Yowza Fitness Captiva Elliptical Review

This Machine is Discontinued

Yowza Fitness Captiva Elliptical Rating

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This Machine is Discontinued


Pros The Yowza Captiva is a likeable machine from an up and coming manufacturer. With a core rotation set up not found on other elliptical machines, the Yowza Captiva also contains great adjustability.
Summary The Yowza Captiva is one in a line of elliptical machines that are growing in popularity. The high-end design includes a natural range of motion, plenty of adjustability and the ability to align your workout with your personal body type and fitness level. The incline can also be set up to 50%, which is slightly less than other models like the Islamorada, but still very effective for core strengthening.

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Detailed Overview

Beware: It seems as though Yowza has gone out of business. If you are looking to buy one of their machines proceed with caution.

The Yowza Captiva has a rampless incline that allows for an increase in challenge as your body strengthens and requires more intensity. The machine’s electronic stride length also adjusts up to a full 28 inches, making it an ideal machine for all family members regardless of height.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Yowza Captiva:

  • Electromagnetic brake system
  • Workout fan with three different speeds
  • 12 preset workout programs
  • Natural CardioCore motion
  • 400 lb weight capacity.

Yowza Fitness Captiva Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:0-50% Grade Power Incline
Stride Length:18 to 28 inches
Programs:9 Pre-Set programs and 3 Custom Programs
Weight Capacity:400 LBS
Dimensions:66" L x 33" W x 66" H

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the Yowza Captiva:

  • The warranty is standard and not very impressive – 2 years for labor, 5 years for parts. However, the frame is a lifetime guarantee.
  • Other models from Yowza contain Bluetooth technology – the Captiva settles for a standard iPod dock.
  • Customer service has recently been called into question

The Bottom Line

The Yowza Capitva is a popular elliptical machine. This particular model includes 12 work out programs, rear drive technology and hi fidelity speakers for great sound during your workout. The Yowza Captiva comes with an adjustable stride and intensity levels, making it ideal for each and every family member regardless of height, weight or elliptical experience. Stay on track with a heart rate monitor, CardioCore motion and an increasingly challenging incline range. Enjoy Yowza’s signature Sure-Fit Design, which molds your exercise hour to your own body type, bringing a personal, effective core workout to every user.

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