A full body workout and more
Indoor cycling usually involves mostly the lower body and not so much the upper. The Cycle Boxer by Lifespan Fitness is not like the usual indoor bike though.
It comes with a boxing pad, like an upright whac-a-mole on an exercise bike with five targets on the pad that light up to indicate which one you should be hitting. They are also fitted with sensors for real time metrics shown on the touchscreen on the handlebar.
The boxing pad not only works your upper body, it also trains your reaction time and hand-eye coordination.
The bike itself itself has 16 levels of resistance, which is a smooth magnetic eddy current resistance.
For the boxing, there are 12 levels from beginner to advanced.
Fit and construction
All that movement from the cycling and the boxing and the fact that you're hitting it over and over again requires equipment that is of solid construction.
The Cycle Boxer has a solid welded steel frame with a solid base that keeps you balanced as you put in the work. It also comes with a lifetime parts warranty.
The maximum user weight is 136kg and the maximum user height is 6'4".
The punch pad has a shock absorbing system that includes the use of four heavy duty spring to withstand the impact of every hit.
What's in the box?
The Cycle Boxer is pretty much an all-in-one fitness machine. There's cycling for your lower body, boxing for your upper body, and it even trains your mind with random flashing targets.
However, at about $2,499, it's quite expensive for an expensive for an exercise bike. It's about the same price as a dedicated boxing machine like the Nexersys. If you're just looking a whole body exercise bike, you can get the Schwinn Airdyne for $999 or less if you know where to look. If $2,600 is your budget, you'd have $1,600 leftover to buy a VR machine and a punching bag for boxing.
Still, if you have the money, the Cycle Boxer may not be a bad option especially when it's on sale. Not only does it train your mind and whole body, it's also engaging and a lot of fun. We've seen it go as low as $1,499, so if you're lucky enough to see that price and can afford it, you probably should get it.