Exerpeutic 1000XL Elliptical Review
Exerpeutic 1000Xl Heavy Duty Magnetic Ratings
Price - $
If you are looking for a genuine elliptical workout but with a limited budget this machine just might be worth looking at. Without many of the fancy features of other more expensive elliptical trainers, it still gives a decent workout that doesn't feel too cheap.
Of course you can't expect gym quality in this price range - but for a starter machine you could do a lot worse. Worth noting it's high ratings online.
High-quality elliptical trainers are great and they provide you with a professional workout, like the kind you would get at the gym, but inside your own home. The only trouble with that concept is the price of many machines - beyond many people's budgets.
But, does it really have to be that way? The Exerpeutic 1000Xl has tried to break away from that pattern, and to establish itself as an affordable elliptical trainer for home use. Sporting some interesting features for just a fraction of the cost you would pay for most elliptical trainers, this model can offer great value for anyone buying their first elliptical trainer.
Cheaper - But How?
They manage to keep the price down by sacrificing some of the features that aren’t essential to the workout itself. It has a standard rear drive design and an LCD which won’t dazzle you with a pile of data every millisecond but it is still very informative, giving you all the basic workout data.
Don’t get me wrong, this machine is far from being Spartan, but it does get rid of some of the bells and whistles found on other more expensive machines in order to keep the price down.
The Workout Quality
The device is very stable, and eliminates any wobbling and bouncing while you work out, which is extremely important for maintaining proper posture and form. Some smaller machines can be a little unstable - but this does well under hard workout conditions.
The Exerpeutic 1000Xl will give you that classic elliptical workout - allowing you to have a zero-impact workout, since it eliminates the stress and the strain placed on your hips, ankles and knees, while giving your lower body an intensive workout. But, the machine will also exercise your upper body because it has moving dual-action arms, which are great for toning your Pecs, biceps, triceps and back.
Ideal for Home Use
The Dual Direction Flywheel, as the name says, allows for both forward and backward motion, which results in a more versatile workout. Thanks to the precisely balanced flywheel and V-belt drive, the motion is very fluid, smooth and quiet, which makes it ideal for smaller homes and apartments and it won’t irritate you with loud, unpleasant noises.
The stride length on this particular models is 13 inches long - a little on the short side for taller users.
The machine is light and small enough for you to move it around quite easily - unlike some of the bigger gym quality machines. It weighs less than 80 pounds and it has transport wheels, so moving it around will be a non-issue.
But, despite its low weight and bulk, this machine is very sturdy and durable and you can fully commit to your workout without fear that you are going to break it. Exerpeutic’s very own Natural Elliptical motion system eliminates any unnecessary movement, which makes for a very natural, smooth stride.
This trainer also comes with a pulse monitor which monitors your heart rate at all times, and the machine will inform you when you are in the target fat-burning zone, which is the most important aspect of every cardiovascular workout. You can view all the vital workout information by viewing the LCD panel, which is not fancy, but it does provide you with everything you need to know regarding your workout.
Features and Specifications of the Exerpeutic 1000Xl Elliptical:
- Dimensions: 54 x 23 x 63 inches
- Machine Weight: 76 pounds
- Natural Elliptical motion technology
- 8 magnetic resistance levels
- Easy-to-read large LCD display that provides vital workout information
- Heart rate monitor integrated into the static handlebars
- Large and precise flywheel and V-belt for smoother and quieter exercise
- Oversized pedal with ribs for increased grip
- Transportation wheels
- Dual-action handlebars
- Can withstand user weight of up to 300 pounds
- 3-year limited warranty
As usual, we analyzed the online user reviews of the Exerpeutic 1000Xl in order to get a better idea of how it fared among the people who decided to purchase it. It has a large number of mainly positive reviews on Amazon - always a good sign.
It provides all of the major features that allow you to get a good workout. You can choose between 8 resistance levels for a more intensive lower body workout, but also work out your upper body thanks to the device’s moving handlebars. The machine is particularly praised by users for its quiet motion, thanks to the precision flywheel. They were also able to move the unit very easily, due to small weight.
The LCD panel didn’t offer many fancy features, but the users still received plenty of information about all the vital parameters of the workout. As mentioned before, not that fancy but at this price it delivers more than you would expect.
We’re not going to consider the lack of some features that are usually found on other elliptical trainers as a flaw, because of this model's really low price. However, as is the case with a lot of other trainers, this particular unit is somewhat difficult to assemble, and it may take a couple of hours to put together. The warranty is also limited, again, in order to keep the price down.
Exerpeutic 1000Xl CONCLUSION
The Exerpeutic 1000Xl Heavy Duty Magnetic Elliptical provides you with great value for money and all the basic workout features needed to get you in shape quickly. All things considered, if you are shopping in this price range it is definitely a trainer to consider and I would recommend it.
It is ideal as a starter machine but of course not quite up to the standard needed for more dedicated users. I'm afraid that serious users will need to spend quite a bit more to get the quality they need. Sill good value and a well liked trainer!
The Good Stuff:
- Really low price - affordable to most.
- Precision quality flywheel.
- Quiet, smooth motion.
- 8 magnetic resistance levels.
Sturdy build, good stability.
The Bad Stuff:
- Limited features.
- Not easy to assemble.
There are a couple of decent machines in a similar price range that can compete with this model. Of note are : the Horizon EX 69-2 and the Schwinn A40 - both are a little more expensive, but definitely worth a look!
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