Do you like new running/yoga/fitness clothes? Uh, yeah. Duh. I might have a problem.
Do you like surprises? Just the fun kind. Not the kind where a stranger is waiting for me when I get out of the shower.
Do you like a good deal? Yes. Once or twice I have bought something I don’t need or ever use because it was on sale (1,000 pack of condoms).
Do you have a bit of extra money hanging around? Do nickels I find on the street while I run count?
If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, you might be interested in PV Body. Have you heard of this trend where you pay a certain amount of money per month and you receive a box in the mail of something – cosmetics, clothing, enemas, bath salts – whatever? PV Body is one of these services, only it’s geared towards fitness buffs who like to look good and to do it inexpensively and conveniently.
Basically, you pay $49.95 per month (includes shipping) and you get two pieces of brand name fitness apparel delivered to your door (one top and one bottom). PV Body asked me to review what a subscriber would get in a typical month. I was sent a running top (also could be used for yoga) from MPG Activewear (retails online for $50). LOVE this top. Very comfy, has built in (removable) pads that actually make me look like I have boobs, is the perfect length and has a small zip pocket on the back.
I was also sent a pair of fitness tights made by Performance Wear by American Apparel (they sell for $48 on the American Apparel site). This are your run of the mill tight, not especially warm, but soft, stretchy and comfy to run in when it’s 30+ degrees outside.
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How it works:
- Go to the PV Body website and take a style quiz (this lets you pick the activities you do (yoga, running, gym stuff), the colors you like, your size, etc).
- Get your fitness profile from the style quiz.
- Your monthly order is shipped USPS. You will get two items per month.
- All items are brand new, have a retail value (combined) of $100+ and are brand names such as Lululemon, Nike, Addidas, etc.
- You can cancel or pause your subscription at any time.
- The quality of both items is very good.
- I like the surprise aspect and getting clothes that I might not otherwise have chosen.
- Having them delivered to your doorstep is easy and convenient.
- If you are okay with taking a risk and not having complete control over the style you get each month, this might be a great way to save some money.
- PV Body says in their FAQs that both items total over $100, but as far as I could tell, mine came to $98 – close enough, I suppose, and since the cost would only be $49 with no tax or shipping, it’s still a great deal.
- Because all brands have different ways of sizing, it might be hard to get the right fit on all items.
- Personally, I doubt I spend $49 per month on fitness clothes, so I might do this for a couple of months, then pause my subscription for a bit.
If you are interested in signing up, go HERE and you will get 20% off. That’s only about $39 for two new brand name items, so this is the perfect way to try out PV Body.
Have you ever tried one of these “box” or monthly subscription services? I think I did Jelly of the Month once (just kidding – Christmas Vacation reference).
How much do you estimate you spend per month in fitness apparel? What are your favorite brands? I probably average about $20 or $250 per year. I love Champion, Athleta, and Brooks.
PV Body provided me with a one month’s subscription free of charge for purposes of my unbiased review.