Bowflex TreadClimber TC1000
Review





This machine is in essence three different types of exercise equipment rolled into one. The Bowflex TreadClimber TC1000 is able to perform the function of a treadmill, a stair climber and an elliptical trainer.

This ability to combine three different types of exercise machine into one unit has resulted in the "treadclimber" being one of the most popular cardio exercise devices on the market.

This is the entry level machine out of the three models in the range and has twelve intensity settings so that the workout can be customized to meet your comfort requirements and your experience level whether you are a beginner or expert.




… treadmill workout

The running surface is split down the middle so that in actual fact there are two independently powered surfaces. When the machine is put into "treadmill" mode, however, the two running surfaces come together enabling the two running surfaces to operate in unison and give the appearance and feel that you are running on one uniform, rolling surface. In this configuration the machine behaves exactly as a conventional treadmill.




… stairclimber workout

When the the equipment is put into it's "stairclimber" mode the two running surface that were joined together to form the treadmill running surface now act independently and form two separate "treadles". The equipment may now be used as a conventional "stairclimber" offering a good cardio workout, but with the added benefits of low impact on the joints that this type of exercise affords.




... elliptical workout

Putting the machine into it's "elliptical" mode combines the actions of the equipment when in it's "treadmill" and "stairclimber" mode and produces an action which is similar to the action of an elliptical exercise machine. To achieve this the "treadles" move independently as is the case with the "stairclimber" mode but additionally the surface of each "treadle" moves like the surface on a treadmill. This again results in a good cardio vascular, but low impact workout.




… take the shock out of exercising

With the equipment in either it's "stairclimber" or "elliptical" mode the harmful impact on your ankles, knees, hips and back is greatly reduced compared to running on a treadmill.




... elliptical without restraints

Although conventional elliptical machines are able to provide an excellent cardio vascular workout with minimal impact on your joints they do have one drawback. This is because on a regular elliptical machine your feet are locked onto the footpad and can become numb after some time. This is not the case with the elliptical mechanism on the machine where your foot is able to move naturally and so avoids this problem.




... vary your intensity

The equipment allows you to select from a range of twelve different intensity settings to enable you to adjust the amount of resistance you wish to apply to your workout. You can adjust your workout based upon your level of expertise or your comfort level.




... track your progress

The equipment has an LCD display comprising three separate windows. On these displays you are able to track your speed, your elapsed time, distance traveled, calories burned, calories per minute, and total steps taken during your workout.




Bowflex TreadClimber TC1000 console

 




… safety first

Stepping onto or off from an exercise machine such as a treadmill can have it's dangers. The machine is fitted with large footboards alongside the tread belts making starting or stopping your exercise session a lot safer.

The equipment is also fitted with substantial side handles that provide reassuring support both when getting and off the machine and during a workout session and a safety key on the console.




… warranty details

The Bowflex TreadClimber TC1000 is backed with a 1 yr motor warranty, 1 yrs on electronics and parts and 1 yr warranty on the hydraulic components.




Features:

12 Intensity Settings

Large Footboards

3-window LCD Display

High Grade Carbon Steel Construction

3 Programming Functions (speed, distance, time)

Transportation wheels




Specifications:  

Weight: 185 lbs

Speed: 0.5 mph - 3.8 mph

Resistance range: 0 - 12

Dimensions: 46" L x 28.5" W x 55.25" H

User Weight: 300 lbs  

Warranty: Motor (1 yr) Electronics (1 yr)  Hydraulics (1 yr)





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