As soon as you sign up, I recommend scheduling your first fix. It sometimes takes a little long for that first Fix to arrive. I’d hate to see you waiting around for your awesome clothing.
Stitch Fix workout clothes brands
In the past my Stitch Fix boxes have included Stitch Fix-exclusive brands. Not so with Stitch Fix workout clothes.
Here is an alphabetical list of a few of the workout-related or activewear brands that Stitch Fix offers these days:
- Alternative Apparel
- Beyond Yoga
- The North Face
My Stitch Fix workout clothing box
I was so excited when my Stitch Fix workout clothing box arrived. Since investing in our Peloton bike, I’ve been going through workout clothing like crazy. Meaning I always need a clean sports bra, pair of leggings and top for my daily exercise session. I’d rather be working out daily than doing laundry daily, if you know what I mean.
Four of the five items in my workout clothing box were from Nike. They were:
- Dry tank in a reddish pink
- Zip-up, long sleeve pullover
- Nike Swoosh sports bra
- Sport leggings
The fifth item was an MPG Sport zip-up performance jacket.
What I thought of the Stitch Fix workout clothing
All of the pieces were great looking and terrific quality. However, it seems like everything from Nike runs small or slimmer than I like my workout clothes to fit. So even though Stitch Fix sent me my preferred size (large), nothing fit. With the fifth item, I didn’t really need a performance jacket since I do most of my exercising indoors.
When I checked out on the Stitch Fix app, I was able to provide feedback on why I was returning everything. Also, I had the option to exchange the items for a different size. Sadly, only the dry tank was available in an extra large. So that’s what I asked for. My $20 styling fee was applied to the cost of the tank.
I sent all five items back in the prepaid envelope that comes with every Fix. About a week later I received the tank in a larger size. Stitch Fix shipped it to me for free.
Thumbs up to the Stitch Fix workout clothes box
I have since worn that top at least once a week while riding my Peloton. I really like the fabric. It wicks away sweat but doesn’t get soaking wet so it feels gross at the end of the workout. In fact, it’s become my go-to top for spinning. I would definitely ask my stylist for a Stitch Fix workout clothes box again in the future.
It’s important to mention that Stitch Fix Men can send guys a box of monthly workout clothes just like they did for me. This kind of gym clothes box is definitely not limited to being for women’s fitness only.
Trunk Club Activewear Box Review
Since starting to use Trunk Club a few years ago, I have received workout pieces from time to time. I’d never actually asked for a workout clothing specific box or trunk before planning to write this review. However, since then I’ve received at least a few emails from Trunk Club promoting an activewear or athleisure trunk. When I knew I was writing this post, I asked my stylist to put an activewear box together for me.
When you order a workout clothing box from Trunk Club, you can expect to receive all the basics for working out. This might include
- sports bras
Unlike other subscription clothing services that limit your box to three to five items, Trunk Club sends you a bunch of clothing to try out. On average when I get something from Trunk Club, I have 12 to 15 pieces of clothing to choose from. I love having this many options.
What I requested in my activewear Trunk
As I mentioned I had received some workout pieces in the past from Trunk Club. For example, I knew that I loved the Zella brand workout leggings. So when I messaged my styling requesting a workout Trunk, I specifically asked her to include some more Zella items.
I also asked if she could send some sports bras. She understands that I’m kind of, ahem, busty, so over-the-head, pull-on sports bras can be difficult for me. Putting on these kinds of sports bras usually turns into a wrestling match. Nonetheless, I’m willing to give them a try from time to time.
Basically, this is what I wrote to her: “I would love Capri leggings, sports bras, tanks and short sleeve workout tops.”
That same day she sent me a preview of what would be in my athletic wear Trunk. A few days later UPS delivered my Trunk.
My workout clothing Trunk
Here is what was included in this activewear box of fitness apparel:
- Zella high waisted cropped leggings
- Under Armour long sleeve tee with an open back
- Nike racerback tank
- Two Alo brand racerback fitted tanks
- Nike pull-on sports bras
- Nike Swoosh padded pull-on sports bras
- Two Zella workout tees
- Three Sweaty Betty cropped or 7/8 leggings
- Sweaty Betty crunch tee
What worked in my activewear Trunk
There was no way for my Trunk Club online stylist to know that Stitch Fix had also sent me a Nike Swoosh sports bra. Just like the other one, this bra didn’t work either.
However, my stylist had also include another kind of Nike bra. I’d never seen this style before. It looks more like a bathing suit top than a bra, and it was a keeper. I’ve worn it a lot since receiving it.
