Exerpeutic Elliptical Trainer Machines Review January 2019

Exerpeutic Elliptical Trainer Machines Review 2019

updated January 1, 2019

The Exerpeutic Therapeutic Fitness line of home fitness equipment sets the standard for rehabilitation and therapy training equipment. Exerpeutic elliptical trainers are among the very best on the market, providing affordable exercise machines that incorporate innovative technology to help users train more efficiently. In this article, we review the top Exerpeutic ellipticals. We also compare Exerpeutic to three other leading market brands.

The Top 5 Exerpeutic Ellipticals

Exerpeutic 5000 Magnetic

The Exerpeutic 5000 Magnetic trainer features a double drive transmission system with magnetic tension resistance. You also get hand pulse sensors to monitor your heart rate. The 5000 has a 270 pound user capacity. You also get mobile app tracking via Bluetooth. It is compatible with both Apple and Android applications. The stride length is 18 inches, providing a smooth, full range of motion.

There is just a six inch distance between the foot pedals, so you don’t get any inner thigh stress. A three piece cranking system provides continuous momentum. There is alo a two flywheel and two belt design system, providing you with double the gear ratio. Extended leg stabilizers provide you with a very secure platform to exercise from.


  • Double drive transmission system
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Three piece cranking system


  • Squeaky

Rating: 8.5 /10

Exerpeutic Heavy Duty 21 Inch Pro Stride

The Exerpeutic Super Heavy Duty 21 provides you with the longest stride length we’ve seen in any home elliptical - 21 inches. This extremely robust and rigid machine is near commercial gym standard, being able to handle up to 350 pounds of user weight. A solid state, forged steel cranking system provides you with fail safe operation that is amazingly smooth and natural.

The Exerpeutic Super Heavy Duty 21 provides you with 15 levels of ECM magnetic tension, so that you can train across all intensity levels. The dual direction flywheel allows you to stride in both a forward and backward motion. The patented Dura Tight tension system never needs adjustment. This product comes with a 3 year limited warranty.


  • 350 pounds max user weight
  • 15 levels magnetic tension
  • 3 year limited warranty


  • Squeaky

Rating: 8.5/10

Exerpeutic Aero Air Elliptical

The Exerpeutic Aero Air Elliptical trainer is a compact strider that is ideal for apartments and small home gym spaces. It makes use of a very natural, fluid stride motion to give you a very effective workout. It features a reverse stride motion to work all of the muscles of the lower body. This simple strider is surprisingly sturdy, with a 250 pound max user capacity.

The reinforced crank system of the Aero Air Elliptical ensures a very smooth, jerk free operation. The fan drive operation provides a very quiet movement. Large pedal construction includes a ribbed dot design to keep your positioning firmly in place. Transportation wheels are provided for easy movement. This unit comes with a 12 month limited warranty.


  • Reinforced crank system
  • Compact
  • Sturdy


  • Difficult to put together

Rating: 8.25/10

Exerpeutic 5000 Magnetic

The Exerpeutic 1000XI Magnetic elliptical with pulse monitor gives you a zero impact workout for the lower body along with dual action arms to work your upper body. There’s no bouncing or jerkiness with this strider, thanks to the ergonomic design that delivers a natural elliptical motion. This is a very solid unit, with a rigid steel frame. The max user weight is an impressive 325 pounds.

The dual direction flywheel of the Exerpeutic 1000XI Magnetic elliptical gives you a very effective stride. There are 8 levels of magnetic resistance to provide you with a range of resistance levels. Heart rate monitoring is provided by way of hand held pulse sensors. The operation of this unit is whisper quiet.


  • 8 levels of magnetic resistance
  • Dual action arms
  • And pulse sensors


  • Limited stride length

Rating: 8.0 /10

Exerpeutic 4000

The Exerpeutic 4000 double transmission drive system provides you with a great workout without putting undue stress on your shins, ankles and knees. You get two flywheels and two belts to provide a very smooth, fluid motion and increased momentum. This double transmission system is amazingly compact, providing you with a shorter overall length and width. You get 14 levels of magnetic tension which are controlled by the computer console.

Hand pulse sensors are built into the handlebars, allowing you to train within a targeted heart rate zone. The large stride pedal design prevents foot slippage and a gel pad support for mobile devices provides extra stability. The natural motion on Exerpeutic 4000 is smoother than on any single flywheel machine.


