The Exerpeutic Aero Air Ellipticals is marketed as – a compact elliptical trainer with adjustable magnetic tension and workout computer. In that stride it is promoted as a budget-friendly elliptical machine for getting a full-body workout at home.
It boasts a natural elliptical motion which reduces stress on the joints and large pedals with ridges which prevent foot slippage. According to its advertisers it provides a dual action workout with easy dial tension adjustment to increase or decrease the challenge.
The computer features include an LCD display, and workout data which indicates distance, calories burnt, elapsed time and speed. It is advertised with a one year warranty. It boasts 8 easy dial magnetic resistance levels for added intensity; 12” stride length to accommodate the average user and a maximum user weight of 260lbs.
Technical Information: Assembled dimensions:
- Height: 46 inches
- Width: 19 inches
- Length: 33 inches
- Weight: 51 lbs
The proponents of this machine promote its light weight, wheels that facilitate smooth rolling into corners and a fairly silent operation. They also boast that the Exerpeutic Aero Air Ellipticals works a good sweat after only 15 minutes.
In addition busy mothers claim that it saves commuting time and procrastinating trips to the gym, one hour day care cost, gas, taxi or bus charges and that the workout produces the same results as that obtained from the average gym. They claim that it is a leader in cost savings as this unit was 1/3 the price of the average Orbitrek Elite work out machine.
The supporters readily advocate:
- the ability to read the LCD display on this unit even while using it, whereas on some other workout machines the LCD was at a bad angle and you had to get off the unit to read it.
- Better stability if your floor is not perfectly level. The unit has two leveller screws on the base which are easily adjusted so it will not rock from side to side
- Better adjustment of the tension. Easy-to-use magnetic resistance and dial tension adjuster . On this unit as you turn it, it gradually gets harder, rather than an immediate transfer from easy to very hard with other units. With the Exerpeutic Aero Air Ellipticals you can go from easy to hard in 5 or 6 turns.
- The pedal crank design is different to other workout machines and will stay functional even with continual usage.
- Exerpeutic Aero Air Ellipticals is compact, fits adequately into limited spaces and thus allows easy mobility or movement. .
- The motions produced by the Exerpeutic Aero Air Ellipticals machines feel very natural like riding a bike. And once you turn up the tension you will start to burn those unwanted calories.
- Stability is good, and does not pose any problems with tipping over. The average user confirmed that there still is good stability after a 10 weeks performance. The quality of the machine was exceptional as it is not flimsy, it feels sturdy and it is well built.
- . It is inexpensive and fairly easy to assemble
- The hand grips are comfortable and adjustable.
- A high weight capacity of 260 pounds
The opponents of the Exerpeutic Aero Air Ellipticals insist that the machine proves disappointing in many crucial areas:
- The stride length is short, and it feels like you are running downhill on it, so it pinches the toes a bit. It operates more like a stepper.
- Handle bars constantly get loose and one hand rail appears shorter than the other. The nuts work off of the bolts during use, despite constant tightening. This proves very frustrating as the workout is frequently interrupted. The forward-leaning handles positions the user at an odd, front-heavy angle, with foot pads that don’t lend themselves well to it.
- The body of the machine gets in the way of your workout. As your legs spread apart to facilitate use of the machine, cramping occurs.
- The peddles are placed at an angle or tilt so it feels like you’re skiing downward. The foot pads don’t move independently from the bars that spin the wheel so sometimes feet slide down to the front where pressure is applied on the front of toes. . The foot pads are oddly shaped and poorly positioned, so there’s no comfortable place to stand. The pedals are angled high so your feet slip forward in the foot piece. A recommendation can be applied to attach straps on the pedals to better anchor your feet to the pedals.
- The distance , speed, and calorie count are inaccurate; only the time was useful and accurate
- You have to use the hand bars or else you might fall off unless you put the resistance high so you can get some type of balance.
- The machine does not come with a workout DVD
- The belt and the chain come loose in a limited time and without the belt working, there is no resistance and the machine is practically useless
- Very noisy
In conclusion, one can summarize that the Exerpeutic Aero Air Ellipticals, though not as technologically advanced as the machines at the gym, still delivers an average or good workout. It saves spending more money on a fancier, more high tech elliptical machine, but without the frills it still served its purpose. The Exerpeutic Aero Air Ellipticals though requiring a lot more physical strength to get it going than the more expensive machines, still offers space saving. Admitting even a few gaps in instructions, one can conclude that a regular maintenance sets this machine on par. This economically priced elliptical trainer has become a popular choice for consumers who are looking for an in-home cardio trainer that saves space and at the same time proves to be economically sound. It offers a challenging workout which improves cardiovascular performance without sacrificing budget. The Exerpeutic Aero Air Ellipticals has many positive reviews and can deliver a challenging workout for a budget of under $100. Although ergonomically inadequate as many reviews outline, the Exerpeutic still stands erect as a good workout option.