The BowFlex TreadClimber TC100, which is a three-in-one exercise machine that combines a treadmill with a stair climber and an elliptical trainer, gives you many of the benefits of a treadmill without taking up so much space in your home.
If you want to lose weight or get fit, there are a couple of options: You can go for a walk or jog, or you can join a gym and use an elliptical trainer.
In recent years, there’s been one more way to get fit: The TreadClimber. The TreadClimber is sort of like a stair climber, but it’s attached to a treadmill. That is why it’s called the BowFlex TreadClimber TC100.
Let’s take a look at the video introduction of this product first.
The following is my review of Bowflex TreadClimber TC100, if you want to know more, please continue reading.
Feature of Bowflex TC100
According to my comprehensive evaluation of The Bowflex TreadClimber TC100, I think it is very suitable for friends who have tried many ways to lose weight but have not worked well. Because it is an efficient fitness equipment that integrates a treadmill, an elliptical machine, and a stepper. And its maximum operating speed is only 4 mph. Next, let’s take a look at what is special about it.
A treadclimber, like a traditional treadmill, has a movable belt. But it is different from the treadmill in that it has two conveyor belts, one on each of the two pedals. And we know that the pedal is a unique part of the elliptical machine.
With this unique design, when you are exercising, you can move forward with the belt like on a treadmill, and at the same time, you can perform stepping exercises in a low-impact way like using an elliptical machine.
According to actual tests, The Bowflex TreadClimber TC100 consumes more than twice the calories of an ordinary treadmill at the same speed. Therefore, the maximum running speed of The Bowflex TreadClimber TC100 is only 4 mph. This test is of course done on a walking treadmill that also runs at 4 mph.
Good Quality and Stable
As a well-known manufacturer of home fitness equipment, Bowflex has a variety of treadmills, exercise bikes, and elliptical machines that have a good reputation in the market. It can withstand users up to 300 pounds. Of course, Bowflex will not exaggerate the maximum weight limit of its products like other manufacturers. After actual measurement, when the weight on the machine is increased to 300 pounds, it will not affect the use.
More Suitable for Home
Bowflex is specifically designed for home fitness equipment. All of its products tend to be compact, and this Bowflex TreadClimber TC100 is no exception. Its overall size is 57″ L x 31.5″ W x 59″ H, which is smaller than a general elliptical machine, and its weight is only 158 pounds, which is smaller than a general treadmill.
In addition, the bottom of The Bowflex TreadClimber TC100 also has transport wheels, even a child can easily move it to any place in the room by himself.
Some Bad Views
Relatively High Price
This point is for all TreadClimbers of Bowflex. Because of its unique design, it combines three common fitness equipment and combines their respective advantages. Even with this unique design, it is understandable that the price is more expensive than ordinary treadmills and elliptical machines.
Not Suitable for Higher Intensity Exercise
People who exercise know that it is impossible to be lazy and get more results than others. It can be seen from the maximum speed of this home exercise equipment that it is only suitable for walking. Therefore, The Bowflex TreadClimber TC100 is more suitable for those who have injured knees and joints, those who are heavier, the elderly, and those who are new to workouts. For those fitness enthusiasts and those who pursue high-fat-burning exercises, The Bowflex TreadClimber TC100 obviously cannot meet their requirements.
Therefore, don’t believe what Bowflex advertises. In some respects, TreadClimber can never replace a treadmill. But I think it is better than ordinary elliptical machines.
No Built-in Exercise Program
This is for The Bowflex TreadClimber TC100, after all, it is an earlier model in the Bowflex TreadClimber TC series. If you need some built-in programs to guide you through exercise, you can check out the newer models, such as The Bowflex TreadClimber TC200.
Other Additional Functions are Missing
Maybe Bowflex TreadClimber TC100 focuses on exercise methods and exercise effects. Only basic Water bottle, media shelf/tablet holder, integrated contact grips to monitor heart rate and other features. Some of the common additional features of modern home fitness equipment such as Bluetooth connection, cooling fan, Bowflex TreadClimber TC100 do not have.
If you want to say goodbye to traditional treadmills, elliptical machines or steppers, you want to try a novel, efficient, and equally low-impact exercise method. You might as well try this Bowflex TreadClimber TC100, except that the price is a bit more expensive, but when we choose home fitness equipment, we should pay more attention to the efficiency of exercise, right? After all, who would not want to consume more calories with the same time and energy?
However, for people who are pursuing higher training goals, perhaps Bowflex TreadClimber is not suitable for you. In this case, some high-end treadmills can help you push your physical limits.
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