Thinking about the Bowflex Treadclimber? This very popular home fitness machine is similar to a treadmill – but instead of one large treadbelt, it uses 2 smaller treadbelts that rise to meet your feet as you step.
It really combines the motion of a treadmill, stepper and elliptical trainer into one machine. By doing this it gives you several unique advantages – the main one that you burn calories faster than any of those other machines.
Why is this? Because the Treadclimber uses the power of higher inclines than a treadmill does. This requires more lower body muscle activation – which in turn burns a lot more calories.
So you’ll see faster results in less time on a Treadclimber. For example, in a University of Wisconsin study, Treadclimber users burned 423 calories in 30 minutes – more than the treadmill (165) or stepper (191).
And there have been hundreds of people who have lost 20, 30, 50 even 100 pounds using their Treadclimber.
Another benefit to these machines is that they are much easier on your joints than other equipment. Because the treadles rise to meet your feet, they are much lower impact on your body than a treadmill workout where you pound down on the belt with every step.
A lot of people compare it to the feeling of walking in sand. So if you are prone to shin splints or sore joints, hips and back, this machine won’t put the strain on your body that other exercise equipment would.
Finally, a lot of people like these machines because they are also more compact than most other types of fitness equipment like the treadmill or an elliptical. So if you have a smaller space in your home – or you’re in an apartment or condo – these machines are a great option.
Bowflex currently offers 2 different Treadclimber models – these are new for 2016. There is the Bowflex TC100 and the TC200.
The TC100 still gives you all of the benefits listed above – but it’s a bit more simplified than the TC200. It’s also more affordable – around $1000 less than the TC200.
The TC200 is the premium Treadclimber models with all the bells and whistles including longer treadbelts and a higher top speed limit.
Which is best for you? It really depends on your budget and goals. For example, buyers on a budget may want to opt for the TC100. However taller users or those who want all of the extra workout programs and tracking capabilities, may want to choose the TC200.
Regardless of which one you choose, you’ll be on your way to losing weight in no time!
And one last benefit, each Bowflex Treadclimber model also comes with a Free Bowflex Weight Loss Guide. So you can get started losing weight the day you get it home!