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Yowza Fitness Siesta Review


Yowza Siesta Treadmill

Traditionally, Yowza Fitness creates pretty dependable treadmills and it’s something that they looked to continue with the budget-friendly Yowza Siesta.

New for 2011 (and priced at just over $1,000), the Yowza Siesta really shines in certain areas.

The Siesta treadmill is equipped with a 2.5 HP motor, 20″ x 55″ running surface, 24 workout programs and quality shock absorption technology.

The Yowza Siesta treadmill is also compatible with iPod/mp3 players and plays your tunes back on built-in speakers.

Learn more by reading our full Yowza Fitness Siesta treadmill review below…


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Model Yowza Siesta

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Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.5 - 10 mph

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0 - 12%

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

2.5 HP

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

20" x 55"

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

Multi-Layer (w/ variable cushioning)

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


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

Pre-Defined: 24
Max. Weight

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

300 lbs
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.

Wireless & Pulse Grips

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

74" x 34.5" x 58"
Folded: 58" x 52"
Weight: 201 lbs

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

Backlit Blue LCD
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

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


Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

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


The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)

Rating: 78.6%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 78.6/100. Folding, 2.5 HP motor, 20″ x 55″ running deck, 300 lbs. max user weight, 24 workout programs, Wireless & Pulse Grips Heart Rate monitor, LCD display, iPod dock, built-in speakers, Floating Deck cushioning, Ergonomic Console, Swing-Arm Technology, Low Maintenance Deck, accessory tray

– Low maintenance deck
– Innovative floating deck technology
– Belt designed to reduce impact on knees & joints
– Music friendly (mp3, hi-fidelity speakers)
– Two options for heart rate monitor
– Folds for extra storage

– Treadmill not compatible with iFit
– No warranty coverage on deck
– Somewhat small running surface for bigger users


Yowza is a reputable company, highly regarded for their consistent production and design of quality treadmills. If the reputation of the brand is really important when shopping for a new treadmill, you can bank on Yowza.

The Yowza Siesta is the brand’s “entry-level” treadmill, but still has plenty of quality features.

The treadmill is equipped with a 2.5 HP motor, 20″ x 55″ running surface, 24 workout programs, LCD display, low maintenance deck, swing-arm technology and variable cushioning, as well as two different methods for heart rate readouts.

Workout Programs

Packaged with 15 pre-defined workout programs and 9 user-profiles, the Yowza Siesta has a fair amount of exercise routines already built-in to the trainer.

In addition to the heart rate control program, users get fifteen 30-minute and 45-minute speed interval programs, four additional pre-set programs, three distance programs and a weight loss workout.

In terms of workout programs, the only major knock on the Yowza Siesta is that it’s not compatible with iFit Live.

Treadmill Features

The size of the motor (2.5 HP) is not terrible, but since the Yowza Fitness Siesta only reaches speeds of 10mph you should reserve it for walking and light jogging.

Additionally, the size of the deck (2o” x 55″) and max user weight (300 lbs.) are adequate but not overly impressive. If you are a bigger user you may have issues with the size of the running surface.

What is special, though, is the floating deck and swing arm shock absorption. Both are designed to provide extra comfort while exercising and hopefully reduce impact to your always vital ankles, knees, hips and back.

Stay cool on the Yowza FItness Siesta with two cooling fans.

In terms of electronics, the Yowza Fitness Siesta offers LCD display, iPod/mp3 compatibility and built-in hi-fi speakers.

The compact trainer also folds when not in operation, and features what Yowza likes to call a “low maintenance” deck.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Yowza Fitness Siesta offers the following warranty and guarantee:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts & Electronics: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 Years (in-home)

Call (877) 969-9240 (option #2) to report your service issue, check on the status of a parts order and/or receive other general information.


In a competitive price range, the Yowza Siesta has managed to stand-out with interesting new production and technology found on the deck.

The swing-arm technology and variable cushioning give the user a really comfortable workout experience on a low maintenance “floating deck”.

If you need something that is compact and comfortable, consider the Yowza Siesta.

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