Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Health and Fitness: Spark and Gusto Subscription Box*

When the lovely folks at Spark and Gusto* asked me if I would like to review one of their subscription boxes, I of course jumped at the chance. Anything food, fitness or health related and I'm all over it!
I was kindly sent their April box to try and test, and share my thoughts with you lovely lot!

Spark and Gusto are different from other healthy subscription boxes that I have come across. Their boxes are packed with everything from healthy snacks to fitness equipment and accessories. It's a great all rounder box, perfect for health and fitness fans. 
I received 10 items in my April box, which I think is a huge amount of goodies to see you right through the month.
Enough rambling... let's delve in!

The box comes with a handy little 'menu' telling you what items you have received, how they work and some information about how best to use them.

Let's start with all the food...

Creative Nature Blissful Berry Bar
I munched my way through this bar of deliciousness in minutes, I love how it was jam packed with fruit and goji berries too - the perfect snack to stave off those sweet cravings.

Fitbites Superfood Energy Balls
I'm a big fan of energy balls - I love having a couple as a mid-morning snack at work as they give me that much needed energy boost! There were two balls in the little resealable packet - a green ball which is designed to provide the natural fuel you require during exercise. The second ball is red, and includes hemp which is a great source of protein to aid muscle repair and recovery after your workout. The perfect pair for pre and post fitness fuel.

GU Energy Gel
This handy little packet contains an energy gel, which is great for on the go if you're off to the gym.
It's chocolate peanut butter flavoured, unfortunately I'm not a fan of peanut butter as I find it far too salty for my liking (I'm more of an almond butter kind gal) but the concept is great. The purpose of this gel is to give you a quick and easy hit of energy-dense calories to fuel your cardio workout.

CocoPro Ultimate Hydrating Recovery Drink
CocoPro is a great way to stay hydrated before, after or even during your workout.
The creators set out to make a drink that provided hydration and recovery all in one handy bottle, by combining pure coconut water and whey protein isolate.

Real Handful Strawberries and Cream Trail Mix
I am a huge fan of trail mix, I love nuts, seeds, dried fruit and a sneaky handful of chocolate chips... and this mix was a right winner. I loved the combination of strawberries and white chocolate - simply delicious! I had a quick nosy at their website and saw that they had a Banoffee flavour too, I need to get my hands on that beauty!

Resistance Loop
Now that you are well and truly fuelled up and full of beans, from all those healthy snacks - it's workout time! This resistance loop is an excellent method of resistance training, to aid the development of specific muscles and tendons. Spark and Gusto have a link on their blog showing a video of how to use the loop, which is such a handy touch.

SportTape Flex Tape Kinesiology Kit
This handy tape is an easy way to support and assist in protecting any fitness injuries, and it also allows for active recovery. This kit provides four pre-cut strips for your convenience, and also a little step by step guide on how to use it.

Go Hike Boot Laces
I am an avid walker, the village where I live is slap bang in the middle of Exmoor National Park, so we have some wonderful walks. I love these laces, they're a fun way to jazz up your walking boots while taking in the beautiful scenery.

Songbird Naturals Cooling and Soothing Balm
Working out, walking and being generally active on a daily basis can take it's toll on your body - that's where Songbird Naturals come in. This little pot contains a cooling balm that is perfect for soothing any sore areas you may have - it also contains anti-inflammatory properties that when massaged in to your skin, helps to aid your recovery.

Spark and Gusto Beanie
I love hats - I own a few bobble type hats, and they are such a staple for me in the Autumn, Winter and even Spring time (English weather is ridiculously fickle...) Especially for those 'it's been four days since I've washed my hair, and it's pretty much 90% dry shampoo' moments. Simply pop a beanie on and no-one will ever know. This is the perfect 'throw it on and go' hat, it's cosy, stylish, comfortable to wear and keeps my head nice and warm.

All in all I would highly recommend Spark and Gusto boxes, they are jam packed with so many amazing goodies, a must have subscription box for anyone who is a fan of health, fitness, adventures and staying active. (or perhaps if you want to give yourself a kick up the bum to be a bit healthier)
A wonderful company, created and run by such a lovely couple.
For more information about the company and how to get your mitts on a Spark and Gusto box, check out their website here.
Prices start from £28.00 per month for an ongoing monthly subscription, but you can also buy one off boxes directly on their website, through the online shop.

I hope you enjoyed this 'Spark and Gusto Review' What are your thoughts on Spark and Gusto? Are you a fan of healthy subscription boxes?

I'd love to know, leave me a lovely comment below.

Let's be friends!

Love Laurenx

*I was kindly sent a Spark and Gusto box to try and test for the purposes of a review, as always all opinions and thoughts are my own. See my Contact/PR tab for more information.

4 comments:

  1. Looks like a handy box, might try them out, thanks Lauren :) x

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    1. It's a great subscription box - full of so many goodies! You're welcome :) x

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  2. I love that beanie hat! I want one like that. The goji berry bar sounds delicious as well. Nom nom!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

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  3. Wow, what a selection! This box sounds great, never seen a fitness one with such a range of items!

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