December 11th 2012 archive

pvBody: Workout Clothes Every Month + 20% Off

I started working out three years ago. In that time, I’ve amassed a ridiculous quantity of workout clothes. It’s partially my own fault – when I started buying them I was not yet aware of my fitness clothing preferences, needs or style. But I kept buying things. I spent a lot; I have a lot; I don’t love a lot.

And I should.

When I learned about pvBody (at Refine, actually) I knew I needed to try it.

pvBody logo

Similar to the Birchbox model, pvBody is a monthly workout clothes program. You take a quiz where you enter your preferences for color, style, favorite workout type and more. Every month, a full exercise outfit (top and bottom) gets delivered to your door for $49.95.

Not only is this far less than what you’d pay in a store (these are high quality brands), but you also get to learn about new brands you might not have known about.

At least, that’s how it worked with me.

If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you probably know I like bright colored tops and muted bottoms – so I selected those options in my quiz. When I take a class I almost always wear crops, and I am happy with my current shorts wardrobe, so I selected the crop/pants option in the quiz.

The packaging was shiny and pink and cute, for those of you who like that kind of thing. I prefer to focus on the good stuff.

The top: Electric Yoga Bolt Tank in Orange, retail price $68

The bottoms: Performance Sportswear by American Apparel Fitness Pant in Alloy, retail price $48

Total value: $116. I already won.


Dori trying her PV.BODY outfit

I loved the top. I don’t normally (and by normally I mean ever) choose orange for myself, and I am so glad that’s the color that arrived because it was different from the rest of my (mostly blue) workout tops. I loved the material, it was obviously extremely moisture wicking. It was long and comfortable. I did have to wear a full support sports bra underneath because the shelf bra in this shirt didn’t do much, but I didn’t mind.

The bottoms fit well and were flattering. They actually looked and felt a lot like the Lululemon Wunder Under pants.

I loved the top so much that I didn’t want to take it off, so I decided to test it out at CrossFit last night. I didn’t wear the pants because I prefer to work out in crops.

That reminds me – along with the clothes was a note from the pvBody team about how sizing can vary between suppliers, so if something arrives and doesn’t fit, you can just email them and they’ll take care of it for you.


Dori wearing PV.BODY shirt at CrossFit Jersey City

The shirt kept me comfortable during a very sweaty workout, and I spent a good amount of time today browsing Electric Yoga’s site. I can’t wait to do laundry so I can wear the top again. It paid for itself, really.

Here’s why pvBody was created, from their website:

Why should you pay $130 or more for yoga pants? That’s just not right! So we’ve embarked on a journey to bring you the best quality active wear that we can find at a fair price. We’ll be curating brands large and small, new and old. So enjoy the selection, we’re positive you’ll love it!

We’ve built relationships with the manufactures of the biggest names in the business – and great new ones you’ve probably never heard of – so we can bring you an amazing value. With new items arriving each month we make it easy for you to always get cute new gear.

I’m such a big fan of this service that I decided to become a pvBody ambassador. This way, we all benefit:

Edited to add: the Lululemon gift card is not applicable with this 20% off promotion.

Free shipping and easy returns seal the deal.

Now you all know what I think, so I’m curious to hear if you would ever try something like this. Why or why not?
And if you do sign up, please let me know how you like it!