Yowza Sanibel Elliptical
The Yowza Sanibel elliptical is a mid-priced trainer that offers excellent value. Like the Yowza Captiva, the Sanibel is a variable motion elliptical or VME. That means it can exercise the abdomen, upper body, and lower body all at once. Additionally, its 18”-32” stride can be adjusted mid-workout to specially target the glutes, quads, or calves. Yowza Sanibel ellipticals provide the ultimate in low-impact, full-body training.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get
- High quality – The Sanibel elliptical is designed to endure years of high-intensity workouts. It has a high user capacity, a quiet rear drive, and a maintenance-free electromagnetic braking system.
- Entertainment – An iPod dock and high-quality speakers enhance the workout experience.
- Long stride –Yowza’s Sanibel elliptical has a long 21” stride. Its trademarked pivoting footpads permit a healthy range of motion in the ankles, and the pedals’ cushioned rubber buffers help the machine provide maximum comfort.
- High capacity – This robotically welded steel trainer weighs 226 pounds and has a maximum user capacity of 400 pounds.
- Programs – The Sanibel cross trainer has 10 pre-set workouts and 16 resistance levels. It can store up to nine user profiles.
- Heart rate monitor – Grip pulse sensors and a wireless heart rate receiver are included with the unit.
- Great warranty – Yowza Sanibel customers can buy with confidence. In addition to offering a 60-day money-back guarantee, Yowza Fitness provides a lifetime warranty on the frame and brake, five years on other parts and electronics, and two years of labor.
The Sanibel is an excellent elliptical, but it’s not for everyone. In particular, petite users will find the 21” stride overwhelming.
Overall Rating for the Yowza Elliptical Sanibel
This is an excellent machine, and it’s sold at a good value. As Yowza’s top cross trainer for 2010, the Sanibel elliptical has a unique core-rotational design that trains the whole body, not just the arms and legs. Its ergonomics are excellent, too, from the cushioned pedals and pivoting footpads to the moving handlebars. Great sound quality and an adjustable fan top off this highly recommended elliptical machine.