The Yowza Captiva Elliptical Machine – Innovative Design, Impressive Features

The Yowza Captiva elliptical machine is the first Variable Motion Elliptical (VME) that is designed to target the body’s important core muscles as well as the legs and trunk. With its Counter-Rotational Core Motion, the Captiva makes a good case for being the most innovative design for the new year.

What You Get

The two-tiered console display on the Yowza Captiva elliptical machine features a multi-color LCD window for all workout readouts. The pre-set programs include Targets (Time, Distance, Calories), Random Ab Blaster program with 50 variations, Core Intervals and Endurance programs with 8 levels each, METx, Strength, Heart Rate Control, and more. There is also a feature to enter up to 9 user memory profiles.

Specs on the Yowza Captiva include:

Yowza Captiva Elliptical Trainer
  • Counter Rotational Core Motion
  • Electromagnetic Braking System
  • Rear drive, silent roller-less action
  • Sure-Fit™ Self-Pivoting Pedals
  • 18" to 28" Variable Motion Stride
  • 0-50% Power Incline
  • 12 preset programs; 9 user memory
  • 16 Resistance levels
  • Grip Pulse handlebars
  • Polar™ Wireless Heart Rate receiver
  • iPod dock & hi fidelity speakers
  • 3-speed adjustable fan
  • Unit Weight/Dimensions — 235 lbs; 81"L x 33"W x 66"H
  • Max User Weight — 400 lbs
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame & brake, 5 years parts & electronics, 2 years labor

The Word on the Street

Yowza Captiva Console

UPDATE:  As of late 2017 it appears as though Yowza may be out of business.  In the mean time check out our Best Ellipticals section for a comparable model.

Fitness experts are impressed by the innovations of the Yowza Captiva elliptical machine. Its 15 different stride motion settings are on the fly, which means you can change the stride with the 18" to 28" VME technology at any time by using the up or down buttons on the console.

Like its sibling model, the Sanibel i35, the Captiva also features the patented Counter-Rotational Core Motion technology, which targets the muscles of the ab girdle, including the rectus abdominus, serratus anterior, and internal/external obliques.

The Yowza Captiva’s innovative features don’t stop there: the elliptical machine also offers Yowza’s patented Sure-Fit™ self-pivoting pedals with perfect spacing for maximum comfort, and the VME design is part of its maintenance-free, rear-drive technology that is rollerless and trackless.

That means no squeaky wheel/track system to get clogged and dirty. The Yowza Captiva also features heart rate sensors on the handlebars, wireless HR telemetry, a 3-speed fan, an iPod dock, and deluxe speakers.

Elliptical reviews by professionals and home users are all high on the Yowza Captiva. They are impressed by the quality, workmanship, silent operation, stable ride, and great range of motion.

This machine is excellent for interval training as the core motion ab exercise is a high intensity, effective workout. As long as you do the exercise properly, the rotational repetitions will give you an ab-blasting workout but will not give you sore muscles the next day.

Our Thoughts on the Yowza Captiva

The warranty on the Yowza Captiva is one of the best in the industry, covering all wearable parts and electronics for 5 years, and in-home labor for 2 years.

Yowza also offers Free Shipping, a 60-day money-back guarantee, and superior customer service. The Yowza Captiva elliptical machine compares in quality and value to most others in the class. This cardio core trainer rates a Best Buy.

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