Exerpeutic 100XL Heavy Duty Magnetic Manual Treadmill Review
Important Update, August 2014:
The Exerpeutic 100XL Manual Treadmill is now marketed under a different description and model number:
New description and model number: Exerpeutic 100XL High Capacity Magnetic Resistance Manual Treadmill with Heart Pulse System, model number 4010.
Old description and model number: Exerpeutic 100XL Heavy Duty Magnetic Manual Treadmill with Pulse, model number 1000.
The Exerpeutic brand of fitness equipment is owned by Paradigm Health & Wellness, Inc., headquartered in Southern California in the United States of America. Paradigm Health & Wellness is a leading supplier in the health and wellness industry, who also owns popular fitness equipment brands such as IRONMAN, ProGear, and WorkFit.
Updated August 2014 Review:
The Exerpeutic 100XL High Capacity Magnetic Resistance Manual Treadmill with Heart Pulse System carries a price tag that's almost 50% higher than majority of the popular manual treadmill models that are retailed at around $150 on the market!
What's so great about the Exerpeutic 100XL? Is it worth spending so much more money on a manual treadmill?
First thing first, please spend a few minutes to watch this short demo video:
Now, lets look at the treadmill's technical specifications & features, and then we'll proceed to examine the pros & cons of the machine.
Specifications & Features:
- Paradigm Model Number: 4010
- Set Up Dimensions: 50" L x 29" W x 50" H
- Folded Dimensions: 35" L x 29" W x 61" H
- Treadmill belt size (walking deck) is 16" W x 45" L
- Set Up Weight: 73 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 81 pounds
- User Weight Capacity: 325 pounds
- Heart pulse pads allows the user to measure target heart rates.
- Extra long safety handles are 20" long, more than 2 X the length of other typical treadmill handles, providing for walking security and preventing any loss of balance.
- The frame has been reinforced to accommodate a high weight capacity capability, with wide side rails for safety.
- Pacer Control 8 level magnetic tension, provides different levels of difficulty and helps stabilize the treadmill speed for hands-free walking.
- Quick Release incline adjustments features quick and easy 3 position incline change: 8%, 10%, and 15% incline angles.
- Comes virtually assembled out of the box.
- Fold-up mechanism & transportation wheels for easy storage.
- Large LCD display window features elapsed time, distance walked, calorie burn, speed and heart rate monitoring. A TV remote control can be stored on the computer console.
- 2 AA batteries required. (included)
- Twin 6-inch diameter flywheels.
- Hand free capability.
- 3 Years Limited Warranty
1. Unlike other manual treadmills which are mainly suited for walking, you can walk, jog and run on the Exerpeutic Magnetic 100XL. The 8-level magnetic tension pacer control helps stabilize the speed of the belt and enable you to walk hands free at selected incline and tension settings.
2. Workout deck (tread belt) 16" W x 45" L is much wider and longer than most manual treadmill models (see comparison chart further down this page).
3. Virtually assembled out of the box. Attach the computer and you are ready to go.
4. Solid construction (heavy duty steel frame) offers sturdy stability while walking or running on the treadmill -- You can tell just by looking at the machine set up weight of 73 pounds (most other manual treadmills weigh around 45-60 pounds, see comparison chart further down this page).
5. Three incline positions: 8%, 10%, and 15% incline angles. The low 8% incline design prevents strain on ankles and leg muscles. Whereas other manual treadmills usually come with either a fixed incline (single incline position) or two adjustable inclines.
6. The treadmill has been tested up to 325 lbs user weight capacity (against +/-250 lbs for cheaper models) allowing you to walk your way to fitness at any age and body size.
7. Twin flywheels offer a smoother and more consistent workout than single flywheel manual treadmills.
8. Long warranty period of 3 years.
The only drawback is the price, which is much higher than most other manual treadmill models.
Our Rating for Exerpeutic 100XL : 4.0 of 5
However, we have not included Exerpeutic 100XL as one of our Top 5 Best Manual Treadmills Priced Below $200 since it costs more than $200.
Compare Exerpeutic 100XL with Top 5 Best Manual Treadmills Priced Below $200:
|Description||Exerpeutic 100XL||StaminaInMotion II||Confidence Fitness||ProGear LX225||Phoenix 98510||Phoenix 98516|
|Approx. Price||Above $200||$160||$155||$175||$150||$145|
|Weight Capacity||325 lbs||250 lbs||220 lbs||270 lbs||250 lbs||250 lbs|
|45" x 16"||42" x 17"||40.2" x 15"||44" x 14"||41" x 13"||41.5" x 13.5"|
|Incline||3 positions: 8%, 10%, and 15% incline angles||2 positions: 8 & 10 degrees||Fixed incline||2 positions: 8 and 11 degrees||Fixed incline||Fixed incline|
|Monitor||Large LCD display window features elapsed time, distance walked, calorie burn, speed and heart rate monitoring||Electronic Multi-function, battery-operated. Tracks distance, time, speed, and calories.||Multi-function computer displays speed, distance, calories, odometer, time and scan functions.||Computer displays elapsed time, distance, calorie burn, speed and heart rate monitoring.||Electronic, Single-button tracks speed, distance, time, and calories.||Electronic, Single-button tracks speed, distance, time, and calories.|
|Open Dimensions||50" L x 29" W x 50" H||46.5"L x 26"W x 43.5"H||47.2"L x 19.1"W x 48"H||49"L x 26"W x 49"H||46.5"L x 21.1"W x 50 "H||46"L x 21"W x 50"H|
|Weight||73 lbs||56 lbs||46.9 lbs||60 lbs||45 lbs||44 lbs|
|Special Features||Extra long 20-inch safety handles; 8 level magnetic tension pacer control; hand free walking capability||Textured, non-slip walking/surface.||8 adjustable levels of magnetic resistance to tailor your workout level.||Cushioned Deck; Heart Pulse Sensors.||None||None|
|Warranty||3 year limited||90 days parts1 year frame||12 months||1 year limited||90 days parts1 year frame||90 days parts1 year frame|