This is an intermediate level model in the Yowza range. The Yowza Juno is a NON-folding treadmill and at the time of writing is probably the cheapest, quality, non-folding treadmill available. It has a 20″ x 55″ tread belt and is powered by a 2.5 CHP commercial motor.
The treadmill has a variety of workout programs that are split amongst the following functional groups including: Target programs; Pre-set programs; speed interval program; weight loss programs; and heart rate control program.
The running surface has a “floating” deck system that rests on multi-durometer elastomer rings which forms the shock absorption system that helps to protect your ankles, knees, hips, and back by minimizing the impact to these areas.
A popular feature on treadmills is wireless heart rate control. On this model this is provided by a “Polar” wireless transmitter that is worn by the user during training and in addition to providing continuous monitoring of the user’s heart rate can also be used to modulate the intensity of the workout in sympathy with the user’s heart rate.
The console incorporates a blue, backlit, LCD display. This display tracks all of the usual workout parameters and has a modern pleasing design in keeping with the clean lines of the rest of the treadmill. The console incorporates workout cooling fan, cup holder, and hi-fi speakers that can be hooked up to an iPOD or any other MP3 player.
It is covered by a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame, 5 years on parts and 2 years in-home service.
Here are the main features:
… drive motor
The treadmill is powered by a commercial grade 2.5 CHP continuous drive motor. The motor is also fitted with a heavy, precision balanced flywheel in order to ensure smooth running of the tread belt.
… floating deck
This model features a “Floating Deck” design that rests on multi-durometer elastomer rings. This provides a soft landing surface in front with a firm surface on which to push off from at the rear.
… workout programs
The following categories of workout programs are available to the user:
1. TARGET PROGRAMS: There are three in-built “target programs”, which have Time, Speed and Distance targets that can be set to count up or down.
2. PRESET PROGRAMS:There are four in-built “Preset” programs each of which has seven levels of intensity.
3. SPEED INTERVAL PROGRAMS: The in-built “Speed interval” program has seven levels of intensity.
4. WEIGHT LOSS: The in-built “Weight loss” program is able to adjust both the speed and incline and offers seven different intensity levels.
5. HEART RATE CONTROL PROGRAM: the built-in “Heart rate control” program automatically reads heart rate via the Polar transmitter and adjusts both speed and incline to maintain optimal performance.
… heart rate monitor
Wireless heart rate monitoring is provided on this treadmill. This is achieved using a “Polar” transmitter (supplied) which the user wears during training and sends the information back to a receiver in the treadmill to be displayed upon the console mounted display.
It’s well known that heart-rate training makes your workout more effective. This is more popularly known as working out in your “target heart-rate zone”. When you stay in this zone, you can get a more effective workout in less time.
As a result, you can burn fat and speed weight loss, improve your cardiovascular health and promote athletic performance.
… heart rate control
A popular training feature is Wireless Heart Rate control, which is provided on this model. When the “Heart Rate Control” program is selected the treadmill automatically adjusts the intensity of the workout in accordance with the user’s heart rate.
The “Polar” wireless heart rate transmitter feeds back information about the user’s pulse rate to the treadmill’s computer. The computer then makes adjustments to the intensity of the workout by varying the speed or incline in sympathy with the user’s heart rate so that they are always in the optimum target fitness zone.
… iPOD / MP3 connection
Built-in speakers allow the user to be entertained during their workout. You simply connect your iPOD or MP3 Player to the system via an audio jack in order to enjoy your favorite music through the console mounted hi-fi speakers.
… workout cooling fan
A workout cooling fan is incorporated into the console and has three speeds of operation. The cooling fan delivers a stream of cooling air to help you stay cool and fresh during your workout and reach your goals faster.
… warranty details
The Yowza Juno treadmill is backed by a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, plus 5 yrs on parts and 2 yrs in-home labor.
Commercial Grade Motor
Powder-Coated Steel Frame
Floating Deck Shock Absorption
Speed Interval Programs
Weight Loss Program
Heart Rate Control Program
Triple Phenolic Laminated Deck
Blue Backlit LCD Display
Workout Cooling Fan
Water Bottle Holder
Motor: 2.5 CHP
Speed: 0.5 – 10 MPH
Incline: 0 – 12 deg.
Belt size: 20″ x 55″
User Weight: 300 lbs
Dimensions: 71″L X 34″W X 55″H
Warranty: Lifetime (Frame and Motor)
5 years (Parts and Electronics)
2 years (In Home Labor)