Yowza Captiva – Elliptical Trainer Machine (Cardio Core Training Series) Review
While Yowza may not be as popular as other elliptical trainer manufacturers, such as Schwinn, Sole and Precor, their Captiva model is able to rival, and perhaps even surpass, even the most established of brands.
But is the Captiva Elliptical Trainer Machine (cardio core training series) right for you? While it certainly ticks all the right boxes, in regards to workout effectiveness, there are a few other aspects of this machine that you should be aware of which may influence your decision.
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Our favorite aspect of the Captiva Elliptical Trainer is its ability to target the obliques, abs, Serratus anterior and generally the whole upper body like no other machine can, thanks to Yowza’s patented Counter-Rotational Core Motion.
The Captiva comes with a very smooth stride, ranging from 18” to 32”, and 16 resistance levels. Not only does this mean that you can workout at a rate that is in line with your goals, but it also means that it is suitable for anyone to use, regardless of their physical condition, age or height.
The Captiva comes equipped with 9 user memory profiles and twelve preset programs, including the excellent Core Interval Resistance Program and Core Fat Burning Program, which do an excellent job of varying your workout and helping you stay motivated.
Nothing spectacular to report here. The display monitors everything you would expect, such as time, distance, calories burned and pulse, all on a vibrant, easy-to-read screen.
Assembling the Captiva Elliptical Trainer is not as much of a walk in the park, compared to other ellipticals, such as the . This is primarily because the instruction manual seems to have been written by someone whose first language is not English. However, you shouldn’t run into too much difficulty thanks to the inclusion of detailed images in the manual. You can expect to spend a maximum of one hour assembling the unit.
Another thing that you should be aware of is that this is a very heavy piece of equipment, weighing in at 250 pounds when boxed. Therefore, it you think you will struggle with moving the box to the room you intend to use the machine, it is recommended that you find a few friends to help you or pay someone to do it.
This elliptical trainer comes with a lifetime frame and breaking system, 5 year parts and electronics and 2 years labor warranty.
66 x 33 x 66 inches
The Cardio Core Training Series elliptical trainer has received favorable reviews since its release, with users stating that they are very pleased with the effectiveness of the workout, smoothness of the stride motion, as well as the quietness of the machine when in operation. However, have complained about the assembly process.
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It is quite annoying that the music player dock only supports Apple products. While the majority of the population use iPods as their main MP3 player, there are many others who primarily use music players that have been produced by other manufacturers. It would have been nice if Yowza made this feature more universal.
Anything Else You Should Know?
All you need to know is that Yowza have set the standard for mid-upper priced elliptical trainers. The Captiva Elliptical Trainer is a well-built, reliable and effective piece of equipment, which explains why you will have a hard time trying to find any negative reviews.
There are a couple of things that could be improved upon, such as MP3 support and the instruction manual, but overall, you are likely to be very happy if you decide to purchase this piece of equipment.