Ellie Activewear: A Review

The perfect, affordable subscription box for fitness lovers! Ellie June 2017

As I was scrolling through my Instagram on day, I came across an ad for this subscription fitness box called Ellie and it immediately caught my eye. I clicked on the profile, and I was sold. A monthly fitness subscription box that sends you a full workout outfit (we’re talking a sports bra, a shirt, AND leggings) and two accessories all for $50 a month? Sign me up! Seeing as I spend way too much money on fitness gear as it is, I thought I’d try it out.

I reached out to Ellie, and they were generous enough to send me their June box to try and review and share with all of you my genuine opinion. So, before you continue, please know that Ellie did send me this box for review.

So what is Ellie?

Ellie is a fitness-based subscription box that ships monthly. I’d say it’s like FabFitFun mixed with Fabletics. You get the option to skip the month like Fabletics all while receiving fun accesories and gear like FabFitFun.

Here are some highlights:

  • 5 day preview window before the box ships
  • Option to skip the month if you don’t like what you see
  • 5 pieces for only $50
  • Choose your sizes for top, bottom, and sports bra

So let’s dive in to the June box!

The perfect, affordable subscription box for fitness lovers! Ellie June 2017

Bottoms

I love love love where the waist hits on these leggings. They’re not too high rise, but they’re just high enough to suck in that little bit of lower stomach fat that 99% of us have. I have it, you probably have it, we all have it. While these do have a slight compression to them, I wouldn’t put them in the category of compression pants. One huge plus is that they do pass the squat test!

The perfect, affordable subscription box for fitness lovers! Ellie June 2017

Why were these my least favorite item out of the tree pieces of clothing?

The pattern. While I love my legs and my glutes, I typically don’t go for patterned pants. I already have stockier-ish legs and I feel that patterns really draw attention to that. I’m more of a solid color legging kind of girl.

The style. Overall I’m not a huge fan of crop leggings. At 5’2″, anything crop makes me feel like I look shorter. Plus I have huge man calves, and crop pants are usually very tight around the calf area. Not a look I’m really going for.

Top

This was my second favorite item from the box. I love the delicacy of the mesh panel in the front. I’m not usually a huge fan of thin-strapped tanks, but this one is so flattering. It creates a nice illusion of wider shoulders, and the top also tapers in ever-so-slightly at the waist creating a stunning hourglass shape.

The perfect, affordable subscription box for fitness lovers! Ellie June 2017

The material is a great moisture-wicking fabric perfect for all those sweaty sessions in the gym. The cutout and mesh panel in the back add such simplistic minimalistic detail, and I am a huge fan of features like that.

The perfect, affordable subscription box for fitness lovers! Ellie June 2017

This top pairs beautifully with the sports bra they also included in the box. Usually I don’t like wearing my workout gear out and about because it’s not the nicest, but this is definitely a top that I will wear out in the real world.

Sports Bra

Okay not much needs to be said about this except for WOW. Y’all ever since I received this sports bra, I’ve been wearing it non-stop.

The perfect, affordable subscription box for fitness lovers! Ellie June 2017

Just like with skinny-strapped tanks, I’m usually not a fan of skinny-strapped sports bras because they don’t offer a lot of support. Whenever I’m in the gym, I don’t want things bouncing around because first off it’s painful, and secondly, it’s not a very flattering look.

But this sports bra is nothing like that. While I’m not going to be running a marathon in this sports bra, it does offer medium-impact support which is perfect for my lifting and occasional cardio.

The perfect, affordable subscription box for fitness lovers! Ellie June 2017

This sports bra comes with removable cups (my favorite part). The detailing in the back is to die for and goes great with any top or on it’s own if you’re comfortable with that.

Can I please just live in this sports bra? Thanks.

Accessories

On top of the outfit, you receive two accessories each month in your box. One great thing about the Ellie box is that everything matches and goes together. This month they included a moisture-wicking baseball cap and a zippered fanny-pack waist band thing.

The perfect, affordable subscription box for fitness lovers! Ellie June 2017

I’ve been wanting to get in to wearing hats to the gym to hide the frizziness that is my hair, and this hat seems like it’ll be perfect! As for the waist band, I probably won’t get a lot of use out of it, but if you’re a runner, I can see this being super helpful. It easily fits an iPhone 6 with some extra room for a key or two and maybe a snack.

Do I recommend this box?

100% yes. I think it’s a fun way to try out new fitness gear without a lot of monetary investment. I mean think about it. 5 items for $50. That’s $10 per item, and you’re rarely going to be able to buy an entire outfit plus two accessories for that price.

If you don’t want to try out Ellie, but you like these pieces shown, check out your local Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. I know they carry a lot of the brands that Ellie features in their boxes.

Have you tried out Ellie or any other fitness subscription box services? If so let me know! I’m wanting to make this “reviewing fitness subscription boxes” a thing so I need some more to try out 🙂

~abigail gray

For reference, I weigh 120 pounds and am 5’2″. Here are my sizes:

  • Top: XS
  • Sports bra: S
  • Bottoms: S
  • I love your honest and detailed review. I might try them out in the future (Once, I start working out)