Yowza Islamorada Elliptical
A Commercial-Grade Cross Trainer with 19”-30” Stride
The Yowza Islamorada is a new high-end elliptical for the 2013 model year. It’s now the top product in Yowza’s lineup and is easily distinguished from lower-level elliptical trainers. You’ll get an incredible incline of 60%, an adjustable stride and special handlebars that twist to recruit your torso muscles. This product easily earns a favorable review for being innovative, effective and ready to support intense exercise. With an Islamorada in the house, you can’t help but sculpt an incredible body.
If you’re intimidated by the unique design, you might care to know that there’s a 60-day money-back guarantee. The learning curve is short though and most people are excited about what this product can do. It also has regular moving handlebars.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get
What you’ll probably notice first are the Yowza Islamorada’s unique SuperCore™ handlebars. These have rotating grips that help exercise your core muscles. The unique motion helps banish love handles and develop great-looking abdominals. The pedals pivot too to support a natural range of motion, and they’re cushioned with gel. From your hands to your toes, you’ll feel why the Islamorada is considered a commercial-grade elliptical.
The console provides an all-in-one view of your exercise stats (calories burned, time, distance and so forth). It gives access to 12 pre-set programs and nine customizable programs. The presets include manual mode, target time, target distance, target calories and core interval with eight intensity levels.
Nine user profiles can be saved, and this machine’s dimensions will fit just about anyone. It has a 450-pound capacity and an adjustable stride.
Here’s the specs list for the 2013 Islamorada:
- Electromagnetic braking
- 60% incline
- Adjustable stride – 19″ to 30″
- Gel-cushioned pedals
- Moving handlebars
- SuperCore™ handlebars for abdominal isolation
- 21 Pre-set programs and 9 Custom
- Nine user profiles
- Wireless heart rate monitor
- Handlebar pulse rate detectors
- MP3 port and speakers
- Three-speed fan
- Weighs 250 pounds
- 450-lb. user capacity
- Measures 67″L x 23″W x 66″H
- Warranty: lifetime frame & brake, 7 years parts & electronics, two years labor
The Word on the Street
Personal trainers and professional reviewers are enthusiastic about the newest Yowza elliptical. They say that high quality is evident throughout and that the innovative design is effective. The CardioCore handlebars aren’t a gimmick; they deliver a serious abdominal workout. Besides all that, the Islamorada elliptical arrives intact – no assembly required!
We recommend this cross trainer to people at all fitness levels. You’ll find just the right challenge because the presets make it easy – just enter a time, distance or calorie goal. Incredible full-body results will come surprisingly quickly if you take advantage of the incline and variable stride. This elliptical trainer is a bit large for people with very short strides, however, and some other high-end elliptical machines have more interesting programming. All in all though, the Yowza Islamorada is a nice luxury buy at the sale price of about $2500.
For a similar elliptical with 18”-28” stride and 50% incline, see the Yowza Captiva Plus.