Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill Review
Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill belongs to the desk treadmill category. This type of treadmill combines a work desk with a treadmill for people who are too busy to workout. In other words, the Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit is specially designed to let you walk slowly while you work (without sweating).
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Is the Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit Treadmill right for you?
Lets begin by listing the key specifications and features and then proceed to examine the possible pros & cons of the machine to help you decide.
- Paradigm Model Number : 1030
- Motor : 1.5 Horse Power High Torque Motor with "Quiet Drive"
- Control Panel : LCD display window that features elapsed time, distance walked, calorie burn, speed and heart pulse monitoring
- User Weight Capacity (Pounds) : 400
- Speed Range : 0.4 mph to 4 mph via 0.1 mph increments
- Treadmill Belt Size (Inches) : 20 W x 40 L (a.k.a. walking/running surface)
- Incline : Powered incline, adjustable from 0% to 15%
- Set Up Dimensions (Inches) : 70 L x 36 W x 60 H
- Folded Dimensions (Inches) : 38 L x 36 W x 60 H
- Treadmill is 5.5 inches from the ground (at 0% incline)
- Desk Top Size : 4 feet (48 inches) L x 2 feet (24 inches) W at the widest sections
- Desktop Weight Capacity : Holds up to 80 pounds
- Desk Height : 45 inches (This is the distance from the treadmill belt or platform to the desk top)
- Set Up Weight (Pounds) : 167
- Shipping Weight (In two shipping cartons) : 148 pounds & 55 pounds
- Warranty : 5 years motor warranty and Lifetime frame warranty
Key Features:The picture below shows a close-up view of the treadmill's desk top and computer panel:
- The 1.5 Horse Power high torque motor utilizes "Quiet Drive" technology which reduces any noise when walking.
- Treadmill belt is Fitness Club extra wide.
- Built on a heavy duty reinforced frame.
- Computer has a blue backlit high intensity LCD display window that features elapsed time, distance walked, calorie burn, speed and heart pulse monitoring.
- Quick start button on computer panel for easy "on-and-go" as well as convenient 1/2/3/4 mph "go to" buttons with Pacer graph.
- Power incline from 0% to 15%.
- Treadmill has extra-long safety handles measuring 18-inch long, which is more than 2 times the length of other typical treadmill handles.
- Convenient buttons on the handlebars for controlling belt speeds and incline levels.
- Space-saving design for treadmill base and desk to fold for storage.
- Pegs included for winding up cords to keep them out of the way.
- Desk has 4 different angle adjustments.
- Desk can fold down (with the aid of hydraulics) completely if not needed.
- Desk is large enough (48" x 24") for a keyboard, monitor, mouse, phone and some peripherals.
- Desk top includes a metal stand that is compatible with Kindles, iPads and other tablets.
- The desk has a full length molded PU foam arm and wrist support for comfort.
- Desk accessories include 2 cups or article holders, an AC outlet station and a pre-drilled hole for AC power cords.
Fitness experts say walking while working can significantly boost your energy levels and increase your productivity throughout the day. In this regard, a desk treadmill sounds like a smart solution for people who want to keep fit but can't afford any time to workout due to either the nature of their work or heavy work loads. Your desk treadmill will become your work station and as a result you will use it all the time.
I've come across quite a number of desk treadmills on the market. These machines are not cheap - most of them can cost you anywhere from $1,300 to $3,000! So, not everyone can afford (or willing) to spend that much money for a desk treadmill.
Fortunately, there is an exception - The Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill, which costs about $700 (estimated price only). The quality and value-oriented price of Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit has made it the preferred choice among cost-conscious consumers.
I am an avid treadmill runner. For years I've been doing at least an hour of treadmill workout on a daily basis. No, I don't own an Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit (or any treadmill at all) since I can make free use of our well-equipped residents gym in the condominium where I live. However, both my husband and I have had the opportunity to test the Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit several times during our visits to my cousin's home office. Yes, my cousin who's a forex trader, works and walks on this desk treadmill all day, everyday.
What I like about the Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit:
1. The desk space is sufficiently large to accommodate a lot of gadgets.
2. Powered incline adjustment is really nice & easy. You can change the incline level as often as you wish while walking. You tend to burn a lot more calories and can walk at a slow steady pace at a higher incline level.
3. Walking on the treadmill is very smooth but running is not good at all - I'd tried running on it at a faster speed of 3 mph and could feel the desk shaking. The stride (40") is also too short for running if you're tall. This is definitely a walking treadmill.
4. Motor noise level is acceptable. I'd say "quiet" but not "whisper quiet". No concern of distraction from working. However, the noise level does increase slightly when you walk at a brisk pace (2.5 mph upwards).
Hint: The ideal walking speed range is between 1 mph to 2 mph, depending on the type of multitasks you do. Try various speeds and find out what's best for yourself.
There is nothing I don't like about the Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit. Just to share a few concerns...
1. Desk height is not adjustable. The desk top can be adjusted for 4 different angles. Height is fixed at 45 inches, measured from the belt to the top of desk when the machines is positioned at 0% incline. This may be an issue for people who are either too short or too tall.
I'm 5' 3" tall. Honestly I don't find it comfortable to work or type on a 45" tall desk. However, it's much better when I put on a pair of running shoes (about 2" heels). Another way to make me feel more comfortable is by adjusting to a higher incline level. Whereas my husband who is 5' 6" tall doesn't have any problem at all. BTW, both my cousin (6' 2") and his wife (5'10") say the 45" desk height is perfect for them.
So, it looks like the 45" desk height is more suitable for people who are between 5' 5" to 6' 3" tall.
Tips: If you're shorter than 5' 5", try to wear a pair of running shoes. Or, you can try to adjust the incline to a higher level. A 5% incline should give you several inches higher to the desk.
2. A minor issue - Handlebars are too long and the controls on the handlebars are not strategically placed. You need to stand close to the front when you're working and walking whereas the controls are behind you.
3. Treadmill belt (walking platform) - 40" L may be a problem for people with long strides. Think over it carefully if you are taller than 6' 3".
The Bottom Line:
Both my cousin & his wife are very happy with their investment of the Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill. They bought the treadmill 14 months ago and have not come across any major issue with the machine to date.
As far as I know, the Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit is the cheapest desk treadmill around that money can buy. And I'd say it's a good quality treadmill at a great price (estimated $700). The 5-year motor warranty and lifetime frame warranty are very attractive for a desk treadmill at this price.
My Rating for Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit Treadmill : 4.5 out of 5
Some assembly work is required upon receipt of your new Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit Treadmill. My cousin & his wife spent less than 2 hours to completely assemble the machine, and both of them are not technically inclined. They placed the treadmill on a carpeted home office. For tiled or wooden floor, you may want to consider placing it on a good quality treadmill mat.
The Exerpeutic brand of fitness equipment is owned by Paradigm Health & Wellness, Inc., a leading supplier in the health and wellness industry, based in California, USA.