The Thane Wondercore claims to offer a full body workout although primarily focusing on core workouts. The device itself is pretty simple in design but extremely versatile in what you can do with it. There are a lot of potential
The Wondercore consists of a padded seat with two padded arms controlled by a resistance spring. The resistance is adjustable and offers 10kg to 21kg of resistance on each side. The system advertises itself as a 6 in 1 device but that seems quite limiting as I can see the potential for many more exercises with this, however it advertises it can do sit ups, push ups, triceps dips, scissor kicks, forearm and biceps exercises and a “bridge”. Depending on which exercise, you choose you either sit, recline, push down, or pull up the resistance arms.
What I like
- It’s compact, it folds up and it’s lightweight. Although it’s not exactly something you would want to travel with (for that I recommend bodylastics) it’s still something that is easily stored out of the way when not using it. It doesn’t take up the house like a multi gym or a cross trainer.
- It comes fully assembled. You don’t have to do anything, you just get it out the box and start using it. Perfect. Nothing worse than getting a new product and having to spend an our putting it together.
- It comes with an anti slip mat for wood flooring. Not only does this protect the floor from getting scratched but it stops it sliding around when trying to use it.
- It comes with a workout DVD, great for following along with and keeps you on track with your workouts.
- Comes with a nutrition guide, another bonus for your money.
- The resistance works in both directions, this allows for a great range of exercises to be done.
What I don’t like
- The resistance is quite low, this product is for beginners and people looking to tone up.
- Some reports of poor build quality although I found it to be fine.
- Advertised as a way to get six pack abs – well you can achieve this without this product obviously.
The Thane Wondercore Smart is a great product for those wanting a convenient way to exercise at home. It’s great for people looking to tone up and doing light exercise while watching tv. It’s also compact and small for keeping stred while not in use.
It is not something I would recommend if you are used to lifting weights as the resistance will be to light for you and it won’t give you a worthwhile workout. If you are looking for a much more versatile and hard workout then go for bodylastics – you can do literally anything with these. If you are looking for something you can use while watching tv and doing light exercises to tone up then the Wondercore is great.