The Exerpeutic 2000XLST, like the 975XBT recumbent bike and the 500XLS upright bike, is part of the 2017 ‘GOLD’ series.
It is a rear-drive elliptical trainer with an eddy current resistance system designed for home use.
It contains a balanced, bi-directional flywheel and 16 levels of resistance. It can support persons weighing up to 275 pounds. It comes with a Bluetooth-enabled console that has 21 programs and is compatible with the MyFitQuest4 app.
It’s a great machine for low- to moderate-intensity cardio, rehabilitation, intervals, stamina building, and weight reduction.
Despite being a low-cost elliptical trainer, it has an automated magnetic resistance system and a console with 21 training routines. The Bluetooth is compatible with the MyFitQuest4 application.
Construction and Frame
Even though it is a rear-drive elliptical trainer, it is not a huge piece of exercise equipment.
Compared to other ellipticals, such as the NordicTrack SE9i, it has a relatively compact footprint.
The frame’s footprint is only 53″L x 25″W when fully built (135 x 63.5 cm).
However, if you don’t have a lot of use and storage room, it might be a good choice for a cardio machine.
For safe operation and simple access, it is advised to provide at least two feet of clearance on each side and one foot in the front and back.
The unit’s moveable handlebars also provide the unit’s highest position. It rises to around 63″ (160 cm) above the ground.
This Exerpeutic elliptical trainer comes with two sets of handlebars, one movable and the other fixed.
The movable handlebars come with a multi-grip design and ball grips at the top.
Their handgrip parts are wrapped in a rather thick coating of rubber foam substance to promote hand adhesion and comfort, t
The grips on the fixed handlebars are identical. They also have metallic pulse sensors, which allow the console unit to monitor your heart rate by simply holding on to them.
Steel tubing makes up the majority of the unit’s structure.
However, it is made up of several long-lasting ABS elements. The pedals, the joint cover, and the drive system covers are only a few of them.
All of the steel pieces have rust- and abrasion-resistant powder coating. Metallic gray is the chosen color.
The Exerpeutic GOLD 2000XLST elliptical trainer isn’t very hefty but weighs over 81 pounds (37 kilograms).
This weight offers enough stability to keep it from wobbling or shifting when you work out.
Its back base has polygonal stabilizers that allow you to level the item exactly on any flooring.
The frame of the unit does not fold.
However, transferring the completely built machine to storage shouldn’t be too problematic because the front base has two wheels.
Drive System and Resistance Level
The Exerpeutic GOLD 2000XLST elliptical machine features a heavy-duty crankset and huge ABS pedals.
It has a maximum user weight capacity of 275 pounds (125 kg). The pedals are big enough to fit various sizes of sports footwear. They include a non-slip surface with a border all the way around for added foot stability.
They are, however, non-adjustable and do not have any additional padding. The tension on the joint during exercises is essentially non-existent, as it is with most elliptical trainers.
The elliptical path of the trainer is gently slanted forward, so pedaling feels like going down a gentle ramp.
The machine’s stride is about 13″ (33 cm) and is not adjustable. This implies that people between the ages of 5’1″ and 6’2″ (155 – 188 cm) can easily utilize the machine.
Taller users should also utilize the machine, albeit the stride may be too short for them.
The height of the pedal step-up is approximately 9″(24 cm). However, the highest point of each pedal is approximately 16″ (40 cm) above the floor level.
As a result, the machine should be used in a room with a ceiling at least 20″ (51 cm) higher than your height.
This Exerpeutic elliptical trainer has a rather big, balanced flywheel to produce a smooth motion.
Unlike other comparable ellipticals, such as the Efitment E006, the Exerpeutic model’s flywheel is not hidden by the drive system’s side shrouds.
Its top section is visible from the outside and has a top guard for further protection.
The flywheel rotates in both directions.
It provides you the option of pedaling backward. In this manner, you may greatly broaden the scope of your workouts.
In addition, if you bike backward, the console will continue to track your miles traveled, calories burnt, and so on.
Finally, this trainer has a belt drive system driven by a poly-v belt.
It has three key benefits, much like any other belt drive. One, it does not need lubrication. Two, compared to a chain drive, it produces far less vibration. Three, it’s nearly deafeningly quiet.
As we described earlier, the Exerpeutic GOLD 2000XLST has an eddy current resistance mechanism.
This implies that it must be linked to a power source for the resistance adjustments to be available (the power adapter is included).
The only way to change the resistance is to use the console. In addition, if you choose to exercise using one of the predefined exercises, the machine’s resistance will automatically change.
A tiny motor and a magnetic brake make up the resistance system.
The motor will alter the location of the magnetic brake in respect to the flywheel when you pick a resistance level from the console.
This will alter the magnetic field’s strength, increasing or decreasing pedal stress.
The magnetic tension adjustment on the machine has 16 different settings.
The first level provides very minimal resistance, with the weight of the flywheel serving as the sole source of resistance.
As a result, the first 1-3 resistance levels are ideal for gentle workouts or recovery training.
However, the 16th degree of resistance represents a steep ascent, allowing for a far more strenuous workout.
The Exerpeutic 2000XLST has a mid-range console with a 5″ LCD with blue LED illumination, enhancing reading significantly.
Because the display is separated into numerous sub-sections, you can see most of the exercise stats at once.
Time, distance, total distance, speed, RPM, calories, watts, and pulse are displayed.
The console can’t track your pulse with a Polar HR chest strap transmitter or any other sort of HR chest strap, despite having a Bluetooth connection.
If you keep your hands on the sensors built into the fixed handlebar, it can only track your pulse.
Your unit may connect to the MyCloudFitness base through Bluetooth to track your workout progress.
It also works with the MyFitQuest4 app, available for iOS and Android.
There are 21 pre-programmed programs on the machine.
Every program has a distinct focus. Some focus on fat burning, while others emphasize strong cardio exercise, while yet others allow you to do an interval workout.
There is a heart rate program that will automatically vary the machine’s resistance to keep you in the cardio interval you choose.
The ‘Manual’ mode also allows you to change the resistance while pedaling whenever you choose.
There are two options for user profile settings.
The user may keep their preferred settings and track their progress for each profile.
The machine also has time, distance, and calorie target options. Put another way, you may specify settings for various exercise parameters, and it will countdown from that value until it hits zero.
Last but not least, the console’s top section has a tablet holder that is large enough to fit any tablet.
The tablet holder is conveniently located above the console display and will not obscure your exercise data if a tablet is placed on it.
The console, however, lacks a USB connector and no docking port for a tablet or smartphone.
This elliptical trainer is ready to use right out of the box.
It already has a one-piece base with resistance and motor parts. As a result, all you have to do now is connect the base bars, pedals, console mast, movable and stationary arms, and console.
It shouldn’t take more than an hour to do this task. The basic tools for assembly are supplied, and the handbook has clear instructions.
It is advised that you check the machine’s integrity regularly, looking for loose or damaged parts to re-tighten or replace before using it.