Yet another review of Yowza Fitness product; this is one out of their many unique fitness equipment ranging from treadmills, elliptical machines to anti-gravity gym equipment. You may want to check out the Yowza Islamorada and Yowza Sanibel i35 elliptical. One thing I have noticed and liked about Yowza Fitness is how they keep on improving on the incline level and the stride length of their elliptical equipment, it is so great. The Islamorada has an incline of 60 degrees and about 19 to 30 inches adjustable stride length, isn’t that great?
Anyways, let’s see what the Yowza Captiva has got, shall we? But, did you know that Yowza Fitness has won the Best Fitness Buy in 2015 and 2016? Well, they have and the reason seems to be obvious, that is because of their outstanding innovative and unique fitness products. It now appeared that their patented CardioCore Counter-Rotation Motion is available on this unit which is responsible for spot burning fat from the core (that is the tummy).
- Incline Level– This function is electronically adjustable from 0 to 50% which makes workout challenging in order to get a quick result toward achieving your fitness goal.
- Stride Length– It has an electronically adjustable variable stride length of 18’’ to 28’’. This allows you to test different step movements of various degrees to know the one that is best and effective for the lower body workouts.
- SureFit Pedals– The SureFit Pedals ensures that you don’t experience any discomfort with your feet by preventing or reduce jerking or swaying of the feet when working out at high speed or aggressively.
- Console/LCD Backlit Display– The Yowza Captiva Elliptical console is such that has 9 different user profile that will enable or allow you to open a profile for each member of the family to store their workout data and more. And there are about 12 preset programs designed to help the user achieve the fitness goal he/she has in mind, such as core interval, Manual modes, and fat burn, it is undeniably good for intervals
- iPod Dock– This function allows you to have your iPod on the dock in order to listen to an endless stream of music while working out.
- 3-Speed Fan– Enjoy your workout with 3-speed cooling fan
- Chest/Wrist Strap Heart Rate Monitor Transmitter– Your heart rate can be monitored by the chest/wrist strap transmitter through the built-in heart rate monitor on the console. The sensors on the handlebars can also read your pulse data correctly.
- Other Features– It basically has all the necessary features that would make workout fun such as water bottle holder; frame is robotically welded steel, transport wheels for easy transportation or movement and weighs about 235 pounds, supports 400 pounds user. It resistance system is electromagnetic braking system with 16 levels of resistance, dimensions are, 66’’ L x 33’’ W x 66’’. There is a lifetime warranty on the frame and braking system, 5 years warranty on parts and electronics and 2 years warranty on labor.
You can obviously see the pros through the features; it is like handwriting on the wall. I love that fact that it has about 16 resistance levels to choose from when you want to challenge yourself and get results. It has got the cooling fan to ensure that you aren’t sweating profusely and the iPod dock that will make sure that the music keeps on streaming. How about the exceptional patented CardioCore Counter-Rotation motion system that works on the upper body especially the abdomen rectus, oblique’s and serrates interior.
Some petite users have complained of not being able to use without difficulty; finding balance while workout by rotating and striding could be very challenging. Ordinarily, you will find the CardioCore counter-rotation motion already strange because it is not the usual or conventional way of elliptical trainers let alone if the person to use it is a petite person.
Others have also complained about the assembly; it requires at least two persons and hours to assemble. Movement or moving this unit has been complained to be a problem even with its transport wheels, it is not easy to move a 235 pounds weight unit easily, is it?
Customer service is a pain in the **s, there are many complaints that they are not helping with complaints as they should.
If you have to do the math, as in the pros vs. the cons, it will simply give you thumbs up; no doubt this is a good unit. No matter how you want to look at it, it’s still a fine machine, except if you are having a very serious issue with the underlined cons above concerning transportation and difficulty for a petite person during usage. As for customer service, make sure you purchase your unit from Amazon’s vendor that has a very good rating in terms of customer service.
You have the liberty to count your gains and losses concerning this unit and make a decision; however, here is a link to read more of reviews by actual users.
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