Exerpeutic elliptical trainers have become increasingly popular over the last few years due to that fact that they are very affordably priced and seem to be quite decent compared to other bargain brands.
Available at various offline and online retailers, the company offers five different models ranging in price from $89 up to about $800.
Exerpeutic is part of a company called Paradigm Health & Wellness, based in Southern California. The company also manufactures Ironman Fitness, WorkFit, ProGear and Fitness Reality equipment.
Along with elliptical machines, you can find Exerpeutic treadmills, upright and recumbent bikes.
The entry-level Exerpeutic Aero Elliptical is the most basic machine the company offers, selling for around $89. Because of its low price it is also the most popular model.
It features a dial you can adjust to change the resistance, large pedals, dual workout arms and an LCD display showing your calories, distance, time and speed.
Moving up the ladder you have the Exerpeutic 1000XL Heavy Duty Magnetic model coming in at just under $200.
You get 8 magnetic resistance levels, heart rate monitoring and a more advanced LCD display.
You then have the 5000 Magnetic Trainer at around $360, which gives you a larger 18" stride, Bluetooth technology to track your workouts, 24 levels of resistance and a larger max weight capacity.
At the top of the line is the Exerpeutic Heavy Duty 21" Pro Stride model, which runs from $800-$1600 depending on sales. Here you get a very generous 21" stride, 15 levels of resistance, better construction, more advanced display and a better warranty.
For the most part reviews of the Exerpeutic ellipticals are favorable. Although they are sold at various places, the largest aount of sales take place at Amazon, where all of the models get at least 3 stars, with the Exerpeutic Heavy Duty model getting 4 stars.
Users like the fact that they are easy to put together and easy to use. They are able to get good workouts and the motion is relatively quiet and feels very natural.
The Exerpeutics are very bare bones, especially the entry level models, so these are not for those looking for the latest technology or all of the bells and whistles. The high-end model does offer a lot more, but we're not sure it is in the same league as comparably priced ellipticals from ProForm or NordicTrack.
Still, most users are quite happy with their purchase, although some issues with faulty parts have arisen, which is to be expected at this price point.
Although we don't typically recommend elliptical trainers under $500, the Exerpeutic elliptical trainers are prefectly serviceable for those looking for a very basic machine to work out on and get into shape.
If you can, opt for one of the pricier models as they give you more in terms of resistance levels and construction, but even the entry level Aero is OK for what it is.
While you are looking at Exerpeutic check out Stamina and Sunny Health & Fitness as well. Those are two brands that offer ellipticals in the same price range, and you might find that one of those models appeals more to you.
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