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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35 Customer Reviews for Wonder Core Smart

Average Customer Rating: 2.8
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 11 4 stars: 5 3 stars: 2 2 stars: 1 1 stars: 16
Bottom Line: 54% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 4 people found this review helpful

    The overall

    When I use the machine, it squeaks, and when I slip it off, the seat and the gap between the back bars feel uncomfortable.

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

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  • 37 out 39 people found this review helpful

    Buy this at a store, you won't regret your purchase

    I've been looking for an affordable exercise machine I could use at home. I've had two spinal fusions, so I always proceed with caution. I'm very excited and pleased.

    The very first thing I tried was the sit-ups. I have a small frame now, no pain, and no irritation to my back muscles or spine. Next, worked on my arms. I've lost over 100 pounds due to a thyroid problem, and if you eat like a bird and still can't lose weight, do yourself a favour and talk to your doctor to get a simple blood test.

    The test I wanted to give this machine, honesty, was if one can feel the burn like in a gym, and yes, you most certainly can! In my arms (or as I call them, bat wings), I felt the muscles I have not felt since using gym machines.

    You can also become very creative and find new exercises, like for example, wrap a towel around the gap so you can do your sides.

    I've owned it for less than a week, and it's the best gift I've given myself. I know this will give me the tone I've been looking for.

    I'll keep you posted on my progress. I'm 48 years young, and heres to bikini weather!

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

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  • 37 out 40 people found this review helpful

    Wonder Core broke

    • Lynchburg, VA,
    • Dec 20, 2016

    My wonder core just broke on me while I was doing my sit-ups. One of the arms came loose. The spring came loose. I did not injure my back, thank goodness.

    I use my Wonder Core every day, almost. So, with any exercise equipment, they will break.

    Use it at your own risk, that's for sure. I have seen some result with doing these exercises and I enjoy using the wonder core.

    By the way, I'm 62.

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

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  • 37 out 48 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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  • 31 out 33 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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  • 77 out 89 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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  • 125 out 140 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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  • 98 out 123 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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    • Dec 13, 2016

      Anne Feerick

      It's your account, not your card that's charged if you have signed up. Then they can still take your money.

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  • 93 out 119 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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  • 157 out 184 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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  • 136 out 147 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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