The Exerpeutic 900XL, – Review: Is this the right exercise bike for your home work-out program?
An Exercise bicycle is the most useful and practical piece of exercise equipment. Certainly the most affordable for a home gym.
This review is specifically written with those of us over 60 in mind. Our requirements, when talking exercise, are unique .
Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse
Product: Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Size: Measures 22 by 34 by 54 inches (W x H x D) with 63-pound weight.
Guarantee: Includes limited three-year manufacturer’s warranty
My Rating: 9 out of 10
Exerpeutic 900XL Overview
If you’re considering home exercise equipment, the right exercise bike can give you the work out you need, at a price that won’t break the bank.
The Exerpeutic 900XL is unique. The most beneficial feature for us seniors, is the recumbent riding feature. In english, recumbent means that you are laid back in the saddle.
- The posture of the rider eliminates stress on joints and the back, while offering an incredible cardio workout.
- Maximum ride is assured by the eight-level Magnetic Tension Control System.
- Large, easy-to-read LCD display indicates distance, calories burned, time, speed, and heart rate information.
- User capacity includes heights to 6′-3″ and body weights to 300 lbs.
- Easy to move with a simple lift and roll. Weight 63 lbs.
The Exerpeutic 900XL is a step above entry level for recumbent exercise bicycles. The less expensive 400XL, a folding model, has a smaller seat and is shorter, accommodating a smaller frame. The extended capacity and creature comforts of the Exerpeutic 900XL, out weigh the $20 price difference.
While I recommend the 900XL, similar increased benefits exist when upgrading to the 1000XL series that will have a similar price bump, bringing the price to just over $200.
The price of Gym memberships begin at $10 a month. It is not uncommon however, to see membership fees as high as $60 a month.
For those seniors who think a home gym is the best option, then one of the two vital pieces of equipment needs to be an exercise bicycle.
The recumbent styles best serve the special needs of older adults.
I personally have a free Silver Sneaker’s membership and attend a gym at no cost to me. The one machine I use on every visit, is a recumbent bicycle.
If I was to have a home gym, the The Exerpeutic 900XL would be my choice. The low profile and stable base makes tipping over very unlikely. Traditional exercise bikes, with a higher profile can not make the same claim.
The Exerpeutic 900XL is known for it’s easy mount and dismount feature.
You can certainly spend a lot more money on an exercise bicycle but as I assess value, I think this is the best choice for most. But I’m not alone. Amazon has over 1,600 solid 4 out of 5 star reviews. A lot of people like it.
Available nearly everywhere but the best price is at Amazon.com You can check it out right here.
Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Resistance Band Carrying Case
Product: Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set.
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Size: 5 stackable 48″ bands
Guarantee: Manufacturer’s lifetime warranty
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10
This is the second piece of equipment any, over 60 adult, can use without spending a lot of money or risk of injury.
Paired with the exercise bicycle above, this simple, easy to use equipment is ideal for home use, and should complete your home gym.
Here are the specs.
- Bands Included: Yellow (2-4 lbs.), Blue (4-6 lbs.), Green (10-12 lbs.), Black (15-20 lbs.) and Red (25-30 lbs.). All bands are 48 inches in length
- This stackable set of resistance bands can produce up to 75 LBS
- Features a metal clipping system on bands for attachment to soft-grip handles or ankle straps
- Includes a door anchor, exercise chart, carrying bag, ankle strap and starter guide.
This product is the next generation of resistance training.
The bands are designed to be stowed when not in use. That eliminates heavy equipment using up floor space best used for other purposes.
There is not a lot to say about this product. It is by far, one of the most popular. Amazon shows more than 4,000 reviews with 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars.
It is so affordable that even if the purchase is a mistake, you are out almost nothing.
For us seniors, we can always give it to our kids. (I’m smiling)
Both of these exercise pieces have demonstration videos at the Amazon.com page for the product. The videos can be seen by simply clicking the product link for each product. You should find the video at the bottom of the picture stack on the left side of the Amazon.com product page.
As always, if you find this information helpful, or if you have a question. Leave me a comment in the comments section below.
A major theme of Healthy Living After 60 has always been to balance exercise and diet to accomplish a healthy, long and active life. The ‘golden’ years should be our best.
If you have health challenges, be sure to consult your doctor before beginning any new program.