About Wonder Core Smart

Wonder Core Smart is a compact exercise machine the manufacturers claim is the ultimate way to work your abs and core muscles, and promises to get you in the best shape of your life. It has resistance springs on either side of its padded seat and they say you can use it to do 8 different exercises plus cardio.

They don’t specifically mention who markets Wonder Core Smart, but it seems to replace the original Wonder Core released at an earlier point, a larger piece of equipment, because it has the same URL. Is Wonder Core Smart a better, “smarter” machine? Let’s find out, shall we?

How Wonder Core Smart Works

Wonder Core Smart consists of a seat and two padded moving “arms” (or “legs”). These are controlled by two hidden interior springs and a knob, which they claim when turned delivers 24-48 lbs. of resistance, both up and down.

They tout Wonder Core Smart targets your core (defined as upper/middle/lower abs and obliques) like a laser. To use Wonder Core Smart, select a workout and adjust the resistance. You can choose from:

1. Sit Ups/Crunches
2. Push Ups
3. Bridge
4. Scissor Kicks
5. Forearm/Biceps
6. Triceps
7. Ab Tucks
8. Bicycling

Depending on the exercise, you either sit, recline, push down, or pull up the resistance arms (it comes with a DVD with 2 35-minute workouts and Exercise Guide to explain further). If used regularly and as indicated, they exclaim you will have the 6-pack abs you always wanted.

Wonder Core Smart Pricing and Returns

Wonder Core sells for 5 payments of $19.95 and $14.95 S&H for a total of $114.70. If you opt for one payment of $99.75 plus $14.95 they give you a 3-year extended warranty for free; otherwise, you have 60 days to try Wonder Core or return for your money back, minus S&H and what it costs in return postage.

Bottom Line: Is Wonder Core Smart a Scam?

Abs, abs, abs. Everybody wants those 6-pack abs! Workout machines like Wonder Core Smart are the bread-and-butter (so to speak) of the infomercial world. People sitting on their couch watching these commercials can’t help but feel inferior to the ripped bodies that are shown, even though it’s highly doubtful the models used that particular machine to get toned. The website and commercial claims to have “Before and After” pictures of people who have used Wonder Core Smart, but there is no way to know if these are really legit.

That said, Wonder Core Smart may help you get in shape, provided you use it regularly and as indicated along with a proper diet. Since machines like these do take a lot of use/abuse, we suggest if you do order it to opt for the one-payment plan so you have the full 3-year warranty. It’s the “smart” thing to do!

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32 Customer Reviews for Wonder Core Smart

Average Customer Rating: 2.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 9 4 stars: 5 3 stars: 1 2 stars: 1 1 stars: 16
Bottom Line: 50% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Laid up

    I bought this as a way of doing some light exercise after a knee injury, especially to build up stomach and back. I used it as shown.

    What they should tell you is that because the back bar splits, when used for sit ups, one's spine is located in the gap with the pads pushing abnormally on the nerves and muscles around the spine and will leave you with a back injury.

    My advice and what I will do from now on is to use a towel or something to fill the gap and support you back. That won't be for a week or so though because I am laid up thanks to this.

    Otherwise good but if I had the cash, I would sue for damages.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 14 out 14 people found this review helpful

    No problems so far.

    • UK,
    • Sep 5, 2016

    I have had my Wonder Core for about a month with no problems. Not sure it's making any changes to my body shape but I am enjoying the workout. I have also taken on board all of the reviews I have read and I will be keeping an extra eye on my credit card account to make sure the right payments are being taken. I hope that there is no problem because this will be a shame. I would recommend this product at the moment, but if I have any problems that might change.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 48 out 58 people found this review helpful

    Overcharged my credit card

    I purchased Wonder Core directly from wondercore.com. It was supposed to cost $79.80 (4 payments of $19.95) plus $14.95 S&H. They charged me 5 payments plus the $14.95 S&H. They conveniently didn't note the total due on the confirmation email they sent me nor was there an invoice in the box the product came in. I had surgery and so didn't follow this purchase as carefully as I should have, but I think they did this intentionally. Say they'll only charge you 4 payments but then charge you 5 payments. When I disputed it with 2 different reps they say they don't have a supervisor I could talk to. I would never buy from them again.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 98 out 112 people found this review helpful

