YUMO’s elliptical cross trainer is a low-priced home unit featuring a no-frills design. Large foot pedals, eight resistance levels and a maximum user weight of 150kg allows users to enjoy a robust cardio session in the comfort of home.
It is a sticker brand and I couldn’t find the machines manufacturer. Yumo is riding the home fitness trend and I can’t say if they’ll be around in a year or two. This puts a question mark around warranty and replacement parts.
I suggest you check the top rated cross trainers for machines that would last for a while.
Pricing of around £345 makes YUMO an affordable option in all budget ranges.
The elliptical cross trainer was designed with all users in mind, offering an ergonomic design that conforms to the user’s stride and reduces pressure on the knees. Ideal as a low impact exercise machine, the YUMO’s features work together to help you reach your fitness goals faster and more effectively.
Features and Specifications
- 8kg flywheel
- 8 variable resistance levels
- Hand-held heart rate monitor
- Anti-gravity pedal design
- Basic LED display
- Large foot pedal
- Product Dimensions: 161cm x 88cm x 42cm
- Maximum User Weight: 150kg
- Product Weight: 22kg
YUMO Cross Trainer Review
Lightweight and compact, YUMO is easy to assemble for one person. The assembly process is straightforward, with most of the pieces already pre-assembled. You’ll find that the instructions are straightforward, and the unit can be assembled in 30 to 40 minutes solo.
You will need to install the:
If you’re not good at assembling, this is one of the easiest cross trainers that you can assemble. It’s a fast and easy assembly, but what about the quality? Can you rely on YUMO to work well?
Design and Build Quality
Design and build quality are good, especially in this price range. The 22kg weight is on the lighter side, so you will notice a slight wobble if you’re on carpet. A lot of the commercial machines are in the 80kg to 100kg+ range for reference.
The handles and foot pedals are solid.
You’ll notice the length of the pedals is enough to accommodate all shoe sizes. The pedals are textured to eliminate slippage and keep your feet in place. There are movable and stationary handles to allow you to choose between a full body and lower body workout.
Anyone that is working through an injury or that has balance-related issues will benefit from the stationary handles.
You’ll notice that the YUMO offers:
- Sturdy handles
- Little-to-no squeaks
- Large foot pedals
You’ll want to check your screws and bolts every month or so, or if you feel the handlebars becoming wobbly. Almost every unit will require you to tighten the fasteners after a month or two.
Overall, the build quality is great, with a sturdy design and a high-end feel for an elliptical that is well-priced.
Resistance is one of the key ways to engage more of your lower body muscles. Each step is just a little more difficult, allowing you to engage your quads, calves, glutes and core more with every step.
There are eight resistance levels that go from low to moderate resistance.
Unlike a lot of cross trainers, this model allows you to control the resistance using a turn knob. Resistance allows you to put more of a focus on damaging your muscles fibers so that they can repair and be stronger.
Variable speed adjustments allow for users of different fitness levels to have an intense workout that burns more calories and builds more muscle.
The resistance doesn’t make the unit loud like some resistance modes do with competing models.
YUMO’s monitor is minimal, allowing you to see the most important metrics, but it’s not filled with pre-programmes and it doesn’t allow you to adjust resistance levels easily.
Instead, the monitoring system features a large, red side button that can be clicked with your palm or elbow to adjust what you see on the monitor. You’ll find a variety of metrics provided, including:
- Heart rate
The heart rate monitor is highly accurate – a major plus – and allows you to keep track of how intense your session is with precision. Find your target heart rate online and keep your heart rate between this range to burn more calories and fat.
The digits on the display are large and easy to read.
Batteries are needed to operate the display, and there is no option to plug into a mains. Since the unit doesn’t plug into a mains, you will have to worry about losing functionality if your batteries die.
You will lose the use of your monitor, but you can control the resistance and still pedal on the elliptical if the battery is dead.
However, you will have to keep track of your session time and do your best to keep your session intense.
YUMO’s price is around £345. It’s the perfect budget cross trainer, offering a strong candidate for an in-home elliptical. If you’re a beginner or intermediate user trying to enhance your fitness level or lose weight, this is a great elliptical cross trainer.
You’ll be able to enjoy a full body workout while staying in a lower price range.
- Affordable and perfect for lower budgets
- Provides an intense full body workout
- Hand-held heart rate monitor
- Scientific design for less impact on the knees
- Lack of high-end resistance
Resistance is only adjustable up to eight different levels, so this can be an issue for anyone that wants to enjoy a more intense workout session. The intensity is ideal for beginners and intermediate fitness levels.
Experts will find that the resistance is not enough for power building, but it is sufficient for losing weight and increasing the intensity level of a workout.
The YUMO elliptical cross trainer is scientifically designed to reduce frontal pressure on the knees and offers a natural stride. Lightweight and easy to assemble, the YUMO provides a great in-home workout at a price that’s ideal for low-budget buyers.
Heart rate monitoring and resistance levels allow you to make your session more difficult and ensures that you burn more calories during your session.
A great cross trainer, we recommend the YUMO if you’re not at an advanced fitness level and want an affordable way to get in a cardio session at home.