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Yowza Bonita Review

Quick Summary

The Yowza Bonita is a new addition to Yowza’s stellar line of ellipticals.

Complimented by a friendly price tag, the Yowza Bonita features Sure-Fit self-pivoting pedals and fixed incline featured on all Yowza ellipticals.

The trainer is easy to use and highlighted by an iPod dock, built in speakers, and wireless heart rate monitor.

Learn more in the Yowza Bonita review below…

Specifications

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Model Yowza Bonita
Rating

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70.5%
List Price

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$1,399
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$1,400
Resistance

Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

16 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

Servo Motor Direct Drive
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

18 inches
Pedals

Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.

Sure-Fit™ Self-Pivoting
Incline

Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.

Fixed 15%
Flywheel

The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.

Undisclosed
Programs

Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

12
User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

9 Users
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Pulse Grips & Chest Strap
Display

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Backlit LCD
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

51" x 24" x 67"
Weight: 125 lbs
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.

Folding?

Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 70.5%

Our Rating

Rating: 70.5/100. Cardio Core motion elliptical features alternative to conventional straight forward handlebar upper-body workout. Challenge yourself with fixed incline and reversible alternative, including self-pivoting pedals by Sure-Fit.

Pros:

  • Quality range of resistance levels (16 total)
  • Monitor heart rate with wireless chest strap
  • Reversible motion and self-pivoting pedals for new challenge
  • Yowza patent ‘Ramp Less’ incline (fixed 15 percent)
  • 9 user profiles ideal for trainer heavily shared
  • Cardio Core superior to traditional handlebar motion

Cons:

  • Trainer not compatible with iFit Live
  • Lightweight elliptical but does not fold
  • 18 inch stride length may not be satisfactory for taller users

Introduction

The Yowza Bonita elliptical features Cardio Core design. What that means is the upper body motion of Cardio Core differentiates from traditional ellipticals by providing an “intuitive path” of motion contrary to straight path handlebars.

Scientifically Cardio Core produces superior results, and thanks to a friendly price it is little wonder the Yowza Bonita is a hot deal for 2013.

In terms of specs, the Yowza Bonita features Servo Motor Direct Drive (16 levels of resistance), 18-inch stride length, LCD display and wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring.

Workout Programs

The Yowza Bonita elliptical features 12 preset workout programs, including nine user profiles.

User profiles store the weight, height and sex for each user so if you share the elliptical with other household members your personal data is quick to access and reference.

Workout programs include: Target Time, Target Distance, Interval, Endurance, Target Calories, Fat Burning and more.

A heart rate program is also accessible via the preset options. Use the workout program with built-in pulse grips for quick heart rate readouts.

Yowza Bonita Features

The patented counter rotational core motion of the Yowza Bonita delivers a smooth, fluid elliptical motion.

The Yowza Bonita features a moderate stride length of 18 inches and 16 levels of resistance. The elliptical is powered by Servo Motor Direct Drive resistance and is further complimented by Yowza’s exclusive “Ramp-Less” incline.

The 18 inch roller-less elliptical motion is also reversible for an additional challenge.

Listen to music while exercising courtesy of the iPod docking station and hi-fidelity built-in speakers.

Sure-Fit self-pivoting pedals provide comfort and different angles to your workout routine.

Monitor workout data via the bright backlit LCD display and get heart rate readouts courtesy of the wireless heart rate receiver included with purchase.

The Yowza Bonita is fairly compact at 125 pounds, but the trainer does not fold which is a con for some users.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Yowza Bonita elliptical warranty and guarantee includes:

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Conclusion

Featuring Cardio Core elliptical motion, the Yowza Bonita is yet another innovative design from Yowza Fitness.