    Wonder Core

    I ordered the Wonder Core because I wanted to tone up my stomach and thighs and didn't have the time to go to the gym. I've only had it for almost a month and already can see amazing results. I use my Wonder Core in the comfort of my own house while the food cooks after work -- perfect. I recommend it for those working mums and wives out there who don't have time to go to the gym.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 77 out 100 people found this review helpful

    Poor Customer service

    • Texas ,
    • May 22, 2016

    I have not tried the system because I was told that I would receive a total of 4 DVDs for selecting the package that I did and I only received two. When I tried calling the 800 customer service number, the people there are very rude and not helpful at all. The lady there told me right away that I was incorrect about the four DVDs and that I did not know what I was talking about.

    Also, I was trying to get the 800 number to cancel for the promotional offer of some gas vouchers or savers that Wonder Core offered me when I purchased the product and I was told again that they don't offer that kind of deal.

    At this point I am confused because I need to get that 800 for those gas vouchers that I haven't even receive, that's why I want to cancel because I am afraid that they will charge my card if I don't cancel within the 30 day period.

    So be very careful when ordering through these people – their promotional offers or third party offers are not worth it and their customer service is very poor. I am sure the Wonder Core Smart may work but you can't have a business with this type of customer service. Now I have to cancel my bank card since I am afraid I will get charged in the future for something that I supposedly haven't canceled.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 78 out 101 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed

    After ordering and paying in one payment it took almost 3 weeks receiving it. I have used it just about every day for several weeks and have seen no results at all. None. Really disappointing.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 142 out 163 people found this review helpful

    Best Exercise Equipment Ever

    I bought the Wonder Core and I have yet to be disappointed. This little machine is phenomenal. My abs, hips, back, arms, legs -- all got the workout of a lifetime. I love to be able to watch television while working out. You will not be disappointed. I cannot believe this was not invented long before. It is made with durable construction and lives up to the hype. You will break a sweat and feel the burn. I love the way I can adjust the intensity of my workout without using weights. This is a must have.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 122 out 130 people found this review helpful

    Works for me

    • U.K. ,
    • Feb 10, 2016

    I got mine delivered with no problems. It's been good to me. The machine works well, it's quite solid for the price, but I have a small frame. It has helped me with my lower back pain, so on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a 7.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 184 out 190 people found this review helpful

    Buy it at Target for $76 (free shipping).

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Feb 9, 2016

    So far, I'm really liking the machine. It puts me in the mindset that I'm working out as if I were at the gym. I use it, primarily, for crunches, push-ups (training me to be able to do more on my own, without the machine), and working my upper arms.

    You can buy it for $76 at Target or order through their website and get free shipping. For all those people saying they're waiting for parts or a refund, if you buy through a store like Target, you can just exchange it or return. Just a suggestion.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 94 out 103 people found this review helpful

    It's a good investment

    • Long Beach, CA,
    • Feb 8, 2016

    I bought mine directly from the store and I was able to get 20% off with the 3 year warranty. The machine is compact, the work out is easy, and I can feel my muscles toning up already. Most people are complaining about the shipping methods and times. If you can buy it directly from the store you will too be pleasantly surprised with the versatility of such small equipment.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 101 out 156 people found this review helpful

    Useless and harmful

    • Feb 2, 2016

    I got delivery within two days of ordering.

    I hurt my wrists and snapped my fingers when the foam rollers turned and my hands slipped away while doing the triceps workout on this machine. My hands were dry. It is the foam rollers that rotate making it an unstable grip. It happened within seconds of trying and so unexpectedly, I now have purple painful bruises on both wrists. They have no warnings for this on their single sheet of instructions.

    Despite increased tension on the machine I feel nothing while working my legs. My back hurt the next day but felt absolutely no soreness in my abdominal. So I feel it's not doing anything to help tighten my abdominal. I feel my abdominal region tight and sore the next day when I work those muscles without using this machine.

    Basically I feel this machine is useless but can definitely cause painful unexpected injuries. Definitely a waste of money and therefore a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Mar 11, 2016

      Shannon Johnson

      I have had no problems with this machine. I felt the burn in my abs the first night. My legs and hips were very sore from the workout as well. I am sorry you had a bad experience, but I have had nothing but awesome results from this machine.

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