If you want to make your way to fitness, the TreadClimber is definitely a good option for you. It’s low-impact, allows you to burn lots of calories in less time, and its compact design fits well in the home gym.
The incline function burns calories 3.5 times faster and delivers effective results just while walking. Feel your weight decrease and your muscle tone increase. Track speed, time, distance and calories on an easy-to-read display.
The TC5 was Bowflex’s entry-level TreadClimber until it was discontinued to focus on development of the TC10 and TC20. As you might expect from an entry-level machine, the features were fairly basic, and there weren’t any of the G.O. Coach goal setting options same as newest models.
Treadmill – While both can be used for a great running workout, the TreadClimber limits any increase in speed or increase in intensity. The TreadClimber is a long-term, low-impact training solution for those who don’t run and don’t want to increase overall intensity.
A faster burn than other machines
The Adelphi University study reports that using the TreadClimber provides faster calorie burn than similar workouts on a variety of other exercise machines.
When you first start training on the TreadClimber equipment, Bowflex recommends using only the treadmill setting for the first week. In the second week and beyond, you should implement 30-minute TreadClimber workouts up to three times per week.
The Bowflex TreadClimber TC20 provides an excellent cardio and lower body workout without undue compression of the user’s knees or ankles. The TC20 combines the advantages of a stair climber, elliptical trainer and treadmill fitness device into one high-end device for home use.
Can you walk on the TreadClimber? No, the TreadClimber is not designed for running. It was developed to provide extremely effective training while walking.
Bowflex TC100 TreadClimber (Discontinued)
This model has been discontinued.
BowFlex TreadClimber TC100
Two long pedals (known as treads) start out flat, but the incline can be adjusted up to 40% for increased challenge and a remarkably efficient workout to support. With the TC10 you burn fat twice as fast as with a conventional treadmill.
The TreadClimber combines a smooth elliptical motion with the step effect of a stair climber and the forward motion of a treadmill. This means you can accomplish more in less time. It also puts little stress on your joints (which is inevitable when using a treadmill).
That works out to 9,100 calories. The commercial’s claim “just twenty minutes, three times a week” on the Bowflex equates to one hour of exercise per week. In one hour of intense weight training, a 220 pound man can expect to burn about 600 calories.