Exerpeutic TF1000 Treadmill Review – Just For Walking?

Exerpeutic TF1000 Treadmill

Do you know that a 160 lb person can burn around 180 calories in just 30 minutes by walking on a treadmill at a normal pace of 4 miles per hour?  However, most people live a busy life these days and there isn't enough time in the day to go out and enjoy a relaxing brisk walk. Thankfully, you can walk in the comfort of your own home on the Exerpeutic TF1000 Walk to Fitness treadmill 

Continue reading to find out what I have discovered about this machine and to see if it is the right one for you.

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Who Makes Exerpeutic Treadmills?

Exerpeutic treadmills are made by Paradigm Health & Wellness. Paradigm is a well known manufacturer of high quality fitness products at affordable prices.

In addition to the treadmills, Paradigm makes and sells a lot of other fitness products including inversion tables, elliptical trainers, training cycles, recumbent bikes, massage tables and weight training products among others.


Overview of Exerpeutic TF1000 Treadmill

The TF1000 is a walk to fitness electrical treadmill  is specifically designed for walking. It has a maximum speed of 4 mph. It is powered by a 1.5 HP motor and comes with a basic LCD display that allows the user to monitor distance, calories burned, pulse rate, speed as well as time.

It has a maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds. One unique thing about this treadmill is that it makes almost no noise while walking which means that no one else in the house will know that you are walking on treadmill.

Another thing that separates this model from other treadmills available in the market is that it is available at an affordable price and in fact, its selling price at some online retailers is significantly less than the average fee charged by gyms for annual memberships.

See this machine in action on the following video.

What Are Key Features Of This Exerpeutic TF1000 Treadmill?

Let's look at the top features that the Walk To Fitness has to offer.  The most popular ones are listed below:

Useability

Portability

Since this is meant for home use, it is designed to be stored easily. You can easily fold it down to a very compact size. Although it has a weight of around 120 pounds, moving it is not that difficult as there are wheels on the front that make it easy to move once it is folded up.

Assembly

This product comes almost fully assembled out of the box and you just need to attach the computer console and plug in the treadmill to get it up and running. Reviewers have quoted a 15 minute assembly.

Functional Handrails

The handle bars are extra long at 18 inches which is almost twice the size of the typical treadmill handles.  This makes it easier to get on and off of the treadmill.  Because of the extra space, many people use this treadmill as a basis for a DIY (do it yourself) treadmill desk.

In addition, the speed and heart rate controls are on the handle bars for convenience.

Quiet Drive System

Another thing that separates this machine from others on the market is that this model is extremely quiet and you will be able to listen to your favorite music when you are walking on the treadmill.

 It uses the Quiet Drive system that reduces the noise while walking. This is important if you want to listen for children in the next room or live in an apartment where the walls are thin.

Performance

Running Surface

The belt has a width of 20 inches and length of 40 inches. It is extra wide and is comparable to the treadmills usually found in fitness clubs. This extra width means that you will feel comfortable when you are working out. It also makes the treadmill safer to use.

Dimensions

Measurements are  32” width, 51.2” length, and 63” height when set up and folds up to dimensions of 32”W x 41.3”L x 54”H .

Motor

One of the first things you notice about this treadmill is that it has a powerful 1.5 HP motor. While it's true that you don’t need a super powerful motor for a walking treadmill, you still need a powerful enough motor to move the belt smoothly.

Weight Capacity

This machine is one of the few treadmills with 400 lbs weight capacity.  It weights 120 pounds.

Speed

The motor delivers a top speed of 4 mph. The speed can be increased in increments of 0.1 mph. Most of the other walking treadmills available on the market only offer increments of 0.5 mph.

Incline

You have two incline options to choose from. You can manually change the incline to 3% or 6%. While the incline needs to be managed manually, the good news is that you will be hard pressed to find a machine that offers you incline options at this price point.

Console Display

Console

The console is intuitive and there are a number of push buttons that allow you to easily turn the machine on and off as well as increase or decrease the speed. The console also has a circular LCD display that shows the distance traveled, time, calories burned as well as heart rate.

The buttons on the handlebar also make it easy to switch on and off the machine as well as change the speed.

Who Does The TF1000 Benefit?

It is specially designed for people who like to walk to burn some calories and maintain a fit lifestyle. Walking on this treadmill is comfortable as it offers the convenience of exercising in your own home and additionally it also keeps you safe from injuries

Many studies show that brisk walking for 2 mile everyday produces same results as high-intensity exercise. It is meant for people of all age and body size. Whether you are a working professional or a stay at home parent, you can exercise in your own home in front of your TV.

What Are The PROS and CONS of the Walk To Fitness?

PROS

  • High maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds
  • Extremely easy to assemble as it comes mostly assembled   
  • Extremely comfortable to use
  • Extra wide belt at 20 inches which makes it safer to use                               
  • Two manual inclined positions
  • Adjustable speed settings in small increments                              
  • Safety handles are 18 inches long and offer extra stability      
  • Available at a very affordable price                                                         
  • Can also be used as the foundation for a desk treadmill

CONS

  • Some customers may find it difficult to move easily even though it comes with front wheels that should make it easy to move                                       
  • Handle bars are low for people over 6 feet.  This is an inconvenience and not a show stopper since you probably will not be holding on the bars that much.                                             
  • No bells and whistles but a great price 

Final Verdict - Is It Worth The Price?

Overall, it is a great walking treadmill that is being sold at a highly affordable price. It has sturdy construction and high maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds. It is a barebones basic walking treadmill that offers you everything you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In fact, some of the high-end walking treadmills offer almost similar features at double the price and as far as its price is concerned, it is currently being sold on some online retailers for less than $500.

As far as warranty is concerned, it comes with a five year warranty for motor and frame though the warranty for parts and labor is limited to just 90 days.

If you are looking for a walking treadmill that offers you everything you need at a low price point, this is the machine that should be on the top of your list.

Did you know sitting is now the new smoking? For more information read post why use a treadmill.  It is very interesting! 

About the author

Dee Smith

Hello I am Dee and I am a busy mom who truth be told hated to exercise. That is why I was always looking for shortcuts to fitness and started researching ways to stay healthy and fit at home. Here we provide reviews of the best and most popular products you can use at home to achieve your fitness goals!

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