The Yowza Keewadin Folding Treadmill Gets a ‘Best Buy’ Rating

Get to know the Yowza Keewadin folding treadmill – it was designed by the best treadmill inventor (who left Smooth Fitness to start Yowza), and it is the best treadmill Yowza makes. In fact, it is one of the Best Treadmills for 2010.

The Machine

The Yowza Keewadin folding treadmill has an attractive console that offers one-touch controls for speed, incline, resistance, and 15 pre-set program keys. The programs include 3 Target (Time, Distance, Calories), Speed (each with 12 intensity levels), Weight Loss (12 levels), 5K run Learn program, Heart Rate Control, and a Fitness Test. Its memory holds up to 9 user profiles (age, weight, and fitness level) for quick start up of any workout session.

The specs on the Yowza Keewadin treadmill include:

Yowza Keewadin Folding Treadmill
  • 3.0 CHP Motor
  • 0.5 - 11 mph
  • 0% - 12% incline range
  • 20" x 60" running area
  • 15 Programs / 9 User Profiles
  • Polar™ Heart Rate Receiver
  • Wireless Chest Belt
  • Contact Pulse Grips
  • Swing Arm Shock Absorption
  • iPod dock & speakers
  • Gas-Assist Folding Mechanism
  • Transport wheels
  • 350-lb. User Capacity
  • Unit Weight/Dimensions — 229 lbs; 83"L x 35"W x 58"H
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame & motor, 5 yrs Parts & Electronics, 2 yrs in-home Labor

Recommended: A lightweight 36"x78" PVC Treadmill Mat ($49.99)

The Buzz

Yowza Keewadin Console

UPDATE:  The Yowza Keewadin has been discontinued. You can take a look at all of the new folding models for sale to find a comparable new treadmill.

Note: a Polar™ Heart Rate Chest Belt ($40) is included on the Yowza Keewadin folding treadmill (it is optional on the 3 other models). The rest of the specs are also first rate: 3.0 commercial-quality continuous horsepower motor, 20" x 60" running area, multi-ply Whisper Weave belt, a reversible and no maintenance 1" triple-laminated phenolic waxed deck, crowned rollers with sealed bearings, and a Unibody steel frame.

In addition, Yowza Fitness put their patented Swing Arm shock absorption system on this unit. The Swing Arm system absorbs up to 63% more impact than ordinary treadmills. Customers with bad feet or knees have reported feeling no stress or pain after working out on the Yowza Keewadin folding treadmill compared to other models in the same price range. It also “bests” the competition in one more way: it is backed by the Best Warranty in the Business of 5 years parts and 2 years labor, plus a 60-day money back guarantee.

Yowza Keewadin Folded

Comments made by users and pros in treadmill reviews have been nothing short of high praise. They are people who have worked out on many different brands of treadmills so their opinions are more critical than users who are first-time treadmill owners. These reviewers point out the excellent amount of cushioning on the deck from the Swing Arm system, the quiet operation, excellent quality, attractive design, and even the responsive customer service. The Treadmill Doctor site even apologized for not including the Yowza Keewadin on their 2010 Best Buy awards, simply because their test model arrived too late to be included.

What We Say

The Yowza Keewadin is one of the easiest folding treadmills to assemble by yourself so you won’t need to pay for set-up assistance, but you should opt for the assisted shipping charge ($60 Inside Delivery) as this unit and its shipping container together weigh 300 pounds.

Designed by Leao Wang (formerly of Smooth Fitness), the rugged Keewadin is the best treadmill Yowza makes. This unit even offers better value than the Yowza Biscayne model, which basically has the same features as this one but costs more because of its near-vertical profile when folded. The Keewadin is everything a walker or runner wants in a treadmill, and it should be considered on its merits against any competitor in its price class. The Yowza Keewadin folding treadmill makes our Top 5 list for units priced at $1,499, and gets a Best Buy rating.

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