Zeit Boxer is a boxing simulator you hang in your doorway that they proclaim gives great workouts for beginners as well as pros. They state Zeit Boxer has 25 different workouts to choose from and allows you to throw punches at exactly the right angle without the need of a trainer yelling at you. Zeit Boxer promises you can punch your way to a leaner, tighter, sexier, body.

How Zeit Boxer Works

Zeit Boxer is a set of 5 spring-resistant pads that they claim react the same way as if you were punching someone (ouch!) and fits in doorframes between 34-40 inches. 

To use it, they tell you to select from 25 different workouts, which basically change the order you are supposed to punch the pads (left cross, right cross, left uppercut, right uppercut, center jab). Choose your level of intensity and length of time and start your workout: when the light turns green next to the pad, punch it. If you hit it before the light turns off, you get a point. If not, the light turns red. 

They promise this is not only a fun way to work out but you will drop pounds and tighten your abs to boot. Zeit Boxer also comes with a built-in mp3 player, although the Theme From Rocky is not included. 

Zeit Boxer Will Cost You:

$423 if you opt for the 12-month installment plan at $33.25 a month, or $399 if you pay at once – you are charged an additional $35 shipping either way. Your purchase includes a pair of boxing gloves, nutritional guide, and boxing video.

Zeit Boxer comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, minus that $35 shipping and what it costs you to send back. In addition, there is a 30-day limited warranty which excludes normal wear and tear. If you do have to send it back for repairs, not only do you have to pay to ship it to them, you must pay an additional $59.99 to cover its return to you.

Bottom Line: Is Zeit Boxer a “Bright” Idea?

It’s a new year, and like millions of other people, you probably decided to get in shape, so good for you! The Zeit Boxer does have some pros:

  • They say it’s portable and fits in any doorway
  • It has a computerized workout with different levels of resistance.
  • Punching things is a great way to get fit as well as get out all that aggression from a hard day of work without hurting anyone. Grrrr!

But here are some negatives you should consider:

  • It’s expensive. And the sad truth is that only 8% of people who make new years resolutions actually keep them, so you potentially could still be paying for it even after you’ve abandoned your goal. 
  • It only has a 30-day warranty and you have to pay $59.99 service fee plus shipping on top of that.
  • It says 25 workouts, but it’s really only 4 main ones (random, upper body, lower body, whole body) with variations on length and intensity level for each.

The good news is, if you do explicitly make a new year’s resolution you are 10 times more likely to attain your goal than those that don’t. So don’t let us stop you from working out and getting fit – we just think you might want to consider an alternative that’s not so expensive and has such a short warranty.

Tip: Do you have a smartphone? Check out the New York Times’ free 7-minute workout app; it’s a great way to get started on your new regimen. Good luck!