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:

Exerpeutic 100XL High Capacity Magnetic Resistance Manual Treadmill with Heart Pulse System 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:

Pros/Key Benefits:

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.

Cons:

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

Our Opinion: Exerpeutic 100XL is an excellent buy if the price is not more than $250 (includes shipping) since you can buy a simple motorized treadmill at about $300-$400.

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:

DescriptionExerpeutic 100XLStaminaInMotion IIConfidence FitnessProGear LX225Phoenix 98510Phoenix 98516
Our Rating4/54/53.9/53.8/53.7/53.6/5
Approx. PriceAbove $200$160$155$175$150$145
Weight Capacity325 lbs250 lbs220 lbs270 lbs250 lbs250 lbs
Walking Deck
(Belt Surface)
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 incline2 positions: 8 and 11 degreesFixed inclineFixed incline
FlywheelTwinTwinTwinTwinSingleSingle
MonitorLarge LCD display window features elapsed time, distance walked, calorie burn, speed and heart rate monitoringElectronic 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 Dimensions50" L x 29" W x 50" H46.5"L x 26"W x 43.5"H47.2"L x 19.1"W x 48"H49"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
Weight73 lbs56 lbs46.9 lbs60 lbs45 lbs44 lbs
Special FeaturesExtra long 20-inch safety handles; 8 level magnetic tension pacer control; hand free walking capabilityTextured, non-slip walking/surface.8 adjustable levels of magnetic resistance to tailor your workout level.Cushioned Deck; Heart Pulse Sensors.NoneNone
Warranty3 year limited90 days parts1 year frame12 months1 year limited90 days parts1 year frame90 days parts1 year frame

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