We decided to conduct our Exerpeutic elliptical reviews after a few of our visitors stumbled upon these machines at Amazon and hadn’t heard of them before. So they came to us for our opinion. Well, truth be told, we didn’t know too much about them either, so we decided to take a closer look to see what they were all about.

Exerpeutic is manufactured by Paradigm Health and Wellness, Inc., which also includes Ironman Fitness, Ironman Inversion Tables, WorkFit, ProGear, Fitness Reality and MyCloudFitness. Raise your hand if you’ve heard of any of these brands. We thought so.

Anyway, Paradigm is based in Southern California, with an overseas arm that does the manufacturing. You can purchase their products directly through their website, on the brand websites, and at online and offline retailers like Walmart and Target. All of the different brands are for the most part budget level, with the Ironman brand offering some higher priced ellipticals and treadmills.

OK, so let’s get into our Exerpeutic elliptical reviews, since that’s what you came here for….

Current Exerpeutic Elliptical Lineup

Depending on where you go, i.e. the Paradigm site, the Exerpeutic site, Amazon, etc. you will see different models available. We’re not sure why that is. It’s possible that they keep some of the older models available in certain places if they sell better for one reason or another. So we’re going to cover the ones you’ll come across most often.

See all of the current models at the lowest sale prices now on Amazon

On the Exerpeutic Fitness site….

Starting at the low end, you have the Aero Air elliptical. It has a 14″ stride, a max weight of 250 lbs, a basic LCD display and adjustable resistance. You then have the Gold XL9, which is a combination elliptical and bike. Those are both under $200.

Over $200 you have the Exerpeutic Magnetic with a 13″ stride, 8 resistance levels and heart rate monitoring, and the Gold 2000XLST, with 21 built in workouts and Bluetooth capability. The top of the line unit (just under $400) is the 5000 Magnetic, with an 18″ stride, 24 levels of resistance and 12 workouts built in.

On the Amazon website…

We continued our Exerpeutic elliptical reviews on Amazon, since they feature a number of different models and sell a ton of exercise equipment. Here they seem to have some of the cheaper models:

The Exerpeutic 1000XL Heavy Duty Magnetic Elliptical with Pulse (whew, that’s quite a name!) is listed under $200 which is about as cheap as it gets. We’re not sure how heavy duty it could possibly be at this price and at only 81 lbs. It says that it can support up to 300 lbs but we’re not so sure about that.

As expected, the stride length of 13″ is extremely short, and will definitely be problematic for taller users. It’s certainly compact which is a plus, but it is pretty bare bones as far as features and capabilities.

How did it rate? Amazon user Exerpeutic elliptical reviews are pretty mixed. With over 950 reviews, the 1000XL received an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. About 1/3 of users gave it 5 stars, the remaining 2/3 gave it 4 stars or less.

Positive reviews mentioned the solid workout, surprising quietness of the machine, good value for the money and ease of use.

The negative reviews seemed to focus on the fact that after a while the machine stops working properly. They cited broken parts and difficult assembly as well as poor customer service.

Some of the other models we came across are the 5000 Magnetic, 4000 Double Transmission and the Aero Air, both of which we are going to take a closer look at when we continue our Exerpeutic elliptical reviews.

What’s the bottom line on Exerpeutic elliptical trainers?

If you’re in the market for an entry level elliptical without many extra features that won’t break the bank, the Exerpeutics are worth a look. They certainly aren’t the best ellipticals out there, but at a few hundred dollars tops for most of their models, you can’t expect them to be.

If you do choose one of these ellipticals, make sure you opt for the extended coverage (2 or 3 years is the most popular) just for peace of mind in case something breaks down over time.

Check out the full Exerpeutic lineup here for the best selection and prices online