  • Double flywheel
  • 14 resistance levels
  • Large stride pedal design


  • A little shaky at high intensity levels

Exerpeutic Alternatives

While Exerpeutic provide unique features by way of their double transmission system and reinforced crank system, there are alternatives that may better meet your needs. The double crank provides a unique motion that may not suit all users. We recommend the LiveStrong Fitness 13.OE-2m which provides a much more powerful flywheel, 20 inch stride length and 20 levels of resistance. The Schwinn 430 Elliptical provides superior LCD tracking and a greater range of programs.

The Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 has a six star frame which provides superior stability and durability to anything provided by Exerpeutic.​

 Livestrong Fitness 13.0E-2

The Livestrong Fitness 13.0E-2 is their mid range model, designed for superior performance. It is more expensive than any of our Exerpeutic reviewed models, providing better ergonomic design. Body positioning is enhanced by placing the handles directly above the foot pads and the handle spacing features long grips for a more comfortable grip. At 30 pounds, the flywheel is more heavy duty than the Exerpeutic Super Heavy Duty 21.

You get a 20 inch stride length on LiveStrong Fitness 13.0E-2, which is just an inch shy of the Exerpeutic 21. You also get a 0-100% incline in increments of 5%. There are also 20 levels of resistance. Livetrack fitness journal workout tracking allows you to monitor you key performance data.


  • 20 inch stride length
  • 30 pound flywheel
  • 20 levels of resistance


  • Expensive
Schwinn 430 Elliptical

The Schwinn 430 Elliptical trainer provides you with a smooth exercise motion. While not providing the dual flywheel and belt transmission that you get with Exerpeutic, you do get a lot more performance in terms of programs and resistance levels. You get 22 training programs, compared to 15 levels on the Exerpeutic Super Heavy 21.

The Schwinn 430 provides 13 different display points on the impressive LCD monitor, which gives you a whole lot of feedback on your key data points. 20 levels of eddy current resistance work in conjunction with the high speed, high inertia weighted flywheel to bring you a very smooth, quiet workout. The 10 year frame warranty outstrips that offered by Exerpeutic.


  • 22 training programs
  • 20 resistance levels
  • 10 year frame warranty


  • Wobbles during intense workouts
Horizon Fitness EX-59-02

The Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 provides an ergonomically designed frame structure that positions your body for a very comfortable and aligned workout that provides constant, fluid motion with absolutely no pressure on your joints. MP3 compatible speakers make it easy to enjoy your favorite sounds as you’re exercising. The straight up body posture keeps you upright, which lessens fatigue and lower back discomfort. The low step on height makes it easy to get on and off.

The EX 59-02, 18 inch flat ellipse foot path provides you with the best glide track to maximise recruitment of the glutes and hamstrings. A large drive pulley ratio gives you a very smooth exercise motion. The pivoting foot plates mimics your foot’s natural arc.


  • Six Star Frame design
  • MP3 compatible speakers
  • Pivoting foot plates


  • Slight knocking noise on every revolution


The Exerpeutic range of elliptical trainers offer the unique advantages of a double drive transmission system and a forged steel cranking system. Our favorite is the Exerpeutic Heavy Duty Super Heavy Duty 21, which is a very heavy duty machine that provides an impressive 21 inch stride length and 350 pound max user weight. The compact Aero Air Elliptical has a very compact footprint, also provides a heavy duty crank system and is surprisingly sturdy.

Strong alternatives to the Exerpeutic range include the LiveStrong Fitness 13.0E-2, with its 20 inch stride length, 30 pound flywheel and 20 levels of resistance. The Schwinn 430 provides superior functionality with 22 workout programs and 20 resistance levels, along with a 10 year frame warranty. The Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 provides you with a more ergonomically functional frame, pivoting foot plates and MP3 compatible speakers.

Exerpeutic 5000 Magnetic

Our #1. Recommendation

Exerpeutic 5000 Magnetic

jim roose

My name is Jim Roose. I'm a former competitive power lifter and gym owner. I've bought millions of dollars of fitness equipment over the last 20 years. This site is my way of giving back to the fitness community that's done so much for me. Every article on here is carefully researched and written by me. Leave a comment if you have any questions.

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