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While professionals still haven’t reached a consensus on exactly how much time it takes to turn a daily action into a habit, we can all agree that to maintain a healthy lifestyle, keeping consistent healthy practices is key. Of course, that’s easier said than done. With our busy lives, it’s easy to forget or simply not find time for things like signing up for a workout class, meditate regularly, or eat a nutritious meal. Fortunately, there are subscription services that can help you do all that so you can stay on track with your wellness goals.
In fact, “the subscription economy” as Forbes refers to it has grown “100 percent a year over the past five years,” according to the news outlet. And navigating it can be a challenge. With so many subscription boxes and services on the market right now, finding those that suit your lifestyle can be a time-consuming and daunting task.
That’s why we did the work for you and rounded up the best ones to help you lead a fulfilling and healthy life. From vitamins tailored to you specifically to activewear and workout classes, here are the wellness subscription services you should sign up for.
ClassPass really opens a lot of (studio) doors for you. For a monthly membership fee, it makes it possible to find a workout class in more than 2500 cities worldwide. Once you choose your plan and you download ClassPass’s app, you are ready to start browsing classes in your area. The best thing about the service is that you can access multiple studios with one single membership. Before you sign up, you can also read reviews of the classes as well as receive class recommendations, that are customized to your fitness goals. Don’t have time to get to the studio or the class is already sold out? The membership also gives you access to home workout videos recorded by instructors from the company’s partner studios (think Barre, Laughing Lotus, Xtend Barre etc).
To buy: from $49/month, classpass.com
Rootine puts people’s individual nutrient needs in the core of their business model. According to the company, factors such as “location, diet, age, sex, exercise, and mental health are all part of ‘lifestyle.” They have also identified 52 key genes “that need to be observed in order to determine your precise nutrient needs.” The result? After filling out a detailed questionnaire about your lifestyle, doing an easy DNA test, and uploading the results from your most recent bloodwork, Rootine will send you your personalized daily plant-based vitamins. Instead of pills, the company has designed slow-release micro-beads that you can add to your breakfast cereal, for example, and that “deliver a customized dosage of vitamins into your bloodstream throughout the day and mimic the absorption of real food.”
To buy: from $60/month, rootinevitamins.com
While there are many wellness subscription boxes out there, Thera Box stands out because each monthly box has been curated by therapists with the goal to “inspire happier lives through practical joy boosting activities and thoughtful products.” In the center of its philosophy is neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change based on life’s experiences. So what does that look like in practice? Each box contains one item that encourages you to engage in a thought-provoking activity such as journaling, for example, plus six to eight more wellness products that aim to reduce stress and promote self-care such as essential oils, bath salts, skincare and beauty items, candles, or relaxing tea blends.
To buy: from $35/month, mytherabox.com
Healthy and well-balanced meals are the cornerstones of both mental and physical wellbeing. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to plan ahead meals and go grocery shopping. That’s where Hello Fresh comes in handy. Each week, you’ll receive all the ingredients you need to cook up some delicious and nutritious food for you and your family. Of course, recipes and step-by-step instructions are included with every delivery. Even if you are a picky eater or follow a specific eating plan, Hello Fresh promises to recommend something delicious. Sustainability is also a big part of Hello Fresh—the company sources its ingredients from businesses with environmentally friendly practices. And since every ingredient is pre-measured, you will also be wasting significantly less food.
To buy: from $54/week plus shipping, hellofresh.com
Glo is your go-to digital space for all things yoga, Pilates and meditation regardless of your proficiency level. For a monthly membership fee, you get access to thousands of online classes that span the gamut from five minutes to a couple of hours long. Glo is also the easiest and least intimidating way to try out new ways to meditate or do yoga since you do it all at home (or wherever you happen to be). The app is really easy to navigate and you can narrow down your choices by parameters such as duration, practice, teacher, level, and targeted body part among others. There is also a Discover option that gives you suggestions for classes and practices you may find interesting.
To buy: $30/month, glo.com
If you’re into coaching and self-improvement books then you’ll love CoachCrate. Each month you receive a personal growth plan for the month, a book with a reading guide, one to three pre-recorded coaching sessions, and three to six items that focus on well-being and relaxation. Each month’s box is dedicated to a specific topic—for example, expectations and disappointment, money, or mindfulness—that every item in the box will help you get a deeper understanding of.
To buy: from $45/month, coachcrate.com
Wantable Fitness Edit
No time to go shopping for workout gear? Wantable, an “online lifestyle service for busy people on the go,” will send you handpicked activewear and athleisure pieces that match your personal style. Here’s how it works: first, you fill out a short questionnaire where you provide the company with your sizing information, budget and style preferences, and workout habits. Once you receive your box with seven pieces, you have five days to try them on and decide which ones, if any, to keep. Returns, shipping, and exchanges are free and the $20 styling fee you pay per box is credited towards any item you keep.
To buy: $20/month, wantable.com