See Jeff Smith, Industrial Designer for Yowza Fitness, appears on the The Balancing Act’s Mission Makeover airing on Lifetime Television. The Balancing Act is America’s premier women’s morning show that inspires women to achieve success in all areas of their lives.
On the show, Jeff is sharing his vision regarding the fitness industry, and he is highlighting the advantages of elliptical trainers. The Yowza Islamorada have a special place in the show as some participants get a first hand chance to try this state-of-the-art machine.
Jeff has been designing manufacturing home fitness equipment for years, and this is a great chance to hear his insight on The Balancing Act.
Yowza has seen trends come and go, and we know what works to get people stronger and fitter. The biomechanical aspect is fundamental, and this is where Yowza has set itself apart from other exercise equipment manufacturers. A great examples of this is our Cardio Core technology (more on this later).
We are constantly looking to improve the performance of our ellipticals. Each year we lead the industry through innovative improvements. For 2014, our new Miami model incorporates downloadable exercise apps and new Super Core upper body design improvements.
Benefits Of Elliptical Trainers
Elliptical trainers offer many benefits besides the convenience of having an exercise machine at home. Some advantages are:
- Combined upper and lower body workout
- Low impact minimizing stress on back, hips and knees
- Lower perceived rate of exertion = Easier exercise for same calories burned
- Superior fat burning design
The Yowza Islamorada
The Yowza Islamorada is an incredible combination of beauty, function and technology. It is one of the most visually attractive machines available proving that beauty and function can exist happily together.
This elliptical is one of the most advanced exercise machines on the planet thanks to Cardio Core technology. This matches your body’s natural motion and proportions the arms vs. legs resistance ratio differently. Cardio Core isolates the abdominal musculature to provide a muscle toning workout in addition to cardiovascular work. This unique feature is only found on Yowza machines like the Islamorada.
Advantages Of Incline – Variable Motion Technology
We’ve learned over the years that people are willing to work hard to get in shape, but nobody wants to waste their time doing it. One of the most effective methods for fat burning is to increase the incline on your elliptical. For this reason, Yowza developed variable motion technology. This allows for the user to adjust incline and stridelength on the fly.
When you increase incline, while maintaining the same pace, you increase fat burning. This is the best way to focus your efforts into burning fat instead of carbs which is what happens when you just increase speed.
When The Balancing Act show airs, viewers will be able to hear Jeff’s firsthand comments surrounding this technology.
Other Key Features
When I look back over the years, I am truly amazed how much you get for your money in an elliptical compared to products now just a few years old. Taking the Islamorada again as an example, you get:
- Incline up to 60%
- Stridelength variable from 19” to 30”
- Robotically welded and powder coated steel frame
- Electromagnetic braking
- iPod docking, hi-fi speakers
- Built-in heart rate receiver
Our customers want ease of use. One feature that really excites me is the IWM weight management software. You simply step on the accompanying weight scale, and based on your body’s data the machine generates a workout for you instantly.
I’ve discovered that the person who is serious about losing weight or getting in shape wants to be informed about their choices. They take their time and shop around. For this reason, we provide the best possible answer in the elliptical machine market in terms of design, biomechanics, durability, ease of use and current technology all at a fair price.
Which Elliptical Is Best For You?
If you want to lose weight, a good elliptical can help you get in shape. Check out the different options and buying tips in our elliptical buying guide.