There are a couple of health and fitness subscription boxes starting to emerge, but Fitty London was one of the first to do this in the UK. Their monthly boxes offer a variety of products to help you stay motivated whilst working towards your personal fitness goals, so you can expect to find a wide range of high-quality items such as protein powders, superfoods, healthy snacks, fitness aids and full-size luxury goodies.
To subscribe to Fitty London costs £29 per month (including postage), but the contents of the box are always worth a lot more (usually around £45+) which means you’re getting excellent value for money. I know many fitness and health supplements etc can be quite expensive to buy in the shops, so this a great way to try out some new and exciting products, and be introduced to some different brands that you may not have discovered for yourself yet.
I’m currently trying to be more fit and active in my daily life, so Fitty London instantly appealed to me when I first heard about them, and I was very keen to try out one of their boxes. They kindly sent me one of their past boxes to review, The Sebastian Box, which arrived in a sturdy cardboard box. The contents were well packaged inside, and there was a handy card on the top detailing everything that was included.
So here’s what I found inside The Sebastian Box from Fitty London:-
Spare Fruit Crisps
Fruit crisps are a popular choice for those who want a low fat, healthy snack and this brand Spare Fruit, transforms surplus fruit from small British farms into delicious fruit crisps. These are made from fresh Kentish apples which are sliced whole and slowly air dried (never fried). I’ve tried a couple of these fruit crisps from other brands before, but these were definitely some of the best that I’ve tried. They had a fantastic, subtly crunchy texture and had a lovely overall sweetness without the need for any added sugar. At just 66 calories per bag, they count as 1 of your 5 a day and are perfect for popping into your gym bag for a pre or post-workout snack.
KIKI Health 100% Organic Raw Turmeric Powder
I absolutely love KIKI Health and use a couple of their organic food supplements on a daily basis. They don’t add any fillers, bulkers, or unnecessary ingredients, and all of their products are kept as pure and natural as possible. Turmeric has many health benefits as it’s a powerful antioxidant and has great anti-inflammatory properties, so it’s a really beneficial ingredient to include in your daily cooking. This one from KIKI Health is Organic, 100% raw, sustainably harvested and carefully extracted to ensure the highest grade available. You can add a teaspoon of it to virtually any savoury dish and it works especially well with eggs, rice and asian cooking, as well as the trendy ‘Turmeric Latte’ that many health and fitness fans now love.
The Good Fat Co Fractionated Coconut (MCT) Oil
I use Coconut Oil a lot, but I currently use it in its pure and solid form so I was interested to try out this Fractionated version from The Good Fat Co. They extract the MCTs (Capric and Caprylic Fatty Acids) from coconuts and create an oil which remains liquid in its form at all times, making it easier and more convenient to use. The Good Fat Co are advocates of the popular ‘Bulletproof Coffee’ and recommend adding a spoonful of this oil into your morning coffee to kickstart ketosis which helps your body burn fat for energy – will have to give it a go!
Clean Freek Skin Protector and Moisturiser
Made specifically for athletes and sports enthusiasts, this clever 2-in-1 product works as a skin protector and a moisturiser that you can use in the gym. It kills off 99.99% of germs and the formula is also alcohol-free, so it won’t dry out your skin like other sanitising products do. A very useful product for your gym bag.
Mindful Bites Cashew and Baobab Nut Butter
Being a vegetarian, one of my favourite ways to get my protein fix is through nut butter and this travel pouch from Mindful Bites was so delicious! This flavour combines Cashews, Almonds and superfood Baobab, into a convenient sachet that you can eat on the go or use to spread onto toast or crackers. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, rich in fibre and doesn’t contain any palm oil or refined sugar. This nut butter is wonderfully smooth and super tasty – I’ll definitely be buying more of these in the future!
Activebod Turn Up The Heat Roller Gel
Even if you do a proper warm up, it can still be all too easy to get a few aches and sprains after an intense workout at the gym, so this Roller Gel from Activebod is a really handy product to have in your gym bag. It uses several key natural ingredients such as Arnica, Rosemary and Ginger to help ease tired or aching muscles and it feels so nice and warming on the skin when you apply it. Works a treat!
Aduna Baobab Superfruit Energy Bar & Aduna Moringa Green Superleaf Energy Bar
Lastly, I found two energy bars from Aduna in the Sebastian Box. The Baobab Superfruit Energy Bar contains cold-pressed raw Dates, Pineapples and Almonds, alongside two full teaspoons of the nutrient-rich Baobab Superfruit Powder. It won a Great Taste Award back in 2015 and has a citrusy, zingy, fruity flavour. It’s a little dry in texture, but I quickly got used to it.
The Moringa Green Superleaf Energy Bar, on the other hand, is a protein-packed ‘miracle bar’ which has cold-pressed dried Mangoes, Cashews, Dates, 8% Rice Protein and one full teaspoon of Morninga Powder to help supercharge your day. I really liked both of these, but the Moringa bar was definitely my favourite out of the two!