Luxury at a Lower Price – New for 2013
Yowza named itself well. This fitness company has long inspired admirable “Yowza!” reactions when people try its elliptical trainers. These durable machines are great-looking, provide incredibly smooth rides, and are loaded with extras that can make you feel a bit royal. The new Yowza Sanibel i35 with incline and variable stride carries on the tradition of excellence by blending two successful models from previous years. It’s been described as an enhanced version of the 2012 Yowza Captiva with elements of the popular Sanibel – but it has a lower price than the original. Yowza, indeed!
A Summary of the Specs
The Sanibel i35 is sized for almost any trainee. Its adjustable stride moves from 18” to 26” and the machine weighs in at a sturdy 226 pounds. It can support up to 400 pounds.
The “i35” refers to the incline, which can be set at up to 35%. The elliptical’s two-level console has a crisp LCD display up top and a simple panel of buttons below. It’s loaded with 12 programs and is group-friendly; there’s space to save nine users’ physical profiles and workout routines.
Here’s a specs list for the Yowza Sanibel i35 elliptical:
- Rear drive
- Electromagnetic braking
- 18″ to 26″ variable stride
- 0-35% incline
- 12 pre-set programs
- Targeted workouts for glutes, legs and more
- 16 levels of resistance
- Nine user profiles
- Sure-Fit™ pedals with gel cushioning
- Stationary handlebars
- Pulse-reading handlebars
- Music port & high-fidelity speakers
- Three-speed adjustable fan
- Dimensions: 67″L x 23″W x 66″H
- Maximum user weight: 400 lbs.
- Warranty: Lifetime frame & brake, 5 years parts & electronics, 2 years in-home labor
Reviews from Personal Trainers & Customers
Personal trainers emphasize a feature we haven’t even mentioned yet, the Sanibel i35’s patented “counter-rotational core motion.” This motion trains your core or abdominal muscles by alternating its demand for energy: When you exercise your lower body, for brief intervals the machine forces you to push and pull more with your arms. The motion can help people whittle away love handles and sculpt six-packs.
Reviews note that the Sanibel i35 has a less intense ramp than its predecessor, the Yowza Captiva Plus, but most customers find that a 35% ramp is more than sufficient. This model is preferred because it costs less and a 50% incline wouldn’t likely be used.
Of course, the variable stride is a hit too. The myriad possibilities with the ramp and incline make it seem as if this unit has many more than 12 workout programs.
We highly recommend the durable and classy Yowza Sanibel i35 elliptical for just about any household. Its great features just keep coming: variable stride, a steep incline, targeted workouts, gel cushioning in the pedals, a music port… With the ability to save up to nine user profiles, you’ll feel as if your home workout room is an exclusive little club. The Sanibel i35 now has an online sale price of $1799, making it one of the best elliptical trainer values in its price class.