The Wantable Active Edit (What you need to know before you sign up)

March 20, 2019

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I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about one of my favorite (and one of the top) workout clothes subscription boxes–The Wantable Active Edit.

Will having a cool outfit motivate you to exercise?

Yes, yes it will.

And let’s face it.  Trying on workout clothes at the store really sucks.  (There’s just something extra crappy about trying to shove my thighs into a pair of tights in a public dressing room.  It’s not pretty.)

I’ve got the solution to this problem.

Join a fitness apparel subscription program and try on everything at home.  You’ll quickly freshen up your fitness wardrobe.  And I think you’ll be surprised to find out how much having a new pair of tights will make every workout better and something you look forward to.

If you use one of my links to purchase something it helps support my business.  Thank you! (No hard feelings if you don’t.)  You can get more information about that here.

What is the Wantable Active Edit?

a screen shot of the Wantable Fitness edit

The Wantable Active Edit is a fitness apparel (workout clothing) subscription program.

Here’s how the pros at Wantable describe the program—

“…a personal styling service that allows you to try before you buy. This means you get to try on 5-7 handpicked fitness and athleisure items in the comfort of your own home before paying for them. These items feature the hottest styles and latest innovations…item prices are based on your personal preferences but usually range from $30-$70 each. The Fitness Edit is a monthly subscription, but you can skip a month or cancel at any time. Currently, Edits are only available to customers in the 50 U.S. States. Fitness Edits take about 3-12 business days to ship based on your preferences.”

What do you get in a Wantable Active Edit subscription box?

Five to seven pieces arrive in each shipment.

Other subscription apparel programs I belong to send up to 5 items.  I’m always thrilled to see seven in my Wantable box.

The pieces are individualized based on your style preferences so you may get something different than me but I usually get a couple pair of tights, a couple of sports bras, at least one pullover and a couple of other shirts/tanks.

I’ve never received a shipment in which I didn’t keep at least 3 items. 

And sadly, I’ve had to send things back I really wanted a few times just because my budget for workout clothes was maxed out at the time.

When does your box arrive? And how do you skip a month?

The program is monthly but you can skip a month if you notify Wantable before your shipment goes out.

If you want to skip a month you can email customer service or use the ‘Skip’ option (keep reading for directions about how to do that) on your account Dashboard at least 5 days before your shipment goes out.

It took me a while to figure out how to skip a month.

Here’s how you do it:

To skip a month (and avoid the style fee for that month) you go to the Wantable home page >> click on ‘Plans’ in the top menu

a screen shot showing where to click to skip a month

Now you’ll find yourself on the Plan Manager dashboard.

Scroll down to the Fitness edit box and click on ‘Skip next order’ and Voila!  You’ve now skipped the next shipment.

Update: The prompt to skip the month now says ‘pause’. So, click on that and your deliveries will be on hold until you ‘unpause’ them.

the skip next order prompt in the Wantable dashboard

TIP– If you keep scrolling down the Plan Manager page you’ll find where you can sign up for Wantable’s other subscription box program for everyday wear (called Style).

Update-Wantable has phased out their Makeup, Intimate and Accessories programs but Wantable Style* is awesome!

*Wantable Style is a monthly subscription box program for everyday wear (like Stitch Fix).

What does the Wantable Fitness Edit cost?

You’ll be charged $20 a month (a styling fee) that will be applied towards the purchase of the items in your shipment that you choose to keep.

Shipping and returns are free (use the bag with the return label that comes with your shipment).

The price of items in each shipment range from about $30-$70.  Here’s a sample of one of my invoices so you can see for yourself what to expect.

Wantable packing slip
A Wantable Invoice/Packing Slip

How do you sign up for the Wantable Active Edit?

From the Wantable home page use the Fitness button to start the sign up process.

a screen shot of the Wantable Fitness edit button you click to start the sign up process

Now you’ll take the quiz to start the sign up process…

a screen shot of the 'take the quiz' button from the Wantable site

Next you’ll be prompted to provide contact information to create an account…

a screen shot of the 'sign up' box from the Wantable Fitness edit

Then you’ll answer several questions to create a style profile based on your unique life and preferences…first you’ll provide your sizes…

a screen shot of the first question in the style quiz of Wantable

Then you’ll need to give information about your budget…

a screen shot of the question about your budget from style questionnaire

Next you tell Wantable what you’re looking for in fitness fashion…

a screen shot that says 'Which types of apparel would you like to receive?'

Now you’ll answer questions about your style preferences…

a screen shot of the style quiz that asks what color options you like
a screen shot from the Wantable quiz asking what kinds of undergarments you'd like to get

And the exercises you like to do…

a screen shot of the Wantable quiz asking how you like to exercise

The last step to set up your Wantable Active Edit account is to provide your shipping and billing information…

the final step of the Wantable quiz

What’s the cancellation policy for the Wantable Active Edit? (How do you cancel?)

You can cancel anytime.

You won’t want to, though.

