Exerpeutic 1000 Recumbent Exercise Bike for Seniors Review

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Last Updated on July 6, 2021

Exerpeutic brand doesn’t need any particular introduction.

But in case you're not familiar with this brand, they specialize in the manufacturing of fitness machines, with a particular interest in indoor bikes.

That said, we shall look at one of their offerings- the Exerpeutic 1000.

The Exerpeutic 1000 is a step-up to the already popular Exerpeutic 900XL.

This mode is an affordable recumbent stationary bike that is built with performance and comfort in mind.

Unfortunately, being a budget option, it doesn't come with the frills and frays, including niceties such as a water bottle holder, or a wide range of resistance levels.

However, the budget tag doesn't, in any way, compromise on the fitness adeptness of this best stationary bike for seniors.

With this recumbent bike, you get sufficiently challenging workouts and smooth riding experience.

To give you an idea of this bike, we’ve broken down all the specific details in our Exerpeutic 1000 review below.


What’s So Awesome About Exerpeutic 1000

Smooth and Silent Ride

Cranking system is crucial in any bike as it determines your overall riding experience.

The good thing with this mode is that it integrates a proprietary “Smooth Torque” cranking system that promotes a consistent pedaling motion.

The crank system works in tandem with the V-Belt Drive, alongside the Precision-Balanced Flywheel to provide a seamless operation.

So, when in use, riders benefit from consistent pedaling, free of jolts and unexpected variation in tension.

The system also keeps noise production at a bare minimum.

Step-thru Design

The innovative step-thru design makes getting on and off this bike easier than ever, which is a handy feature for the overweight and seniors.

Reviewers also noted that the design is handy for the stroke victims, those with joint injuries, and those on rehabilitation.

Easy Transport

Though this machine comes with a hefty weight of 63 pounds, it’s easier to move from one location to the other, thanks to the transport wheels.

When you’re ready to move the bike, you simply have to pick it on the side opposite to the wheels.


Weight: 63 pounds

Weight Capacity: 300 pounds

Resistance: Magnetic

Resistance Levels: 8 Levels

Unique Features that Makes Exerpeutic 1000 Interesting


Typical of many Exerpeutic machines, the Exerpeutic 1000 design oozes of build quality and performance.

The frame, for instance, is designed from solid steel, and this helps to make the bike as sturdy as it can get.

Further, the frame is coated with an anti-corrosion paint that helps to keep the weather element at bay.

However, the most obvious benefit of the steel frame construction is the longevity of the machine.


 Exerpeutic 1000 can offer up to 300-pound weight capacity. 

Sure, it's not as outstanding as what we had seen on the Exerpeutic 4000 models, but considering this model is an entry-level and budget option, you'll see why we were quite impressed. 


Exerpeutic 1000 has two pairs of handlebars, one fixed on the console area and the other pair on the seat. 

The handlebar on the console is shorter, and its function is limited to adding variation to your workouts and providing support, either when moving the machine or when getting on or off.

The second pair, which in my opinion has the most important role, is integrated with hand pulse sensors that help to measure your heart rate.

Once you hold the second pair of handlebars, Exerpeutic 1000 will automatically start recording your heart rate.

A good thing with both pairs of handlebars is they're cushioned to enhance gripping comfort and prevent slippage, even when sweating.


The seat on the Exerpeutic 1000 is optimized or comfort and performance.

The base area, for instance, is equipped with a large seat padding to enhance comfort.

Another comfort-promoting element on the seat is its positioning; it’s 18-inches from the floor and a bit higher than the pedals, thus giving users an enjoyable downward experience.

Finally, it’s possible to adjust the seat up to 10 different positions, both back and forward.

Unfortunately, the adjustment pins are quite a hassle to find, since they’re located under the seat.

Away from the inconvenience of seat adjustment, however, the seat comes with a backrest option, which I find quite handy is reducing most of the stress caused by exercise.


The pedals on the Exerpeutic 1000 are designed for comfort, performance, and safety. 

The base of the pedals, for instance, comes with an anti-slip material that prevents the rider’s feet from slippage, even during the intense workouts.

The pedals also come with straps that give the rider's a firm foot holding and will hold on to your feet tightly.

Resistance level

Exerpeutic 1000 offers up to 8 levels of different resistance.

The varying resistance levels allow riders to tailor the machine depending on their fitness levels.

Unfortunately, I’ve to say that the resistance levels are pretty limited, and even at the highest level, it doesn’t provide challenging workouts for the professional athletes.

However, if you’re a beginner or intermediate, I believe you would be completely satisfied with the resistance.


Despite being a budget option, the Exerpeutic 1000 has a pretty decent console option.

While it's quite basic in the construction and display, it will let you see all your workout info, such as distance, speed, heart rate, calories burned, and more with ease.

What We Liked About Exerpeutic 1000

  • Assembly: The first thing that you’ll note with the Exerpeutic 1000 is how easy it is to put it up. Unlike the other intimidating recumbent bikes, this piece of machinery is quite easy to set it up.
  • Smooth Operation: When using the Exerpeutic 1000, you’ll notice fluidity is the pedaling motion. The smooth traction offered by this bike enhances the overall ride quality and user experience.
  • Noiseless: Most of the reviewers noted that the Exerpeutic 1000 is quite an in operation, and will not overshadow your TV. It offers a great way to work out without distracting others, too.

What We Didn’t Like About Exerpeutic 1000

  • Limited Levels of resistance: The Exerpeutic 1000 only features 8 levels of magnetic tension resistance. While the levels are perfectly common for bikes around this budget range, it excludes the professional athletes who are more likely to max out the performance of the bike.
  • Manual Setup: Another awful thing with the resistance is it's hard to set it and has to be done manually.

Bottomline & Verdict

Resistance seems to be the biggest flaw on the Exerpeutic 1000.

Other than that, however, the Exerpeutic 1000 has plenty of desirable features that are going to make your fitness journey more enjoyable and fulfilling, at the very least.

Harold Whitford

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About the Author

My name is Harold Whitford, a husband, father, and avid cyclist with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Delaware. Having been in the industry for more than 15 years, I have a number of the road race and national time trial championships in my bag.

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