Yowza treadmills are a relative newcomer in the home fitness equipment market, but they have an excellent reputation thus far and consumers seem to love their products.
They design all of their machines in the United States (Fort Lauderdale, Florida to be precise), they use only quality components, they offer strong warranties, and they have decent prices for all of their machines.
The company offers a variety of ellipticals, treadmills, EVOs and the patented Core X Ab Machine.
As far as treadmills are concerned, they offer folding as well as non-folding options.
The Current Yowza Fitness Treadmill Lineup
The current lineup, although the names change from time to time, include three folding treadmills: Sebring, Osprey and Lido and four non-folding treadmills: Delray, Delray Plus, Delray Grande, Daytona and Boca.
In case you haven’t figured it out, all of their machines are named after Florida cities. 🙂
UPDATE: As of 2018, it looks like Yowza Fitness may be out of business. We’ve visited their company website several times over the last few months and it looks like they are featuring an old sale with no updates whatsoever.
You may see some Yowza treadmills for sale at Amazon still, but just beware that you might not have any recourse if you experience any problems with the machine. We recommend that you look elsewhere as there are plenty of better option in this price range.
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Why are Yowza Treadmill So Popular?
It is easy to understand why our readers love Yowza products as much as they do. They have excellent prices and competitive features.
Moreover, their treadmills are durable and have an excellent warranty to back up the machines’ quality. They invest resources in testing and creating new features each year, so that customers enjoy a complete and rewarding workout experience.
Although we were a little doubtful at the beginning, our readers encouraged us to pay more attention to Yowza treadmills because we would be pleasantly surprised by what we discovered. They were right. Yowza is a top competitor in the $1,000 – $1,500 price range.
Here are some of the strong points of the brand…
Warranty:Yowza offers strong warranties on their treadmills, especially those in the upper price range. Those over $1000 offer lifetime frame a motor, 5 years parts and electronics and 2 years in home labor.
There are a number of interesting technologies on these treadmills that you don’t typically find for the price, including:
Intelligent Weight Management system: This is a patented system first launched by Yowza in 2012. IWM monitors your weight with a wireless scale, and communicates to the treadmill any change in your weight so that the console can customize a workout that gets you to your ideal weight (considering height, age, sex and current weight).
MyLiveLight: Similar to ICON Fitness’ iFit, this is a suite of interactive tools that allow you to create custom workouts, track results, share with friends, and many other cool features.
Motion Control: Rather than pressing a button to increase or decrease speed, which can be difficult at times, you can simply wave your hand over the right rail to increase or left rail to decrease speed, or both at the same time to stop completely. This is a very helpful feature.
Spring Arm Suspension: Without getting too technical, Yowza treadmills with Spring Arm Suspension offer increased cushioning to minimize impact on your joints, while allowing for an increased calorie burn during each workout.
However, there are some weaknesses to Yowza treadmills…
Sold only online: Some buyers prefer to see the treadmill live, maybe even test it before buying it. Unfortunately with Yowza this is not possible as they only sell online, through their own e-shop. (Note they have recently set up testing locations for some units)
No decline capability: As of this writing, Yowza treadmills do not feature decline capability as many other manufacturers currently do on similar priced models. Hopefully they will add this at some point as many customers are looking for it.
What’s the bottom line on Yowza treadmills?
In our opinion, you can’t go wrong with a Yowza Fitness treadmill. They have a host of great features, they try to incorporate new technologies, the price is right and the warranties are solid.
We have received a lot of good feedback on these machines, and they have also received Best Buy awards from leading industry experts over the past few years.