Here’s how you cancel…use the ‘Plan’ tab in the main menu to go to your Plan Manager dashboard:

this is where you click to find the place to cancel your subscription to Wantable

Then click on the box indicating how often you’re getting a shipment…

an image showing you where you can go to cancel your Wantable Fitness edit

And the next page will show you where you can change your order frequency and/or cancel your subscription altogether.

How do you update your style preferences for the Wantable Active Edit (or change your shipping or billing address)?

You’ll want to update your style preferences and/or send a note to your stylist occasionally.

Here’s how you do both.

Use the ‘Plan’ tab in the main menu to get to your Plan Manager dashboard. Then find the box with your Fitness subscription and click on ‘Update Quiz’ and you’ll find yourself back in the style quiz.

this is where you update your style preferences in the Wantable Fitness edit

To send a note to your stylist you’ll use your Plan Manager dashboard again. This time you’ll click on the ‘edit notes’ phrase.

And you’ll find a box to enter a personal note to your stylist about your next round of workout apparel.

type a note to your stylist in this box before your next shipment goes out

To edit your shipping and/or billing demographic information you’ll use the ‘Account’ tab on the main menu.

The Account tab will take you to a screen to update your email as well as your billing and shipping information.

What do I think about the Wantable Fitness Edit?

Wantable is awesome! 

I belong to several fitness apparel subscription programs (possibly all of them) and I promise that you’ll be happy with Wantable’s Fitness Edit.


A few more specific reasons for my obsession with the Wantable Fitness Edit…

The Dashboard

After you create an account with Wantable you’ll have access to your personal Wantable Dashboard.

The Wantable site is easy to navigate so you’ll never get frustrated when you need to change your credit card, shipping address, style preferences or change the frequency of your shipments.

The Style Profile

Wantable’s style profile has the most detailed breakdown of sizing (height, weight, hoodie size, sports bra, top, bra cup size, panty size, bottoms, inseams, and shoe size) and is the most complete in general (compared to the other style profiles I completed for my other fitness apparel subscriptions).

There’s also a place to send a note to your stylist.  Use it.  They will listen. (Scroll up the page for screen shots showing you exactly how to do that.)

The Products

Wantable’s Active Edit includes brands and styles that you (probably) won’t have in your closet. 

I’ve been an avid fitness enthusiast for over 20 years.  I thought I’d seen every cut, color, material and print there was.  Guess what?  I haven’t.

The Wantable Active Edit has unique pieces with cool prints, comfortable and practical* fabrics and beautiful colors.

*Full disclosure-In one shipment I did receive a pair of tights that required hand washing.  Do people actually hand wash their fitness garments after working out?  If you do then you’re amazing (and don’t sweat the way I do).  My stuff needs industrial washing with a machine and lots of detergent after I’m done with a workout.  Handwashing isn’t an option for my workout gear.

The Wantable Invoice

This may seem trivial but compared to other companies I can appreciate a nice invoice/packing slip.

How many times have you scanned a packing slip to find the cost of each item in a shipment and become a little frustrated at the amount of time it takes to match each description on the invoice with the item you’re looking for? 

Guess what? 

Wantable’s invoice has pictures!  Thank you!  I love that.  Genius. (To be fair, Stitch Fix does this, too. 

But none of the other fitness apparel subscription programs I belong to do.)  This is a small thing that matters, people.

Communication Experts

You’ll know exactly what’s going on with every order.  I love that I get an email every step of the way.  Here’s an example of the emails you’ll receive for each Fitness edit.

list of emails for one Fitness Edit

I know that’s a lot of emails but you’ll appreciate the notices.  It’s easy to miss a deadline if you’re not reminded.

And if you need to communicate with Wantable from your end (maybe you have a question about an order) then you’ll be happy to know that in my experience you’ll get a professional, clear response within 24 hours.


What else is there to know about Wantable?

It’s worth noting that Wantable also has an everyday wear subscription program (Wantable Style), similar to Stitch Fix.  

I love Stitch Fix but haven’t tried Wantable’s version so I can’t give an opinion about it.  But based on how good Wantable’s fitness apparel program is I feel good recommending this program as well.

UpdateI signed up for the Wantable Style Edit.  It’s just as fabulous as the Fitness Edit.  Go for it.

Update #2-Wantable does exchanges now! So awesome!  (And another reason to look into Wantable!)

Wantable does exchanges now

✔Here’s a handy link to the ‘Give the gift of Wantable’ page.

✔And don’t forget to check out their style blog for a few ideas.

Ready to sign up for the Wantable Fitness Edit?? Use the link below and get started!


Not ready to sign up yet?  Want a few other options to compare Wantable to?

I have just the thing for that.  Check out these posts for more options:

Fabletics–An Honest Review

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Claire says:

    When Wearable sends stuff, do they send matching tops and bottoms? Or is it just a box of random items?

    • Hi Claire,

      Great question!
      The box of items are not a collection. They don’t normally go together. Every now and then one or two items seem to match up but they don’t send outfits.
      I hope that answers your question:-)

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