Recently we published our recommendations for the best elliptical machines for 2012, and when compiling our research we were consistently impressed by the amazing workout provided by one of the models – the Yowza Captiva – and think this may be the best elliptical trainer ever.
We know that this is a pretty bold claim to make. But after trying out several of the top elliptical machines on the market, we found that the core workout we got with the Yowza Captiva was simply the best one we had ever experience on an elliptical machine.
It’s all in the core, baby. What do we mean by “core workout”? Take a close look at some of the workout routines shown using the Yowza Captiva in the video above. You will see that unlike a traditional elliptical machine which works your legs and arms, with the Yowza Captiva you are also twisting your abs.
The workout you get with the Yowza Captiva is intense. Although you get a great cardio workout, which is what you would expect from any good elliptical machine, by toning your external and internal obliques using their patented counter-rotational handlebars, you are not only getting fit but ripped when using the Yowza Captiva.
Also, given the unique design of the Yowza Captiva, we found that we were able to change our workouts enough to prevent muscle fatigue. This is crucial is you want to avoid hitting a workout plateau. As you see in the video, there are many different grip positions available and exercise routines available.
Given the amazing workout you get from this machine, we also expected that the Yowza Captiva would cost nearly twice the price of other home elliptical machines, since this really is a gym quality machine.
But surprisingly, we found that if you purchased it directly from the manufacturer, you can save a lot of money when compared to when purchasing it from retail stores or other online outlets, who often price it higher. The manufacturer also has frequent online sales and discounts that allow you to purchase the Yowza Captiva at a significant discount directly from the Yowza Fitness website. And they also sometimes have coupon codes available, such as the one you see advertised to the left, that you can use to discount the price even more.
Also, if you buy directly from Yowza Fitness, they also have some great financing packages available as well as a great warranty backing up both the parts and labor for this unit.
For all these reasons, we believe the Yowza Captiva truly deserves the title of the “Best Elliptical Machine” currently on the market.