Exerpeutic is known for their mid range fitness machines, which also includes a number of awesome treadmills. However, this brand also offers some of the best manual treadmills you can find at the moment. Today we are going to take a look at Exerpeutic 100XL and see what it brings to the table. If you are looking fora simple, compact fitness machine, stick with us. This treadmill might be exactly what you’re after.
One of the best things about manual treadmills is their inherent simplicity. Since there areno electric motors to bulk up the device, manual treadmills often tend to be quite compact. That is exactly the case with Exerpeutic 100XL. The frame itself is pretty minimalist but rugged enough to endure a 325lbs user with no issues. Those who are not familiar with this type of treadmills may be taken aback by the elevated running deck, butthat is an important part of how this particular model works. The rear stand is also adjustable, allowing you to change the angle of the deck and simulate different incline levels. When it comes to safety features, the most important feature are the extended handrails. With extra padding, these rails are easy to grab in case of emergency. When folded, Exerpeutic 100XL packs into a compact format which is simple to store. Moving the treadmill around is made easy thanks to the built in wheels on the sub frame.
One of the main questions people have about manual treadmills is how effective they are?After all, there is no device or motor to provide resistance. Exerpeutic 100XL uses a set of flywheels to achieve the necessary results. Both flywheels measure 6″ in diameter and are rather smooth. Compared to a single flywheel design, this treadmill is much more convincing when it comes to effective inertia. Despite the fact that manual treadmills are usually bare bones in comparison to their motorized brethren, 100XL comes with a prettycapable little computer module. This is where you can adjust magnetic tension but also track a variety of stats. One closer look on the handle bars reveals that Exerpeutic 100XL comes with a pair of heart rate sensors. In other words, you can fine tune your workout regimen to hit those heart rate numbers and work your way up in a controlled fashion. Simple to use, this treadmill really makes a good case for manual models in general.
When it is all said and done, Exerpeutic 100XL makes a lot of sense. It is a treadmill that is both affordable and compact. Those who are worried whether or not manual treadmills can provide them with necessary resistance levels, worry not. Two precision machined flywheels make it really easy to get a challenging workout, especially when you count in the manually controlled incline. What really blew us away is the computer module. No matter how simple it is, the fact it offers heart rate monitoring has pretty much sealed the deal. Overall, Exerpeutic 100XL is a great little treadmill.