As part of our continued look into the major companies who make the products that keep us happy and healthy, we have turned our attention to Californian-based company Paradigm.
Paradigm has numerous brands under their umbrella, many of which are makers of treadmills that are great for walking & running, and other innovative fitness products that we love and we think you will too.
All Paradigm brands products are made in China, but the company itself is American. Today we want to take a closer look at these brands, and what they have to offer the fitness enthusiast in terms of treadmills, as well as other practical home fitness products.
At the moment, the Iron Man brand offers a full range of gym and home fitness equipment from exercise bikes, training cycles, strength training, power cages, and many other items you’ll find in the gym.
By the name, you’d expect Iron Man to focus mainly on fitness products that will turn you into a sculpted Greek god or goddess, and it’s true that they do have many such products, but did you know Iron Man also has a great kids line of products called Ironkids, which focuses more on fun stuff for kids to enjoy like this fitness playground ?
Exerpeutic and Workfit seem like they might be two different brands, but our understanding is that they are closely aligned, with Exerpeutic products being brought to you by Workfit. As such, we can’t help but see them as one fitness entity.
The main focus of Exerpeutic and Workfit is to manufacture treadmills for home use, but as the name implies, the Workfit are the “working” treadmills that specifically incorporate the standing desk within them. Hence you can literally, jog on, whilst continuing with your daily business. This helps to combat a lot of sitting and lethargy, which is something needed in today’s sedentary society.
These are a big trend amongst office workers everywhere (with understanding bosses and thick carpets) who want to burn a few calories, stay fit and still manage to put in an eight hour shift.
Here below you will find most of the Exerpeutic Treadmills which are out there today. Exerpeutic treadmills specialize in walking, and also many of them you can fold up and store easily.
Electric treadmill, as the name implies, this is capable of walking speeds only.
Easy folding, two manual inclines, walking treadmill with extra-large walking belt and reinforced frame.
Check out this quick demo video of the TF1000 for a closer look at this great machine.
A manual treadmill that can take a higher weight of up to 325 pounds. With a three year warranty, this folds, can take jogging and running speeds as well as walking, has an extended handrail and does most things an electronic model can do.
Exerpeutic also makes a darn good folding exercise bike with desk, like this one, the Exerpeutic Workfit 1000 Desk Station.
A manual treadmill with a slightly less weight limit, this still has two manual inclines and folds down to store easily, and comes in under $200.
Be aware that this is very similar to the TF100 model, as it has all the same specifications.
A manual treadmill that has two manual inclines and folds down nicely. It also will not break the bank!
This model comes with extra-long safety handles and requires very little assembly.
Good and sturdy and with plenty of extra width, this folds down when you are done with it!
Walk, don’t run, as you multi task on this walking only treadmill.
As we said earlier, Workfit and Exerpeutic are inextricably linked. However, Workfit does have its own line of fitness related products, including a wide variety of great treadmills for home use. Here are some from that line that are great for both promoting mobility, and losing weight if you’re ready to push yourself a little bit. The great thing is, with many of these, you can actually get work done at the same time, which is precisely the point here.
Whistle while you work if you want, this should be quiet enough to be heard! This has extra strong handles, and is one of the wider belt treadmills with an upper weight allowance of 400 pounds. No excuses that you haven’t got time to exercise now!
Another walking desk station, this one has nice big handles for comfort and motorized inclines at the push of a button.
Progear are an enigma as they appear not to have a separate website which is currently reachable from the main Paradigm website. Likely, it is in the works,so be sure to check back.
Also, in reviewing these treadmills, we noticed that they may be very close cousins of the Exerpeutic brand. Close, but not actual DNA matches! The Progear brand motto is “Stay Fit, Spend Less” and is the go-to budget brand of Paradigm. These are great for home use and for those not wanting to shell out thousands on a treadmill for the home.
Wide and strong and sturdy and folds down nicely, customers love this treadmill.
A manual treadmill with two easy inclines at a reasonable price.
Power walks of up to 6 mph on this electric treadmill with heart sensors.
With a soft deck with cushioning to make the workout gentler on your body, this is a manual treadmill that comes in well under $200.
Heart pulse sensors and easy grip handles on this walking and slow jogging electric treadmill.
Finally, we have the Fitness Reality brand from Paradigm. This has some of the more cost effective treadmills made by this manufacturer, because more options for home use treadmills is always beneficial. 🙂
Wider, longer, stronger and easier to fold. Capable of jogging and running, this is a manual treadmill.
Walking and running, as it says on the box. Nice and easy to assemble as well.
Nice and quiet, with extra wide safety rails.
With heart rate read outs and shock absorbers to protect your ankles and other joints, this is a simple, folding, manual treadmill.