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Bowflex TreadClimber is one of the most popular selling brands when it comes to workouts. We have had questions about it and thought it would be a good idea to do a review style informational piece on it so you have all the information before you spend your money on maybe another piece of equipment that you may or may not find useful.


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This piece of exercise equipment seems to be loved by certain types of people. The Bowflex TreadClimber is a very good piece of equipment for those that are busy and need to garner their time. it is also a great three in one piece which exercises the entire body as well as the lower and provides cardio benefits. It is easy to use and fairly compact. This is in fact a treadmill, elliptical and a stair master.


There are more settings to actually think of with this machine and it will get you to work less and burn more than you would normally on a treadmill. One the Bowflex TreadClimber you can work at 3 MPH which is the equivalent of 6 MPH on a traditional treadmill as far as cardio and calorie burn is concerned. The maximum speed for a Bowflex TreadClimber is 4 MPH. However,with this machine--this is more than enough speed.


The Bowflex TreadClimber is reported to allow you to burn up to 350 calories and in only a half an hour. So, if you are wanting to shed some serious pounds then this is the way to do it. This also seems to be an ideal workout apparatus for those that just don’t have time for the gym or who simply won’t go. What makes it so adept at working so well is the fact that it is such an efficient resistance machine.


It is a way to burn calories without pounding the pavement and knocking yourself out with traditional exercises that just waste energy. The traditional treadmill is OK but will have you overworking the knees and other parts of the body while you are doing that. It is better to work out the parts of the body that are going to be the biggest calorie burners. They are the large muscle groups of the body like the legs and chest. The BowFlex TreadClimber is an all around decent deal.

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I am so in love with the bowflex tread climber. I just got one for myself because I was going to get either a treadmill or an elliptical and then I was talking to the guy at the store and he said that he had one of these at home and he loved it. So I got a good deal for it and other than it is really not something that is easy to move, so you will probably have to hire someone to deliver it and put it where you want it to be, unless you know a lot of strong friends, then it is super great. I’m so excited about this and I can’t believe what a workout you get! I was expecting to do a half hour on it the first day and after fifteen minutes I thought I was going to die! I will have to build up to that half hour, but that’s great because it means I’m getting a good workout in less time and I think I’m using more muscles.
too expensive
I think that the bowflex treadclimber was good and everything but for the price that you have to pay to buy it, I would have expected more.
Bowflex rocks
I just got this at a really good sale ahead of black Friday and I can’t get enough of it. It is so awesome and it has a lot of settings. The first day I thought I was going to die I was on it for such a short time and it gave me such an intense workout but then I found my groove and got the right settings for my pace and fitness. I’m going to stay really fit in the winter with this!
too expensive
I really love the bowflex. I have a friend who has it and I am over there using it all the time. It’s louder than I would like but ti works really well and it moves really smoothly which I find impressive pretty much everyt time I use it. It’s really obvious that this is a high quality thing. I really feel the workout very fast. It doesn’t take a lot of time before it begins to make me tired. I just wish that it was more affordable because there is no way I oculd get that.
Maggie Stark
Bowflex treadclimber gives you a killer workout you really feel.
Chad Bradley
The bowflex is by far the best home gym equipment that you can get and that you won’t regret buying. It is seriously made for real people of every fitness level.
Jennifer Wallace
want one!
OMG I just tried the Bowflex treadclimber at my friends house because hers just arrived and I want one so much. This is Amazing! I was surprised at how quiet it is next to other types of gym equipment.
big and clunky
This takes up way more room than I was expecting. I had hoped to tuck this into the corner of a room and put a privacy screen over it so that it would be hidden. I think I would need three screens to cover the Bowflex TreadClimber. It sits like a boulder in my living room.
addictive - ow!
The Bowflex treadclimber is so great! It’s got all these programs so that you can make sure that you’re doing a workout that is right for your fitness level, but I find that I get completely addicted to it so that all I want to do is more and keep testing myself. That really leads to a lot of soreness though. OW!
Michael Cromwell
That's what I'm talking about!
The blowflex treadclimber is awesome. It works you out really effectively and you really get to sweating really fast. You can set it to whatever fitness level you are and increase as needed as you start to get in better shape. When I first started it was laughable how low my setting was but you really do get into it and you build up pretty fast until you can be proud of what you’re doing. I like that it’s not too loud so I can watch tv at the same time. It helps to be distracted and then I don’t mind it too much.
Tina McDonald
Very good when it's someone else's
I tried the Bowflex TreadClimber at a friend’s house and I was so impressed with the way that it worked and with the challenge of it. I liked that after using it I felt like I got a serious workout but that I didn’t actually feel sore or like I’d pulled something. So after mooching for a couple of months I got one for myself. Let me tell you that if you see one in another person’s home gym or if you see it in an equipment store it is way bigger in your little apartment and it really doesn’t store well. I had to get a screen to hide it in my living room because I don’t have a gym or a basement to put it in. It’s a monster! I really didn’t realize it was such a beast. Make sure to measure your space before you get this thing because it’s far too heavy to move around all the time, too. This is definitely a fantastic piece of gym equipment. If you’re aiming for great fitness and weight loss, I’d recommend it, but only if you have lots of room to put it in
awesome machine
I absolutely love my bowflex treadclimber. I did have to get a bit creative in the basement to find a place for it that wouldn’t look too ugly or get in the way but now that I use it all the time, I couldn’t care less. I’d put it right in the middle of my family room if I could haha. I have used it every single day since I purchased it, without skipping one day. Since I have put it where I can see and hear the tv, I can just stomp away on it and get a great workout at the same time. It’s so fantastic for not getting bored. That’s a problem that I have had with other types of equipment in the past. It arrived exactly when the company had projected that it would, but I hadn’t accounted for how long it would take to assemble. It took some creative understanding of the instructions, a skype with a friend, and then a lot of swearing, but when all was said and done, I was walking on this thing like there’s no tomorrow. I was actually really surprised at the extent of the workout I was able to achieve on it. Although I never feel sore when I’m actually using it, I can definitely feel the workout that I have done, the next day when I get out of bed. That bit of a feeling only drives me forward to use it again that day. It’s like I can feel the difference that it is making in my body! I can tell where I have not been using my muscles previously but where I’m definitely working them now! I like that it keeps me at a constant pace and it’s not like a regular treadmill that is going flat or uphill. Instead, this one has me always climbing but it keeps the joint strain down so it doesn’t feel like I’m busting up my knees on stairs. I got this for both fitness and weight loss and in my opinion, it’s doing a great job with both. This has been an ultimate lifesaver especially this winter because it has been so cold and so long. It doesn’t matter whether or not I can get outside because I have a workout right in my basement

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