It's been some time since we reviewed a bargain brand but Exerpeutic treadmills have become extremely popular over the last few years, taking over the entry level mantle from Weslo, Golds Gym and similar companies. As such we decided to dig in to see what all the hype was about.
Exerpeutic is a division of Paradigm Health & Wellness, a relatively new company based in Southern California. Also under the Paradigm umbrella are Fitness Reality, Ironman, Workfit and ProGear, all companies making affordable exercise equipment and products.
Exerpeutic itself makes a full line of cardio equipment, including exercise bikes, elliptical trainers and of course, treadmills.
The current lineup consists of the 100XL, 440 XL, TF100, TF900, TF1000, TF3000 and the 2000 WorkFit Desk Station Treadmill.
They range in price from about $180 for the 100XL up to about $700 For the Desk Treadmill. So these are strictly entry level treadmills, mainly for beginners, the elderly or for rehab purposes.
The models seem to change quite often, so by the time you are reading our Exerpeutic reviews some of the model names might be different. However, we'll give you a brief overview of the most popular ones so you have an idea of what to expect.
The base model in the series sells quite well likely due to its low price. As we mentioned, it's about $180, which is about as cheap a treadmill as you will find these days.
You get a 45" x 16" belt, 3 levels of manual incline, 8 levels of tension, pulse grip on the handles, a basic LCD display and transportation wheels. For under $200, that's not so bad. It also has a 325 lb. max weight capacity which is higher than you typically get on a treadmill in this price range.
A step up from the 100XL with a 1.5 HP motor, 36" x 16" belt, no incline, an LCD display and folding capability. It's just under $300, and has a 350 lb. max weight capacity.
This mid-range model offers a 1.5 HP motor, 40" x 20" belt, 2 manual incline levels, heart pulse and speed control grips and LCD display. This one is also foldable and has a 400 lb. max weight capacity. It's under $500 on sale, which is not bad at all.
Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit
The most expensive model in the series at just under $700 on sale, this one has all of the features of the TF1000 plus motorized incline up to 15%, a backlit LCD computer display, a large desktop with tablet stand and cup holders.
All of the Exerpeutic treadmills we've reviewed have received positive feedback from users, as they can give you a decent cardio workout and a few extras without costing a lot of money.
If you are in the market for a very low cost, entry level treadmill Exerpeutic is definitely one of the better choices.
They have a decent range of models to choose from, starting under $200 and moving up to under $700. So the entire series is quite affordable.
The Exerpeutic treadmills definitely don't have all of the bells and whistles of some of the more expensive cardio machines, but for very basic walking and perhaps a little jogging, they are perfectly acceptable.
Users have been very positive about these machines, and you can reaad through some of their reviews to get a better idea of what to expect.
One buying tip for you. Definitely opt for the extended coverage on these treadmills as the including warranty isn't great...but at this price you can't expect it to be.