Bowflex TreadClimber TC10
- Four separate LCD screens with four electronic functions – speed, distance, time, and calories, 4 MPH max readout speed
- Great compact design that fits easily in most any home
- Midrange 3-in-1 cardio machine that combines best attributes of treadmill, stair climber, and elliptical
- Burns up to 3.5 times the calories in the same amount of time as other cardio machines
- Low-impact workout is easy on the joints, with low “perceived exertion”
- Easy-to-read display tracks speed, time, distance, and calories; 0.5 to 4 mph speed range
- 300-pound capacity; measures 30.3 x 52.3 x 50.6 inches (W x H x D); 2-year warranty
Restore and boost your energy while sculpting your abs and legs with the TreadClimber TC10, Bowflex’s most affordable powered TreadClimber.
The Bowflex dual treadle system.
The TC10 delivers an impressively low-impact workout that’s easy on your joints. As a result, your “perceived exertion” is incredibly low. That means you’ll burn more calories on a TreadClimber than you would with other cardio machines, but won’t feel as tired when you’re done. You’ll get the effects–and the results–without feeling the fatigue. A University of Wisconsin study indicates that TreadClimber technology lets you burn up to 3.5 times the calories in the same amount of time as with other cardio machines.
The TC10 burns up to 3.5x more calories in the same amount of time as other cardio machines.
The secret to the TreadClimber TC10 is Bowflex’s unique dual treadle system, which offers the benefits of three machines in one. In Action 1, the TC10 performs like a treadmill, with belts that move as you walk forward. In Action 2, the TC10 mimics a stair climber, with two independent treadles that move up and down. When you combine these actions, you get the third machine: an elliptical trainer that provides a smooth, low-impact motion. Cardio training on the TreadClimber TC10 not only helps you lose weight, but it also increases your energy level, improves your bone density, increases HDLs (the “good” cholesterol), reduces back pain, and makes you leaner.
The TreadClimber TC10 comes equipped with an easy-to-read display that monitors your speed, distance, time, and calories. The machine also offers a G.O. Coach console, which tracks the weekly progress of a single user toward a 90-minute goal (the target goal resets weekly). Other features include an instant Quick Start feature, an ergonomic console that provides easy access to water bottles and magazines, a speed range of 0.5 to 4 miles per hour, a rear step platform, transport wheels for easy mobility, and a Bowflex body weight loss plan.
The TreadClimber is also available in entry-level TC5 and top-end TC20 models.
- Speed range: 0.5 to 4 mph
- Electronic functions: Speed, distance, time, and calories
- Dimensions: 30.3 by 52.3 by 50.6 inches (W x H x D)
- Minimum ceiling height: The treadles are 14 inches off the floor at their highest point. Add 14 inches to your height plus a couple of inches for clearance.
- Capacity: 300 pounds
- Weight: 185 pounds
- Warranty: 2 years
Reviews of the Bowflex TreadClimber TC10
Review 1: So Far, So Good.
My wife made arrangements to buy this about a year and a half ago. I had been laid up for a while with back problems, she paid for the assembly. Well, it arrived, but the assembly folks were unable to show for a couple weeks as I recall. I told her to call the company ancel the assembly service, I’d do it myself. This was a good option, because anyone with any sense of mechanical ability and a few simple tools can assemble these things. It’s certainly not worth $200 or however much they were charging.
Well after that it was used sporadically for a while and nearly became a clothes rack. However a month ago I decided that I as way too fat (275ish) and it was time to do something. So off I went. 30 days later I’ve dropped enough that it’s noticeable and last weight check was 258. Generally speaking I feel better overall. I’ve been confining my workouts to between 30 & 31 minute 6 days a week. I just make it a point to raise the intensity by burning a few more calories each day.
The product itself could be a bit sturdier. the Shocks or whatever they call them overheat about 20 minutes in if the speed is too low and they will start to bottom out. Lighter, faster people may not have this problem. Since I have picked up the pace it’s stopped being an issue. The treads themselves could be a bit longer.
I’m 6’3″ and I can make it work if I pay close attention to my stride. You get used to it, but it requires accommodation on your part. When I get tired, I tend to lean on the handles. Not a problem but there is some noticeable flex in the overall frame assembly. It’s not alarming but it might bear watching. The frame could be a bit taller for us tall folks as well.
The other reviews mention mechanical/electrical issues. Nothing to report on that front. It runs reliably.
Review 2: Good Workout!
I’ve had my Treadclimber since February. I really like it for several reasons. I have bad knees and this machine allows me to get a great workout just by walking. It feels like you are walking up hill the whole time so it takes more energy to walk. I started out at about 1.5 miles/hour for 10 minutes 2x a day. As I got better at it, I increased my speed and also do 1 minute bursts at higher speeds. I’ve lost 14 pounds in 6 weeks without dieting.
I put my machine together by myself. I’m 54 yo and it was heavy, but nothing I couldn’t handle. I like that fact that it’s shorter than a regular treadmill. It fits in my room better. I have a normal stride for a 5’3″ women. If you’re tall and have a long stride, the treads may be too short for you. There’s no fancy console, just the basics. I have also found changing the depth of the step didn’t make much difference on my machine…it seems to always be at the same depth.
I would recommend this machine. It will challenge you even if you are in good shape to start with. I dropped one star because I can’t change the depth of the step.
Review 3: Just Starting Out
I bought this for my husband. He is pushing 50 and is overweight with many health issues. He hasn’t touched it but I have been on it the past week. Someone’s got to get her money’s worth.
First of all it was fairly easy to put together with 2 people. It was rough at some sticking points but we got through it in an hour or so. I have bad knees from the Army and I thought it was pretty easy on them. Two days after I started my 30 minute workouts on 1.4 and my bottom is sore as well as my hips. But it is a good kind of sore. These areas are where I carry my “mommy weight” and I will be glad to see them toned.