All week long, we have been trying different boxes you order online and receive in the mail.
Thursday, we continued with our series "There's A Box For That" as Dan Brown experimented with a fitness box.
Spring and even summer is in the air and soon, we will be hitting the beach.
Time to get those bodies in shape and what better way than a fitness box.
The "Gainzbox" comes with items geared for a workout.
The cost for one box is $32 plus $6 for shipping.
The process is pretty simple. Just log onto thegainz.com and answer a few easy questions, like your clothing size, age and gender, fill out some billing and payment information and your good to go.
It took a couple of weeks, but our Gainzbox has finally arrived. Inside, we found a sweatshirt, a pair of socks, coconut oil, a pre-workout.
We also had some protein powder and a beef stick.
So two pieces of workout gear and four sources of workout fuel.
You certainly can't go wrong with a new pair of workout socks.
The sweatshirt was actually a pretty good fit.
However, what about our workout 'goodies'? Well, we consulted fitness expert Ashley Brodeur from Active Lifestyle Fitness.
"Most people are not eating enough protein, a lot of woman especially, so adding a protein can be helpful. The problem with some of the protein powers is they may not taste great, so if it's good, it might be great for you," Brodeur explained.
Dan said that the powder actually wasn't bad!
The coconut water, however, wasn't as tasty.
"The problem is there are a lot of sugars in most coconut products. It has ten grams of sugar in just half the bottle," Brodeur said.
How about that pre-workout drink?
"The biggest thing to take away from a pre-work out is the caffeine. There's a lot of grams in there, but you can easily get that from a cup of coffee and it's a lot cheaper," Brodeur noted.
Finally, that beef stick.
"There's nine grams of protein in the stick, so it's a nice little bump in protein," Brodeur said.
Gainz estimates the cost of the items in our box to be about $60, so for $38, it seems like a deal.
Dan said that at the end of the day, there are probably two things that he would use when working out that came in the box. He would definitely use the socks and would definitely use the protein powder.
Some of the other stuff, didn't taste that great to him and he might have the beef stick as a snack.
We did reach out to Gainzbox for a comment. We have not heard back.
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