Reviewing Zeno Gym: Is this at-home bench legit?

By Tami Smith, CPT, Nutritionist

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Zeno Gym (Read this first)

Fit Healthy Momma Rating: 4.5/10 ⭐

Zeno Gym is staged to be an all-in-one fitness solution. However, buyer beware - it's one of those chintzy pieces of gym equipment that's made in China, the brand's leadership is embarrassing to say the least (unethical), and let's all be honest here - you can't reach your fitness goals with a single bench with a few resistance bands - 2 thumbs down ??

If you’re one of the countless people who have found themselves working out from home as a result of the pandemic, then perhaps you’re looking for the best home gym equipment to get a good workout in from home.

The home fitness market has exploded recently, with companies like Tempo, MYX Fitness, and CityRow Go developing smart exercise equipment that’s designed to not only be effective but fun, too. But do you really need to invest in a piece of connected equipment to get a great workout in from the comfort of your own home?

Today, I’m reviewing Zeno Gym, a brand new all-in-one home fitness solution that caters to people of all shapes, sizes, goals, and fitness levels. But is this home gym legit? Is it worth the investment? Let’s explore!

What is Zeno Gym? A Glimpse Behind the Brand

zeno gym fitness equipment bench

Zeno Gym is a fitness equipment manufacturer created in 2020 and based here in the US. Founders Louis Rodriguez and Will Torrez set out to develop effective at-home and on-the-go fitness equipment that makes exercise simple and accessible for people.

The brand is grounded in their vision to create tools that help people to unlock their full potential and put their ideas into action. They believe that transformation starts with you and that you can be all that you wish to be.

But, is the brand legit?

I hate to throw out the spoiler alert, but Zeno is not a legit brand - their customer service is embarrassing with many people complaining about the quality of the bench and "included" workouts. The owner is unethical and I cannot recommend this product or brand to anyone who is a reader here.

Related Reading: Terra Core Review (Similar to Zeno, but MUCH cheaper)

What Kinds of Equipment Do They Offer?

Zeno Gym is best known for its benches and squat boards, but they also have additional exercise equipment that you can purchase to supplement their benches. Any purchase comes with their dedicated app which shows you how to perform over 100 different exercises.

The core of their equipment is based on resistance training and bench work to achieve your physical goals. Resistance training is the best way to strengthen and build your muscles will simultaneously shedding fat and increasing your metabolism.

Next, I’ll review their main product offering, the Zeno Bench.

Introducing the Zeno Bench - Full Evaluation

over view of the zeno gym

Can you really get in a killer workout with just one bench? The Zeno Bench allows you to perform over 100 movements all with one bench and a couple of bands.

This innovative bench is so simplistic in design, allowing you to workout anywhere, any time. The Zeno Bench One weighs just 35 pounds and is simple to move around and be placed anywhere in your home. 

Don’t have a home gym? No problem. You can transform any room in your home into an effective workout space with this product which uses resistance bands to allow you to perform all kinds of movement.

Features and Benefits

  • It’s made for full-body workouts
  • You can workout anywhere, any time
  • It’s lightweight at just 35 lbs. (55 lbs. For the Pro)
  • It’s designed to allow you to build muscle, improve flexibility, and tone up
  • There are over 100 exercises possible
  • Your purchase includes a dedicated app with exercise instructions
  • There are built-in storage spaces for your bands and accessories making it easy and convenient to store
  • It’s built to last with high-quality materials and craftsmanship
  • Has the ability to support up to 800 lbs.
  • Made in the US
  • Each bench includes a one-year warranty

What Kinds of Exercises Are Possible?

Zeno boasts that their product allows you to perform over 100 exercises. But, most of these exercises are useless, such as:

  • Step-ups
  • Hip thrusts
  • Shoulder pulls
  • Glute raises
  • Bench press
  • Chest fly
  • Glute kickbacks
  • And more!

Overall, not many workouts to choose from. Whether you’re working your back, chest, legs, shoulders, or core, there are plenty of opportunities to work muscle-specific body parts that will help you lose fat, increase muscle, and change your body composition.

Equipment Included

For the price, it's not worth what's included, but let's take a look at what Zeno thinks is a good value (spoiler alert... it's not):

  • 3 Pairs of Bands (50 lbs, 30 lbs, 15 lbs)
  • 2 Handles
  • 2 Ankle Straps
  • 6 D-rings for Resistant Band Attachments
  • 1 Bench
  • 1 Accessories Bag

Seriously, Zeno Gym, that's all you include for a $1,000 piece of (I want to say dust collector) "equipment?" Try again Zeno.

Upgrading to The Zeno Bench Pro

If you want to waste your money even more, you can upgrade to the Zeno Bench Pro which includes the ability to adjust your bench to five different angles. This allows for more flexibility and versatility in your workouts.

Final Thoughts: Is the ZENO workout bench the real deal?

If you’ve been looking for a way to workout from home without needing to buy a ton of equipment, then you should look for something else. No, Zeno Gym is NOT legit - it's a fact that this brand displays poor leadership, terrible workouts and the product is low quality.

I don't like that the Zeno Bench is big, heavy, and barely includes storage for all of the equipment. This is not useful for those who don’t have a ton of space to dedicate to setting up a home gym. With the Zeno, you can bring it out when you need it and put it away when you’re done. Well, almost all of it - it's bulky.

The brand also leaves you hanging once you purchase the equipment. They do have an app and YouTube channel, but the value is very little - trust me I've tried all the fitness apps, Zeno is one of the worst.

Overall, I think Zeno Gym is a total waste of an investment, particularly for those who are starting their home gym from scratch. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that a smart home studio like Tempo and Tonal, and, there's no way you can reach your fitness goals with this one bench - don't fall for it, you're wasting your money if you buy Zeno Gym.

Finally, if you want something better than Zeno Gym (since it may cost you close to $1,000), you'll want to check out TerraCoreFitness.com. So, if that's what you're going to decide on, be sure to use my discount code for an additional 25% off (FITMOMMA25).

About the author 

Tami Smith, CPT, Nutritionist

Tami Smith is a certified Nutritionist and an ACE certified fitness trainer, specializing in pre and post-natal fitness. She studied business and earned her bachelor's degree in Business Economics. Tami is a mom of two and women's health advocate. Her passion is to help people live a fit, healthy life through proper nutrition and exercise!

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