Yowza Siesta Treadmill Review

Yowza Siesta folding treadmill augmented by swinging arm shock absorption and with target, pre-set and interval workouts

Yowza Siesta treadmill

A combination of a “floating” deck that rests on multi-durometer elastomer rings and a “swing arm” shock absorption provide the Yowza Siesta with a running surface that helps to protect your ankles, knees, hips, and back by minimizing the impact to these areas.

This is a space saver treadmill which means that it can be folded up to take up less storage space. It has a 20″ x 55″ tread belt and is powered by a 2.5 CHP commercial grade motor.

The treadmill has a total of 15 training programs that are split amongst the following functional groups: Target programs; Pre-set programs; speed interval programs; weight loss programs; learn programs; heart rate control program.

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 fans, cup holder, and hi-fi speakers that can be hooked up to an iPOD or any other MP3 player.

The product is protected by a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame, 5 years on Parts and 2 years in-home service.

Here are some of the high lights of this treadmill:
… drive motor

This treadmill is powered by a commercial grade 2.5 CHP motor. The motor is fitted with a heavy, precision balanced flywheel in order to ensure smooth running of the tread belt.

… floating deck

A “floating” deck design resting on multi-durometer elastomer rings is used to provide the deck cushioning. This provides a soft landing surface in front with a firm surface on which to push off from at the rear.

… swing arm shock absorption

Yowza have developed a “swing arm” shock absorption suspension for use on this treadmill which has been designed to lessen the impact of walking and running.

This is similar to the suspension system found on gym quality treadmills and provides smooth, shake-free running while protecting your ankles, knees, hips, and back by minimizing the impact to these areas.

… workout programs

This treadmill is equipped with the following categories of workout programs:

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: There are three “speed interval” programs which consist of, Fifteen, Thirty and Forty-five minute duration and with seven levels of intensity.

4. WEIGHT LOSS: The in-built “Weight loss” program is able to adjust both the speed and incline and offers 9 different intensity levels.

5. LEARN PROGRAM: The built-in “Learn” program automatically records the changes made along the way and saves them into memory for future workouts. There is a choice of either “5K running” or “walking” programs.

6. 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.


Yowza Siesta console

… heart rate monitor

The built-in contact grip Heart Rate Monitor is one of the easiest, most-convenient methods to monitoring your heart rate. All you do is grip the handrail to monitor your heart rate without any attachments or wires to get in the way.

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.
… user data storage

This model has nine individual user memory slots. These user memory slots are used in order to store an individual user’s fitness data including age, weight and fitness level.
… iPOD / MP3 connection

Built-in speakers allow the user to enjoy their favorite music during their treadmill session. 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 fans

This model has twin workout cooling fans incorporated into the console. The cooling fans delivers a stream of cooling air to help you stay cool and fresh during your workout and reach your goals faster.
foldaway design

This facility allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area. The folding mechanism incorporates a gas shock strut to assist in the folding and unfolding of the deck.


Yowza Siesta folded


… warranty details

The Yowza Siesta treadmill is backed with a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, plus 5 yrs on parts and 2 yrs in-home labor.

Commercial Grade Motor

Swing Arm Shock Absorption

Target Programs

Pre-set Programs

Speed Interval Programs

Weight Loss Program

Memory Program

Heart Rate Control Program

9 User Memory Slots

Triple Phenolic Laminated Deck

Large Blue Backlit LCD Display

Ergonomic Handrails

Hi-Fi Speakers

MP3 Connectivity

Cup Holder

Transport Wheels

Folding Design

Motor: 2.5 CHP

Speed: 0.5 – 10 MPH

Incline: 0 – 12 deg.

Belt size: 20″ x 55″

User Weight: 300 lbs

Folding: YES

Dimensions: 74″L X 34.5″W X 58″H

Warranty: Lifetime (Frame and Motor)

                 5 years (Parts)

                 2 years (In Home Labor)

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