Self Magazine Review

Editor's Review: 3.2 / 5.0

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Self magazine is an American magazine that prints fitness, health and nutrition information for women. On the official website Self.com, readers will find information on fitness, food and diet, health and beauty, forums and community and a fitness health calculator and program to help you reach your weight and fitness goals. The price for a subscription of Self magazine is $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping. The price includes ten issues of the magazine and a free tote bag or you can choose 24 issues for $19.97.

Product Features

Once we entered the homepage, we noticed several tabs at the top of the page which consists of Fitness, Food and Diet, Health, Beauty, Forums and Community and Calculators and Programs. To the right there was a video clip from a celebrity cooking one of her favorite recipes. There was the option to sign up for a free newsletter although the contents of the newsletter was not mentioned. You simply have to enter your email address and click submit. You can take “today’s poll” which is what we assume is a question that changes daily but there is no link to see the outcome of the poll. There is a “tip for the day” which consists of diet, fitness or beauty advice. At the bottom of the page, readers can purchase Self merchandise such as Self DVD’s.

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Advantages

  • Free monthly newsletter.
  • 72% off the newsstand price.
  • Free tote bag with subscription.
  • Free diet and fitness calculator and program.
  • Disadvantages

    • The magazine features thin models who seem to have no diet and fitness related issues and there is no customer service phone number found on the website.
    • In general, the website is a bit too busy.
    • It would be better if the Self.com website was displayed in a more simplified format where readers can simply click on what they want to read instead of including so many things on one page.

    Conclusion

    All in all, Self magazine is a good women’s magazine. Women can meet and share their interests and goals with other women as well as seek support from those who face similar challenges in the forum and community section of the online magazine. Readers can set up a personal profile page where they can blog about tips, tricks and ideas, upload photos as well as send private messages of encouragement to other members. The online customer care center lets readers pay their bill, renew their subscription, check your payment status, find your subscription end date, change your address, add/update your email address, report missed or damaged issues, temporarily stop your subscription, stop delivery if duplicate issues or cancel your subscription. You can also email customer service or access the frequently asked questions section.

    The magazine features thin models who seem to have no diet and fitness related issues and there is no customer service phone number found on the website. In general, the website is a bit too busy. It would be better if the Self.com website was displayed in a more simplified format where readers can simply click on what they want to read instead of including so many things on one page.

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