The other winners in my activewear Trunk were the Zella high-waisted cropped leggings (told you I love Zella brand), and the Under Armour long-sleeve tee with the open back. This tee has become my go-to when I want an extra layer over my workout clothes.
Unfortunately, the rest of the fitness apparel went back. I reused the box that Trunk Club sent my clothes in. It shipped back to them for free, using the prepaid UPS label Trunk Club provided.
Keep in mind that plenty of men use Trunk Club as their online stylist. They can definitely request fitness or workout clothes for a Trunk just as I did. Though would you call it athleisure clothing when guys wear it? You’d probably just call it gym clothes, right?
Overall, I was pleased with my workout clothing box from Trunk Club and would definitely ask for one again. Will you be signing up for Trunk Club today?
Yoga Club Subscription Box Review
I was excited to sign up for Yoga Club’s monthly workout clothes subscription. I love my yoga practice (even if I do it at home now, via the Peloton app), and I love yoga clothing even more. If it is comfortable, I’m in.
How the Yoga Club subscription box works
Signing up for the Yoga Club subscription box was easy. Like traditional online styling companies, I had to go through a process of giving thumbs up or thumbs down to a variety of clothing options. I’m sure this is what Yoga Club uses to determine my workout clothes style profile.
After answering this series of questions, Yoga Club told me my stylist would be curating my box of workout clothes. Then, they would be shipped to me in about a week.
Yoga Club subscription box frequency options
Yoga Club lets you determine how often you get your workout clothes subscription box. There are three frequency options that match up with the clothing you would receive:
- Mantra frequency means you can get one pair of workout leggings each month.
- Karma frequency means you can get a two-piece workout outfit every two months
- Guru frequency means you can receive a three-piece workout ensemble every three months or each quarter.
I went with the Guru option.
What was in my Yoga Club workout clothes subscription box
So, what did I get?
- Black cropped Kenneth Cole leggings
- Grey cotton tank top from Alternative Apparel
- Onzie crisscross chic sports bra
I paid $79 for my first subscription box of workout clothes from Yoga Club. According to the information I got from Yoga Club, the three-piece outfit I received would have retailed for more than $160. That’s a real savings.
Yoga Club brands and quality clothing
The brands were all either recognizable or well regarded in the fitness community. The quality was great, and the box was definitely a two out of three. The only reason it wasn’t a three out of three was the Onzie bra didn’t fit. It was the right size, based on my style profile, but I guess the sizes run small. Me and my sports bras issues. When will it ever end.
Exchanges take a bit of work
As I mentioned the workout bra that Yoga Club sent to me was way too small. In fact, even though it was a large, it was too small for any woman in our family to wear. I tried to give it away to my daughters. It didn’t fit them either.
I’d inquired about exchanging the bra. Yoga Club does offer exchanges but you can’t just reach out to your stylist and ask for a replacement. Instead you have two options.
- Join the Yoga Club Facebook group and ask another member if they’d like to trade with you.
- Put in a request through the Yoga Club exchange store. However, your order has to be eligible for an exchange (mine was, once I gave feedback on the items in my subscription box). Then, if you want the item right away, you have to pay an extra shipping fee to get it ($6.95).
Speaking of shipping you pay $6.95 for each subscription box. This took me by surprise, because I’m used to the other online styling companies I use, which do not charge for shipping.
Yoga Club truly is a workout clothes subscription box
When I got my first Yoga Club box, I realized that this is really what a subscription box is. What I mean by that is with a monthly subscription box, you are sent what you are sent. There is no sending back what you don’t like or exchanging for another size or color.
On the other hand, it made me appreciate the flexibility that Stitch Fix, Trunk Club and Dia&Co offer. So technically they are not subscription boxes. Even so I think the phrase subscription box has become what everyone uses to describe the stuff you get sent to you from an online stylist. But it is important to know the differences when you sign up.
That being said I found the clothing from Yoga Club to be some of the best yoga apparel I’ve ever received. Those Kenneth Cole leggings are actually rivaling my Zella ones as my favorites.
Overall Thoughts on Workout Clothing Subscription Boxes
Everyone in our family was really happy with the workout clothing they received in their subscription box or through the monthly service they signed up for. We are all experienced shoppers with online styling services. We enjoyed having a new way to think about how you can use an online stylist.
One of the greatest things we all discovered in getting monthly workout clothes was how convenient it was. I mean, it guaranteed that we always had clean clothes for hitting the gym (or the Peloton, in my case).
I’m sure there are other workout clothing subscription boxes we could try out in the future. If I discover others, I’ll write a new review or update this one. If you know of a service you’ve wanted to try out, post a comment here. I’d be happy to be your workout clothes subscription guinea pig.
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