Bowflex Treadclimber Review

Here is my Bowflex Treadclimber review!

This is a great machine to use at home if you do not have the time to make it to a gym on a routine basis. Most people take great consideration when it comes to investing in a piece of work-out equipment, but this one combines “three-pieces-of-equipment-in-one” (the elliptical, treadmill, and stair stepper). At first this machine is a little awkward and hard to use, but don’t worry. Once you learn to adjust it will work for you very well.

Speed and Comfort


It is important to slow the speed down, and work on getting a feel for the machine. You can walk or run a little faster on a treadmill than you can on a Treadclimber. If you walk at about 4.5 MPH on the treadmill, I would initially start at around 3.0 MPH on the Treadclimber. Anything above 4.0 MPH is much too fast for a beginner.

You can get a better workout than you would on a treadmill, with less stress and pain in your knees and other joints. Ellipticals and treadmills can get boring at times and can make your hips, knees, and other joints ache. The Treadclimber is more natural than any other exercise machine.

Pros and Cons


Pros:

  • Combines the treadmill, elliptical, and stair stepper
  • It is built to walk on, so you don not have to run to get a good workout.
  • It doesn’t put pressure on your joints
  • You burn more calories on it
  • You can work your whole body
  • It has a 3 year warranty

Cons:

  • The width is moderately small (depending on the model)
  • The treadles are slim if you have large feet (depending on the model)
  • Some of the models are built for different types of people

Models


Bowflex TreadClimber

TC20

  • Speed – 0.5 – 4.5
  • Belt – Large
  • Resistance – 12
  • Has wireless heart rate
  • Features – Shows speed, time, distance, calories burned, and heart rate

TC10

  • Speed – 0.5 – 4.0
  • Belt – Average
  • Resistance – 12
  • Doesn’t have wireless heart rate
  • Features – Shows speed, time, distance, and calories burned

TC6000

  • Speed – 0.5 – 4.5
  • Belt – Extra Large
  • Resistance – 12
  • Has wireless heart rate
  • Features – Shows speed, time, distance, calories burned, total calories, calories/time, total steps, heart rate, and floors climbed 

Treadclimber TC5000

TC5300

  • Speed – 0.5 – 4.5
  • Belt – Large
  • Resistance – 12
  • Has wireless heart rate
  • Features – Shows speed, time, distance, calories burned, total calories, calories/time, total steps, heart rate, and floors climbed

TC5000

  • Speed – 0.7 – 4.0
  • Belt – Average
  • Resistance – 12
  • Has wireless heart rate
  • Features – Shows speed, time, distance, calories burned, total calories, calories/time, total steps, heart rate, and floors climbed

TC3000

  • Speed – 0.7 – 4.0
  • Belt – Average
  • Resistance – 12
  • Doesn’t have wireless heart rate
  • Features – Shows speed, time, distance, and calories burned

TC1000

  • Speed – 0.5 – 3.8
  • Belt – Average
  • Resistance – 12
  • Doesn’t have wireless heart rate
  • Features – Shows speed, time, and distance

Final Thought


It is possible to walk unevenly on this machine and it pull to one side. However, this can help you walk properly (improve balance) and does not mean it is poorly engineered. Be careful if you have poor balance because you can miss the treadles and possibly injure yourself.

You can get the most out of your workout by not holding onto the bars on the side, and it effectively works your thighs and ab areas.

Purchase The Bowflex Treadclimber That I Recommend!

Once you learn how to use the machine it will be the easiest and best exercise machine you have ever used, you just have to stick with it for a few workout sessions to master it. You can find this machine and other cardio machines on my Cardio Training page.

If you have any questions or concerns about this review, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!

Live Well and Live On,

Karissa

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  2. That’s really a nice threesome. I am partial to the stair stepper, however, I do like and would use the other features if I owned this machine. Due to knee, back, and other joint pain, I have resorted to using the stationary bicycle. The stationary bicycle is nice, however, if this machine you are reviewing really alleviates the knee, back, and joint pain, this could be a good option for me. With any of these listed models, I would certainly have to set up a payment plan. If I have the money, I don’t mind paying for this type of equipment. Surgery and other back and joint repair operations are just too expensive and potentially damaging. Money invested in a machine like these leads to huge savings as one ages. Your “Live Well and Live On” statement is a great motto. Thanks for the review and model comparisons.

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  4. Wow, I did not know that there were that many variations of the tread climber with different advantages. I have always thought about getting one of them for the living room to exercise on it while watching tv but never wanted to deal with the big bulky machine.

    Thanks for the good read and comparisons.

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