Yowza Captiva Plus Elliptical
The New 2013 Captiva with 50% Incline
Yowza has upgraded the Captiva elliptical for 2013 and named it the Yowza Captiva Plus. Both the Captiva and the Captiva Plus are full body trainers; they help you exercise the upper body, core and lower body during the same workout session or in isolation. The Captiva Plus steps up workout intensity by adding six new workout positions and a 50% incline to further target the hips, glutes and quadruceps. This powerful trainer also has variable stride and a wireless heart rate monitoring system. The Captiva Plus is priced about $500 above the original at $2499. Instant online coupons knock the price down to $2199.
A Review of the Features
The heavy-duty Yowza Captiva Plus has unique handlebars to help exercise your abdomen. As shown in the photo here, it has three sets of handlebars yet looks uncluttered. There’s a stationary wrap-around bar for support, a set of grip pulse handlebars, and the patented core motion handlebars.
You’ll get 12 pre-set programs (there are ten on the Captiva) including manual, target calories, target distance, and target time plus a core interval resistance program with eight intensity levels. There’s space to save nine workouts and nine user profiles.
With all this capability, the machine occupies just 67”x23” of floor space. Here’s the specs list for the Captiva Plus:
- Rear drive
- Electromagnetic Braking System
- Counter Rotational Core Motion
- 18″ to 28″ adjustable stride
- 0-50% adjustable incline
- 12 pre-set programs; 9 user memory
- Targeted workouts for glutes, legs and more
- 16 resistance levels
- Sure-Fit™ pedals with gel cushioning
- Full, wrap-around stationary handlebars
- Grip pulse handlebars
- Polar™ wireless heart rate receiver
- iPod dock & high-fidelity speakers
- Three-speed adjustable fan
- Dimensions: 67″L x 23″W x 66″H
- 400-lb. user capacity
- Warranty: lifetime frame & brake, five years parts & electronics, two years labor
Reviews of the new Yowza Captiva Plus have been tremendously positive. Those who already know this brand tend to be loyal, and people were eager to see how Yowza would improve upon the well-received original. The addition of a steep incline was just what the company needed to remain competitive as the benefits of incline training are becoming better known. Reviewers say that the incline operates very smoothly, never expecting you to break stride during adjustments.
Customer reviews are so positive that Yowza isn’t afraid to use social media recommendations. When you visit the product page, you have the option to connect with a local Captiva Plus elliptical owner via Facebook.
The Captiva Plus is among our reviewers’ favorite ellipticals. It fits petite people, it fits big and tall people, and the incredible variety of workout positions will tone anyone’s body quickly. The multiple user profiles and durability make this machine just right for a household of exercisers. Yowza ellipticals aren’t cheap, but you’ll get a fitness machine that you can rely on and enjoy for many years.